Tag Archives: Dream Theater

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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Metal Insider’s Top 5: The best albums of 2016 (so far)

Posted by on June 24, 2016

One week from now, 2016 will be halfway over, and it’s already been a hell of a year for music. Regardless of what genre you like, there have already been some releases that we’ll be listening to long after the year is in the books. And while we’ve got a solid five more months of […]

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Find out how much Metallica, Dream Theater, Cannibal Corpse and more made on the road

Posted by on May 19, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. We will take a look at the numbers of some of the biggest names in metal by several […]

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Dream Theater have their own new world to show you

Posted by on May 6, 2016

Progressive veterans Dream Theater released their latest album The Astonishing earlier this year and actually are touring across North America playing it live for everyone attending their shows, but that doesn’t mean they can stop promoting it, right? The band recently released a new music video for their single “Our New World” recorded during their show […]

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Metal by Numbers: 2016’s top-selling metal and hard rock so far

Posted by on May 2, 2016

We’re more than 1/3rd through 2016 already, and we’re not sure where the time’s going. What we are sure of is that there’s a lot of metal out and a solid amount of it is selling. Last year in August, we took a look at what the biggest selling metal titles in 2015 were through […]

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess shares moving Prince tribute

Posted by on April 26, 2016

If you’re looking to document what a rough year we’ve had so far in terms of the losses of superstar musicians, look no further than Dream Theater’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess. NO – he hasn’t passed, thank god. But as someone that played with David Bowie (on the Heathen album), he did an incredibly poignant acoustic rendition of […]

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