James LaBrie releases ‘Am I Right’ from upcoming new solo album

James LaBrie, known internationally as the vocalist of Grammy-winning progressive metal band Dream Theater, has released "Am I Right," the third single from his upcoming fourth solo album, "Beautiful Shade of Grey." Watch the Wayne Joyner-directed video below. “The anthemic song of the album with gorgeous chordal picking and progressions," LaBrie said. "A perfect marriage... Continue Reading →

James LaBrie launches new single ‘Give & Take’

James LaBrie, known internationally as the vocalist for progressive metal icons and Grammy-winners Dream Theater, has released "Give & Take," the second single from his upcoming fourth solo album, "Beautiful Shade of Grey." Watch the Wayne Joyner-produced video below. “This track is a take on the coercive manipulation between the corporate elite and the proletariat... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater’s James LaBrie to release fourth solo album, ‘Beautiful Shade of Grey,’ on May 20

James LaBrie, known internationally as the vocalist for progressive metal band Dream Theater, will release his fourth solo album, "Beautiful Shade of Grey," on May 20th, 2022. A video for "Devil in Drag," the album's first single and opening track, can be seen below. The new endeavor sees LaBrie traverse personal maturation, loss, a myriad... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater releases ‘Invisible Monster’ video

Progressive metal band Dream Theater has released a music video for "Invisible Monster," the first official single from its upcoming 15th studio album, "A View from the Top of the World" (Oct. 22, 2021, InsideOutMusic/Sony Music; pre-order here). The video was directed by William “Wombat” Felch (Mudvayne, HellYeah, Crobot, Static-X, Nefariant) and follows the story... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater releases animated music video for ‘The Alien’

Dream Theater has released an animated music video for "The Alien," the opener of its upcoming 15th studio album, "A View from the Top of the World." The record is set for an Oct. 22, 2021, release via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. It is available for pre-order in various configurations at https://dream-theater.lnk.to/AViewFromTheTopOfTheWorld. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V462IsOV3js “It’s the first one... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater to release ‘A View from the Top of the World’ on Oct. 22

Progressive metal titans Dream Theater will release their 15th studio album, "A View from the Top of the World," on Oct. 22, 2021. The seven-song album marks the band's second studio record with InsideOutMusic/Sony Music, and it was produced by John Petrucci, engineered and additional production by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap. The artwork was created... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater keyboardist to release new solo album on April 29

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess will release his new solo album, "Wired for Madness," on April 19 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. "Wired for Madness" bursts and flows forth with all of the drama, technique and melodicism that have become Rudess' musical hallmarks. The album also features the keyboard wizard handling many of... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dream Theater – ‘Distance over Time’

Review by Greg Maki-----This is the Dream Theater I know and love. Well, sort of. Following the divisive concept album “The Astonishing” (2016), the progressive metal titans’ 14th studio album brings back the heavy in a big way, but—perhaps as a counterpoint to the sprawling, two-hour-plus “Astonishing”—it’s the most concise, song-based record of the band’s... Continue Reading →

REVISITED: Dream Theater’s ‘Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory’ (1999)

By Greg Maki — Released Oct. 26, 1999 (Elektra) — A ticking metronome. A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control. “Close your eyes and begin to relax.” A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him. And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, “Metropolis... Continue Reading →

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