NewsDecember 3, 2012 11:28 AM ET2,428 views

Dream Theater re-signs with Roadrunner Records

Official press release: Grammy nominated band Dream Theater, one of rock's most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued Dream Theater's ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records. In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for "On The Backs Of Angels" in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song was the first single from their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. 2009's Black Clouds & Silver Linings also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the highest charting record of the band's career. They have also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including's readers' poll for "Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time" (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! (2012) and the "Spirit Of Prog" achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards. Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A powerhouse live act, they've headlined and sold out shows all over the globe. The band commented, "We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we've developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way." The band adds: "Roadrunner's dedication and commitment to Dream Theater has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We've reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!"

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anonymous 12/3/2012 8:39:20 AM

First. And ZZZZZZZZZZZ Theater.

xburnfacex 12/3/2012 8:46:40 AM

Who fcking cares.

anonymous 12/3/2012 8:52:48 AM

parent bastufft living, socks with sandals wearing, larping dudes are stoked.

everybandsuckslol 12/3/2012 8:57:23 AM

front page news? front page news.

anonymous 12/3/2012 9:09:01 AM


anonymous 12/3/2012 9:56:59 AM

Nickelback is also signed to Roadrunner.

ineedsalt 12/3/2012 10:41:30 AM

^ not anymore. they are with live nation now. i cant tell you one song that dream theater does, but i would love to borrow some money from those nerds

anonymous 12/3/2012 10:46:44 AM

I wonder if Mike Portnoy is on welfare yet.

blankzzz 12/3/2012 10:50:12 AM

ponytails are stoked

LoydChristmas 12/3/2012 11:11:42 AM

Mike Portnoy is stoked.

anonymous 12/3/2012 11:16:16 AM

randy blythe is stoked.

anonymous 12/3/2012 11:43:13 AM

Avenged sevenfold is stoked.

anonymous 12/3/2012 11:49:23 AM

Nickelback, Dry Kill Logic and Dislocated Styles are all stoked

anonymous 12/3/2012 4:03:44 PM

The 80s is stoked

anonymous 12/3/2012 4:46:36 PM

Dragonforce, BTBAM and Protest The Hero are stoked. As are all other bands who like to write music they can't play live.

anonymous 12/3/2012 5:01:35 PM

Im at the LAN cafe freaking out over this awesome news!!!!

anonymous 12/3/2012 9:11:21 PM


alexkessis 12/8/2012 5:03:10 PM

math geeks are stoked

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