Dream Theater have released an official video for On The Backs Of Angels, which comes off their newly released album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. This is the first music video that features new drummer Mike Mangini and boy oh boy is his drumkit large! I don’t think he went the double-throne route that Portnoy went. Rather, he built his kit upwards. It’s very reminiscent of Terry Bozzio’s set up. Aside from that, the video is a mixture of the band projected onto skyscrapers, cogs turning, and live shots. Check it out after the jump!
Dream Theater must feel like they’ve got a lot to prove ever since they added in Mike Mangini as the new drummer. That’s the only explanation I can come up with as to why they’ve been putting out so many different song snippets (On The Backs Of Angels and Bridges In The Sky). However, this new song snippet, which comes from Breaking All Illusions, really has me hooked. It sounds like old Dream Theater, the kind that I used to love listening to over and over again.
A few weeks ago, Dream Theater streamed On The Backs Of Angels, a song off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events to quell any fears that new drummer Mike Mangini wasn’t able to match Mike Portnoy’s speed, creativity, and finesse. Personally, I think the track proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Well, for those of you that still have lingering doubts, DT has released a snippet of a new song, Bridges In The Sky, which you can stream HERE (thanks for not allowing me to embed it YouTube….punk…).
Dream Theater is set to prove to people that they can still bring it, even after the mess of Mike Portnoy quitting and the American Idol-esque drum search they conducted, ending in Mike Mangini being named as the new drummer. After the jump, you can hear On The Backs Of Angels, the first single off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which was streamed on Roadrunner Records YouTube page.
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