Remember how Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater last September? Seven and a half months later, the New York prog metallers still haven’t replaced the drumming co-founder so have decided that they’d document the auditions and dramatise them into some weird reality online gameshow. This is the coolest thing ever. Right?!
Remember that after Avenged Sevenfold decided they didn’t want Mike Portnoy, he asked his old DT buddies if he could return to the band he founded and was in for 25 years. They said no. In favour of this.
There are seven drummers involved in the auditions: Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Mike Mangini, Marco Minnemann, Aguiles Priester, Derek Roddy and Peter Wildoer. Thomas Lang isn’t in this video at all and most of the attention is poured upon Mr Mangini. He drums with James LaBrie.
You have to click this link to watch the video because Roadrunner Records don’t want it to be embeddable. We assume this is because you will steal the video and share it with your internet friends and they do not want that. Seriously. Don’t tell anyone about this video. It’ll go viral by magic.
However annoying some content
providers deniers Dream Theater will be playing three shows across the UK this July, including headlining High Voltage 2011 with Judas Priest. Exciting.
Dream Theater July 2011 tourdates
22 Doncaster Dome
23 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
24 London High Voltage Festival, Victoria Park