Dream Theater Announce New Drummer
"It took my brain a minute just to assemble what was going on," Mangini said about the emotional conversation in which he was welcomed into the band.
"The Spirit Carries On" series featured the prog metal giants auditioning seven potential replacements for Portnoy. The drummers in contention were Aquiles Priester (Angra, Paul Di'Anno), Peter Wildoer (Darkane), Virgil Donati (Planet X, Seven the Hardway), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile, Today is the Day), Thomas Lang (John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes), Marco Minnemann (Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath, Joe Satriani) and Mangini. more on this story
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