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Dream Theater headliner High Voltage Festival 2011

Det har akkurat blitt annonsert at Dream Theater kommer til å spille ved High Voltage Festival i 2011. Dette er en festival som foregår i London, i Victora Park på østkanten. Den startet opp i 2010, og hovedfokuset er Classic Rock, Prog og Metal. I 2010 kunne man se band som Transatlantic, Opeth, Marillion og Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Undertegnede var på denne festivalen i 2010, og det var uten tvil en av de absolutte høydepunktene i konsertsommeren. Fantastiske matboder, vandrende øl og cider-selgere, og generelt god stemning gjorde dette til en festival jeg gjerne besøker igjen

23. og 24. Juli, i London. Sees vi der?

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Dream Theater har blitt innlemmet i Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Den 16. november 2010 ble Dream Theater innlemmet i Long Island Music Hall of Fame. John Petrucci, John Myung, Mike Portnoy og Kevin Moore startet bandet i 1986 mens de gikk på Berklee College of Music, men alle fire vokste opp i Long Island, New York. Etter at de sluttet på Berklee begynte de sakte men sikkert å øke sin følgeskare i lokalområdet. 26 år etter er fortsatt to av de fire originalmedlemmene med i bandet, og bandet er større enn noensinne, med ti plateutgivelser og tusenvis av konserter bak seg.

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Mike Portnoy Forlater Dream Theater

Mike Portnoy og Dream Theater annonserte i natt at Mike ikke lenger vil være en del av bandet, og at de kommer til å fortsette uten ham fremover. Mike følte for en pause, men bandet ønsket å gå videre med en ny plate så snart som mulig, så derfor bestemte de seg for å gå hver sin vei. Hvem som kommer til å ta over stolen er per nå uvisst, men bandet sier at de kommer til å gå i studio i januar 2011, med påfølgende plate og turné.

Mike Portnoy var med på å starte bandet, og har hele veien vært den som har jobbet for å utvikle bandet videre, både musikalsk og det «foretningsmessige». Uten ham hadde nok ikke DTNorway eksistert i den grad det gjør i dag, han har alltid vært en person som har forstått hva det betyr å være fan og har derfor gitt fansen et innblikk i Dream Theaters verden som har vært uvurderlig.  Vi takker ham for alle muligheter vi har fått med hans hjelp, og ønsker ham lykke til videre. Samtidig håper vi at vi kan fortsatt ha et godt samarbeid med ham i fremtiden, slik vi har med andre ex-medlemmer.  Fortsett å lese Mike Portnoy Forlater Dream Theater

Covers Tracklisting

①Stargazer(RAINBOW/8:10)
②Tenement Funster~Flick Of The Wrist~Lily Of The Valley(QUEEN/8:16)
③Odyssey(DIXIE DREGS/7:56)
④Take Your Fingers From My Hair(ZEBRA/8:18)
⑤Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt.2(KING CRIMSON/6:30)
⑥To Tame A Land(IRON MAIDEN/7:15)

TransAtlantic Reunion!

For Immediate Release

April 16th 2009

TRANSATLANTIC FLIES AGAIN!!!

PROGRESSIVE ROCK SUPERGROUP
REUNITES FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM.
POSSIBLE LATE 2009 RELEASE PLANNED.

Transatlantic Band
TRANSATLANTIC, the progressive rock «supergroup» comprised of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard), have reunited after a 7 year hiatus to begin work on a brand new studio album.
The band began work on the album in early April in Nashville and are expected to have it released by year’s end if all goes as planned.
TRANSATLANTIC have previously released two studio albums to tremendous critical and fan acclaim: 2000’s SMPTe and 2001’s Bridge Across Forever. The band toured on the heels of each release with an American Tour in 2000 and a European Tour in 2001 and released subsequent Live DVD’s/CD’s from both tours before going their separate ways for an indefinite hiatus which lasted almost the entire decade.

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT – LIVE BOX SET NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Originally, my intention was to record several shows and combine them to make one compilation CD/DVD release….but in reviewing the tapes, it became very obvious that the NYC and LA footage each offered very different perspectives of the shows we did…each with their own distinct personalities and both having their own charms (and flaws….)
 
The NYC show was very much a loud, sweaty, small club show (with alot of energy from the crowd) and the LA show was very much a more polished, breathing, theater experience (which offered a more relaxed «presentation»).
 
So in the end, I decided to simply offer both shows in their entirety…
It’s not often people will get to experience LTE Live, so why not offer you guys the chance to see and hear us in both settings….?
And even though the setlists are the same, you can hear some very subtle (and also some very obvious) differences from one performance to the next…

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Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings

DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCE BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS AS TITLE OF TENTH STUDIO ALBUM

SECOND EFFORT FOR ROADRUNNER IN STORES JUNE 23

TRACK LISTING REVEALED

New York, NY:

Progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER have announced BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS as the title of their tenth studio album.  The band commenced work on the album – their second for Roadrunner Records, following up 2007’s Systematic Chaos — in October of last year.

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Liquid Trio Experiment 2 – When The Keyboard Breaks: Live In Chicago

2009 will see Ytsejam Records branch out with releases by select Dream Theater side projects on their new «Lazy Tomato Entertainment» label.
 
Coming this Spring will be the long awaited live CD and DVD releases by Liquid Tension Experiment.
 
But to whet your appetite until those titles are ready to go, we will launch Ytsejam’s side-project offspring with the release of the LIQUID TRIO EXPERIMENT 2 – «When The Keyboard Breaks: Live In Chicago» CD.
 
This is the infamous «jamarathon» which took place at LTE’s June 25th 2008 show in Chicago when Jordan Rudess’ keyboard broke down. Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and Tony Levin proceeded to play and improvise almost 1 hour of insane musical madness to a stunned audience.
 
This was an unbelievably unique evening that can now be shared for those not fortunate enough to have been in attendance that very special night.
 
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CHAOS IN MOTION 2007/2008 LIVE DVD

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CHAOS IN MOTION 2007/2008
LIVE DVD SETS TO BE RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER

DOCUMENTING 2007-2008 WORLD
TOUR

115 SHOWS, 105 CITIES, 35 COUNTRIES AND
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS

New York, NY: Few bands inspire such fanaticism among their fans as Dream Theater. The best way to satiate this dedicated legion is to provide them with even more material to devour and Dream Theater are doing just that this September. The band will release Chaos In Motion 2007/2008, which documents their «Chaos In Motion» world tour, which kicked off June 3, 2007 at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Milan, Italy and concluded almost a year to the day later on June 4, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s essentially a travelogue of their most recent touring experience and it hits shelves on September 23. Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 will be available in two configurations: as a double DVD set and as five disc collector’s set which includes two DVDs and three CDs, containing 14 live tracks featured in the DVD set and expanded artwork.

The Chaos in Motion Tour was a trek that found the band traversing the globe, playing 115 shows in 105 cities in 35 countries on five continents to hundreds of thousands of fans. It also included the first annual Progressive Nation Tour, an idea that the band had kicked around for a few years and finally launched into action this past spring.

Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 is the latest in a series of DVDs from the band and it features performances captured throughout the entirety of the tour, unlike their last three RIAA-certified Platinum DVDs, Metropolis 2000: Live Scenes From New York, Live at Budokan and Score, all of which focused on as single concert event.

Drummer and DVD creative director Mike Portnoy plumed his personal archives for footage in order to provide fans with the ultimate tour souvenir. He assembled over three hours of complete live performances, taking footage from shows in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Boston, Bangkok and Vancouver. The tracks were mixed and effectively brought to life by Kevin Shirley. The second disc is packed with bonus material, including promo videos, live screen projection films, a photo gallery and a 90-minute documentary that’ll make you feel like you’re riding in the passenger’s seat of the band’s tour bus, as it takes you on the road and behind the scenes with the band and crew. It’s like a virtual backstage pass that grants fans further unprecedented access.

The official content and tracklisting for the DVD are as follows and are subject to change:

Double DVD Set

Disc One:

“Around The World In 180 Minutes” Live Concert Footage

1. Intro/Also Sprach Zarathustra
2. Constant Motion
3. Panic Attack
4. Blind Faith
5. Surrounded
6. The Dark Eternal Night
7. Keyboard Solo
8. Lines In The Sand
9. Scarred
10. Forsaken
11. The Ministry Of Lost Souls
12. Take The Time
13. In The Presence Of Enemies
14. Medley: I. Trial Of Tears II. Finally Free III. Learning To Live IV. In The Name Of God V. Octavarium

Disc Two:

“Behind The Chaos On The Road” Documentary

Promo Videos: Constant Motion, Forsaken, Forsaken (In Studio), The Dark Eternal Night (In Studio)

Live Screen Projection Films: The Dark Eternal Night (N.A.D.S), The Ministry Of Lost Souls, In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 2

“Mike Portnoy Stage Tour»

“Mike Portnoy Backstage Tour”

Photo Gallery

Deluxe Collector’s Edition 5-Disc Set

Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 Double DVD Set PLUS:

* 3 CD’s containing the live 14 tracks featured in the DVD set

Indeed, Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 is a completist piece that will keep Dream Theater diehards satisfied until the band takes to the road again.