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Dream Theater @ Wembley Arena, London

February 17th, 2014

Dream Theater

@ Wembley Arena, London, UK

14th February 2014

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photos by Nikki Ryan

For just under 30 years Dream Theater have basically been the hallmark of knowing how to play your instrument properly. And piss all over everyone else whilst you’re doing it. Doubtless without the insane talents of the founding three – imagine-if-he-was-born-with-an-extra-finger guitarist John Petrucci, bring-it bassist John Myung, and rhythm reservoir Mike Portnoy – they may not have been the creators of so much now-imitated prog, but leaning on a single individual won’t get you through three decades.

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DREAM THEATER: Live at Ice Hall, Helsinki

February 6th, 2012

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REVIEW AND PICTURES MY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJALA

The masters of progressive metal Dream Theater are known for having fallen in love with Finland as evidenced by their visits to the northernmost country on every tour since 1995. In 1995 the band played here for the first time in a small club with Fates Warning supporting. Some time has passed by since those days and many things have changed. The band has released a bunch of albums, the latest one DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS came out in the fall of 2011, and Dream Theater is now playing in arenas. There are also some changes in the line-up as the core and founder Mike Portnoy is no longer in the band. As it is widely known Mr. Portnoy left the band in late 2010 to pursue other interests and he’s now replaced by new drummer Mike Mangnini.

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DREAM THEATER – drummer Mike Mangini, ex-Extreme, Annihilator, Steve Vai

February 2nd, 2012

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DREAM THEATER

DRUMMER MIKE MANGINI

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Mike Mangini is an American drummer, and the current drummer for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Mangini joined band in 2011 after the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy. Later on that same year the band released its latest opus DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS. Mangini’s earlier playing credits include Annihilator, Extreme and Steve Vai among others. He’s also well known for his work as a session musician and lecturing for years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mangini has also written two books titled Rhythm Knowledge about his unique drumming techniques, a practice method for deconstructing and simplifying complex poly-rhythms and time signatures. Dream Theater opened their 2012 European leg of “Dramatic Tour of Events” from Helsinki in mid January. It was at this tour stop that we had a pleasure to sit down with Mr. Mangini and discuss the current state of Dream Theater and some older stuff as well. Read on!

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DREAM THEATER: Live at Helsinki, FINLAND September 23′th 2009

October 1st, 2009

 

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DREAM THEATER

23.09 2009

Live at Ice Hall, HELSINKI

FINLAND

American progressive metal masters Dream Theater arrived once again Finland to please its constantly crowing fan base. Although band has recently released new album BLACK CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS this current tour was advertised under banner  Progressive Nation 2009.

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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G3 2007: Joe Satriani / John Petrucci / Paul Gilbert

April 10th, 2007

G3 2007: Joe Satriani / John Petrucci / Paul Gilbert
Friday, April 6, 2007
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA USA

Review By Mortuai

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Dream Theater in Helsinki

November 5th, 2005

27.9 2005

Live at Ice Hall, HELSINKI

I don’t know if it’ s something to do with the recent revival of older metal/hard rock on the scene – initiated by the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Mötley Crue but it seems that metal is more popular than ever. Almost every concert in Finland is selling pretty well and tonight Dream Theater had the sold-out crowd head banging in wild abandon for the duration of their two-and-a-half-hour set.  It’s quite impressive when we talk about a band which plays heavy, complexed and hard-driving hybrid of metal and progressive rock. 

 

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ


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