Another new Dream Theater clip surfaces!

Dream Theater’s new album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, is due out on September 13 via Roadrunner. I’ve been lucky enough to have access to it via secure encrypted don’t-even-think-about-sharing-it-or-you’ll-get-your-ass-kicked-by-hired-goons stream, and it’s incredible. Everything you ever loved about Dream Theater is here. Everything you didn’t (Mike Portnoy’s barked vocals) is gone. Dream Theater haven’t been this diverse since Images And Words, and new drummer Mike Mangini does an incredible job.

A 90 second clip of “Beneath The Surface” has just been released – check it out below – and when you’re done, why not head over to MusicRadar for a cool track-by-track examination of the album by John Petrucci himself?

REVIEW: LickLibrary – Jam With Dream Theater

As those who have sweated it out over Dream Theater tab books know, there’s much to be learned from John Petrucci and co that you can apply to your own music. Phrasing techniques, interesting chords, odd time signatures, intricate multi-octave riffs – there’s plenty in there to help you find your way.

LickLibrary takes this approach and presents in an easy-to-digest way that puts the focus on playing rather than reading.In Jam With Dream Theater, Andy James takes us through many classic Dream Theater songs – “Pull Me Under,” “Under A Glass Moon,” “Fatal Tragedy,” “Erotomania,” “As I Am,” “Constant Motion” and “Wither” – in a way that’s very much reminiscent of sitting across from a guitar teacher. James breaks each riff and lick down into snack-size pieces and repeats them several times in several tempos, which really lets you get into John Petrucci’s head. Stripped of the do-it-yourself nature of tab books, this method gets you playing sooner, and allows you to instantly see finger patterns and fretboard positions.

CLICK HERE to buy LickLibrary – Jam With Dream Theater

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