Dream Theater have completed work on their latest album, which is due for release on Friday September 20 on Roadrunner Records.
Titled simply Dream Theater, it'll be the first release that drummer Mike Mangini has been in on from the very beginning - the material was already written prior to Mangini stepping foot in the studio last time 'round on A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which was the band's first album without founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
"I see every new album as an opportunity to start over," guitarist/producer John Petrucci says. "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."
Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing.