Posts Tagged “Extra”

Rod Whitfield of SF Media recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the band’s new, self-titled album:

“Yeah, I’m so excited about it. I think it’s definitely one of our best, and we feel so good about it that we decided to stamp it with a self titled name, so everybody’s happy.

“We just feel that the band is at such a great point, personally and musically, that it was really time to mark this down, and say ‘Hey, you know what? If you want to know about DREAM THEATER this is it.’ It’s really a representation of who we are as people at this point in time. It was a fantastic year before this on the road with [recently added drummer] Mike Mangini, and getting him fully integrated into the band.”

On what Mike Mangini has added to the DREAM THEATER songwriting process:

“Having him come into the studio with us gave us that extra spark, not only musically, but he’s also such a lively, energetic fun guy. So it brought us to this very strong, unified and powerful level. Having him there was just a treat, because he’s such a unique person, his playing is really individual, and the way he thinks, he offered some really interesting ideas. Especially in the realm of rhythm, it was very cool.”

On the differences in the personalities and playing of Mike Mangini and former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy:

“Yeah, I feel so lucky in my career to have worked with some of the greatest drummers, and guitarists as well, but we’re talking about drummers, and Mike Portnoy is one of the greatest drummers out there. We had a great time playing for many years together. And now we’re playing with Mangini, it’s a whole ‘nother wonderful musical experience. And what’s really cool is that all these great drummers that I’ve played with, they’re all so different, but what’s especially cool about Mangini is that, not only is he a different kind of a drummer, but he can also fit like a glove into the music. So when we play the older DREAM THEATER songs, it feels very comfortable. Even though he has a different approach, it kinda fits like a glove, if you will. So that’s obviously why he got the gig, because he can do that, but he can also offer some fresh and exciting ideas into what we’re doing.”

Read the entire interview at SF Media.

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Support for Bring Me The Horizon‘s upcoming UK tour has been announced, as well as some extra dates!

Pierce The Veil and Sights&Sounds will be joining BMTH for the trek, which now takes place over the following dates:

Oct 30 Glasgow O2 Academy
Oct 31 Newcastle O2 Academy
Nov 1 Birmingham O2 Academy (JUST ADDED)
Nov 2 Birmingham O2 Academy
Nov 4 Manchester Academy (JUST ADDED)
Nov 5 Manchester Academy
Nov 6 London O2 Brixton Academy
Nov 7 London O2 Brixton Academy (JUST ADDED)

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Extra footage from Anton Corbjin video unearthed as part of “In Utero” reissue.

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 Skeletonwitch are getting ready to unleash their new album, Serpents Unleashed, and all the information is finally here! Not to mention the new single rips way hard… and they've announced a few extra dates with Ghost on their current tour! Skeletonwitch will release their upcoming record Serpents Unleashed on October 29 through Prosthetic Records.  The artwork was …

The post Start Your Day With The New SKELETONWITCH Track, "Burned From Bone" appeared first on Metal Injection.

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That's Grant McFarland (Century, Ex-This or the Apocalypse) covering arguably one of the most famous songs from any movie ever, "The Imperial March" from Star Wars. I like that Grant not only covered a song that depends about 0% on a drum kit, but added in a whole lot of groove and extra tidbits that make …

The post KILLER Drum Cover Of The Star Wars "Imperial March" appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Panama City act E.N.G.E.L. has released a new music video for the track “Extrañando el ayer,” which comes off the band’s self-titled album.

The post E.N.G.E.L. Posts New Music Video For “Extrañando El Ayer” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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The Metal Hammer Podcast: Late 🙁

IT’S HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE! Due to Merl pissing off to Roskilde and Amit not knowing how to actually put the podcast up while he was away, this one’s late, so we’re really, really, extra sorry.

On the bright side, this one’s awesome as we invent the greatest game ever, review the new Black Dahlia Murder album and much more. Check it out below:

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Seattle legends Soundgarden have added a second London date to their upcoming UK tour.

The grunge icons’ full list of dates is now as follows:

September 13                      UK, Manchester                  O2 Apollo
September 14                      UK, Birmingham                 O2 Academy
September 16                      Ireland, Dublin                    O2
September 18                      UK, London                         O2 Brixton Academy
September 19                      UK, London                         O2 Brixton Academy
Grab your tickets now from and

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Five lucky fans will get something extra in their copies of TOOL’s forthcoming commemorative edition of the “Opiate” EP.

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TESTAMENT’s February 15 concert at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York as part of “The Dark Roots Of Thrash” tour will be professionally filmed for a 90-minute DVD, to be released later this year via Nuclear Blast.

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