Dream Theater isn't just going to sit around and wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to be over to resume band activities. Instead, guitarist John Petrucci told Metal Hammer España the band will begin work on their follow-up to the 2019 album Distance Over Time this fall. Maybe with some eight string guitar this time?
"There's a lot going on musically this year," said Petrucci. "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. The Dream Theater schedule is different now. We would have been touring in the spring, we would have been touring now, and then we probably would have been off for the fall and winter. But now that that's all changed, we'll go back in the studio, because nobody wants to sit around and do nothing.
"We're musicians, we're creative people, so we're gonna make music. So, yeah, our schedule has been sort of shifted, I guess, because of the pandemic… We're gonna do what we do, which is make music. So we're not gonna sit around, and we're gonna move our schedule up and start working on new music in the fall."
Petrucci also just released his first new solo song in 15 years titled "Terminal Velocity", which you can stream here.