Tag: Sudden Departure

MIKE MANGINI Selected as Dream Theater’s New Drummer

A little more than a month after drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City.   After intense consideration, the band has unanimously chosen drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai, Annihilator) to fill the seat behind the kit which was left vacant by Portnoy’s departure …

DREAM THEATER: Vocalist James LaBrie Goes Solo

After Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from DREAM THEATER, what else would you do? Vocalist James LaBrie is going on a solo run – for the first time in 5 years. The DREAM THEATER vocalist has released two releases in a side project dubbed MullMuzzler and two solo releases including 2005’s Elements of Persuasion and the …

DragonForce Singer ZP Theart Calls it Quits

Wailing melodic metal crew DRAGONFORCE has announced the rather sudden departure of signature frontman ZP Theart. Through the fire and the flames, he will not carry on. While the creative core members have begun writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist. Asian guitarist Herman Li updates folks …

Pennywise Announce New Singer!

                                                                                               After months of searching, the members of Pennywise announced …

Darkest Hour – The Eternal Return

The Eternal Return is yet another whimsical metal release from those dudes in Darkest Hour. With a scintillating title that seems to tell a tale much deeper than one might suspect, the quintet relied turned to underground producer Brian McTernan to supply the beef behind the curtains. After the 2007 release of Deliver Us, the …

Dimmu Borgir Drama Won’t Stop! Petty Internet Mudslinging Continues…

Oh dear. DIMMU BORGIR’s remaning members Galder, Shagrath, and Silenoz have really had their feathers ruffled. Since the sudden departure of Vortex and Mustis, arguably the backbone of the black metal band, the trio have remained silent…that us until now. A full statement, or short novel, full of finger pointing and cries of greed, can …

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