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Below is our complete Dream Theater news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Periphery Announces Dream Theater Off-Dates

As was previously announced, Periphery will be touring as direct support to the legendary Dream Theater throughout Europe from January 23rd through February 26th. Today the band members announced that they will play two headlining shows amidst those dates. Brussels, Belgium, and Prague, Czech Republic, have been added to the band's schedule.

Following the "Frak The Gods" North American tour, the group has now officially announce its newest member Mark Holcomb (he had a project with Misha Mansoor called Haunted Shores and filled in on the "Frak The Gods" tour) on guitars.

Misha Mansoor states: "We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb (Haunted Shores) will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full time guitarist! He toured with with us our headlining run of Australia, our Frak The Gods US headliner and our 2 shows opening for Dream Theater, and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio. We are extremely excited to have him on board, and cant wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together! Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Seas Fire) will be filling in on the European tour opening for Dream Theater. However that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full time after that!"

Thomas Murphy (bass) adds: "The most important thing about a band is the chemistry between its members. We've all known Mark for years and are very proud to announce him as our newest member. Not only is he an amazing writer and guitarist, but also an amazing person. We can't wait to see what the future holds for the band now that he has joined."

Mark Holcomb further comments: "I couldn't be more excited as not only have these guys been great friends of mine for a long time, but I consider every last one of them musical siblings in a sense. Each of us brings something different to the table and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish."

Periphery has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Dream Theater Posts In-Studio Footage

After previously posting a clip showing life on the road, Dream Theater has now also released the final video clip in the series documenting the recording of "A Dramatic Turn of Events." This one takes you inside the recording studio with the band, as the group puts the songs together. Check out the clip below.

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Dream Theater Posts New "Life On The Road" Video

Progressive metal band Dream Theater posted a new video showing life on the road. The band is currently on tour with Trivium in the U.S. in support of the new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events."

Check out the video here:

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Metal Legends Take Stage With Anthrax

The second Metal Masters clinic took place tonight at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. Anthrax was scheduled to perform at 9pm EST, but what fans did not know is their special guest line up earlier in the night would make metal history. Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian from Anthrax were joined on stage by David Ellefson of Megadeth, ex Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Slayer's Kerry King, and former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo. The Best Buy Theater erupted when the group broke into some of Pantera's most memorable hits. You can see video of the songs "A New Level" and "Fucking Hostile" below.

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Dream Theater Posts New Album Online

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted their entire new album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" online for streaming. You can check it out by heading to RoadrunnerRecords.de. The album will be released on September 13th through Roadrunner Records and will be the group's first record to feature new drummer, Mike Mangini, who replaces founding member Mike Portnoy, who left the band last year. The album will be available as a jewel case, digital download and vinyl, as well as a special limited edition box set which includes:

- 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

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Periphery Comments On Dream Theater Tour

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has posted the following statement online, in response to the news that the band will be opening for Dream Theater on its upcoming tour.

"To say that the chance For Periphery to open for Dream Theater is a dream come true would be a gross understatement. Dream Theater has been one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember. I started taking guitar seriously and bought my first 7 string because of John Petrucci. If it weren’t for Dream Theater, Periphery simply would not exist. I can’t express in words just how excited we are for the opportunity to share the stage with them."

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Dream Theater Announces European Tour Dates

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour in January of next year, in support of their forthcoming new album, "An Unexpected Turn Of Events," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 13th. Backing the group on the tour will be Periphery.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dream Theater Posts New Song Snippet

Dream Theater has posted a snippet online of the song "This is the Life," which can be heard by heading over to Musicradar.com. Roadrunner Records also commented on the new track segment:

"With all the drama that swirled around the Dream Theater drummer situation like a hamster stuck in a Dyson, it's a relief for everyone to get back to concentrating on what the prog titans do best - namely crushing your brain with their unrivalled songwriting prowess.

"To make sure your brain doesn't get too melted, they've only posted a snippet of new track 'This Is The Life' online - hit the link below to hear it now, and also check out John and Jordan having a chat about the collector's box set for 'A Dramatic Turn of Events'."

The new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events" is due out on September 13th, 2011. Dream Theater will also be hitting the road with Trivium this September in support of the release. Details on the shows are available here.

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Dream Theater Posts New Video

Roadrunner Germany posted a new video of Dream Theater discussing the forthcoming LP "A Dramatic Turn of Events" track by track. You can check out the video below.

"A Dramatic Turn of Events" is scheduled for release on September 13, 2011. A deluxe collector's edition exclusive pre-order box is available, which includes the following:

1. "A Dramatic Turn of Events" album
2. Instrumentals of the entire album
3. DVD of "The Spirit Carries On" (60-minute movie documenting drummer auditions)
4. Double-LP set of "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" (180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket)
5. Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat
6. Litho Print of album cover
7. 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater "Ticket for Life" (randomly inserted)
8. Custom box
9. Digital download of the album the day before release

Pre-orders are available here

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Mike Mangini Video Interview Available

Roadrunner Records has posted a video interview online with new Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini, which was taken from the High Voltage Festival in the UK. You can check out the interview below.

Dream Theater's new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events" is due out on September 13th, 2011.

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Dream Theater Posts Snippet Of New Song

Dream Theater has posted a preview online of the new song "Bridges In The Sky," which will be included on the band's upcoming album "A Dramatic Turn of Events." The new album is due out on September 13th, 2011.

To check out the snippet of "Bridges in the Sky," head over to the official Dream Theater YouTube page. Dream Theater also recently announced an upcoming string of tour dates with Trivium.

The track listing is as follows:

1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This Is the Life
5. Bridges in the Sky
6. Outcry
7. Far from Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath the Surface

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Dream Theater To Tour With Trivium

Progressive heavy metal veterans Dream Theater have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events," which will be released on September 13th through Roadrunner Records. Support on the trek will come from Florida based metal outfit Trivium, who will be celebrating the release of their fifth album, "In Waves," which will hit the shelves on August 5th, also via Roadrunner.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dream Theater Performance Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user iclateralus) of Dream Theater performing with new drummer Mike Mangini in Rome on July 4th, 2011. The first clip can be viewed below, with the rest available after the jump.

Dream Theater will also be releasing the new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events" on September 20th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

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

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New Dream Theater Song Available

Erstwhile and newly drummer-ed prog metal masters Dream Theater have released the first song off the bands upcoming album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events". Whether or not the album title is a thinly-veiled reference to the drummer saga is unclear, but this is Dream Theater's first original song with new drummer Mike Mangini. The song is called "On The Backs Of Angels," and can be heard on RoadRunner Records' Youtube Channel.

"A Dramatic Turn Of Events" will be released September 13th.

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Video Of Adrenaline Mob's Live Debut Posted Online

Professionally filmed footage of the live debut from Adrenaline Mob, the new band featuring former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, guitarist Mike Orlando and bassist Paul DiLeo (of Nena fame,) has been posted online. You can check out the video, which shows the band performing the classic Black Sabbath song, "The Mob Rules," below. The video was recorded on June 24th at The Hiro Ballroom in New York City. More...

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Mike Portnoy Reveals New Band Details

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the band last year, has revealed some details about one of his new musical endeavors.

Portnoy has announced that he has formed a new group named Adrenaline Mob, and that the band also features Stuck Mojo/Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, Sonic Stomp guitar player Mike Orlando and bassist Paul DiLeo. The quintet will make its live debut in New York on June 24 and are currently working on a debut album.

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Dream Theater Reveals New Album Details

American progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have revealed the title and track listing for their upcoming new full-length album. The album has been given the title of "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" and will feature 9 tracks. Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess commented on the album, which is planned for a September 20, 2011 release through Roadrunner Records, by saying:

"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album. 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."

The album's track listing is as follows:

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

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Eden's Curse To Support Dream Theater In The U.K.

Eden's Curse has posted the following update online;

"Yes, it's true my friends .... anything can and will happen! The 'Curse has nailed the opening slot for the Dream Theater shows in July. We look towards the future with our friends in Dream Theater, as they prepare their U.K. return, with a show that will blow minds and speakers!! An evening of metal delights will never sound better to metal supporters everywhere!! Dream Theater is back and the 'Curse is ready to kick some ass with their hardcore fans in the U.K., and our fans? They know what's coming. PREPARE!"

Dream Theater's U.K. dates include;
July 22 - Leeds Academy – Leeds, UK
July 23 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK

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Dream Theater Gives Lengthy Interview

John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater recently sat down with Music Radar and gave a long and in-depth interview in which they cover lots of topics, including the new album, Mike Portnoy's departure, Mike Mangini's arrival and a host of other things.

One of the most interesting bits, excerpted below, is when Petrucci and Rudess talk about how Portnoy asked to rejoin the band, and why Dream Theater turned down his request.

This is particularly interesting when read adjacent to Portnoy's comment's on the matter, and taken together seems to be a classic case of trying to win the breakup. You can read the entire interview with Petrucci and Rudess at MusicRadar.com.

Music Radar: Well, apparently, it wasn't. He went off with Avenged, but in December, when it became clear that he wasn't staying in that band, he came to you guys and asked if he could rejoin.

Rudess: "Yeah, that was a very challenging time. It was several months later, and what basically happened was… [pauses] You know, just to give you an idea of how deep this was to lose him, how difficult it was… after we got off the phone with him, when he told us what was going to happen, that he was leaving… I literally sat on the steps of my studio and cried. This is a guy who's a friend of mine, who we all love and admire. We didn't want to see it come crashing down. The whole thing brought me to tears. More...

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Dream Theater Reveals New Drummer

Progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have finally announced the replacement for drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the group last year. Taking his place behind the drum kit will be Mike Mangini, who has previously played for Steve Vai, Annihilator and Extreme, amongst others. The third documentary clip revealing the new drummer can be found here.

Vocalist James LaBrie stated the following: "This is one of the most important decisions in our career and sorry to have to make you wait and I'm sure it's been extremely stressful. Nonetheless, we have some news for you and we would like to welcome you to the family."

Dream Theater also posted two previous documentary clips from the drummer auditioning process, which can be found here and at this location.

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