Progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have announced "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" as the title of their tenth studio album. The band commenced work on the album - their second for Roadrunner Records, following up 2007's "Systematic Chaos" - in October of last year.

Roadrunner will release the record on June 23. In addition to the standard version CD, the album will also be available on vinyl LP, as well as a 3-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.

Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.

The band will embark on a world tour in support of the album beginning in Europe throughout June which will be followed by the second edition of the band's Progressive Nation tour featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish throughout North America in July/August.

A video for the first single, "A Rite of Passage" will be shot in late March.

The track listing for "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" [cover artwork] is as follows:

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


Source: dreamtheater.net
Band profile: Dream Theater
 
Posted: 13.03.2009 by Dane Train



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MeloDeathViking - 13.03.2009 at 17:34  
Love the cover art, really looking forward to this album, hope I can see them if they come near Philly.
Elio - 13.03.2009 at 17:36  
It will be good, I'm curious to know HOW MUCH.
Hex_Omega - 13.03.2009 at 17:50  
Nice cover art. Album title reminds me of "Dark Thrones And Black Flags"
Sanzo - 13.03.2009 at 18:16  
6 tracks? If Mike Portnoy was accurate in his previous statements, this album will be huge!
Saviour73 - 13.03.2009 at 18:21  
Awesome cover art! Reminds me of Awake album cover... How this album is awesome
juanopereira - 13.03.2009 at 18:40  
The cover is really good!! 6 tracks? it seems we have long songs here. Interesting I hope this abum be better than their last one.
Fat & Sassy! - 13.03.2009 at 19:10  
"... which will be followed by the second edition of the band's Progressive Nation tour featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish throughout North America in July/August. "

Zappa Plays Zappa and Pain of Salvation WITH Dream Theater?!

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
Kap'N Korrupt - 13.03.2009 at 19:20  
Finally, some really great long and epic work from Dream Theater as a whole in an album again...should be fantastic...I can't wait for this...
João Pirucas - 13.03.2009 at 20:15  
LOVE THE COVER!
Taktsekte - 13.03.2009 at 20:22  
Doesn't that cover look... well... Opethian?

A new album with 6 tracks? Hm. I'm not too fond of A Change of Seasons, while I do like their recent albums -Octavarium more than Systematic Chaos to be honest-, especially as far as Jordan's work is concerned. Heh, let's give a chance to this new release.
{aud}devil - 13.03.2009 at 20:28  
I think i just came all over my keyboard muwhahahahaha j/k
{aud}devil - 13.03.2009 at 20:30  
Written by Taktsekte on 13.03.2009 at 20:22

Doesn't that cover look... well... Opethian?

A new album with 6 tracks? Hm. I'm not too fond of A Change of Seasons, while I do like their recent albums -Octavarium more than Systematic Chaos to be honest-, especially as far as Jordan's work is concerned. Heh, let's give a chance to this new release.

Well, they did tour with opeth and between the buried and me, and yea, those 6 tracks could be up to 15 mins long. I mean, it is dream theater.
Dane Train - 13.03.2009 at 20:39  
Written by {aud}devil on 13.03.2009 at 20:30

Written by Taktsekte on 13.03.2009 at 20:22

Doesn't that cover look... well... Opethian?

A new album with 6 tracks? Hm. I'm not too fond of A Change of Seasons, while I do like their recent albums -Octavarium more than Systematic Chaos to be honest-, especially as far as Jordan's work is concerned. Heh, let's give a chance to this new release.

Well, they did tour with opeth and between the buried and me, and yea, those 6 tracks could be up to 15 mins long. I mean, it is dream theater.


Since when has Dream Theater written long songs?
nb - 13.03.2009 at 20:52  
Written by Dane Train on 13.03.2009 at 20:39

Written by {aud}devil on 13.03.2009 at 20:30

Written by Taktsekte on 13.03.2009 at 20:22

Doesn't that cover look... well... Opethian?

A new album with 6 tracks? Hm. I'm not too fond of A Change of Seasons, while I do like their recent albums -Octavarium more than Systematic Chaos to be honest-, especially as far as Jordan's work is concerned. Heh, let's give a chance to this new release.

Well, they did tour with opeth and between the buried and me, and yea, those 6 tracks could be up to 15 mins long. I mean, it is dream theater.


Since when has Dream Theater written long songs?


Since always I guess.
nb - 13.03.2009 at 20:53  
The cover art is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, can't wait for this album. I will preorder it now..............yeah!!!
Abattoir - 13.03.2009 at 21:00  
Classical Dream Theate album cover ...it looks nice of course. Looking forward to hear some great staff from this album.
Black Conundrum - 13.03.2009 at 22:28  
Another great album cover from the Dream Theater camp. Six tracks makes me think that the average song length will be quite a large amount. I plan on buying this the day it releases, just like I did with Systematic Chaos.
Nicko's Nose - 13.03.2009 at 23:23  
It WILL be awesome.

Anyone who thought Systematic Chaos sucked is insane.
BloodTears - 13.03.2009 at 23:39  
I can only say all I've seen from this album reminds me of Awake.

Like I heard someplace else "can we fastforward" the time? aha

I wish.
BloodTears - 13.03.2009 at 23:41  
And can you actually already pre-order this album?

Where? Could someone tell me that
JustGrimace - 13.03.2009 at 23:59  
So, which song is going to be part of the "AA Suite"? It seems odd to have it be the open track, but my best guess would be "Nightmare to Remember", with that song finishing the suite.
tulkas - 14.03.2009 at 04:03  
Nice cover artwork! like it very much. and the fact that there's only 6 songs would tell me that this should be one hell of and album! it better be, and i hope they can get back some of the old DT
Daggon - 14.03.2009 at 07:46  
I like the new cover, seems great, better than the one of "Systematic Chaos". Few songs uh? Sounds like we are going to have some epic long tracks, mmm and the titles are promising IMO, just let's hope they don't spoil the entire thing, if they hype too much the expectations for this album, well, you know, this can be a disaster...
Arian Totalis - 14.03.2009 at 10:07  
Hmm....only six songs....an album cover reminiscent of their older work....I hope they go back to their roots with this one. looks like that's the direction that they're going with this one. I look forward to hearing the single.
JackSyn - 14.03.2009 at 10:51  
A great damn cover indeed looking forward to this
Spyroid - 14.03.2009 at 13:50  
Written by Dane Train on 13.03.2009 at 20:39

Written by {aud}devil on 13.03.2009 at 20:30

Written by Taktsekte on 13.03.2009 at 20:22

Doesn't that cover look... well... Opethian?

A new album with 6 tracks? Hm. I'm not too fond of A Change of Seasons, while I do like their recent albums -Octavarium more than Systematic Chaos to be honest-, especially as far as Jordan's work is concerned. Heh, let's give a chance to this new release.

Well, they did tour with opeth and between the buried and me, and yea, those 6 tracks could be up to 15 mins long. I mean, it is dream theater.


Since when has Dream Theater written long songs?


Ehm... which albums have you listened to?

Awesome cover, Octavarium is so much better but this one is really oldschool, reminds me of Awake, I&W and ToT. It seems interesting overall
Powerslavex - 14.03.2009 at 14:00  
Great cover, good title seems like a promising album
In Bone Factory - 14.03.2009 at 15:03  
Everything seems to be great.lets wait and see, although its hard to.
DreamNightmare - 14.03.2009 at 17:31  
I'm super excited about this as i'm going to see them in June!!
The cover art is awesome! it's like a melding of Train of Thought & Awake (The eye from Train of Thought is on the sketchboard in case you hadn't seen it ) which leads me to believe this album will be just as heavy as the last one - which is fine but i hope they put some mellower stuff in there to build up the songs a bit more. Can't Wait
Warman - 14.03.2009 at 17:48  
I was like shitting my pants when I read this on Facebook at first. I probably haven't looked forward to an album this much!
Dane Train - 14.03.2009 at 18:47  
Written by Spyroid on 14.03.2009 at 13:50

Ehm... which albums have you listened to?


You do realize I am being ironic.
RockFire309 - 14.03.2009 at 23:04  
I am curious as to which of these tracks contains what is to be the last part of the "acoholics anonymous" suite. My guess is the Shattered Fortress as it would coincide with the first part: The Glass Prison.
Glass shatters....two and two!
Angel_Lament - 15.03.2009 at 13:46  
I like the cover but didnt understand anything about the release date!
Spyroid - 15.03.2009 at 15:27  
Written by Dane Train on 14.03.2009 at 18:47

Written by Spyroid on 14.03.2009 at 13:50

Ehm... which albums have you listened to?


You do realize I am being ironic.


No I didn't. Now I understand that it was intended as a joke, and since it was 0 % funny it was pretty hard to realize
Myrt - 18.03.2009 at 15:05  
Written by Guest on 13.03.2009 at 23:59

So, which song is going to be part of the "AA Suite"? It seems odd to have it be the open track, but my best guess would be "Nightmare to Remember", with that song finishing the suite.



From Wikipedia: "The final song in the suite comprising the three remaining steps will be released on Dream Theater's tenth studio album; Black Clouds & Silver Linings. Mike Portnoy confirmed on an interview in the Eddie Trunk show on March 16 that "The Shattered Fortress" would be the final song of the suite. The band also plans to release all of the songs together on a future live album."

Can't wait

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