Dream Theater Re-Signs With Roadrunner Records New Album In 2013

Prog metal giants have officially re-signed with Roadrunner Records, after a successful three-album run since the first signing in 2007.

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Prog metal giants have officially re-signed with Roadrunner Records, after a successful three-album run since the first signing in 2007.

The band stated: "We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past five 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."

The label itself went through some hard times in the current year, going through a total of two rounds of staff cuts.

"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!"

The band has also mentioned that they had just finished their "A Dramatic Turn Of Events Tour" and are heading back into the studio to record their next album which might be expected somewhere during the next year.

Also, Dream Theater's August 19 and August 20 concerts in Buenos Aires were professionally filmed and recorded for the new live DVD album, also to be released in 2013.

By jomatami.

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    What a dramatic turn of events!
    James isn't my favorite by any means, but I can't imagine the band with a different guy at this point. I felt he did a pretty good job on ADToE, even if the few albums before that weren't stellar.
    I think James has the perfect voice for Dream Theater. Yes, there are far better singers out there, but it's hard to imagine any of them in Dream Theater. And completely agree with your comment on ADToE. Far better vocal work than either SC or BC&SL
    So... why isn't this on the front page rather than some more bullshit about Ted Nugent complaining about his guns?
    These guys are so amazingly talented. Shame the drummer left....
    I saw them live with Mike Mangini, they couldn't have picked a better person to fill Mike Portnoy's spot. Mangini is a phenomenal drummer.
    Saw these guys last November, and before then, I hadn't really given them a listen. But I left that show a new fan. They put on an amazing show and sound fantastic live. I went out afterwards and bought some of their albums.
    does anyone else think Dream Theater would be much better with a different singer?
    I love DT but agree with Portnoy that they should have taken a break. The material is still technically amazing but I don't sense they've been truly inspired in a way that shows in the music since Octavarium. I'll still support the band but I find myself awaiting the next release less and less as they keep putting a new one out every 2 years.
    I think ADToE was their best album in a long while, and that includes the last 2 with Portnoy. The things I hated about Systematic Chaos and BC&SL was the forced "brootal" moments that were Portnoy's influence. Hopefully without him they will be able to continue in a more progressive direction similar to their early albums.
    I don't think that any band understands the concept of taking the listener on a musical journey than Dream Theater does. So extremely excited to hear the news of another album!