Prog rock/metal band Dream Theater have commenced recording their 12th studio album, which will be released through Roadrunner Records. The band has posted a few photos of gear and equipment that they’ll be using in the studio, which you can see below. The album, which will be the follow up to 2011′s A Dramatic Turn Of Events, does not yet have a release date or name.
Dream Theater recently resigned to Roadrunner Records. In a statement from the band, they say, “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!” READ MORE
Dream Theater have released an official video for On The Backs Of Angels, which comes off their newly released album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. This is the first music video that features new drummer Mike Mangini and boy oh boy is his drumkit large! I don’t think he went the double-throne route that Portnoy went. Rather, he built his kit upwards. It’s very reminiscent of Terry Bozzio’s set up. Aside from that, the video is a mixture of the band projected onto skyscrapers, cogs turning, and live shots. Check it out after the jump!
Prog-metal giants Dream Theater have personally invited prog/djent metal band Periphery to open up for them on two dates: Oct. 15th in Albany, NY and Oct. 16th in Philadelphia, PA. Dream Theater will be touring in support of their upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor states: “To say that the chance for PERIPHERY to open for Dream Theater is a dream come true would be a gross understatement. Dream Theater has been one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember. I started taking guitar seriously and bought my first 7 string because of John Petrucci. If it weren’t for Dream Theater, PERIPHERY simply would not exist. I can’t express in words just how excited we are for the opportunity to share the stage with them.”
Dream Theater must feel like they’ve got a lot to prove ever since they added in Mike Mangini as the new drummer. That’s the only explanation I can come up with as to why they’ve been putting out so many different song snippets (On The Backs Of Angels and Bridges In The Sky). However, this new song snippet, which comes from Breaking All Illusions, really has me hooked. It sounds like old Dream Theater, the kind that I used to love listening to over and over again.
Check out the snippet after the jump and make sure to pre-order your copy of A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
A few weeks ago, Dream Theater streamed On The Backs Of Angels, a song off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events to quell any fears that new drummer Mike Mangini wasn’t able to match Mike Portnoy’s speed, creativity, and finesse. Personally, I think the track proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Well, for those of you that still have lingering doubts, DT has released a snippet of a new song, Bridges In The Sky, which you can stream HERE (thanks for not allowing me to embed it YouTube….punk…).
Below is On The Backs Of Angels, for those of you who might’ve missed it.
Dream Theater is set to prove to people that they can still bring it, even after the mess of Mike Portnoy quitting and the American Idol-esque drum search they conducted, ending in Mike Mangini being named as the new drummer. After the jump, you can hear On The Backs Of Angels, the first single off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which was streamed on Roadrunner Records YouTube page.
Dream Theater have set Sept. 13th as the release date for their next album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events. This will be the band’s first album with new drummer Mike Mangini. Fun fact: apparently the announcement of Mike as Dream Theater drummer was second only to the Royal Wedding on Twitter trending topics. Pretty impressive, eh? Check after the jump for quotes from the band as well as the track list.