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Tag Archives: Dream Theater

Spotify playlist: Fusion guitarist Jason Kui’s “Headbanging All Night” playlist

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Tomorrow (13) fusion guitarist Jason Kui will be releasing his debut album, Absence of Words, on Prosthetic. This will be the first time the album will be available outside of Hong Kong. The axeman says his influences include Eddie Van Halen and John Petrucci, and he’s been a session musician since 23. While he may not […]

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Dream Theater announce third leg of their ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ tour

Posted by on July 26, 2017

Dream Theater will return for the third time, for their Images, Words & Beyond tour. Therefore, you are out of excuses for missing them for a third time and now is your chance to join the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their acclaimed Images and Words. The North American dates kick off on October […]

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows shares his top ten favorite metal albums

Posted by on July 10, 2017

Rolling Stone recently unveiled their top 100 favorite metal albums of all time. Since then, artists including Deafheaven frontman George Clarke, Gojira’s Joe Duplantier, Corey Taylor, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich have shared theirs. It’s been rather entertaining seeing the diverse and yet, surprising lists, and now, Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows revealed […]

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Dream Theater’s James LaBrie forgets lyrics to “Black Hole Sun” while paying tribute to Chris Cornell

Posted by on May 22, 2017

  Chris Cornell’s sudden suicide has hit the world of rock n’ roll hard as the tributes continue. Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie performed an excerpt of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” on Saturday (20) at their show in Bucharest, Romania. They were moving towards the classic tune “Wait For Sleep,” as LaBrie and keyboardist Jordan Rudess […]

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Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s top 10 albums of 2016

Posted by on December 9, 2016

This list was hard to make not because of all the great music I listened to, but because of all the potentially great music I didn’t get to listen to. My train of thought the whole time I scrambled to throw this list together was along the lines of “But I’ve missed so much!” or […]

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Dream Theater have an ‘Astonishing’ book coming next year

Posted by on November 28, 2016

Prog snobs rejoice- Dream Theater is writing a book! It’s based on their latest album, The Astonishing, about a dystopian society where music is used as a weapon against a domineering government.  In an interview with TeamRock, the band’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess shared that it isn’t actually any of the band itself doing the writing. They’ve […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: metal bands influenced by Yes

Posted by on September 13, 2016

If you like progressive music, you may have an idea about a little British progressive rock band called Yes and the massive influence they had on most of your favorite prog bands. 44 years ago today, Yes released their fifth record Close To The Edge which is considered a staple in the genre and, naturally, that type […]

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Mike Portnoy unveils new project ‘Shattered Fortress’ at ProgPower USA

Posted by on September 12, 2016

During the unveiling of the ProgPower USA 2017 line-up, it was announced that Mike Portnoy (Shattered Fortress, Flying Colors, Ex-Dream Theater) would be forming a band of “some of the best musicians in prog today, some great friends, great musicians.” No names have been given as to who will be involved with the project, but given […]

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Dream Theater get an assist from Lzzy Hale on new single

Posted by on September 9, 2016

  Dream Theater’s 13th album, The Astonishing, isn’t lacking in ambition. It’s a concept album, it’s a double album, and it’s got the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on it. The one thing it didn’t have on it was any female vocalists. That changed today, as the band have released an alternate version of “Our New World” […]

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Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci talks ‘Images and Words’ on it’s 24th anniversary

Posted by on July 7, 2016

On July 7th, 1992, Dream Theater released their sophomore album, Images and Words. Their debut for Atco Records and first album with James LaBrie on vocals, there were modest expectations for the album, even though the progressive metal band was proud of the album. However, buoyed by the success of the album’s first single “Pull Me […]

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