Following up on the success of his latest studio album, “Impermanent Resonance”, singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will release a new digital EP, “I Will Not Break”, on January 6 in Europe and January 14 in North America via InsideOut Music.
“I Will Not Break” track listing:
01. I Will Not Break (3:52)
02. Unraveling (3:31)
03. Why (3:45)
04. Coming Home (Alternate Mix) (4:23)
05. Jekyll Or Hyde (Demo) (3:48)
06. Just Watch Me (Demo) (4:17)
07. I Tried (Jason Miller Remix) (5:13)
08. Over The Edge (Mutrix Remix) (4:33)
09. Euphoric (NeonGenesis Remix) (4:41)
The “I Will Not Break” track can be streamed below.
While the opening title track is the album version taken from the “Impermanent Resonance” release, the songs 2 and 3 were previously only released physically as digipak bonus tracks. Song 4 is an alternate mix version and songs 5 as well as 6 are special demo versions, all previously only released physically as bonustracks on the digipak and the Japanese edition for the “Static Impulse” album in 2010. Songs 7, 8 and 9 are special dub step / electronica remixes of “Static Impulse” songs, previously unreleased (Song 7 was only available physically in Japan before). The remixes were done by U.S.-based DJs Jason Miller, Mutrix and NeonGenesis. The cover artwork for the EP was once again designed by Gustavo Sazes of Abstrata.net (ARCH ENEMY, KAMELOT).
Said LaBrie: “Matt, Marco, Peter, Ray and yours truly are very pleased to release this digital EP. It will show some of the songs with alternate mixes as well as letting you hear Matt’s exceptional voice with some of the songs in their demo versions. We also had 3 of the songs mixed in dub step stylings to give them a somewhat interesting flavour and twist.
“Hope you all enjoy this release, I personally think it is very cool.”
Most recently, the James LaBrie track “Lost In The Fire” was used by the Swedish sound library company Toontrack Music to promote the launch of one of their new products.
“Impermanent Resonance” sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 198 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD also registered the following European first-week chart positions: