Mike Mangini is one of the best Cinderlla stories in recent music history, replacing legendary drummer Mike Portnoy behind the kit for Dream Theater. The band had an audition process that ultimately dubbed Mangini the winner and Modern Drummer caught up with the lucky and hardworking drummer to figure out who he is, who he was before DT, and what his plans are for the progressive fan favorites.
When asked about any new material, Mangini gave fans a clue on when some new DT material should hit stores:
“My drum tracks for the new DT release are finished. They are currently finishing up keys and vocals. The new CD is scheduled for release in the fall.”
The entire conversation gets quite technical, which drummers will definitely love, and you can check out the informative interview here!