GRAMMY NOMINATED BAND RE-SIGNS WITH ROADRUNNER RECORDS
NEW YORK, NY (December 3, 2012) – Grammy nominated band Dream Theater, one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued Dream Theater’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records.
In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song was the first single from their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the highest charting record of the band’s career. They have also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including Rollingstone.com’s readers' poll for “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time” (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! (2012) and the "Spirit Of Prog" achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards. Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A powerhouse live act, they’ve headlined and sold out shows all over the globe.
The band commented, “We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we've developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way.”
The band adds: “Roadrunner's dedication and commitment to Dream Theater has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We’ve reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”
Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. The lineup has evolved to become John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and drummer Mike Mangini.
Dream Theater recently wrapped up a massive worldwide headline tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Events and is heading back into the studio to record their next album. The next chapter in Dream Theater’s storied career begins in 2013.
Roadrunner is running a big sale on iTunes through December 4th, 2012, and Dream Theater are included. The Latest Releases/Seminal Roadrunner Titles are on Sale for only $7.99.
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Not a Roadrunner release, but on sale nonetheless:
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
As of last weekend, 8 of the top 10 selling songs on Jammit are Dream Theater songs. While Jammit features songs from rock artists including Mastodon, Rush, Megadeth, Yes, Boston, Foo Fighters, Lamb of God, etc., the Jammit fans continue to flock to Dream Theater to make them the best selling artist on Jammit.
Please post to Instagram your photos of your dramatic Dream Theater events over the last year. In concert, meeting the band, hanging with other Dream Theater fans, your Dream Theater tattoo, your Dream Theater collection, anything Dream Theater related. When you post them to Instagram be sure you use the hashtag #dramaticevents so we can see all the photos.
All the photos posted between now and November 1, 2012 will be entered into a contest. Dream Theater will select their favorite photos to be include in the upcoming concert DVD for their latest world tour in support of “A Dramatic Turn of Events,” it was filmed on August 19th and 20th at Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Those fans who have photos selected will also be invited to a private Google+ On Air Hangout for an advance preview of clips from the DVD. This Hangout will be private for only those fans selected. Just you and Dream Theater.
You can view all the photos submitted at the URL http://statigr.am/tag/dramaticevents
Start sharing your photos!
Jammit allows you to isolate or remove any instrument from Dream Theater songs. The entire album of "Awake" will be released on Jammit over the next couple months - one song a week. "Lie", "6:00", "Caught in a web" and "A Mind beside it Self 1. Erotomania" are available now.
"Deconstructing Dream Theater
Prog-metal giant, Dream Theater has set the pace for superior musicianship and now you can see and hear this iconic band from the inside out! What was once unobtainable and virtually unplayable is now well within your calloused grasp using Jammit. Isolate the bass, drums, guitar, keys or vocals and slow it down or loop a section –all while viewing the ultra-accurate scrolling notation or tablature.
Imagine how your playing will benefit from these powerful tools and access to tear into Dream Theater’s original master recordings.
Find out how your guitar can automatically sound like the guitar tracks on the original recording with Jammit's built-in Line 6 amp modeling."
Win the chance to meet John Petrucci at the Music Man factory for a private masterclass, and the opportunity to build your own Music Man guitar!
Dream Theater recently performed two very special shows in Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The set lists—which changed from night to night—included four songs ("The Silent Man," "Beneath the Surface," "Wait for Sleep" and "Far from Heaven") performed with a string quartet. Click here for an interview with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess to read their thoughts on these special shows.