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?