DREAM THEATER RE-SIGNS WITH ROADRUNNER

December 3rd, 2012
by EvilG

Grammy nominated band Dream Theater,
one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has
re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with
Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has so far released three
critically acclaimed albums with the label.  The label first issued
Dream Theater’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on
to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most
recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011.  The band
will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with
Roadrunner Records.

In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their
first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best
Hard Rock/Metal Performance category.  The song was the first single
from their eleventh studio album  A Dramatic Turn Of Events,  which had
14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at
#8 on the Billboard  Top 200 album chart.   2009′s Black Clouds & Silver
Linings also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200
album chart, the highest charting record of the band’s career. They have
also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including
Rollingstone.com’s readers’ poll for “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of
All Time” (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine
BURRN! (2012) and the “Spirit Of Prog” achievement award at the 2009
Classic Rock Awards.  Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters
have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A
powerhouse live act, they’ve headlined and sold out shows all over the
globe.

The band commented, “We are all very excited to be re-signing with
Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic
Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we’ve developed strong
creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as
many great friendships along the way.”

The band adds: “Roadrunner’s dedication and commitment to Dream Theater
has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent
in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top.
Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but
who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the
amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call
our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization
firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the
envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward.  We’ve reached
many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all
incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”

Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. The lineup has
evolved to become John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung
(bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards
and continuum) and drummer Mike Mangini.

Dream Theater recently wrapped up a massive worldwide headline tour in
support of A Dramatic Turn of Events and is heading back into the studio
to record their next album.  The next chapter in Dream Theater’s storied
career begins in 2013.

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