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Dream Theater - New Album Details

Progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have announced "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" as the title of their tenth studio album. The band commenced work on the album - their second for Roadrunner Records, following up 2007's "Systematic Chaos" - in October of last year.

Roadrunner will release the record on June 23. In addition to the standard version CD, the album will also be available on vinyl LP, as well as a 3-disc Special Edition CD that will include the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs, the titles of which will be revealed at a later date.

Six weeks prior to the June 23 street date, Roadrunner will release one cover song per week through digital retailers.

Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.

The band will embark on a world tour in support of the album beginning in Europe throughout June which will be followed by the second edition of the band's Progressive Nation tour featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish throughout North America in July/August.

A video for the first single, "A Rite of Passage" will be shot in late March.

The track listing for "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" [cover artwork] is as follows:

01. A Nightmare To Remember
02. A Rite Of Passage
03. Wither
04. The Shattered Fortress
05. The Best Of Times
06. The Count Of Tuscany

Band profile: Dream Theater
Posted: 13.03.2009 by Dane Train

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14.03.2009 - 18:47
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Written by Spyroid on 14.03.2009 at 13:50

Ehm... which albums have you listened to?

You do realize I am being ironic.
(space for rent)
14.03.2009 - 23:04
I am curious as to which of these tracks contains what is to be the last part of the "acoholics anonymous" suite. My guess is the Shattered Fortress as it would coincide with the first part: The Glass Prison.
Glass shatters....two and two!
15.03.2009 - 13:46
I like the cover but didnt understand anything about the release date!
15.03.2009 - 15:27
Rosetta Stoned
Written by Dane Train on 14.03.2009 at 18:47

Written by Spyroid on 14.03.2009 at 13:50

Ehm... which albums have you listened to?

You do realize I am being ironic.

No I didn't. Now I understand that it was intended as a joke, and since it was 0 % funny it was pretty hard to realize
18.03.2009 - 15:05
Written by Guest on 13.03.2009 at 23:59

So, which song is going to be part of the "AA Suite"? It seems odd to have it be the open track, but my best guess would be "Nightmare to Remember", with that song finishing the suite.

From Wikipedia: "The final song in the suite comprising the three remaining steps will be released on Dream Theater's tenth studio album; Black Clouds & Silver Linings. Mike Portnoy confirmed on an interview in the Eddie Trunk show on March 16 that "The Shattered Fortress" would be the final song of the suite. The band also plans to release all of the songs together on a future live album."

Can't wait

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