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Dream Theater Sign to Roadrunner

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by guitarguru777, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. guitarguru777

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WHEN DREAM THEATER AND ROADRUNNER RECORDS UNITE!

    BAND AND LABEL JOIN FORCES WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM PLUS WORLD TOUR TO FOLLOW

    ROADRUNNER RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater. A new studio album, Systematic Chaos is due in June. Dream Theater will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe.

    Since their first studio release in 1989, this US based five-piece has notched up record and DVD sales in excess of six million and headlined to audiences of 20,000. Having undertaken seven world tours across 42 different countries, Dream Theater has established a live reputation that has swept them to arena-status around the globe. They have appeared alongside acts such as Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Yes.

    Recognized by peers and public alike for their advanced musical expertise, the band (Mike Portnoy, drums; John Petrucci, guitar; John Myung, bass; James LaBrie, vocals; Jordan Rudess, keyboards) has long held the ability to combine complex arrangements with unadulterated songwriting skills, the material often underpinned by riffs as heavy as anything in the Metallica repertoire.

    "This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals Portnoy. "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material. By working closely with the label we hope to turn a great many new heads too."

    "Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have led parallel careers on the cutting edge of metal for many years," say A&R men, Derek Oliver & Dante Bonutto, "We're thrilled to be working with a genuine market-leader, and when you add everything the guys bring to the table to the independent spirit and work ethic of the label, the results can only be exciting in the extreme!"

    Prior to teaming up with Roadrunner, Dream Theater was signed to a seven-album deal with Warner Music Group worldwide. The deal commenced with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Images And Words (1992), a Gold-certified US release, and concluded, in equal style, with Octavarium (2005), a Top 40 Billboard outing. In August of last year the band issued Score, a live album/DVD (recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York), which went straight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard DVD charts, knocking Pink Floyd from the top!

    By the following month, the five were holed up at Avatar Studios in New York, working on the new album with veteran engineer/ mixer Paul Northfield (Rush, Queensryche, Porcupine Tree). As usual, Portnoy and Petrucci chose to co-produce the project, which features seven compositions (one a 25-minute epic), and word on the grapevine is that the Dream Theater/Roadrunner alliance looks all set to kick off with a classic.

    Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth studio release, arrives at a time when the band is casting a longer-than-ever shadow across the rock and metal landscape. Their influence is being acknowledged by an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as Stone Sour, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Opeth as their fan base continues to grow.

    Touring plans will be announced shortly. Please visit www.roadrunnerrecords.com or www.dreamtheater.net for up to the minute information.
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  2. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    I want hear now!

    Jeff
     
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    thats awesome!
     
  4. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    couldn't care less:lol: dream theatre cannot be forgiven for gaying up master of puppets. Labrie raped my ears with his rendition of disposable heroes
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    If there were a higher-quality version of that around, I'd like it a lot better, but their original stuff far more than makes up for whatever you can complain about with their covers.

    One thing that we can say about the Dream Theater covers of those songs... you can hear the fucking bass! On top of that, Hetfield's voice annoys me to no end, so...

    Jeff
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    DT blows! end of discussion (and you can hear the bass on MOP too....)
    kidding (not really...) bro!
     
  7. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Yeah, when they stole all of their good songs from a member they kicked out and then became radio-rock bitches when they ran out it totally killed the prog-metal scene... oh, wait, that wasn't Dream Theater. Whoops.

    Jeff
     
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    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    DT didn't write and justice for all, and neither mustaine, so both DT and mustaine loose at life:lol: :lol: :kickass:
     
  9. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    No, but DT wrote Images and Words, Awake, Six Degrees, ToT, and Octavarium, and Mustaine wrote a good chunk of Metallica's decent stuff as well as Killing, Peace Sells, and RIP, so I think they still win. Plus, their live shows are more solid and consistent by a pretty fair margin.

    Hell, a few friends of mine and I used to play 'find the fuckup' with Dream Theater bootlegs... those were the days. Never have I listened so hard for things and completely failed to find them so consistently...

    Jeff
     
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    Dream Theater > Metallica


    Cool, I can't wait for the new album.
     
  11. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    you are so wrong my friend!
    i'm out of this thread, sorry for hijacking guru, i realize this is not the nevermore forum:lol: :lol:
     
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    i dig dream theater, i know a lot of people don't like them, i like them, hell i even have an old 8x10 autographed photo of them!!! i guess a lot of people just have our own tastes :p
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Dream Theater is what got me into metal and serious guitar playing. Ride The Lightning made me hate metal soloing until I heard the glory that was The Glass Prison.

    Jeff
     
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    love glass prison!
     

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