Kerrang! joins Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie backstage at their recent Wembley Arena show while on the Progressive Nation Tour, talking about the European leg and his personal favorites from the progressive music genre, which included Yes’ ‘Fragile’, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, and Rush’s ‘Hemispheres’. Watch the brief chat via YouTube below.
Dream Theater are out with the video to their new single ‘A Rite Of Passage’, the first release from the Long Island metal band’s tenth studio album ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’, out June 23rd on Roadrunner Records. Watch below.
Footage of Dream Theater performing their new single ‘Forsaken’ live has been posted online. The track is off the New York metal group’s ninth studio album ‘Systematic Chaos’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch it below.
Dream Theater are out with the video to their new single ‘Forsaken’, off the New York metal group’s ninth studio album ‘Systematic Chaos’, out now on Roadrunner Records. Watch it below.
Michael Senft of The Arizona Republic caught up with Dream Theater drummer and bandleader Mike Portnoy for a Q&A, asking about the band’s move from Atlantic to Roadrunner. “We were with Atlantic/Elektra for 15 years, a seven-album deal we signed in 1991,” Senft explained. “They kept picking up options for every record. To be honest, we’ve been ready to get the fu** out of there for years, the whole corporate, major label thing was… we were starting to get really frustrated with it. The kind of band we are, we aren’t a flavor of the month, we aren’t MTV, we aren’t corporate-minded Rolling Stone- type music. And it was easy for us to get lost in the shuffle. Our previous label was just relying on our existing fans to buy our albums and make them their money. They would then leave us alone to work the album ourselves, no promotion, no tour support. We were excited at our possibilities when the contract ended – Roadrunner was a no-brainer. They’ve got the power and marketing muscle of any major label, but they don’t have the corporate mentality, they are more independent minded. And they’ve grown so much in recent years; they aren’t strictly a hardcore metal label anymore.”
Dream Theater are out with the video to their new single ‘Constant Motion’, from the album ‘Systematic Chaos’. Watch it below.
Riverside and Dream Theater performed live at Rockhal in Luxembourg on June 15th. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
David J. Criblez of The Island Ear spoke with Dream Theater on whether they think they get the respect they deserve from the rock community. Guitarist John Petrucci said in response, “We have never really fit in. We are not doing anything that is even close to what is happening now. But we have a big community of musicians that respects us.” Islandear.com has since removed the article.