For the fifth year in a row, Mike Portnoy has won the "Progressive Rock" category of the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Poll! This places him on the magazine's Honor Roll. Mike also placed two albums in the "Performance of the Year" category with "Once In A LIVEtime" and "Liquid Tension...
Dream Theater will be back in the studio in February to work on a new album. None of the "Falling Into Infinity" leftovers will be used, except for possibly Metropolis part II. The band will be writing and recording simultaniously (ala LTE). Unfortunately, Mike's project with Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Neal Morse (Spock's Beard) has been put on...
Dream Theater will start working on the new studio album this coming week. Writing and recording will begin on Monday, February 8th, 1999, at Bear Tracks Studios in Suffern, New York. Doug Oberkircher will be the engineer. This means the new album will be recorded in the same studio with the same engineer as "Images And Words" and "A Change Of...
We are 95% finished with the recording process...
(Just a few vocal, guitar & percussion overdubs that still need to go to tape...)
We are scheduled to begin mixing July 15th with David Bottrill (Tool, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) at Electric Ladyland studios in NYC.
We seem to still be on track for an October-ish release...
We are back from an incredibly exausting trip in & out of Korea for the live debut of "Dream Theater 2000"!
Well, the whole experience was nothing short of unusual....
For starters, this was the very 1st Rock festival EVER in the country of Korea.
(which also made it the "biggest" concert event as well..)
Dream Theater's upcoming masterpiece was finished at 2am on August 26th, 1999. The final touches at mastering have been done, and the album was delivered to the record company the following morning. The album is now ready for production, and will be released on October 26th, 1999. Kevin Shirley has been mixing a lot of the songs as well, so the...
CDnow is currently taking pre-orders for Dream Theater's upcoming masterpiece, which will be released on Tuesday, October 26th, 1999.
The first single from Dream Theater's upcoming "Scenes From A Memory" CD is the track "HOME". It will be available to US rock radio for impact beginning on Monday October 11th 1999. If you'd like to hear it, call your local station and DEMAND it!!!!
On Tuesday, October 26th, 1999 (the release date of "Scenes From A Memory"), Dream Theater (minus John Petrucci) will be doing an autograph session at Sam Goody in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, LI. This event will take place between 6 and 8pm. John Petrucci won't be able to be there, since he is giving a guitar clinic in Italy that day...
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
2. Overture 1928
3. Strange Deja Vu
4. Through My Words
5. Fatal Tragedy
6. Beyond This Life
7. Through Her Eyes
9. The Dance of Eternity
10. One Last Time
11. The Spirit Carries On
On Saturday night, October 30th, 1999, Mike Portnoy will be doing three radio appearances in the New York / New Jersey area (all times are approximate and subject to change).
8 pm - WSOU 89.5
You can listen to this station online with RealPlayer. Visit WSOU's website for details....
Darren "The Badger" Redick will be dedicating an hour of his radio show to "Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory" on Wednesday, November 3rd, from 10 pm GMT (5 pm EST) on the internet radio station Rock Radio Network.
The show will be interspersed with an interview with James LaBrie, recorded by phone on Friday, October, 22nd. James will...