Dream Theater – Dream Theater (2013)

Dream Theater – Dream Theater (2013)

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About the Album

Dream Theater is the twelfth studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released through Roadrunner Records on September 23, 2013 in Europe and a day later in the United States. The album was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered between January and May 2013 at Cove City Sound Studios in Long Island, New York, the same studio as the band’s previous album, A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011). It is the first Dream Theater album to include drummer Mike Mangini in the songwriting process.

The band made Dream Theater a self-titled album to emphasize that they were moving forward in their career and to make it a reference point for fans. The album’s songs are shorter on average than most Dream Theater songs, with the exception of the 20-minute closer “Illumination Theory”. Some songs utilize organic strings, which were arranged by Eren Başbuğ, a Berklee College of Music student. The album features two instrumentals, “False Awakening Suite” and “Enigma Machine”, and its lyrics were motivated by real-life events such as the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dream Theater moved 34,000 units in the United States during its debut week, charting at number seven and becoming the band’s second highest charting album behind 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings. For its lead single, “The Enemy Inside”, the band received their second consecutive Grammy nomination in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. In early 2014, Dream Theater toured Europe and America in support of the album, and recorded their performance at the Boston Opera House for a live release.

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Musics / File Content

  • Dream Theater - Dream Theater (2013)
    • |_ 01 - Dream Theater - False Awakening Suite.mp3
    • |_ 02 - Dream Theater - The Enemy inside.mp3
    • |_ 03 - Dream Theater - The Looking Glass.mp3
    • |_ 04 - Dream Theater - Enigma Machine.mp3
    • |_ 05 - Dream Theater - The Bigger Picture.mp3
    • |_ 06 - Dream Theater - Behind the Veil.mp3
    • |_ 07 - Dream Theater - Surrender to Reason.mp3
    • |_ 08 - Dream Theater - Along for the Ride.mp3
    • |_ 09 - Dream Theater - Illumination Theory.mp3
    • |_ Cover.jpg
    • |_ Info.nfo

About the Artist/Band

Dream Theater

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Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their... Read more

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