It is lastly taking place – Dream Theater is within the studio writing and recording their first new album with founding drummer Mike Portnoy since 2009. It appears to be like like Portnoy has damaged out his Siamese Monster equipment from the Six Levels Of Internal Turbulence and Practice Of Thought days too, which hopefully means we’re getting some critical Dream Theater heaviness?
In a 2023 interview, Portnoy was requested if there’s any likelihood Dream Theater would do a sequel to their 1999 progressive steel masterpiece Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Reminiscence. Portnoy mentioned the band did not have any particular plans for brand spanking new materials on the time, so who is aware of how that is modified.
“We have not talked about it but, however that will be the apparent factor,” mentioned Portnoy. “However possibly as a result of it is the apparent factor, we would not do it. However you by no means know… It positively can be enjoyable to do, however I feel, uh… I do not know. We’re gonna begin from scratch and reconnect and simply go into the studio and dwell collectively. We’re in a unique part of our lives. After I left the band 13 years in the past, we had been all in our 40s; now we’re all in our 50s and 60s. It is gonna be fascinating to see how we type of exist now on this new world. So, yeah, I am simply wanting ahead to being with the blokes and making music collectively once more.”
Until you may have been dwelling below a rock for the final six months, you are conscious of the announcement that shocked the progressive steel world final October – Portnoy and and Dream Theater are again collectively after a 13-year absence. A lot has been mentioned and written about it, from James LaBrie sharing the joy in regards to the reunion, to Portnoy himself explaining a bit about the way it got here to be.
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