Prog metal legends Dream Theater have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, Dream Theater, on September 24th. This will mark the band’s 12th studio album and it is the follow up to 2011’s A Dramatic Turn Of Events. It will be the first album to see new drummer Mike Mangini involved from the beginning of the creative process.
Guitarist John Petrucci states, “I see every new album as an opportunity to start over. 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.”
The album 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 will begin in July via the Roadrunner Records webstore. A world tour is also in the works and will be announced soon.