Dream Theater album details
2011-06-08 by Parallels/sonicspeed500/sonic2/wes/leslie/Reverse Perpendicu | 107 Comments
Progressive metal artists Dream Theater have revealed their eleventh album, entitled "A Dramatic Turn of Events" along with a tracklist and a scheduled date of September 13th. This will be the first studio recording without founding member Mike Portnoy.

A Dramatic Turn of Events will mark the debut of the band's new drummer, Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Annihilator), and was recorded in early 2011.



Tracklist:

1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is the Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
6. Outcry
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface

Tagged: Dream Theater

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11hoagjo
June 8th 2011
15 Comments


excited for this

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 8th 2011
7110 Comments


This will either go one way or the other.

NeutralThunder12
June 8th 2011
8742 Comments


this will suck

Ire
June 8th 2011
41805 Comments


yawn

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 8th 2011
10615 Comments


meh, never cared for this band

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bloc
June 8th 2011
34951 Comments


Looking forward to this

Wheelah
June 8th 2011
756 Comments


Mangini = Mangina

I don't like Dream Theater, I'm totally indifferent to this news.

Decapod
June 8th 2011
1009 Comments


Tried getting into these guys.... Is there an album anyone can recommend? Tried "Octavarium" and "Metropolis 2" awhile ago.

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2011
16137 Comments


This will either go one way or the other. [2]

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 8th 2011
7110 Comments


'I don't like Dream Theater, I'm totally indifferent to this news.'

And yet you graced us with your comment anyway....





Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
June 8th 2011
8012 Comments


This will...suck

Motiv3
June 8th 2011
8939 Comments


This will either go one way or the other. [3]

MO
June 8th 2011
18895 Comments


This'll be a big meh, only thing I'm curious about is hearing how Mangini sounds with them.

MarvellousG
June 8th 2011
368 Comments


This will be solid but uneventful

demigod!
June 8th 2011
44793 Comments


dream theater is pretty good sometimes but i probably wont bother with this unless it gets like amazing reviews which i doubt it will



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Drsmith4
June 8th 2011
1715 Comments


Honestly, this has to be an improvement over their last two records.

Parallels
June 8th 2011
6643 Comments


they easily couldve picked a better title than that...
"A Dramatic Turn of Events"
...sounds like a big giant "LOL" from the band about portnoy leaving.

KP23
June 8th 2011
10 Comments


I feel like I should care. Thing is I already have this album, and so does everybody else that owns
their last 4 or 5 records. The DT formula has become a yawnfest.

Parallels
June 8th 2011
6643 Comments


@KP23
a yawnfest? thats why you rated them higher than a 4, right?


Kris.
June 8th 2011
12404 Comments


whoever wrote this is retarded

"The Twitter hype surrounding Mike Mangini's replacement of Portnoy was second only to The Royal Wedding of William and Kate."

lol biggest bullshit ive ever read

KP23
June 8th 2011
10 Comments


@Sonicspeed500
Yeah, those ratings have to come down. Its been a while since I last looked at them, but if you were to take any of those albums without having listened to anything else from DT then I can still justify the ratings. I guess I'm just tired of hearing a 'new' album and recognising most of it on first listen. Disagree?

botb
June 8th 2011
9722 Comments


yeah this'll be either great or garbage. either way the diehard fans won't like it because of portnoys absence and they'll get him back after this album. i'm calling it.

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ManicDemise
June 8th 2011
436 Comments


Wow. Horrible song titles, horrible album titles....let's hope the music doesn't follow suite. I thought BC&SL was pretty good (regardless your opinion on it, it was a vast improvement from Systematic Chaos), but I don't have a good feeling about this at all.

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Modern
June 8th 2011
185 Comments


Maybe it'll be good, maybe it won't.

FearThyEvil
June 8th 2011
12645 Comments


I hope this will be good.

lessermaster
June 8th 2011
85 Comments


9 songs. Maybe they wont have 15 minute wankfests for every song; don't get me wrong, I like that, it'll just be interesting to see if they take a more focused approach.

G3N3R1C
June 8th 2011
1945 Comments


YESSSSS CAN'T WAIT

...is what i would've thought about this 3 years ago. Here's what i think now:

lolololololololololol

wyankeif1337
June 8th 2011
6739 Comments


this will most likely be good or bad or average

bungy
June 8th 2011
8843 Comments


this will probably go one way or the other or neither

XSebbyMcMuffinX
June 8th 2011
339 Comments


You know, with one of the world's fastest drummers, they'll probably still play 15 minute songs, just twice as fast.

RooseveltsGhost
June 8th 2011
863 Comments


BC&SL was their best since 6 Degrees, so I'm pretty stoked for this. And without the slobbering metalhead on drums, it's almost inconcievable that this new album will be less than great.

Mabbitt
June 8th 2011
1369 Comments


"Tried getting into these guys.... Is there an album anyone can recommend? Tried "Octavarium" and "Metropolis 2" awhile ago. "

Images and Words lol.

Anyways, album title sucks, most of the song names suck. I'm kinda worried about this album

wyankeif1337
June 8th 2011
6739 Comments


"Anyways, album title sucks, most of the song names suck"

and the lyrics will suck as well, but that hasn't stopped them from making some awesome tracks in the past.

whywontyoudie
June 8th 2011
3063 Comments


I liked some songs by DT so I'll give this a try when it leaks.

psykonaut
June 8th 2011
3913 Comments


this will most likely be really good, somewhat good, a little bit above average, average, slightly subpar, bad, or downright awful.

bloc
June 8th 2011
34951 Comments


I wonder if the new drummer had any effect in their songwriting; that's actually what I'm really interested in.

A7XEric
June 8th 2011
310 Comments


So stoked on this. They could have at least given us some track lengths too though.

demigod!
June 8th 2011
44793 Comments


15:00 each

tiesthatbind
June 8th 2011
7380 Comments


I'm honestly glad they have more songs this time. Bad title, but whatever. Looking forward to this either way.

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Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2011
7313 Comments


The Twitter hype surrounding Mike Mangini's replacement of Portnoy was second only to The Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

Most important line in the entire news clip.

pizzamachine
June 8th 2011
12571 Comments


What Ving said.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2011
7313 Comments


I know song and album titles mean absolutely nothing, but MAN THOSE ARE SOME DULL AND UNINSPIRED TITLES.

qwe3
June 8th 2011
21369 Comments


lol

Yazz_Flute
June 8th 2011
18819 Comments


Already? I feel like Systematic Chaos just came out.

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WeepingBanana
June 8th 2011
10195 Comments


oh nice. another hour of james labrie showing us how majestic he is

Yazz_Flute
June 8th 2011
18819 Comments


hint: very majestic

Puzzles
June 8th 2011
3065 Comments


Who cares who the drummer is? Any dickhead could do that. 1, 2, 3 ,4 there I'm a drummer.

climactic
June 8th 2011
19571 Comments


yeah title sounds like its about portnoy l0l

climactic
June 8th 2011
19571 Comments


puzzles what the fuck are you even talking about

FilupLees
June 9th 2011
344 Comments


"Who cares who the drummer is? Any dickhead could do that. 1, 2, 3 ,4 there I'm a drummer."

that made me lol

wyankeif1337
June 9th 2011
6739 Comments


maybe there will be A Dramatic Turn of Events in which they fire LaBrie and hire a vocalist whom i can stand

tiesthatbind
June 9th 2011
7380 Comments


I love LaBrie's vocals.

I'm aware I'm in the minority for that, but he's never bugged me apart from Falling Into Infinity and parts of Octavarium and Systematic Chaos.

fr33convict
June 9th 2011
11697 Comments


This article has about as many unecessary parts as a Dream Theater album.

Kris.
June 9th 2011
12404 Comments


so all of it

climactic
June 9th 2011
19571 Comments


The Twitter hype surrounding Mike Mangini's replacement of Portnoy was second only to The Royal Wedding of William and Kate.


fr33convict
June 9th 2011
11697 Comments


^
yeah basically (both of you)

Willie
Moderator
June 9th 2011
16073 Comments


I'm curious to hear how much different this band will be without Portnoy's input. Should be better because at least it won't have those terrible 'harsh' vocals.

fr33convict
June 9th 2011
11697 Comments


It will still have those terrible "vocals" though.

Willie
Moderator
June 9th 2011
16073 Comments


I like his voice, so that's not really an issue for me.

Parallels
June 9th 2011
6643 Comments


tracklist sounds like a mashed list of Rush songs.


Kris.
June 9th 2011
12404 Comments


pfft dream theater wish they were even the tiniest bit like the genius that is RUSH

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2011
31401 Comments


Looking forward to it

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LoneWanderer
June 9th 2011
180 Comments


maybe there will be A Dramatic Turn of Events in which they fire LaBrie and hire a vocalist whom i can stand[2]

elephantREVOLUTION
June 9th 2011
2774 Comments


this will probably suck but i still really want to listen to it.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 9th 2011
23923 Comments


going to be bad. hopefully it won't be but it probably will be.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 9th 2011
7110 Comments


Puzzles made me lol.

FadeToBlack
June 9th 2011
11034 Comments


gay

ColdGobra
June 9th 2011
57 Comments


Oh man, not Dream Theater again. While they have some technical skills, they completely lack any soul in their songs. Boring, boring showing off of skills, nothing more to see here. Next.

Fieryfenderz
June 9th 2011
1461 Comments


If only they had a song "feat. Mike Portnoy" just to add to the lolz

ColdGobra
June 9th 2011
57 Comments


BaselineOOO I couldn't agree with you more. Man, I've tried to get into DT so hard my ears bled, but nothing. Just too boring.

jingledeath
June 9th 2011
7104 Comments


a dramatic turn of suck

CrownOfMagnets
June 9th 2011
2294 Comments


fuck the haters. this will rule.

Sp1cyMart1n1Man
June 9th 2011
22 Comments


pretty egotistic band. first they make a documentary (!) about a change in their lineup. opeth didnt do that when they announced that per was leaving... and then the name of the album is obviously a reference to that. plus they made the most unimaginative choice for the replacement drummer. so in a nutshell this will suck ass with a straw.

dante1991
June 9th 2011
551 Comments


fuck the haters. this will rule. [2]

It has more songs so hopefully a more structured approach, Myung is writing lyrics again and no growls from Portnoy. Plus mixing from Andy Wallace. That sounds pretty positive to me!

Apparently, though, many people will judge this before any release of a music sample whatsoever. Sad IMO.

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Parallels
June 9th 2011
6643 Comments


"whoever wrote this is retarded

"The Twitter hype surrounding Mike Mangini's replacement of Portnoy was second only to The Royal Wedding of William and Kate."

lol biggest bullshit ive ever read"

looks like a mod altered it. whatev, it was true. It's on the goddamn site (which was deleted too)

MarkvandenBerg
June 9th 2011
77 Comments


Looking forward to hearing Mangini blow everyone away!

tarkus
June 9th 2011
5560 Comments


Everything everything after train of thought sucks

jybt
June 9th 2011
346 Comments


^^^ Okay, Octavarium sucked (and I used to love it), but Systematic Chaos was pretty good, despite a couple clunkers. Haven't gotten back to BC/SL objectively, but I don't expect it to beat SC.

Altmer
June 9th 2011
5652 Comments


Not stoked. Sounds like they're pulling a Nightwish

nooge9
June 9th 2011
31 Comments


lol @ album title, but should be interesting nonetheless

Staker
June 9th 2011
32 Comments


Good band, hopefully better now. BCSL was alright but I only really liked TCOT on there. Their last great album was probably Octavarium.

RooseveltsGhost
June 9th 2011
863 Comments


TCOT was awesome. And seeing as that is the most recent piece of new DT music on our plates. Induction is one the side of this album being great.


peartnoy
June 9th 2011
1204 Comments


The lyrics are most likely going to suck like in black clouds. I'm still really excited like I am for every DT album. As a drummer I can't wait to hear what Mangini will do

Sig
June 9th 2011
27 Comments


BC&SL was a step back to better form but still not great.

Hopefully Myung is writing songs again now Portnoy is gone. To be honest, I think him not writing was an issue in their decline into the shredding/metal fest. More songs like Learning to Live and Trial of Tears will make me pick this album up.

Gbhill
June 10th 2011
106 Comments


Can't wait! This and the new Opeth are the albums I'm most looking forward to the rest of this year.

MopHeadOvMetal
June 10th 2011
193 Comments


This, Opeth's album and Devin's two albums are worth the wait.

tarkus
June 10th 2011
5560 Comments


^^i just listened to all of ghost and it kicks ass

Quickdrop
June 12th 2011
78 Comments


This will either be awesome or utter trash...I'm actually anxious to hear it.

Leviathan8937
June 13th 2011
264 Comments


I hope this album will be good , this guys are skilled but is time to see how is the new drummer

DevynBatchelder
June 14th 2011
48 Comments


This is going to be a bunch of wanking, psuedo-Christian bullshit.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

MopHeadOvMetal
June 14th 2011
193 Comments


^ Hope not

The fact that Mike isn't in DT is still a problem.

RenegaDrifter
June 18th 2011
190 Comments


Can't wait!

Avagantamos
June 29th 2011
2252 Comments


Titles bring memories of Snakes and Arrows

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MO
June 29th 2011
18895 Comments


Meh

Willie
Moderator
June 29th 2011
16073 Comments


New song will be streaming tomorrow at 11am EST on the Roadrunner site.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2011
50695 Comments


I might wake up for that

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climactic
June 29th 2011
19571 Comments


Titles bring memories of Snakes and Arrows


s&a ruled

jybt
June 29th 2011
346 Comments


Anybody? Pretty good song...

G3N3R1C
June 29th 2011
1945 Comments


Listened to about 3 minutes of it then went back to Boards of Canada.

Sounds like a DT song. :/ Also, is it just me, or have LaBrie's vocals gotten worse??

Parallels
June 29th 2011
6643 Comments


still in shock

R6Rider
June 29th 2011
4685 Comments


Sounds like a DT song. :/ Also, is it just me, or have LaBrie's vocals gotten worse??

Nope it's not you.

Hate to say it but his vocals have gotten worse.


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Parallels
June 29th 2011
6643 Comments


LIKE A LAAAMB TO THE SLAAAUGHTER
lol

I can tell already that this is going to painfully be absent of not necessarily Portnoy's playing, but his songwriting.

Yazz_Flute
June 29th 2011
18819 Comments


Song was kinda boring. The keys were pretty cool but the rest of it was just...boring.

beefshoes
June 29th 2011
4242 Comments


I dig it pretty good.
Keep in mind they usually release the weakest song first as was the same case with Rite Of Passage in 09'. The vocals are too loud in the mix though.

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tiesthatbind
June 29th 2011
7380 Comments


Song's pretty good. It sounds a lot more like their 90's stuff than their last few albums have.

Parallels
June 29th 2011
6643 Comments


"Song's pretty good. It sounds a lot more like their 90's stuff than their last few albums have." - Ties

Im gonna go off on that limb and say that On the Backs of Angels is like a new age Pull Me Under, with that old New Millenium song sandwiched in. It's got qualities from both songs.

beefshoes
June 29th 2011
4242 Comments


Reminds me of Falling Into Infinity and Scenes From A Memory era Dream Theater which isn't too bad at all.



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