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 →

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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 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 →

Dream Theater to release 14th studio album, ‘Distance Over Time,’ on Feb. 22

Two-time Grammy-nominated progressive metal act Dream Theater will release its 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time," on Feb. 22, 2019. It will be the band's first release for its new label, InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour), and the album was produced by guitarist John Petrucci, mixed... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Jeff Scott Soto of Sons of Apollo

The word “supergroup” is overused in the music business, but it’s awfully hard not to spit it out immediately when describing Sons of Apollo. Mike Portnoy on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Billy Sheehan on bass, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto on vocals—what other word comes to mind? Released in October 2017,... Continue Reading →

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