JOHN PETRUCCI Has Started Tracking Guitars for New DREAM THEATER Album

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John Petrucci has confirmed that guitar tracking for the new Dream Theater album is officially underway.

In a brief one-minute clip, the guitarist said:

We’re about three days into guitar tracking and it’s going incredibly well.

The new effort will mark the gang’s 14th studio effort and the follow-up to 2016′s The Astonishing. Singer James LaBrie said last month:

I gotta tell you, if the first week is any indication of where this album’s going, you’re in for a treat… The style of the music – a lot of people will stand up and applaud at this point – there’s a heaviness to it, there’s an aggression to it. You’ve [John Petrucci] mentioned something earlier, what was it? The five…

Guitarist John Petrucci chimed in:

The five pillars of DT. [Laughs] I think everyone’s on the same page with the type of record this is going to be. So far, the music is heavy, it’s progressive, it’s melodic, shredding, and it’s also epic – the five pillars of Dream Theater.

James added:

Everyone is feeling it and there’s such an incredible synergy going on in here. This environment that we’re in, this particular studio – and no, we’re not revealing what studio – it’s so conducive to what we’re trying to attain.

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