NEWS: New Dream Theater album title, cover, details

Fellow prog geeks rejoice! The new Dream Theater album is called ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’ and it will be released on June 23 on Roadrunner Records.

In addition to the standard-version CD, there will also be a vinyl LP and a three-disc, special-edition CD that will include the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs, the titles of which will be revealed at a later date.

Six weeks prior to the June 23 street date, Roadrunner will release one cover song per week through digital retailers. A video for the first single, ‘A Rite of Passage,’ will be shot in late March.

‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’ was produced by drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci, and it was mixed by Paul Northfield.

The track listing is:

01. A Nightmare to Remember
02. A Rite of Passage
03. Wither
04. The Shattered Fortress
05. The Best of Times
06. The Count of Tuscany

Here’s a 1-minute teaser from the Eddie Trunk show.

5 Replies to “NEWS: New Dream Theater album title, cover, details”

  1. Ludicrously epic album art… looks like Awake but better. Same with the smaller number of tracks – longer songs will be nice too.

    I’m REALLY going to be blowing money on the three-disc special edition though. Don’t think they’ve ever done covers in studio before.

  2. I so hope it’s better than the last album. If they make another song like “forsaken”, I’m affraid DT will be dead to me.

  3. …and yes, the album cover is great and the shorter track listing hopefully means more concentrated effort in each song.

  4. Glad to hear of the new album. I kind of wish they would get a real producer to help. While I love the epic 20 minute songs, a concise metal/rock song ala “pull me under” every now and then would be nice. And I don’t mean for it to sound like “falling to infinity” either.

    And not to contrary, but my favorite track of the last album was “Forsaken.” :)

  5. That album cover reminds me a lot of Awake! Maybe the music will too, as it’s my favorite Dream Theater album.

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