Dream Theater Premiere New Song “Fall Into The Light”

Dream Theater have premiered a new song titled “Fall Into The Light.” This track is from their new album “Distance Over Time,” which will be released on February 22.

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Dream Theater Premiere “Untethered Angel” Video

Dream Theater have premiered a new video for their new song “Untethered Angel.” This track is from the band’s new album “Distance Over Time,” which will be released on February 22.

John Petrucci commented:

“During the writing and recording process of ‘Distance Over Time‘, ‘Untethered Angel‘ was known as ‘Song 4’ to all of us as it was the fourth song written during the sessions. However, there has always been something about this track that just begged for it to be the album opener, even long before all of the songs were written.

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Did New York Times Magazine Rip Off Dream Theater’s New Album Cover?

As a fan pointed out on Twitter, the artwork on The New York Times Magazine’s “The Tech & Design Issue” is very similar to the cover art on Dream Theater’s new album “Distance Over Time“ (out February 22). The band have since tweeted out the two images side by side as well. However, the magazine’s Design Director, Gail Bichler has denied the accusations of plagiarism. It’s also worth noting that a rep for the band said they actually used a modified stock image for the cover, so The New York Times Magazine most likely did the same.

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Dream Theater Confirm That They Will Be Performing “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory” In Full On 20th Anniversary Tour

John Petrucci has confirmed that Dream Theater will be performing “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory” in full on their upcoming 20th anniversary tour for the album. The group will also be playing a number of other songs, including tracks off their new album “Distance Over Time“ (out February 22).

Petrucci told Rolling Stone the following:

“…The tour is going to be “An Evening With,” and part of the evening will be playing some of the new record and some older songs in our catalog, and then also playing Scenes From a Memory in its entirety. So it going to be a lot of fun. And that was a really important record for us, speaking of storytelling and all that. Because it was our first concept record.”

Petrucci also talked a lot about the group’s new album in the chat. He said the following when asked about their decision to go for a heavier sound and a more succinct songwriting approach:

“A lot of it was due to the fact that we wanted to take a more organic approach to the recording process, and create a situation where you had all the instruments blaring together in a rehearsal room-type of setting. And I think when you do that, it lends itself to creating heavier music.

Because you have the guitar amp cranking, and then, you know, Mike [Mangini] hears that from across the room and he responds to that in his drumming, and then someone else hears what Mike’s doing and responds to that in his own playing. Everybody is interacting with one another musically. And that makes for a more powerful album.

At the same time, we also knew we wanted to do a bit of a shorter record, with more concise songs. We didn’t want to have three songs on the album. We wanted to have a bunch. So we kept it all very tight and focused.”