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Forsaken Digital EP

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March 31 will see the release of DREAM THEATER's "Forsaken" digital EP. The title track, "Forsaken", which is taken from 2007's critically acclaimed "Systematic Chaos" CD, will be joined on the EP by two live tracks recorded last year in Spain. The full track listing is as follows:

01. Forsaken (edit)
02. Forsaken (live)
03. Constant Motion (live)

Cover Art for Greatest Hit(s) album!


Disc 1 (The Dark Side):

01. Pull Me Under (2007 Remix)
02. Take The Time (2007 Remix)
03. Lie (Single Edit)
04. Peruvian Skies
05. Home (Single Edit)
06. Misunderstood (Single Edit)
07. The Test That Stumped Them All
08. As I Am
09. Endless Sacrifice
10. The Root Of All Evil
11. Sacrificed Sons

Disc 2 (The Light Side):

01. Another Day (2007 Remix)
02. To Live Forever
03. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
04. The Silent Man
05. Hollow Years
06. Through Her Eyes (Alternate Album Mix)
07. The Spirit Carries On
08. Solitary Shell (Single Edit)
09. I Walk Beside You
10. The Answer Lies Within
11. Disappear

Greatest Hits Album?

I was a little confused when I saw that DT was coming out with a greatest hits disc. Especially since they only had one hit. I was feeling much better when I heard the title, "Greatest Hit & 19 Other Pretty Cool Songs" :)

It will be released on March 18, 2008. More details as soon as we get them!

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Systematic Chaos Information

Track Listing (now with times!):

1. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1 (9:00)
2. Forsaken (5:36)
3. Constant Motion (6:55)
4. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
5. Repentance (10:43)
6. Prophets Of War (6:01)
7. The Ministry of Lost Souls (14:57)
8. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2 (16:38)

The Special Edition DVD will include:

  • the entire album mixed in 5.1 surround sound
  • "Chaos in Progress - The Making of Systematic Chaos" (a 90-minute documentary directed by Mike Portnoy)

The band will shoot a video next week for the first single off the album, "Constant Motion".

Systematic Chaos Special Edition Cover!


Systematic Chaos Cover!

Systematic Chaos Cover

Systematic Chaos Track Listing!

Dream Theater's new album, Systematic Chaos, will be released in June. One song will be an epic 25 minutes (which seems to be becoming a tradition with the last few DT albums :). The track listing is:

01. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1
02. Forsaken
03. Constant Motion
04. The Dark Eternal Night
05. Repentance
06. Prophets of War
07. The Ministry of Lost Souls
08. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2


From Roadrunner Records:

Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater. A new studio album, Systematic Chaos is due in June. Dream Theater will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe.

Since their first studio release in 1989, this U.S. based five-piece has notched up record and DVD sales in excess of six million and headlined to audiences of 20,000. Having undertaken seven world tours across 42 different countries, Dream Theater has established a live reputation that has swept them to arena-status around the globe. They have appeared alongside acts such as Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Yes.

Recognized by peers and public alike for their advanced musical expertise, the band (Mike Portnoy, drums; John Petrucci, guitar; John Myung, bass; James LaBrie, vocals; Jordan Rudess, keyboards) has long held the ability to combine complex arrangements with unadulterated songwriting skills, the material often underpinned by riffs as heavy as anything in the Metallica repertoire.

"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals Portnoy. "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material. By working closely with the label we hope to turn a great many new heads, too."

"Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have led parallel careers on the cutting edge of metal for many years," say A&R men, Derek Oliver & Dante Bonutto, "We're thrilled to be working with a genuine market-leader, and when you add everything the guys bring to the table to the independent spirit and work ethic of the label, the results can only be exciting in the extreme!"

Prior to teaming up with Roadrunner, Dream Theater was signed to a seven-album deal with Warner Music Group worldwide. The deal commenced with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Images And Words (1992), a Gold-certified US release, and concluded, in equal style, with Octavarium (2005), a Top 40 Billboard outing. In August of last year the band issued Score, a live album/DVD (recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York), which went straight to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard DVD charts, knocking Pink Floyd from the top!

By the following month, the five were holed up at Avatar Studios in New York, working on the new album with veteran engineer/ mixer Paul Northfield (Rush, Queensrÿche, Porcupine Tree). As usual, Portnoy and Petrucci chose to co-produce the project, which features seven compositions (one a 25-minute epic), and word on the grapevine is that the Dream Theater/Roadrunner alliance looks all set to kick off with a classic.

Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth studio release, arrives at a time when the band is casting a longer-than-ever shadow across the rock and metal landscape. Their influence is being acknowledged by an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as Stone Sour, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Opeth as their fan base continues to grow.

Touring plans will be announced shortly. Please visit or for up to the minute information.

New DT CD Available for Streaming

Check it out here

"Score" CD/DVD to be released in August

Dream Theater's new live CD/DVD set is set to be released on August 29th. A 3 CD and a 2 DVD set will be released. Both will contain the entire 20th Anniversary Grand Finale from Radio City Music Hall. The DVD will also contain a one-hour documentary tracking the entire career of the band from the very beginnings at the Berklee College Of Music in 1985 all the way to the Radio City Music Hall grand finale. It will also feature rare, never-before-seen footage and interviews with current and previous members of the band, plus several live bonus tracks from through the years taken from the archives of drummer Mike Portnoy.

The track listing is as follows:

01. The Root of All Evil
02. I Walk Beside You
03. Another Won
04. Afterlife
05. Under a Glass Moon
06. Innocence Faded
07. Raise the Knife
08. The Spirit Carries On
09. Overture
10. About to Crash
11. War inside My Head
12. The Test That Stumped Them All
13. Goodnight Kiss
14. Solitary Shell
15. About to Crash (reprise)
16. Losing Time / Grand Finale
17. Vacant
18. The Answer Lies Within
19. Sacrificed Sons
20. Octavarium
21. Metropolis Pt. I

Grab an MP3 teaser here.

Chart Positions

A little late, but Octavarium entered the charts at the following positions:

#2: Finland
#4: Sweden
#18: France
#15: Canada
#31: Spain
#33: Czech Republic
#35: Austria
#36: USA
#38: Denmark
#43: Switzerland
#72: U.K.

If you haven't picked up a copy yet, pick it up today!

Happy Octavarium Day!

It's out, hit the stores and go get it (or you can always pick it up at Amazon).

I've fallen a bit behind on some information over the last few days. Will catch up RSN.

Octavarium Album Information Added

I've added the track listing and times for Octavarium in the Discography.

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Octavarium Artwork!

The front cover of Octavarium:

Octavarium Cover

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Pre-Order Octavarium Today!

OCTAVARIUM to be released June 7, 2005


Dream Theater have completed work on their 8th full length studio album entitled "OCTAVARIUM" which is tentatively set for release through Atlantic Records on June 7th, 2005.

The track listing is as follows:

  1. The Root Of All Evil
  2. The Answer Lies Within
  3. These Walls
  4. I Walk Beside You
  5. Panic Attack
  6. Never Enough
  7. Sacrificed Sons
  8. Octavarium

Dream Theater's 2005/2006 World Tour will kick off on June 10th in Sweden with a leg of European Festivals and select headlining shows which will then be followed by a North American leg throughout July/August as part of a "package" tour with several other bands TBA very soon.....

New Releases @ Ytsejam Records

Ytsejam Records has recently released 3 new albums:

  • When Dream and Day Reunite
  • The Number of the Beast
  • Images and Words 1989-1991 Demos

When Dream and Day Reunite is available on both CD and DVD. Images and Words Demos is a 2 CD set.

Happy Release Day

Today is the release date for Train of Thought. If you haven't already pre-ordered it, you should go out and pick up a copy today!

Artwork Information

The artwork for the new Dream Theater album, Train of Thought, is a copy of part of one of Jerry Uelsmann's photography projects.

The original artwork on which the cover is based can be found here.

Thanks to Andrew Coutermarsh for posting this information to the Ytsejam Mailing List.

New DT album information

Train of Thought

The new Dream Theater album, Train of Thought, will be released November 11, 2003. The track listing is:

  1. As I Am
  2. This Dying Soul
  3. Endless Sacrifice
  4. Honor Thy Father
  5. Vacant
  6. Stream Of Consciousness
  7. In The Name Of God

The album was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy, engineered by Doug Oberkircher, and mixed by Kevin Shirley.

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Ytsejam Records Announced

Mike has announced a new venture, Ytsejam Records which has been set up to provide DT collectors with high quality bootlegs from Mike's own collection.

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