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DREAM THEATER Deploys Chunky, Low-Tuned Riffs On New Song "Untethered Angel"

Seems like Petrucci got himself an 8-string.

Seems like Petrucci got himself an 8-string.

Dream Theater has been talking about how heavy and generally non-conceptual their new album is for quite some time and now we're getting a glimpse of what they mean. The band just dropped their brand new track "Untethered Angel" and it really is heavy as hell, especially with those seemingly 8-string riffs. "Untethered Angel" sounds like it comes from the Train Of Thought / Octavarium-era of the band, and in no way is that a bad thing. This is exactly the heaviness we needed.

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Dream Theater's new album Distance Over Time is out February 22. The band will also embark on a Distance Over Time tour in 2019 which also doubles as a celebration of their 1999 classic Scenes From A Memory. View the tour dates below.

Here are their 2019 tour dates:

03/20 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
03/24 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
03/26 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
03/28 St. Paul, MN – The Ordway
03/29 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Theater
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
04/05 Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts
04/06 Quebec City, QC – Theatre Capitole-Carabet Du
04/08 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/09 Oakdale, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale
04/10 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center For The Arts
04/12 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
04/13 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
04/15 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
04/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
04/29 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
04/30 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/01 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Distance Over Time, out February 22nd, was produced  by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker in a secluded upstate New York location. Petrucci offered this quote:

“When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way.”

James LaBrie commented:

“It was like going back to summer camp. Being around each other the whole time made it that much more of a profound experience. I think the songs reflect the energy. It was a lot of fun to have a situation so powerful at this point in our career.”

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