Dream Theater has entered uncharted territory. Bands don’t get bigger as they approach their 25th anniversary. But in June, Dream Theater’s latest album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, its 10th studio effort, debuted at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. The world’s leading progressive metal band continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing. When the band’s Progressive Nation 2009 tour (also featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Bigelf, Scale the Summit and, for this show only, Queensryche) came to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with drummer Mike Portnoy to discuss the band’s success, the new album, Dream Theater’s classic 1999 release, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scene from a Memory, and more. (more…)
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A voice. Soft, comforting, yet firm, in control.
“Close your eyes and begin to relax.”
A hypnotherapist. He puts his subject under, leads him back through time to find a girl waiting for him.
And so begins Dream Theater’s concept album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, a tragic yet life-affirming tale of love, betrayal, murder and reincarnation. (more…)