dream theater


In 2010, progressive rock veterans Dream Theater underwent a personnel change, as longtime drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy was replaced by new drummer Mike Mangini. Portnoy has been quoted as saying he felt Dream Theater needed to take a break, while the rest of the band (singer James La Brie, guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess) wanted to start a new album. The revised lineup of Dream Theater released A Dramatic Turn of Events in 2011, and as Portnoy moved on to other projects, Dream Theater moved forward, touring in support of an album that is easily one of their best. And for a number of Dream Theater fans, the supposition that the band might not be as good without its original drummer was put to rest. Mangini has since proven his mettle in the studio and on tour, solidifying his position as a part of the DT team.

In this exclusive Canadian premiere we bring you the latest song from the mighty Dream Theater! The progressive metal legends are back once more and this time, on September 24th, will release to their droves of fans their twelfth studio album. Titled “The Enemy Inside” the record’s first song is nothing short of awesome and is a solid indicator of what the group’s forthcoming self-titled album will hold. Check it out below NOW, as well as the single and album cover artwork.

On September 8th, 2010, founding member Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater after 10 studio albums. A year and five days later the band released their 11th studio album entitled A Dramatic Turn Of Events which debuts new drummer Mike Mangini. The man has performed for Annihilator, Steve Vai, MullMuzzer, Extreme and James LaBrie’s solo project. Now the question is, does he have what it takes to play with Dream Theater?

A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City. Over an amazing and productive three-day period, the band played, jammed and spoke candidly with seven of the world’s greatest drummers, learning about them musically, personally and professionally, and assessing the fit of each drummer’s incredible chops with the band’s trademark prog-rock sound.