(Classic Rock) Dream Theater have revealed the artwork and tracklist for their self-titled 12th album, which is due for release no September 23rd in the UK and the next day in North America.
It's the second record to feature Mike Mangini on drums after Mike Portnoy's shock departure in 2010 – but it's the first time Mangini's had the opportunity to contribute as a writer, since the material for 2011 album A Dramatic Turn Of Events had been completed before he joined the band.
Guitarist John Petrucci recently said of the work: "I see every new album as an opportunity to start over – to either build or improve upon a direction that has been evolving over time, or to completely break new ground.
"This is the first self-titled album of our career and there is nothing I can think of that makes a statement of musical and creative identity stronger than that. We've fully explored all of the elements that make us unique, from the epic and intense to the atmospheric and cinematic." Check out the artwork and tracklisting here.