REVIEW: Dream Theater – ‘Distance over Time’

Review by Greg Maki-----This is the Dream Theater I know and love. Well, sort of. Following the divisive concept album “The Astonishing” (2016), the progressive metal titans’ 14th studio album brings back the heavy in a big way, but—perhaps as a counterpoint to the sprawling, two-hour-plus “Astonishing”—it’s the most concise, song-based record of the band’s... Continue Reading →

REVISITED: Dream Theater’s ‘Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory’ (1999)

By Greg Maki — Released Oct. 26, 1999 (Elektra) — A ticking metronome. A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control. “Close your eyes and begin to relax.” A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him. And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, “Metropolis... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater releases first song from upcoming album ‘Distance over Time’

Dream Theater has released "Untethered Angel," the first song from its recently announced 14 studio album, "Distance Over Time," slated for worldwide release on Feb. 22, 2019. “During the writing and recording process of D/T, ‘Untethered Angel’ was known as ‘Song 4’ to all of us as it was the fourth song written during the... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater launches in-the-studio video series

Dream Theater has launched a new three-part series of in-the-studio video interviews, where the entire band sat down to discuss its upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance over Time" (Feb. 23, 2019, InsideOutMusic/Sony Music). The album was produced by guitarist John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron... Continue Reading →

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