Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER are in the studio recording the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”. The band’s guitarist, John Petrucci, wrote on his Facebookpage yesterday (Thursday, April 11): “As of today, all writing, drum and guitar tracking (with the exception of solos) for the new DREAM THEATERalbum is complete! Will finish up bass next week… Pumped!!”
In a recent interview with Roadrunner Records, Petrucci stated about the making of the new DREAM THEATER CD: “First of all, it’s been going great with [drummer Mike Mangini, who joined the group in 2010], and as much as we’ve been a band together for about 15 years, we haven’t really experienced that process together. We’ve been in the studio for a few weeks now, and he’s been amazing. Amazing chemistry is great, the writing process and the whole vibe is great, and his role is to let his personality shine as a drummer, creatively and to have his input and his musical personality really come through. And I gotta tell you, it’s happening. When people hear the drumming on this album, they’re gonna be pretty freaked out. On the last album, he did a great job, but he wasn’t there for the writing process and he was interpreting drum parts that I had programmed. Even though he used his creativity, of course, to change them up and do his thing, I feel like now he’s just Mike Manginiunleashed. It’s all him. It’s all his creativity, all his decisions and ideas and man, the guy’s an animal.”
“Live At Luna Park”, DREAM THEATER‘s live concert captured on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, 2DVD/3CD, Blu-ray/3CD, and a deluxe edition (2DVD/Blu-ray/3CD), will drop in May via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
“Live At Luna Park” was filmed over two nights in South America — home to one of DREAM THEATER‘s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed August 19 and August 20, 2012 at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.