(foto: Mark Maryanovich)

In hun carrière die al 30 jaar beslaat heeft Dream Theater meer dan acht miljoen albums verkocht en is de band twee genomineerd voor een Grammy. Je kunt van alles zeggen van de band, maar niet dat ze voorspelbaar zijn, wat ze duidelijk hebben gemaakt met het concept album The Astonishing uit 2015 en de daaropvolgende tour.

Dream Theater heeft nu bekend gemaakt dat ze een wereldwijde deal met Sony Music, via InsideOut Music, hebben gesloten voor het veertiende studioalbum.

The band comments: “We are all really excited about signing a brand-new record deal with InsideOut/Sony! We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for all of us!”

InsideOutMusic Label Head / A&R Thomas Waber adds: “This is what the term ‘coming full circle’ was invented for. We’ve followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of history and friendship between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join with them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can’t wait to get started!”

Sony Music Germany CFO Philip von Esebeck continues: “This is an important signing in our goal to support and grow the InsideOutMusic label as a brand, and we are very excited at Sony Music to welcome Dream Theater to our roster of top-tier artists!”

Beginning in February 2017, the band has played in Europe, Japan, Australia, India, South East Asia, and the Middle East and just finished up their tour in North America.

Dream Theater is: James LaBrie – Lead Vocals John Petrucci – Guitars, Backing Vocals Jordan Rudess – Keyboards John Myung – Bass Guitars Mike Mangini – Drums, Percussion