Tag: Drum Tech

MIKE PORTNOY Throws a Tantrum in the Phillipines; Caught on Video

It’s been reported that Mike Portnoy had a “melt-down” on stage in the Philippines the other night. During it, Mike trashed his own equipment apparently due to him being upset with his drum tech. Mike has made a statement here regarding the whole situation which you can check out below.  Make sure to check out …

Drummer of PINK CREAM 69 Leaves Band

Kosta Zafiriou, drummer and original member of Pink Cream 69 left the band. He will be replaced by his good friend and long time drum tech Chris Schmidt, who played drums for Sunstorm, Harry Hess’ First Signal and more. Kosta: “It was a very hard decision to leave the band I co-founded back in 1987, …

Charred Walls of the Damned’s Richard Christy Remembers 9/11

While many Braingell readers know him from his drum work with the likes of Death, Controlled Denied, Iced Earth, and his current group, Charred Walls of the Damned, the rest of the world became aware of Richard Christy through his work on the Howard Stern Show. As one of its main writers, Christy is responsible for …

TRIVIUM To Return to UK and ‘In Waves’ To Be Released in August

Trivium will tour the UK for a seven-date tour in December. The Florida metal heavyweights will start the tour at Southampton Guildhall on 1st December and finish at Plymouth Pavillions on 8th December. The band will tour with their new drummer Nick Augusto who used to be the band’s drum tech before he replaced former …

Avenged Sevenfold Announce New Touring Drummer

According to Matt Debenedictis of NoiseCreep.com, it’s only been a little over a year since Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead at the age of 28. In that time, the band recruited former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to finish the album ‘Nightmare’ and do subsequent touring in support of the …

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