MIKE MANGINI: New Drum Solo Video Available

Mike Mangini

Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has posted a slowly developing and slightly distorted-sounding drum solo clip. It is the first solo of the 2013 Mike Mangini Europe clinic tour. This one displays the testing, improvising and executing of the beginnings of the ideas used on the whole clinic tour. It contains probably the longest groove sections of Mike‘s solos where many ideas were developed without changing the main feel. 15/8 is the first one. It also has some impromptu sections due to equipment malfunctions… not failures. The gear had to be set up very, very quickly and for the first time, so the helpers and Mike forgot to check somethings. Some of the unplanned adjustments are one time things only played in this solo, so that is why it was posted.

Check the video below.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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