DREAM THEATER to Start Recording New Album in February

Dream Theater in 2014

Vocalist James LaBrie of progressive metal giants Dream Theater has told Simcoe.com that the band will enter the studio in February to begin work on the follow-up to 2013′s Dream Theater album. A tentative fall release via Roadrunner Records is expected.

In other news, Labrie will appear at the Midland Cultural Centre in Midland, Ontario, Canada on January 14. He will be interviewed by Fred Hacker as part of the ongoing A Day In The Life conversation series.

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke to GetYourRockOut at last year’s Sonisphere festival in the U.K. about whether the band has already begun thinking about its next CD. He said: “We haven’t really gotten into serious band discussions about what’s gonna happen next, although we’ve had little discussions between some of us about what we would like to see happen next. At the same, if I get a good idea in the middle of the night, or whatever, I’ll record it onto my iPhone. I elected James to kind of be the keeper of some of my ideas; I’ll send him little YouTube clips of me playing something I think is cool. And then when it wraps around and we get into writing again and start our process, then we’ll go back an see what we’ve got and kind of figure it out.

Rudess also reassured fans that there are no plans for Dream Theater to stop making new music and become a nostalgia act. He said: “Oh, no no no. We love what we do. We’re passionate about making music and as composers; that’s just who we are. Dream Theater has never been a band that hit at a particular fashionable point and said, ‘OK, that’s basically it.’ We’re a band that really… It’s important to us to write music and put it out there and to work together. And we love it. And that’s why we keep going.”

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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