DREAM THEATER will release the single “The Alien” this Friday; Teaser video
Dream Theater will release “The Alien”, the first single from their upcoming 15th studio album, A View From The Top Of The World, this Friday August 13th. Pre-record / pre-add “The Alien” here, and watch a teaser video below:
Two-time Grammy-nominated, million-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater will be A View From The Top Of The World on October 22.
A View From The Top Of The World is Dream Theater at its finest musical level that expands the sound they helped create while still retaining the elements that have earned them dedicated fans around the world. The 7-song album also marks the second studio album with InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. Artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour).
A View From The Top Of The World was produced by John Petrucci, produced by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and mixed / mastered by Andy Sneap.
Dream Theater – consisting of James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Mangini – was in the middle of a sold-out world tour in support of their latest release Distance Over Time and the 20th anniversary of Scenes From A Memory when a global pandemic brought the world to a halt. The musicians met at home with LaBrie in Canada and the rest of the group in the United States. As fate would have it, they had just finished building the DTHQ (Dream Theater Headquarters) – a combination of live recording studio, rehearsal space, control room, storage equipment and a creative beehive. With LaBrie in Canada, he first wrote with the band via ZOOM on a monitor at DTHQ. In March 2021, he flew to New York, was quarantined, and recorded his voice face to face with Petrucci. The album ultimately donned lean, uncompromising hooks with proven technical skill.
“We love to play our instruments,” observes Petrucci. “It never goes away. I like to be creative, to write and to exercise this part of my mind. We have been able to do this for a long time and we do not take it for granted. Every time we get together we know that we can’t disappoint ourselves or our fans, so we manage to put even more effort into it.
“We approach each album like it’s our first,” adds LaBrie. “It was such a great race, but we’re not going to stop. “
Tracklist of A View From The Top Of The World:
“The Alien” (9:32)
“Answer the call” (7:35)
“Invisible monster” (6:31)
“Sleeping giant” (10:05)
“Transcendent time” (6:25)
“Awaken the master” (9:47)
“A View from the Top of the World” (20:24)
Dream Theater also plans to hit the road in support of the new album. The Top Of The World North American Tour will begin October 28 in Mesa, Arizona, and run through December 14, ending in St. Petersburg, Florida. The tour will make stops in Seattle, WA; Chicago, Illinois; Washington DC; New York, NY and Orlando, FL among others. Ticket information for all upcoming shows as well as VIP package information can be found at dreamtheater.net.
(Photo – Rayonne Richards)