In a recent interview with Roadrunner Records, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci stated about the making of the band's new CD: "First of all, it's been going great with [drummer Mike Mangini, who joined the group in 2010], and as much as we've been a band
together for about 15 years, we haven't really experienced that process
together. We've been in the studio for a few weeks now, and he's been
amazing. Amazing chemistry is great, the writing process and the whole
vibe is great, and his role is to let his personality shine as a
drummer, creatively and to have his input and his musical personality
really come through. And I gotta tell you, it's happening. When people
hear the drumming on this album, they're gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn't there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even
though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his
thing, I feel like now he's just Mike Mangini unleashed. It's all him. It's all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy's an animal."
"Live At Luna Park", DREAM THEATER's live concert captured on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, 2DVD/3CD,
Blu-ray/3CD, and a deluxe edition (2DVD/Blu-ray/3CD), will drop in May
via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
"Live At Luna Park" was filmed over two nights in South America — home to one of DREAM THEATER's most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed August 19 and August 20, 2012
at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a 15-month world
tour, hitting 35 countries.