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. READ MORE
Progressive rock band Dream Theater have unveiled a trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Blu-Ray Live At Luna Park. Filmed over two nights in Buenos Aires using 16 cameras, the concert provides fans with a full, rich experience as well as tons of behind-the-scenes extras that show the band in wardrobe, hanging out, etc… This is also the first live DVD/Blu-Ray with drummer Mike Mangini.
Guitarist John Petrucci states, “This is without a doubt the closest a viewer at home will come to experiencing a live Dream Theater concert. Between the hi-def and 3D video, the huge audio mix and the documentary style behind the scenes footage, you are truly transported to the arena and completely immersed in the entire live experience.
He continues, saying, “We have the greatest fans on the planet and the people of Argentina are no exception! The energy and vibe at Luna Park was truly electric and contagious. The perfect synergy between band and audience. We are immensely proud of this DVD and incredibly excited to share it with everyone!”
The DVD/Blu-Ray is expected to be released in May. Head below for the trailer. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is bringing you another awesome interview this week (not the last either!). This time, we got the opportunity to sit down with The Keyboard Wizard himself, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater! We put up a video recently where he showed us his Apple application for MorphWiz, which you can check out HERE. Now, we’ve got a full interview where we get to hear about the Iron Maiden/Dream Theater tour, upcoming plans and what Jordan is doing on the side. Check it out after the jump!
All Shall Perish’s new guitarist and Berklee College of Music graduate, Francesco Artusato, has completed work on his dynamic new, all instrumental solo endeavor entitled Chaos and The Primordial. This all out technical shred fest features 10 truly diverse tracks that takes the listener on an all encompassing musical journey and the depth and diversity in which Artusato does so is astonishing.
Artusato is proud to launch his new MySpace
to promote this solo release, so head over now in order to check out some new audio samples. Explosive technicality combined with musical taste and an energetic sense of phrase is the main emphasis behind the Chaos and The Primordial album, so enjoy.
Artusato checks in with the following report: “I just got back from my first tour with All Shall Perish playing four great shows as direct support for the legendary Danzig. It was such an amazing and mind blowing experience! We will be back on the road starting this weekend for the Summer Slaughter North American tour and will then head out to Europe after that. It’s going to be great.