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    Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:19
http://www.dreamtheater.net/news_dreamtheater.php#roadrunner

not only that, they're on Roadrunner Shocked




When DREAM THEATER and ROADRUNNER RECORDS Unite!

Added on 02-08-2007
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FEBRUARY 8, 2007

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, Queensr�che, 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.

[all info from www.dreamtheater.net]




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:22
Thanks for the heads up!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:27
I don't like the sound of that album name. =/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:27
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

I don't like the sound of that album name. =/


can't say I'm a terribly big fan of it, but we'll let the music speak for itself Smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:28
Originally posted by heyitsthatguy heyitsthatguy wrote:

Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

I don't like the sound of that album name. =/


can't say I'm a terribly big fan of it, but we'll let the music speak for itself Smile


Sounds Ok to me......better than Snakes and Arrows anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:30
^ Snakes and Arrows had a very good reasoning behind the title, and plus it's Rush so you know.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:32
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

^ Snakes and Arrows had a very good reasoning behind the title, and plus it's Rush so you know.


Good reasoning doesn't necessarily  mean good title,and we don't know that DT doesn't have good reason for their title.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:34
I remember Mikael from Opeth saying he thought DT was ok, and that he really didn't feel like they were prog, just stuck in the label for lack of a better comparison. If anything, I would say DT's new album will have some Opeth influence, since Opeth's last few albums have been of better quality than DT's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:40
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

I don't like the sound of that album name. =/
 
 
Me neither, but the music is the most important though. I hope it will be better than Octavarium.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:42
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

^ Snakes and Arrows had a very good reasoning behind the title, and plus it's Rush so you know.


Good reasoning doesn't necessarily  mean good title,and we don't know that DT doesn't have good reason for their title.


If they give me a good reason I'll retract my statement Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:43
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

^ Snakes and Arrows had a very good reasoning behind the title, and plus it's Rush so you know.


Good reasoning doesn't necessarily  mean good title,and we don't know that DT doesn't have good reason for their title.


If they give me a good reason I'll retract my statement Ouch


No need..as I said a good reason doesn't equate to a good title.

What I mean is, if they have a good reason why would that make you change your mind and like the title?



Edited by Snow Dog - February 08 2007 at 18:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:55
Sounds like a Dragonforce album title! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 18:57
Their influence is being acknowledged by an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as Stone Sour, Trivium
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But seriously, looking forward to the album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:04
I think they should change the title to:

Dream Theater IX

or, perhaps the best possible choice:

V

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:10
The title sounds fine to me. Very exciting, thanks for the news JoshThumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:21
There are 10 letters in "systematic," but this is DT's ninth... They're not using that weird pattern...

I don't like it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:22
I have a limited number of DT albums one live album. 
 
a few studio albums.  This must be enthralling. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:23
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

^ Snakes and Arrows had a very good reasoning behind the title, and plus it's Rush so you know.


Good reasoning doesn't necessarily  mean good title,and we don't know that DT doesn't have good reason for their title.


If they give me a good reason I'll retract my statement Ouch


No need..as I said a good reason doesn't equate to a good title.

What I mean is, if they have a good reason why would that make you change your mind and like the title?



Snakes & Arrows by itself sounds like some Viking Metal album glorifying how cool and deadly snakes are, and arrows into the mix to increase the deadliness. When you find out what the title really means, and how it relates to the album it has a different conotation is then a good title. I'm not judging title merely by how the words sound together.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 19:59
I was going to say, "let the Bashing begin" but it appears that was unnecessary.  And let's throw some Rush bashing in also.  Two for the price of one.  Just what we need.Dead
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2007 at 20:15
Great news! I'll definitely be looking forward for this release.  Thanks for the info heyisthatguy .

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