Dream Theater’s self-titled album – the band’s 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records – will be released September 24, and now you can check out the cover art and see the track listing below!
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 guitarist 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.”
The track listing for Dream Theater is as follows:
1. False Awakening Suite
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. 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 Webstore.
Dream Theater will be on tour in Europe in January and February 2014, and in North America in March 2014.
New wave of British heavy metal and thrash legends RAVEN are embarking on a US and Canadian tour which will coincide with the release of their Documentary DVD entitled Rock Until You Drop – A Long Day’s Journey documents the band’s almost 40 year career and highlights their high energy approach and influence on the development of thrash. The DVD will be released July 16th via Steamhammer/SPV in North America and can be pre-ordered HERE.
A trailer for the DVD can be viewed HERE.
Joining them on the tour will be Special Guests and long time friends – Mpire of Evil which features ex Venom members Tony Dolan (Demolition Man) and Jeff Dunn (Mantas) together with drummer JXN Jackson marking their return to the US and Canada in support of their brand new album Crucified (Cleopatra Records) out now in North America. The tour will start in Fort Lauderdale September 11th and end in Chicago On October 1st.
RAVEN will then continue on as double headliners on the Diamond Head tour which will hit the West Coast in October.
RAVEN North American Tour:
9/11: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
9/12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/13: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/14: Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
9/15: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
9/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
9/19: Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar
9/21: North Hampton, PA @ The Gin Mill
9/22: Amityville, NY @ Revolution
9/23: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
9/24: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
9/25: Buffalo, NY @ The Forum
9/26: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
9/28: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
9/29: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
10/1: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
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Queensryche (with Todd La Torre) has released a brand new clip “Fallout”. “Fallout” is on Queensryche’s new self titled album, available now!