Dream Theater announce A Dramatic Turn Of Events and track listing

The recent announcement that current Rhythm cover star Mike Mangini would be joining Dream Theater, replacing departed drummer Mike Portnoy caused such fanfare that Mangini was a trending topic on Twitter, second only to the Royal Wedding. Now, the band reveal more information about their upcoming album…

The new album is titled A Dramatic Turn of Events. The much-anticipated release, which marks Mangini’s recorded debut, will be unleashed via Roadrunner Records on September 12th and will be supported by a massive world tour.

“I’m incredibly psyched with the way this album came out and can’t wait to share it with everybody,” enthuses guitarist John Petrucci, who also serves as the producer for A Dramatic Turn of Events. “We are currently in the mix stage with the great Andy Wallace and it’s all sounding amazing!”

“We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album,” keyboardist Jordan Rudess reveals. “All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could.”
Vocalist James LaBrie said, “In the grand scheme of Dream Theater’s career, the last several months have been such an incredibly positive, fulfilling and rewarding experience. The new songs and sound has never been so spirited or rejuvenating. I cannot wait for every one of our fans to sink their audio senses into this batch of tunes.”

The (standard CD version) track listing for A Dramatic Turn of Events is as follows:

1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is the Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
6. Outcry
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface

About Dream Theater:

Progressive metal band Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a new drummer, and added Mike Mangini to the fold.

Dream Theater’s tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Roadrunner Records), was released on June 23, 2009. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #6 and Eurochart Hot 100 at #1, marking their highest entry on either chart. Black Clouds & Silver Linings – a highlight of their 25-year career – was highly lauded, including this praise from MOJO magazine: “…their lofty ideals remain intact. By modern criteria, Black Clouds & Silver Linings is as highbrow as The Mars Volta, as grandiose as Muse, and as heavy as Metallica.”

The legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10,000,000 records and DVDs worldwide. Dream Theater headline the High Voltage festival in July.

     

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