Category: DREAM THEATER

DREAM THEATER – The Astonishing (2016)

In their new monster recording “The Astonishing” DREAM THEATER goes … well, theatrical. This 2 hour concept double CD (4LP) production “plays” out like a play – truly an epic story of love, betrayal and redemption this was clearly written with the intent to take on the road as a big rock opera/theatrical production. Lyrically conceived and written by guitarist...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases 2016 – Vol.1

Many major bands and promising newcomers got ready their new albums to be released next year, so let’s take a look to the advanced singles from the most interesting acts from the bunch. Seems 2016 will be the years of super-groups, being RESURRECTION KINGS among the most notable featuring great guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO, GIUFFRIA, ROUGH CUTT), singer Chas West...

JAMES LaBRIE – I Will Not Break EP (2014)

* Monster singer JAMES LaBRIE has been a bit of a workhorse lately, with Dream Theater’s eponymous album and his solo disc ‘Impermanent Resonance’ both having hit shelves in 2013. Now, he’s set to release a nine-song digital EP entitled “I Will Not Break” on January 6 in Europe and January 14 in North America via InsideOut Music. While the...

DREAM THEATER – Dream Theater (2013)

* the Real one They don’t need to put their name on the album cover anymore, their logo is already precisely carved in everyone’s mind: DREAM THEATER don’t even need to give a name to their new album to be released next September 24.After the much-publicized breakup with founding drummer Mike Portnoy – a huge creative force in the band...

PORTNOY SHEEHAN MacALPINE SHERINIAN – Live In Tokyo [2CD] (2013)

* Wider fanbases of Dream Theater, Mr. Big and Black Country Communion will definitely stand up and take notice; supergroup PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN is presenting their first release “Live In Tokyo” on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and digital audio and video formats. Recorded last November 14, this 95-minute concert showcases performances from each of the members’ careers and collaborations. The...

DREAM THEATER – The Enemy Inside [single] (2013)

* read comments Only a day after released, “The Enemy Inside”, the lead track from DREAM THEATER’s upcoming self-titled album (which will be released in September 24) has become #1 Best Seller Single in Hard Rock & Metal on Amazon. To my ears, “The Enemy Inside” is one of the best songs produced by the quinted in recent years, strongly...

JAMES LaBRIE – Impermanent Resonance (2013)

* After his good last release in 2010, Dream Theater’s singer JAMES LaBRIE is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled “Impermanent Resonance” to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe and August 6th in North America.The new recording was once again conceived with LaBrie’s songwriting partner for over a dozen years now, Matt Guillory, who didn’t...

NEKTAR – A Spoonful Of Time (2012)

* NEKTAR is probably the most German-like of the seventies British bands, a fame that owes a lot to the town in which this act was founded (Hamburg) and to their stylistic approach.Their earliest works were hard rock that drew heavily from the space-rock and later the band definitely turned melodic Prog releasing some mindblowing epic albums.Nektar is celebrating their...

DREAM THEATER – A Dramatic Turn Of Events (2011)

Bands changing members is as old as the hills. For some bands it can be a traumatic experience, often driven by tragedy (Bon Scott‘s death, Cliff Burton‘s equally tragic demise) others through ‘musical differences’.For Dream Theater, the sudden departure of mainstay drummer Mike Portnoy was the talk of the music press and the fans.Portnoy’s control of the band was so...