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Dream Theater announces new album

Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:01 AM PT

Official press release:

Dream Theater —- John Petrucci on guitar, John Myung on bass, James LaBrie on vocals, Jordan Rudess on keyboards and continuum, and Mike Mangini on drums -- have announced that their eagerly anticipated new studio album will be released September 24: the first self-titled release in the band's nearly three-decade career.

Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing. The album marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous band, their first to have been written and recorded with drummer Mike Mangini wholly integrated into the creative process from the start.

"I see every new album as an opportunity to start over," says Petrucci. "To either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time or to completely break new ground. This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We've fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic. We're incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can't wait for everyone to hear it."

Dream Theater will be available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs, 180 gram double LP, and a limited edition boxed set. Pre-orders are scheduled to launch in July via Roadrunner Records' Webstore.


6/6/2013 8:41:56 AM
lol @ that gay on drums. no mike portnoy no dream theater.

6/6/2013 8:55:53 AM
John Petrucci finger blasted your girlfriend and she died as a result.

6/6/2013 8:59:00 AM
Dudes who sit in their parents bastuffts endlessly practicing "shred" guitar are stoked

6/6/2013 8:59:40 AM
gays and Goofs are stoked.

6/6/2013 9:00:07 AM
Rumor has it in addition to all the drums they also miked the drummers bung hole.

6/6/2013 9:49:11 AM
30+ year old virgins are stoked

6/6/2013 12:14:34 PM
These guys are so bitter about Portnoy, it's retarded. You can hear it in every paragraph... Get over it!

6/6/2013 3:34:00 PM
people you don't want to get caught in a conversation with are stoked

6/6/2013 8:13:09 PM
Periphery is stoked

6/7/2013 8:11:20 AM
chocolate cake has never been so ashamed