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MPF
06-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Taken from John Petrucci's Facebook:

A Dramatic Turn of Events

1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is the Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
6. Outcry
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface


Besides the wretched album title, I'm digging some of the song titles. Of course what matter's is the music behind it.

So who's going to drink Haterade first?

Maiden33
06-07-2011, 10:36 PM
9 songs is a good sign. Means they probably kept the majority of them under 8 or so minutes. Considering my issues with later DT releases, that's a good thing. Not that they can't write great long songs anymore, but it's better for me that they concentrate on just one or two 10+ minute songs and leave the rest of the album to shorter ones. Song titles are pretty cool overall I think, though yes, the album title is a bit meh.

MPF
06-07-2011, 10:41 PM
9 songs is a good sign. Means they probably kept the majority of them under 8 or so minutes. Considering my issues with later DT releases, that's a good thing. Not that they can't write great long songs anymore, but it's better for me that they concentrate on just one or two 10+ minute songs and leave the rest of the album to shorter ones. Song titles are pretty cool overall I think, though yes, the album title is a bit meh.

I agree. I'm really getting a Images And Words vibe so far.

The fact that Myung wrote lyrics for 3 songs, means at least 1/3 of the album will be good. ;)

MPF
06-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Under a Minute a go it was announced, it's coming out September 13th.

DethMaiden
06-08-2011, 12:47 AM
The title wouldn't be bad if it weren't so clearly a reference to their own Portnoy bullshit. I fucking hate how self-mythologizing this band is.

MPF
06-08-2011, 01:09 AM
Also it appears to be a full concept album.

If it is all about Mike, I'll be pissed :)

kommie
06-08-2011, 04:53 AM
Should change the name of the band to Dramatic Theater.

Natrlhi
06-08-2011, 06:25 AM
Should change the name of the band to Dramatic Theater.:lol: I don't even care that much about the subject of this thread, but this made me chuckle.

Sanitarium78
06-08-2011, 06:26 AM
Well, it's good to finally have some news about the new album at least.

Maidenmagic
06-08-2011, 06:54 AM
On the backs of angels? On the wings sounds better. Otherwise, it looks interesting.

Dextrimental
06-08-2011, 09:05 AM
First two song titles are meh.. The album title sounds like it should be the title for a part, like 'something saga, part 1: A dramatic turn of events', or A Metropolis part 3 could be cool.

either way, this could be a great release. Its ust becoming harder and harder to just enjoy this bands music without paying attention to their personal lives.

treghet
06-08-2011, 03:30 PM
I agree. I'm really getting a Images And Words vibe so far.

The fact that Myung wrote lyrics for 3 songs, means at least 1/3 of the album will be good. ;)

Myung's lyrics are golden. I wish they let him write more!

MPF
06-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Myung's lyrics are golden. I wish they let him write more!

It was all Portnoy keeping Myung from writing. He didn't like that Myung wrote unstructured lyrics. Now that Portnoy is out of the picture, he's back and hopefully better then ever.

SomewhereInTime72
06-08-2011, 07:51 PM
The title wouldn't be bad if it weren't so clearly a reference to their own Portnoy bullshit. I fucking hate how self-mythologizing this band is.

!

also their music is deplorable for the most part

treghet
06-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Some more info from Blabbermouth:

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have set "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" as the title of their new album, due on September 13 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is currently being mixed by Andy Wallace, who has previously worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, WHITE ZOMBIE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SEPULTURA, SLAYER and NIRVANA, among many others.

"I'm incredibly psyched with the way this album came out and can't wait to share it with everybody," guitarist John Petrucci, who also serves as the producer for "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", said. "We are currently in the mix stage with the great Andy Wallace and it's all sounding amazing!"

"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album," keyboardist Jordan Rudess offered. "All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could."

Vocalist James LaBrie said, "In the grand scheme of DREAM THEATER's career, the last several months have been such an incredibly positive, fulfilling and rewarding experience. The new songs and sound has never been so spirited or rejuvenating. I cannot wait for every one of our fans to sink their audio senses into this batch of tunes."



In a recent interview with Music Radar, Petrucci and Rudess were asked if the band's new drummer, Mike Mangini, contributed to the songwriting on the forthcoming CD. "Mike didn't write with us," Rudess replied. "Basically, we got in the studio and did our thing. We wrote songs and sent them to him. He came in and just nailed his parts. He's incredible. I'm finishing my keyboard parts right now, and I'll go to the computer to see how things are lining up, and I'm just speechless. The guy doesn't mess up!" [laughs]

"We had the demos, had them fully written out, and he learned them and added his own stuff," Petrucci stated. "But every time he would do something, if I said, 'Hey, can you do that again?' he'd do it, and it would be perfect. The guy is… he's out of his mind! [laughs] People are not going to believe how great he is."

"But what's really special about him is, he's not just a technician," Rudess added. "Yes, he plays his parts perfectly, but he comes at everything as a total musician. Everything he does has real soul and a depth of feeling."

When asked how not having DREAM THEATER's former drummer, Mike Portnoy, in the recording and writing process changed the band dynamic, Petrucci replied, "It was a lot quieter. [laughs] Mike Mangini's playing style is different. He plays very hard, but he's got a very deep groove. He almost plays behind the beat just a little bit — even through he's right on the money. He's extremely locked in, but if he does do something technical, he's still right there."

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=159141

Derelict
06-09-2011, 01:26 PM
^^^ are there people on the planet that take themselves more seriously than these guys?

Maiden33
06-09-2011, 09:43 PM
I honestly don't hate on these guys for how seriously they take themselves. James Labrie is one cheesy-ass person, and I've accepted this. But beyond that - This will be their 11th full-length in a career spanning now 22 years since their debut album. I can't quote exact figures - but they sell a LOT of tickets on tour, and have sold a very, very respectable number of albums. Regardless of how much people might want to hate them and undermine them, they have graduated to pretty much the highest level a metal band can without being either "legendary" (see: Maiden, Priest, Metallica, Sabbath), or commercial/mainstream. It's not like we're talking about some piss ant little band making their 3rd album for their small fanbase. In the eyes of their core fanbase, they ARE gods, no matter how ridiculous that sounds to the many, many people who don't get them.

DethMaiden
06-10-2011, 03:52 AM
Yeah, but it's all this bullshit self-mythologizing. Maiden, Priest, Metallica and Sabbath (well, H&H most recently) DO NOT have press releases like this. Every single member of the band is quoted above as saying some incredibly smarmy, look how great we are and how much you should care about us bullshit. I get that their fans totally buy into it, but it doesn't make it any less pretentious, their fans are just wannabe pretentious douches without the talent to back it up. I think they've made some great music but if they just never spoke to the press again I think I'd like that.

Or, tl;dr - agreed with Jeff K.

ChildrenofSodom
06-10-2011, 06:32 AM
I think a band is in trouble if Brad is chastising them for being pretentious. :lol:

DethMaiden
06-10-2011, 06:41 AM
I think a band is in trouble if Brad is chastising them for being pretentious. :lol:

:snivel:

Natrlhi
06-10-2011, 07:17 AM
I think a band is in trouble if Brad is chastising them for being pretentious. :lol:Zing!

JLRedWing13
06-11-2011, 11:17 PM
I think this album has a lot of potential....we'll see.

treghet
06-11-2011, 11:32 PM
I think this album has a lot of potential....we'll see.

Yeah, I'm curious to see if the band will have a big creative burst on this album. That's what I'm hoping for at least.

ravenheart
07-19-2011, 11:08 AM
Deluxe box set edition:

- A Dramatic Turn Of Events album
- instrumentals of the entire album
- DVD of The Spirit Carries On – a 60 minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s drummer auditions
- double-LP set of A Dramatic Turn Of Events (180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket)
- Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat
- litho print of album cover
- 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater "Ticket For Life" (randomly inserted)
- All content housed in a custom box
- Receive a digital download of the album the day BEFORE release


I don't care about ANY of the things in that box. Unless I can guarantee one of the tickets for life.

Maidenmagic
07-19-2011, 02:36 PM
Ticket for life? Sounds great, but they haven't played in
my neck of the woods in eleven years.

powerslave_85
07-19-2011, 02:48 PM
- Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat
Do other bands make these? Because I'd buy one of a band I actually like.

Maiden33
07-19-2011, 04:42 PM
I loved the instrumental/track breakdown shit that came with the last album just because it was fun to fuck around with - but it's not worth paying more for. The ticket for life thing would be so awesome, but there's NO way I'm shelling out the kind of cash this will require for basically just the CHANCE at that.

Dissimulate
07-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Do other bands make these? Because I'd buy one of a band I actually like.
I've seen a few from some underground black metal bands that I want. Other bands do make them but they're not a very common thing. If it's the album art I'll pass but if it's something simple like a white majesty logo on black I'll try and find one on ebay.

TonyD
07-19-2011, 10:14 PM
I have Spiral Shadow and Static Tension ones from Kylesa and another with the water and fire emblems from Mastodon, all three came in box sets.

mankvill
07-19-2011, 10:29 PM
- 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater "Ticket For Life" (randomly inserted)

:eek:

BloodoftheKings
07-19-2011, 11:02 PM
The ticket for life thing doesn't sound that great considering the guys in Dream Theater are in their mid 40's.

MPF
07-20-2011, 12:34 AM
The ticket for life thing doesn't sound that great considering the guys in Dream Theater are in their mid 40's.

Rush, Yes, ZZ Top, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull....

....Do I really need to keep going?

Maidenmagic
07-20-2011, 05:56 AM
"The shaman's trance" has been retitled to "Bridges in the sky."

MPF
07-20-2011, 12:18 PM
"The shaman's trance" has been retitled to "Bridges in the sky."

EDIT*

I stand corrected. They did go back to calling it Bridges In The Sky. Carry on!

MPF
07-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Tracklengths:

1. On the Backs of Angels (8:46)
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down (6:59)
3. Lost Not Forgotten (10:11)
4. This is the Life (6:57)
5. Bridges in the Sky (11:01)
6. Outcry (11:24)
7. Far From Heaven (3:56)
8. Breaking All Illusions (12:25)
9. Beneath the Surface (5:26)

Fe Maiden
09-01-2011, 02:37 PM
I have it pre-ordered. If the rest is as good as On The Backs Of Angels it will be just fine with me!

MPF
09-01-2011, 02:42 PM
I have it pre-ordered. If the rest is as good as On The Backs Of Angels it will be just fine with me!

It's out there now. It's BETTER!

Maidenmagic
09-01-2011, 04:18 PM
The album has leaked?

MPF
09-01-2011, 04:50 PM
The album has leaked?

Yes it has. Not the best quality, but it's out there.

300%_Density
09-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Yes!!!! Just saw it leaked. If it's quality I will be picking this up. For what it's worth new Alice Cooper did as well.

MPF
09-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Yes!!!! Just saw it leaked. If it's quality I will be picking this up. For what it's worth new Alice Cooper did as well.

Mentioned both of these in the 2011 thread earlier.

:tongue:

300%_Density
09-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Mentioned both of these in the 2011 thread earlier.

:tongue:

You beat me by seconds on this post. I need to frequent the 2011 thread a bit more apparently. You listened to any of the DT yet? After the first 2 I'm loving what I'm hearing so far.

MPF
09-01-2011, 05:20 PM
You beat me by seconds on this post. I need to frequent the 2011 thread a bit more apparently. You listened to any of the DT yet? After the first 2 I'm loving what I'm hearing so far.

Just about, I'm picking out the next playlist for my radio show next week, then on to DT for the night. I have heard all the clips on Amazon.jp and another site I couldn't spell, but I love what I've heard so far.

300%_Density
09-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Just about, I'm picking out the next playlist for my radio show next week, then on to DT for the night. I have heard all the clips on Amazon.jp and another site I couldn't spell, but I love what I've heard so far.

Obviously w/ it coming out I already heard On The Backs of Angels, very impressed w/ Build Me Up, Break Me Down. On Lost But Not Forgotten as we speak, my least favorite of the 3 but I've enjoyed all 3 so it's def not a bad thing.

MPF
09-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Obviously w/ it coming out I already heard On The Backs of Angels, very impressed w/ Build Me Up, Break Me Down. On Lost But Not Forgotten as we speak, my least favorite of the 3 but I've enjoyed all 3 so it's def not a bad thing.

My guess is Breaking All Illusions will be my favorite.

300%_Density
09-01-2011, 05:24 PM
My guess is Breaking All Illusions will be my favorite.

I will anxiously await that one as well.

300%_Density
09-01-2011, 05:40 PM
My guess is Breaking All Illusions will be my favorite.

You made me curious so I skipped ahead to this and I'm loving it. :party: Around the 9 min part of the songs the keyboard almost sounds like every early 90's Nintendo game and I think that's what made me love it even more. Hope this one makes its way into their live set.

MPF
09-01-2011, 05:43 PM
You made me curious so I skipped ahead to this and I'm loving it. :party: Around the 9 min part of the songs the keyboard almost sounds like every early 90's Nintendo game and I think that's what made me love it even more. Hope this one makes its way into their live set.

Haha, All the more reason to believe that this album is Images And Words 2011.

I'm Almost done with On The Backs Of Angels. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest.

Fe Maiden
09-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Mine should come in the mail anytime! Been listening on youtube and the solos sound incredible!

electrocute1031
09-13-2011, 05:45 PM
just got through playing the album, 1st listen i really like it, probably give it a 8.3 outta 10.