Dream Theater - Sign With Roadrunner Records


Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater.
A new studio album, Systematic Chaos is due in June. Dream Theater will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe.

"Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have led parallel careers on the cutting edge of metal for many years," say A&R men, Derek Oliver & Dante Bonutto, "We're thrilled to be working with a genuine market-leader, and when you add everything the guys bring to the table to the independent spirit and work ethic of the label, the results can only be exciting in the extreme!"

Prior to teaming up with Roadrunner, Dream Theater was signed to a seven-album deal with Warner Music Group worldwide. The deal commenced with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Images And Words (1992), a Gold-certified US release, and concluded, in equal style, with Octavarium (2005), a Top 40 Billboard outing. In August of last year the band issued Score, a live album/DVD (recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York), which went straight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard DVD charts, knocking Pink Floyd from the top!

Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth studio release, arrives at a time when the band is casting a longer-than-ever shadow across the rock and metal landscape. Their influence is being acknowledged by an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as Stone Sour, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Opeth as their fan base continues to grow.

Source: dreamtheater.net
Band profile: Dream Theater
 
Posted: 09.02.2007 by Baz Anderson


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11.02.2007 - 18:37
Xtreme Jax
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Ahem, To get back on topic...

Just because they've signed with RoadRunner doesnt mean that they are going to change their style or the label is going to push them to change their style. They've become one of the biggest Prog bands out there doing what they have been so why would RR want influence their style? They wouldnt.

And doesnt Warner records own most of RoadRunner anyway?
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11.02.2007 - 20:16
Revenant
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Written by chris_metalhead on 11.02.2007 at 08:27

Written by Guest on 10.02.2007 at 14:23

Just look at how bad Opeth became. Ghost Reveries was horrible.

Are you serious, that's one of my favourite opeth albums, up there will Blackwater Park. I mean its not like they sold out or anything switching to roadrunner, Ghost is a fuck load heavier then the likes of damnation.

I agree Ghost reveries is good but that's such a lame way to look at how comercial something is. Slipknot and Bullet for My Valentine are both alot heavier than Tenhi or Dargaard, which are the msot mainstream bands?
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12.02.2007 - 02:07
NemeniX
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Uh.

We can't say anything at the moment. Just wait to listen the new album before saying something.

Time will tell.
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12.02.2007 - 10:08
chris_metalhead
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I agree Ghost reveries is good but that's such a lame way to look at how comercial something is. Slipknot and Bullet for My Valentine are both alot heavier than Tenhi or Dargaard, which are the msot mainstream bands?


Yeah very true. But an album like Damnation would probably appeal to more people then slipknot when you think about it. Most people like melodic easy listening rather than aggression. It works both ways.
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12.02.2007 - 10:10
chris_metalhead
Written by Guest on 11.02.2007 at 08:36

Written by chris_metalhead on 11.02.2007 at 08:27

Written by Guest on 10.02.2007 at 14:23

Just look at how bad Opeth became. Ghost Reveries was horrible.

Are you serious, that's one of my favourite opeth albums, up there will Blackwater Park. I mean its not like they sold out or anything switching to roadrunner, Ghost is a fuck load heavier then the likes of damnation.

Yes, I'm quite serious about that, I enjoyed Damnation and Deliverance much more.


Yeah no worries. I just thought it was going a bit far to say its horrible.
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12.02.2007 - 10:24
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Written by chris_metalhead on 12.02.2007 at 10:10

Written by Guest on 11.02.2007 at 08:36

Written by chris_metalhead on 11.02.2007 at 08:27

Written by Guest on 10.02.2007 at 14:23

Just look at how bad Opeth became. Ghost Reveries was horrible.

Are you serious, that's one of my favourite opeth albums, up there will Blackwater Park. I mean its not like they sold out or anything switching to roadrunner, Ghost is a fuck load heavier then the likes of damnation.

Yes, I'm quite serious about that, I enjoyed Damnation and Deliverance much more.


Yeah no worries. I just thought it was going a bit far to say its horrible.

Well, I'm entitled to my opinion and that's what it is . Of course, when a band makes an album, they can't expect everyone who is currently a fan to like their next release... especially if it's as experimental as Ghost Reveries was (well, when I listened to it anyway).
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12.02.2007 - 11:26
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Guest on 10.02.2007 at 14:23



Roadrunner should have never existed.


If that had been the case Europe would never have seen the likes of Metallica, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Sepultura, Deicide etc. etc. And many companies like Century media, Nuclear Blast would never gone totally metal either.
Roadrunner was at the forefront of metal in the eighties and showed the worlod what a small independent label could achieve.
So a remark such as yours just shows ignorance ad stupidity.
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12.02.2007 - 11:40
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.02.2007 at 11:26

Written by Guest on 10.02.2007 at 14:23



Roadrunner should have never existed.


If that had been the case Europe would never have seen the likes of Metallica, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Sepultura, Deicide etc. etc. And many companies like Century media, Nuclear Blast would never gone totally metal either.
Roadrunner was at the forefront of metal in the eighties and showed the worlod what a small independent label could achieve.
So a remark such as yours just shows ignorance ad stupidity.

LOL, sorry there, I was referring to the new face of Roadrunner Records Ozman. Of course I am a fan of the bands that were with them in the eighties and early nineties (especially Mercyful Fate and King Diamond ), but look at them NOW is what I more or less meant...

And a remark such as mine doesn't show ingnorance and stupidity, just forgetfulness in not remembering to outline what exactly I was referring to... so I am sorry for not saying so earlier... if that's ok with you.
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14.02.2007 - 05:39
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Written by chris_metalhead on 12.02.2007 at 10:08

But an album like Damnation would probably appeal to more people then slipknot when you think about it.


I doubt that, man.

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15.02.2007 - 04:39
chris_metalhead
Written by Syk on 14.02.2007 at 05:39

Written by chris_metalhead on 12.02.2007 at 10:08

But an album like Damnation would probably appeal to more people then slipknot when you think about it.


I doubt that, man.



You're probably right when you just consider the younger generation. But hope leaves compared to sic, I know which one my Dad would listen to, and I'm not talking up slipknot, because they're shit and for all i care they can die.

Anyway, looking forward to the new dream theater album.
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