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Apparently, Dream Theater is back in the studio in February for a new album due for release in the fall.  http://www.simcoe.com/whatson-story/5246821-dream-theater-s-james-labrie-coming-home/
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 09:10:11 AM »
The recordings of the last two albums started in January and both albums came out in September, so a release date in October may not be too far-fetched.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 09:13:05 AM »
Oh, hell yeah! :metal
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 09:13:18 AM »
Yes Can't Wait :D :D :D

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 09:14:02 AM »
Expected, but i'm hyped any way. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 09:30:41 AM »
Well, if they feel they're ready to go again, I'm all for it. Album cycle number 13, here we come!

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 09:39:37 AM »
Most excellent.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 09:53:40 AM »
cool!  :metal

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 09:57:11 AM »
Just please don't call it 13, XIII or some bullshit like that. :lol
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 10:01:54 AM »
I am kinda partial to th1rt3en myself.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 10:14:56 AM »
I am really not a fan of DT12, so I remain sceptical about a new album. But of course, I am still curius and am hoping for them to make something great, because we all know that they can.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 10:16:53 AM »
Sweet. I hope this one is super heavy. I'm still waiting for Train of Thought pt. 2.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 10:17:04 AM »
That's nice. Hope it's better than DT12.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2015, 10:17:27 AM »
I am really not a fan of DT12, so I remain sceptical about a new album. But of course, I am still curius and am hoping for them to make something great, because we all know that they can.

12 was a grower.  I liked it when it first came out.  I love it now.  So I am skeptical of your skepticism.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 10:23:15 AM »
^ It has done the exact opposite for me. I liked it when it first came out, but for everytime I hear a song from it I like it less and less.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 10:24:55 AM »
DT12 was terrific. Real eager to see where they go with this new one.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 10:34:39 AM »
I really do not know what to expect from DT13. I'm gonna go into it trying to avoid any preconception of what it may or may not be. On a similar note, I want to avoid any and all musical clips that may or may not surface between now, and the release of the first single. Having a blank picture in your mind when that first note hits... It makes for a more complete experience.

It's so damn difficult for me to be patient though. This is my favorite band. Over the last few album cycles I overlistened everything the moment it arrived. That's not gonna happen this time. :biggrin:

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2015, 10:39:14 AM »
Illumination Theory and The Bigger Picture are still great, and I enjoy all of them when I listen to them, but I seem to just never find myself seeking them out. I hope the same does not apply to DT13. I want to love these songs. My expectations remain low.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2015, 10:59:10 AM »
DT12 was okay, but I hope they think outside the box with this one. If they stick with shorter songs, they need to be catchier, dammit.  ;D

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2015, 11:10:03 AM »
DT12 was okay, but I hope they think outside the box with this one.

The problem is that they have their "signature sound" box that they can't leave without "alienating their fans". I wouldn't put too much hope into it.

I still think it's pretty bullshit, no offense
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
^ It has done the exact opposite for me. I liked it when it first came out, but for everytime I hear a song from it I like it less and less.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2015, 11:29:02 AM »
^ It has done the exact opposite for me. I liked it when it first came out, but for everytime I hear a song from it I like it less and less.
That's how BC&SL hit me.  I liked it at first, but now, I like Wither and TSF, and the rest can go hang.

I don't think I ever liked BC&SL. Sure, Wither is nice, but that's about it.

ADToE however, that's still an album I really like. So if DT13 gets as good as that one, I'll be happy.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2015, 11:53:52 AM »
Making the drive to Midland to see James & hopefully we'll get some nuggets about the new album.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2015, 12:16:53 PM »
I would like to see a more of a jazz prog  Liquid Tension type of an album rather than a song oriented album. For me, it is the musicianship and instrumentals that I enjoy.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2015, 12:28:06 PM »
I just want to see something other than the really boring intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-outro formula. It's a rather out-dated thing in prog, now more than ever.

I'm also hoping JP puts a bit more thought into his lyrics. Having the title of the song be the emphesis in every chorus is also a really un-modern thing to do prog-wise and just gives me the feeling like he's not even trying to be creative.

The song-formula thing can change, there is a possibility. But unfortunately I don't see the JP lyrics thing change at all. But one can always hope.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2015, 12:30:57 PM »
And so, It Begins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JUCfX1P1ik

Obviously, I'm excited.  Liked DT12 .  I don't know how they approach this new album.  I just hope they just make some good enjoyable songs that I can relate to and be immersed in and that would be very dandy.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 12:33:14 PM »
Nice! It will be interesting to see what they will come up with this time! What their aim is with DT13 and so on.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2015, 12:49:47 PM »
Fantastic news! I'm hoping for an October release, but if they get it out in September, I'll be even happier! Looking forward to this! Lots of great music coming out this year, and nearing the end of 2015 with DT13 will be amazing!

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2015, 01:11:17 PM »
Not really directly album-related, but I hope they do a bit more footage of the in-studio time. While I realize that that was always spearhead by MP, it really bridged over the time to the actual release.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2015, 01:23:51 PM »
Yeah, the studio videos from DT12 were pretty generic and gave us really nothing, except a chocolate cake joke. And then there are bands like Periphery, who's studio updates are really hilarious and informative at the same time, with some teasers of new stuff. I hope they do something more in that vein.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2015, 02:24:59 PM »
good news!!

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2015, 02:32:38 PM »
Good god, it's that time again?? Where the fuck did time go?! Seems like yesterday we were speculating about DT12 and now.. wow. Sorry about that, things just hit me.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2015, 03:32:00 PM »
Sweet. I hope this one is super heavy. I'm still waiting for Train of Thought pt. 2.
I would like that.  I think it's time for this type of album.

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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2015, 03:32:47 PM »
Great news! What I'm hoping for most with the new album is more complex songwriting. DT12 felt a little stripped down, which is fine for one album, but I hope the next album is more complex.
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Re: Dream Theater in the Studio February
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2015, 03:34:39 PM »
Sweet. I hope this one is super heavy. I'm still waiting for Train of Thought pt. 2.
I would like that.  I think it's time for this type of album.
As in DT12 wasn't heavy enough? We had so much heavy since Systematic Chaos, I'd much rather have a FII type of album.
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