Dream Theater Releasing New Album
The new album was produced by Dream Theater's John Petrucci at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York and was mixed and engineered by Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush).
"I see every new album as an opportunity to start over," says Petrucci. "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. We're incredibly excited about Dream Theater and can't wait for everyone to hear it."
The album marks the band's first recording with drummer Mike Mangini, who replaced Mike Portnoy who left the band after 25 years in the fall of 2010.
The band's label Roadrunner Records announced that they will be releasing the new album in a variety of formats including standard and special edition CDs, 180 gram double LP, and a limited edition boxed set.
The band released a teaser video for the album. Watch it here.