Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Dream Theater is: John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums).

Dream Theater announces the eagerly anticipated new album, due to arrive on September 24th.

The album's title? 

Dream Theater!

Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist 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 have 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 Vinyl Double LP, and a Limited Edition Box Set. Pre-orders are scheduled to get underway sometime in July at the Roadrunner Records Webstore.

Dream Theater follows 2011’s acclaimed A Dramatic Turn Of Events. That album – highlighted by “On The Backs Of Angels,” which earned the iconic band its first ever Grammy nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category) – proved one of Dream Theater’s most successful, making top 10 chart debuts in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. A Dramatic Turn Of Events was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album."

With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard rock giants. Since uniting with Roadrunner in 2007, Dream Theater has unleashed a series of remarkable albums, each work revealing stunning new musical facets and creative avenues. 

Dream Theater will tour in support of “DREAM THEATER” – full details will be announced soon. 

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  1. Yes, I've been waiting for the exact release date! One week after my next book comes out - double bonus. Petrucci is an amazing guitarist. I've seen them in concert before, but it never grows old watching a master perform. (My fingers will never do what his do.) I'll keep an eye on their site for tour dates.

    1. Alex-

      They are at the fringes of my taste range (a little hard for me), but since I am a sucker for progressive music and concept albums...

      My favorite is still Scenes From A Memory.

      I've seen them live a few times-prefer when they focus on an album rather than a "hits" show (better variety that way).

  2. These guys are amazing, though I admit I don't know much of their stuff. There're a whole lotta albums to get acquainted with!

    1. Trisha-

      They're heavy, but are all amazing musicians.

      I'd suggest starting with Scenes From A Memory (Metropolis Part 2)-it's my favorite.