Ex-DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI Announces Debut Solo Album

Mike Mangini

Former DREAM THEATER drummer, Mike Mangini, has announced the release of his debut solo album, Invisible Signs, set for November 11, 2023. The album features an ensemble of talented musicians, including Tony Dickinson, Ivan Keller, Gus G., and Jen Majura.

Mangini wrote on social media while announcing new album: “I’m so happy to finally announce the date for the release of my upcoming album #InvisibleSigns coming your way on 11/11/23.
Swipe left to see the full tracklist! Can’t wait for all of you to hear it!! Don’t forget to pre-order your autographed physical copies clicking the link in my bio… you can also pre-save it in its digital format.”

Invisible Signs track listing:

01. Freak Of Nature
02. Invisible Signs
03. Habit To Change
04. Not Drowning
05. Deep Inside
06. Saying Sorry
07. So Alive
08. Glamorous Shades
09. It’s Noise
10. Let Me Shine
11. Seek And Find
12. Black Box

So far, two singles from Invisible Signs“Freak Of Nature” and “Not Drowning” – have been released.

On Wednesday, October 25, it was revealed that after a 13-year hiatus, Portnoy is making a triumphant return to DREAM THEATER. His homecoming marks the end of an extended break from the band.

Mangini said in a statement about his departure from the band: “I understand DREAM THEATER‘s decision to get Mike Portnoy back at this time.

“As was said from Day 1, my place was not to fill all the roles that Mike held in the band. I was to play the drums in order to help the band carry on. My main role of keeping our live show working tightly on a nightly basis was an intense and rewarding experience. Thankfully, I got to experience playing music with these iconic musicians, as well as some fun times laced with humor. I also really enjoyed spending lots of time with the crew. And then there’s the Grammy win, which was amazingly satisfying.

“To the fans: thank you so much for being amazing to me. I cherish the pictures I have of you all losing your minds and having fun. Finally, I really love the band, crew and management and wish them and the entire organization all the best.”