Dream Theater Announces New Album Title And Track Listing

American progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have revealed the title and track listing for its upcoming new full length album.

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American progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have revealed the title and track listing for its upcoming new full length album. The album has been given the title of "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" and will feature 9 tracks. Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess commented on the album, which is planned for a September 20, 2011 release through Roadrunner Records, by saying;

"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album. 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."

The album's track listing 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

Thanks for the report to Metalunderground.com.

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    Glass Prisoner
    This is the most number of songs they've put on an album since "Scenes From A Memory". Maybe this means shorter songs and less wanky instrumental passages? That would be interesting. The song titles seem less heavy metal cliched as well, and like Rimfrost said, more like Rush song titles. So, place your bets. "On The Backs Of Angels" is John Myung's lyrical contribution, and "The Shaman's Trance" is John Petrucci's heavy metal thing ala "Dark Eternal Night" or "Count Of Tuscany"?
    dropclutchfan1
    So the song titles don't fit what they normally do big ****ing deal u can't try and judge something u haven't heard. I for one cannot wait to hear the album.
    NathanRobbins
    Glass Prisoner wrote: This is the most number of songs they've put on an album since "Scenes From A Memory". Maybe this means shorter songs and less wanky instrumental passages? That would be interesting. The song titles seem less heavy metal cliched as well, and like Rimfrost said, more like Rush song titles. So, place your bets. "On The Backs Of Angels" is John Myung's lyrical contribution, and "The Shaman's Trance" is John Petrucci's heavy metal thing ala "Dark Eternal Night" or "Count Of Tuscany"?
    The Shaman's Trance sounds a lot more like Jordan than Petrucci. Sounds like something straight from one of his instrumental albums. Can't wait to f-ing hear it though! "guitarmazdur : the titles don't sound like Dream Theater songs. "Build Me Up, Break Me Down"? what is this, pop rock? :/ this better be good..." This has Labrie written all over it... Unfortunately. I doubt it'll be anywhere near as bad as something from Static Impulse though. I trust the rest of the guys to keep stuff like that from happening. Then again... There were a couple tracks on Octavarium that started to take that direction. If I were placing bets "On the Backs of Angels" is a Petrucci track (i draw that conclusion from previous things like The Ministry of Lost Souls and other stuff like The Spirit Carries On) I expect it to slightly be a ballad-type song but not so much that it's cheesy or unbearable. I expect excellent guitar-work on this. However, I expect James to give this song its cheesiness like he does on some things. "This is the Life" is a title that kind of worries me... It'll either be completely epic or just so-so. I don't think they can produce anything that is "bad" but it won't be in the middle ground. Great or one to forget. This is exciting
    zorba_the_cat
    Rimfrost wrote: Song titles sounds like something Rush would do, doesnt sound like DT song titles.
    Yes, and that's great Lookin forward to hear if (as I hope) Mangini brought some sound innovations and...and nothing, just wanna listen to it!!
    spitfire27
    Album title is pretty lame. Its funny I too thought "Build me up, break me down" is a Labrie feature and "the shamans trance" is a proggy instrumental piece. This album looks like its going to be an amazing one because they have more feelings to express than they had for the last two albums. IM PUMPED! cant wait to see the youtube vids of the new song they play on their euro tour
    gilbertn923
    The title "Build Me Up, Break Me Down" sounds like it came from LaBrie's Static Impulse album.
    ChasenPipo
    Somehow "Build Me Up, Break Me Down" reminds me of "Forsaken". 2nd song, sounds like it has a "poppish" vibe. And "The Shaman's Trance" is propably a really long very progressive song. Could be completely wrong, though.
    Holoogamooga
    Rimfrost wrote: Song titles sounds like something Rush would do,
    This was exactly my thought, and it's a good one. Can't wait for this album.
    guitarmazdur
    the titles don't sound like Dream Theater songs. "Build Me Up, Break Me Down"? what is this, pop rock? :/ this better be good...
    rockstaralex24
    ...nevermind, that isn't all ....New Dream Theater and Opeth albums on the same day? F*** Yeah!!!!!
    Randomrings
    Yeah so I think everyone's on the same page that these all sound like "we miss you mike" titles. even the album name. But at least we won't have to worry about this album being a ... NIGHTMARE (PUNTASTIC!!! I felt that shot needed to happen)
    mysticguitar77
    The title of the new album just seems to me like they keep dwelling on the fact Portnoy left and keep overly dramatizing it. I actually agree with Pagan_Poetry on that one.
    Rimfrost
    Song titles sounds like something Rush would do, doesnt sound like DT song titles. But defineately looking forward to this, i think the previous couple of albums was a little stale(despite of a couple of awesome songs), and i think it will be a nice change of pace with some new blood.
    Empty Duck
    DegaDeth wrote: Can't wait to hear what it sounds like. And I wonder if its Petrucci and La Brie writing the songs or if Myung, Rudess and Mangini get any credits
    Usually it was Rudess, Petrucci and Portnoy. Very excited to hear this
    Pagan_Poetry
    It was very dumb because I KNOW it was Portnoy and not Petrucci who left but was busy and not paying attention to what I was typing and pushed send. =P
    Metallichemical
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: Metallichemical wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: "A Dramatic Turn of Events" The progressive metal version of "snakes on a plane" Seriously, the only way it could be a more obvious name was if it were called "What Happened To Petrucci? Oh He's Gone: and other things having to do with Petrucci leaving" Umm...It was Portnoy who left lol. On another note, I can't wait to hear the new album! Yeah I know. I am a stupid. If this were any other band it wouldn't be too bad, but Mods, please delete my posts. I'm scared of the oncoming slaughter of Dream Theater fans =[
    Don't worry, I understand. You're not stupid. And yeah, I would be afraid too.
    Metallichemical
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: "A Dramatic Turn of Events" The progressive metal version of "snakes on a plane" Seriously, the only way it could be a more obvious name was if it were called "What Happened To Petrucci? Oh He's Gone: and other things having to do with Petrucci leaving"
    Umm...It was Portnoy who left lol. On another note, I can't wait to hear the new album!
    DegaDeth
    Can't wait to hear what it sounds like. And I wonder if its Petrucci and La Brie writing the songs or if Myung, Rudess and Mangini get any credits
    Its the Kyle
    Glass Prisoner This is the most number of songs they've put on an album since "Scenes From A Memory".
    Actually the deluxe version of Black Clouds and Silver Linings has 12 songs (: Anyways, I'm really looking forward to this album, seeing as it comes out near to or on the date of the Gears of War 3 release!