NewsDecember 11, 2017 3:56 PM ET3,226 views

Dream Theater signs with Sony Music imprint

Official press release: In a career that has spanned in excess of 30 years and during which they have sold more than eight million albums, two-time Grammy-nominated US progressive-metal band Dream Theater has never done the predictable. This was evident with the release of their ambitious 2015 concept album The Astonishing and the elaborately-produced tour that followed. Now Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with Sony Music Entertainment worldwide, through Sony's leading progressive music label imprint Inside Out Music, for the release of the band's forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn't exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early '90s. The band comments: "We are all really excited about signing a brand-new record deal with InsideOut/Sony! We've known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it's great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas' enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT's recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for all of us!" InsideOutMusic Label Head / A&R Thomas Waber adds: "This is what the term 'coming full circle' was invented for. We've followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of history and friendship between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join with them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can't wait to get started!" Sony Music Germany CFO Philip von Esebeck continues: "This is an important signing in our goal to support and grow the InsideOutMusic label as a brand, and we are very excited at Sony Music to welcome Dream Theater to our roster of top-tier artists!" Since completing the theatrical stage presentation/fifteen-month touring cycle for The Astonishing, Dream Theater have been circling the world in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the band's much-loved and gold-selling record Images & Words, their breakthrough album which spawned the Top 10 hit "Pull Me Under." Beginning in February 2017, the band has played in Europe, Japan, Australia, India, South East Asia, and the Middle East and just finished up their tour in North America. For almost 25 years, InsideOutMusic has been one of the leading labels worldwide for progressive music and is part of the Century Media Records Label Group, a division of Sony Music.

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anonymous 12/11/2017 1:01:20 PM

Mike portnoy is not stoked

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:02:25 PM

We built the Theater of Dreams out of sheetrock.

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:33:28 PM

only monday and already the thing absolutely no one asked for

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:37:39 PM

1st off tha flow neva predictable yung Ron spit bile-despicable! Last week my face was rottin I was floatin face down! But last night I took my gimp to a place called brown town! His death a tragedy? Ronzilla a young zombie?? Tha Haitian voodoo brought me back I lick my slaves enslaved nutsack! Dream theater no one f*ks wit except kids in theater- young Ron stuff they ass in lockers - I was most likely to become an undead rocker!!

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:46:18 PM

Ron stomps on they fans glasses - i kick they pale asses young Ron came back from tha otha side rockin expensive ray-bans glasses! Air Jordan logo up on all my shoes - in tha dirt till awoken wit ancient voodoo! Brushed the dust off my trukfit tank top- stopped by tha nearest head shop!, young Ron cop the finest glass he smokes tha finest bud he taps tha baddest ass- but now he got tha taste for a lil sometin-somethin, ronzilla got visions of some asses tha he humpin!

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:50:16 PM

A ghastly spectre appeared befo me, "young Ron tha new gangsta zombie- I brought u back from tha shallow grave - u must collect a stable of sex slaves!' Tha horrific demon flew back inside tha bong but I knew what it told me, wasn't wrong! I felt tha urge- one i need to purge- ronzilla kidnap his first slave bumpin converge!!

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:51:52 PM

Why do major labels even exist anymore? Who buys music anymore? And how do 5 grown men agree to dress like that in public?

anonymous 12/11/2017 1:55:14 PM

I like how the focus is on the fact that rinky dink shitty Inside Out is now owned by Sony and making it seem like they're headed to the top of the charts.

anonymous 12/11/2017 2:11:10 PM

Middle aged white dads who voted for Trump and ask to speak to the manager so they can complain after every meal they eat at at a resteraunt are stoked

anonymous 12/11/2017 4:20:33 PM

People who dance to Bela Fleck are stoked

anonymous 12/11/2017 5:44:42 PM

Guys who play guitar with the guitar positioned above their chest are stoked to see their god and play with their reares with aids aids aisdisidisdiadiasdsas. fck you

anonymous 12/11/2017 7:14:56 PM

people who work at jiffy lube are stoked

anonymous 12/11/2017 7:28:25 PM

Sheetrock Theater

anonymous 12/12/2017 6:08:54 AM

"anonymous16 hours ago Why do major labels even exist anymore? Who buys music anymore? And how do 5 grown men agree to dress like that in public?" Got dis badassss sunza anarchy shirt at Spencer gifts BRO

anonymous 12/12/2017 9:20:53 AM

"Middle aged white dads who voted for Trump and ask to speak to the manager so they can complain after every meal they eat at at a resteraunt are stoked" Nailed it.

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mmy nicca Petrucchi lookin jacked AF. GO get em boi!

anonymous 12/12/2017 12:10:51 PM

dumbasses from the 80s are stoked

anonymous 12/12/2017 1:25:15 PM

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