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DAMN I CANT WAIT FOR THIS ONE!!! :shock:

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Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will release their new, self-titled album — the band's 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records — on September 24.

Says guitarist John Petrucci about "Dream Theater": "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 nine-track disc was recorded at Cove City Studio in Glen Cove, Long Island, with Petrucci producing and Richard Chycki engineering and mixing. It's the band's second album with drummer Mike Mangini, and the first one on which he was a part of the writing process from Day One.

In January, Petrucci said of Mangini's work: "When people hear the drumming on this album, they're gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn't there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he's just Mike Mangini unleashed. It's all him. It's all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy's an animal."

"Dream Theater" track listing:

01. False Awakening Suite
I. Sleep Paralysis
II. Night Terrors
III. Lucid Dream
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory
I. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
II. Live, Die, Kill
III. The Embracing Circle
IV. The Pursuit of Truth
V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

"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 at the Roadrunner Records webstore.

DREAM THEATER will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.

"Live At Luna Park", DREAM THEATER's live concert, which was previously scheduled for release in May via Eagle Rock Entertainment, will now drop in North America on November 5 as a Blu-ray, 2DVD, 2DVD + 3CD, Blu-ray + 3CD, deluxe edition with 40-page book, Blu-ray + 2DVD + 3CD, and digital video via iTunes.

"Live At Luna Park" was filmed over two nights in South America — home to one of DREAM THEATER's most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed August 19 and August 20, 2012 at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.


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"The Enemy Inside" was released today...... I'm friggin digging it!! Can't wait to hear the rest!! RAWK!!! 8)

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=193353


Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:12 am
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Seriously?

I've been talking to my friend yesterday (who's a HUGE DT fan) about this track, and we came to a conclusion that this sounds exactly like their latest albums...

I understand that it's hard for a band to keep innovating, but Dream Theater has come to a particular style in their compositions... after Train of Thought, that isn't really fresh to us. I do like a track or two off the most recent albums, but I can't say I dig the entire albums, like I liked Metropolis, Awake or Scenes from a Memory (which isn't even fair to be compared to, since it's a freakin' masterpiece)

aaaanyways, just my 2 cents :?

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Seriously?

I've been talking to my friend yesterday (who's a HUGE DT fan) about this track, and we came to a conclusion that this sounds exactly like their latest albums...

I understand that it's hard for a band to keep innovating, but Dream Theater has come to a particular style in their compositions... after Train of Thought, that isn't really fresh to us. I do like a track or two off the most recent albums, but I can't say I dig the entire albums, like I liked Metropolis, Awake or Scenes from a Memory (which isn't even fair to be compared to, since it's a freakin' masterpiece)

aaaanyways, just my 2 cents :?


Well, I haven't been a committed follower of the band since Six Degrees came out, but I do feel there were more layers of complexity in their earlier albums. Even Falling into Infinity, which is sometimes regarded the weakest of Dream Theater albums, is pretty rich in comparison to what I've heard recently. The band has achieved an enormous sound with their latest works, though, and I think they're continuing to draw in more metal-oriented audiences. No one can deny that this next record sounds like it's going to be a heavy one. ;)

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Ryan wrote:
Sir Robin wrote:
Seriously?

I've been talking to my friend yesterday (who's a HUGE DT fan) about this track, and we came to a conclusion that this sounds exactly like their latest albums...

I understand that it's hard for a band to keep innovating, but Dream Theater has come to a particular style in their compositions... after Train of Thought, that isn't really fresh to us. I do like a track or two off the most recent albums, but I can't say I dig the entire albums, like I liked Metropolis, Awake or Scenes from a Memory (which isn't even fair to be compared to, since it's a freakin' masterpiece)

aaaanyways, just my 2 cents :?


Well, I haven't been a committed follower of the band since Six Degrees came out, but I do feel there were more layers of complexity in their earlier albums. Even Falling into Infinity, which is sometimes regarded the weakest of Dream Theater albums, is pretty rich in comparison to what I've heard recently. The band has achieved an enormous sound with their latest works, though, and I think they're continuing to draw in more metal-oriented audiences. No one can deny that this next record sounds like it's going to be a heavy one. ;)

Yeah, it's kind of weird. Falling into Infinity took a while, but it really grew on me!

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