Dream Theater Share Second Video From Drum Tracking Sessions For New Album

Dream Theater have shared another video from the drum tracking sessions for their new album. The effort is expected to be released in early 2019.

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Dream Theater In The Studio Working On New Album

Dream Theater have been in the studio working on a new album. The band shared the below video update regarding that:

Dream Theater Hope To Release New Album In February 2019

Dream Theater’s James LaBrie recently guested on the “Lead Singer Syndrome” podcast and offered a timeline for the band’s next album. He said the following:

“We’re gonna start back in the studio in June — just all be together and writing and working on the new album. We’re hoping that the album will be out, let’s say, February of 2019. And then we’re looking, at this point, that we’d start the next world tour next March.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater, Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Etc.) Perform Dream Theater’s “Lines In The Sand” Live

Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, etc.), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs), Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs), made their live debut on February 3 on the Cruise To The Edge cruise, and during the set they performed Dream Theater’s “Lines In The Sand.” You can see footage of that below:

John Petrucci Says Him & Mike Portnoy Have “Gotten Together Several Times”

Back on New Year’s Eve, Mike Portnoy shared a photo of himself hanging out with his former bandmate, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, and many fans were happy to see the two bury the hatchet. Now, in an interview with Music Radar, Petrucci said the two have actually “gotten together several times,” echoing recent comments from Portnoy. Petrucci said the following:

“Mike and I have maintained a relationship and have been friends all these years. Our families are all good friends, and we’ve gotten together several times. That just was the first time we took a photo and posted a photo. [There’s] nothing to read into, other than it’s good to maintain good relationships. That’s really all it is.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Rip Through The “Super Mario Bros.” Theme

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently ripped through the “Super Mario Bros.” theme while guesting in a video from YouTuber FamilyJules. Check that out below: