Drummer Mike Portnoy (Fantasy Theater, Liquid Stress Test) had a brainstorm that gave delivery to the music group Transatlantic. He envisioned a music group of himself, Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard), and Jim Matheos (Fates Caution). Since it proved, Morse was obtainable, but Matheos had not been. Morse developed the thought of recruiting Roine Stolt (Bloom Kings) instead, and everything that was still left was a bassist. Portnoy approached Marillion’s Pete Trewavas as well as the group was established. They documented and released their initial record, SMPTe, in 2000, functioning around everyone’s primary music group obligations. The music group released two albums in 2001, the concert documenting Reside in America as well as the studio room record Bridge Across Forever, prior to going on hiatus because of the departure of Morse, who got made a decision to devote his lifestyle to Christianity, and decided to go with not merely to keep Transatlantic and Spock’s Beard, but mainstream intensifying rock entirely. The music group reunited (with Morse) in ’09 2009 and released its third long-player, The Whirlwind, that was followed by a set of live outings, Whirld Tour 2010: Reside in London and much more Never WILL DO: Live @ Manchester & Tilburg 2010 this year 2010 and 2011, respectively. The group released an eponymous 4th studio room record in early 2014.