Dream Theater is the twelfth studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released through Roadrunner Records on September 23, 2013 in Europe and a day later in North America. The album was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered between January and May 2013 at Cove City Sound Studios in Long Island, New York, the same studio as the band's previous album, A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011). It is the first Dream Theater album to include drummer Mike Mangini in the songwriting process.
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to concentrate further on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band
Reflecting on the decision for Guitar World, Petrucci said, We wanted to make this album a reference point for fans as far as what Dream Theater is all about. That was the goal and the mission, and it set the tone for the entire project. Two songs on the album made use of a string ensemble, including the 20-minute closer Illumination Theory, which keyboardist Jordan Rudess called the band’s opportunity to go crazy after writing so many concise songs. Split into five sections, the track goes through many style and time signature changes, with Loudwire observing, Jam-packed with a head-spinning mix of quiet interludes, face melting jams and, courtesy of bassist Myung and Mangini, forests full of rhythmic majesty, this suite plays like a mini album in itself.
The discography of Dream Theater, an American progressive metal/rock band, consists of fourteen studio albums, one extended play, eight live albums, one compilation album, eight video albums, nine singles, and eleven music videos. The band was formed under the name Majesty by guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy while the three of them were attending Berklee College of Music in September 1985
LaBrie sent the album to Dream Theater when he heard they were looking for a vocalist after the departure of Charlie Dominici. LaBrie was flown down to New York City to meet with the band, who found him to be a perfect match, and he immediately replaced Chris Cintron the vocalist they had been working with at the time. LaBries full name is Kevin James LaBrie, but he readily dropped his first name, going as "James LaBrie" from then on, to avoid confusion with Kevin Moore, stating that with two Johns in the band, two Kevins would be confusing. Although Dream Theater initially had a revolving door vocalist position, LaBrie is now considered by his bandmates to be irreplaceable, though they did consider replacing him in 2003. After a confrontation with Portnoy and Petrucci regarding his voice, weight and live presence, LaBrie "woke up" and has since improved. Relationship with musicians and fans.
After the release of their debut When Dream and Day Unite in 1989, the band second vocalist Charlie Dominici was replaced by James LaBrie, and the core of the band for the next twenty years was pretty much intact, although they had line-up changes on the position of a keyboardist (Kevin Moore was replaced by Derek Sherinian who was later replaced by. Jordan Rudess). In 2010, after 25 years spent in the band, Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater, and Mike Mangini was announced as his permanent replacement. The latest Dream Theater studio album is not bad, but it’s not good. With the band’s effort to create an opera and deliver a lengthy release, The Astonishing feels as an album that is lost due to the quantity of the offered material. Certainly, it has good songs and moments, but overall it fees like a very filler release.
No release results - showing artist results instead. Distance Over Time Inside Out Music 2019. Only for completionists (15%). Afterlife isn't a terrible song, but it's not a particularly good one either. In all honesty, I find this track rather repetitive. This is the oldest song on 'When Dream And Day Unite' and was written in 1986, although the lyrics have been changed from the original version by Dominici.