Instrumental supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment has signed with InsideOutMusic for the release of its third album, set for a spring 2021 release. Featuring Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), it will come 22 years after the band’s last studio album.
“What happens, when you put four of the most talented musicians on the planet in one room? LTE,” said InsideOutMusic Label Manager Thomas Waber. “We all have been waiting for this album to happen for a very long time and it makes us very proud to be releasing this album. This one is for the fans!”
Petrucci said: “We’ve all known Thomas Waber for a very long tim,e and Jordan and I recently discovered how great it was to finally get to work together when Dream Theater joined the Inside Out family a few years ago. There really is no better home for LTE and we all look forward to doing great things together!”
“Myself and John have known Thomas Waber since we met on the very first Dream Theater European tour in 1993,” Portnoy said. “Since then, I have worked with him and Inside Out for the past 20 years with Transatlantic, The Neal Morse Band and Sons Of Apollo. When LTE finally reunited this summer, we knew there was no other label that we could call home.”
The band has released a new teaser trailer, created by Christian Rios, which you can see below.
In 1997, Portnoy, Petrucci, Rudess and Tony Levin joined forces to create Liquid Tension Experiment. The foursome released its self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling -up, “LTE2,” in 1999. The creativity between the collective prompted Petrucci and Portnoy to invite Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project. However, since that time, there have been few reunions more in demand.
Earlier this week, Tony, Mike, Jordan and John teased separate profile images on their social media pages with masks labeled with L-T-E-3 covering their respective faces. This was followed by the full band image on the band’s socials.