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Dream Theater Re-Sign With Roadrunner Records

Posted by - 12:18 PM on 12/03/12
Dream Theater has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. Full press release in the replies.
 
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12:18 PM on 12/03/12
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Grammy-nominated band DREAM THEATER, one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued DREAM THEATER’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records.

In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song was the first single from their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Roadrunner Records), which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Roadrunner Records) also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the highest charting record of the band’s career. They have also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including Rollingstone.com’s readers' poll for “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time” (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! (2012) and the "Spirit Of Prog" achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards. Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A powerhouse live act, they’ve headlined and sold out shows all over the globe.

The band commented, “We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 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 band adds: “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!”

DREAM THEATER formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. The lineup has evolved to become John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and drummer Mike Mangini.

DREAM THEATER recently wrapped up a massive worldwide headline tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Events and are heading back into the studio to record their next album. The next chapter in DREAM THEATER’S storied career begins in 2013.
12:37 PM on 12/03/12
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Hmm never realized how big they were
03:03 PM on 12/03/12
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Hmm never realized how big they were
I don't understand why they are so big?
03:17 PM on 12/03/12
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Listen to an album of theirs in full and you will.

I recommend Octavarium or Scenes From A Memory.
04:49 PM on 12/03/12
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I don't understand why they are so big?
They really shouldn't be. They were cool in the late 90's and early 2000's, but they lack improvement or originality now. Mike Portnoy is the single-handedly most over-rated metal drummer in the history of time. They should break up or go on hiatus to create music with other musicians. Maybe that will give them a spark.
05:01 PM on 12/03/12
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They really shouldn't be. They were cool in the late 90's and early 2000's, but they lack improvement or originality now. Mike Portnoy is the single-handedly most over-rated metal drummer in the history of time. They should break up or go on hiatus to create music with other musicians. Maybe that will give them a spark.
Mike Portnoy left the band and wanted to return but they wouldn't let him back in, besides the point. One of the most overrated "progressive" rock bands.
05:11 PM on 12/03/12
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They really shouldn't be. They were cool in the late 90's and early 2000's, but they lack improvement or originality now. Mike Portnoy is the single-handedly most over-rated metal drummer in the history of time. They should break up or go on hiatus to create music with other musicians. Maybe that will give them a spark.
Mike Portnoy is gone, as above stated, and A Dramatic Turn of Events is easily their best album in a long time.
05:31 PM on 12/03/12
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Mike Portnoy is gone, as above stated, and A Dramatic Turn of Events is easily their best album in a long time.
Respect your opinion. I couldn't get into it. It's just more of the same. But damn, Mike Mangini is a huge step up. Guys a monster.
02:09 AM on 12/04/12
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It seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I love this band. Always have. Scenes From A Memory is one of my favorite albums of all time. Black Clouds was great (minus Portnoy's irritating backing vocals), and Dramatic Turn Of Events was even better (Mangini is a huge asset). I completely understand why people have trouble getting into them, though. Definitely not for everybody.

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