DREAM THEATER – Release Date Of Forthcoming Album Confirmed; Cover Art And Details Of Special Edition Revealed
DREAM THEATER’s new album, Systematic Chaos, will be released on Tuesday, June 5th via Roadrunner Records. The release date may vary slightly in different countries. The album will be available as a regular jewel case edition and a Special Edition DVD version. The artwork for the Special Edition can be viewed on the left.
The tracklist for both editions is as follows: ‘In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1’ (9:00), ‘Forsaken’ (5:36), ‘Constant Motion’ (6:55), ‘The Dark Eternal Night’ (8:51), ‘Repentance’ (10:43), ‘Prophets Of War’ (6:01), ‘The Ministry Of Lost Souls’ (14:57), ‘In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 2’ (16:38).
The Special Edition DVD version will also include the entire album mixed in 5.1 surround sound and Chaos In Progress – The Making Of Systematic Chaos, a 90-minute documentary directed by drummer Mike Portnoy).
The band will shoot a video for the first single off the album, ‘Constant Motion’, next week.
As previously reported, Dream Theater’s tour schedule is currently as follows, with more dates due to be announced for North America soon:
3 – Gods Of Metal Festival – Milan, Italy
6 – Petofi Open Air – Budapest, Hungary
7 – Jarun – Zagreb, Croatia
9 – Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle, England
10 – Download Festival – Donington Park, England
12 – Spodek Club – Katowice, Poland *
13 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany *
15 – Rockhal – Luxembourg *
16 – Museumsufer – Bonn, Germany *
17 – Fields Of Rock Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
20 – Porto Coliseum – Porto, Portugal *
22 – Plaza de Toros – Granada, Spain *
23 – Monsters Of Rock Festival – Zaragoza, Spain
24 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
26 – La Cooperative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France *
27 – Volkshaus – Zurich, Switzerland
29 – Refresh The Venue – Istanbul, Turkey
1 – Rockwave Festival – Athens, Greece
27 – Gibson Amphitheater – Los Angeles, CA
30 – E Center – Salt Lake City, UT
31 – Paramount Theater – Denver, CO
7 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
9 – State Theater – Minneapolis, MN
10 – Rosemont Theater – Chicago, IL
11 – Tower City Amphitheater – Cleveland, OH
21 – Bank Of America Pavillion – Boston, MA
In doing a little bit of research on this flick, I found that it only did 37 million worldwide, which in Hollywood terms, means a flop.
The cast of the Covenant is a great looking bunch of girls and guys, but it basically a no name cast, so there was no star power to bring anyone in to the Theater.
I wont tell you too much about the story, other than this movie is about a Covenant of witches (or Warlocks) if you prefer. It is kind of like the Craft, and the Matrix, all rolled into one.
The ratings and reviews on this movie have been poor, but I honestly enjoyed this flick. The special effects were good, and the story was just solid enough to be likable. The horror elements are on the light side (this movie is PG-13), but this more about the story than being horrific.
The Covenant is brought to you by the producers of Underworld. If you enjoyed either of the Underworld flicks, you will probably like this on as well. It it certainly a movie that is worth a rental.
I have included the trailer below, in case you are interested.
Rating: Out of 10
Part Two of my Friday the 13th Creature Feature, was an episode of the Masters of Horror TV Show. This episode, called Pro-Life was directed by the legendary John Carpenter, and features actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy).
The gist of the story is this, a daughter of a Pro-Life family seeks help after being raped. The father and his family is hell bent on stopping the doctors from hurting her.
What they quickly find out is there is more than meets the eye with the pregnancy of this young girl.
Without telling you anymore, there is plenty of horror fans to love. Plenty of gore, intense drama and………… ah, but that would be telling. It is only an hour long, and another flick that is worthy of a rental. Check it Out!!
Check out the trailer below if you are interested.
Rating: Out of 5