In a show of belief in their label, Dream Theater have re-upped their contract with Roadrunner Records. The band had been on the label since 2007, and have released three albums so far, 2007’s Systematic Chaos, 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings, and last year’s A Dramatic Turn of Events.
Honestly, it makes sense that the band sign with Roadrunner again despite the label’s recent shakeups. The band’s last two albums debuted at #6 and #8 on Billboard‘s charts, respectively. Why would they want to change labels after having so much success with RR? And with their prog-rock antecedents Rush having signed with the label last year, Roadrunner has the two biggest progressive rock bands out there. Here’s the band’s statement:
“We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we’ve developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way.”
“Roadrunner’s dedication and commitment to Dream Theater has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We’ve reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”
Dream Theater plan on heading into the studio next year.