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PostSubject: Dream Theater   Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:10 pm


Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci (a world renowned Pirate), and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess.
Dream Theater has become a successful progressive metal band. Although the band has had one successful hit ("Pull Me Under" in 1992, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have remained relatively out of the mainstream.
The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Dream Theater's members have collaborated with many other notable musicians. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the tour six times, more than any other invited guitarist, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson and Robert Fripp. Drummer Mike Portnoy has won 23 awards from Modern Drummer Magazine and is also the second youngest person (at the age of 37) to be inducted into the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame.
The band's highest selling album is the gold selling Images and Words (1992), which reached #61 on the Billboard 200 charts.[1] Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also entered the charts at #32 and #46 respectively and received mostly positive reviews. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the Music Section of Entertainment Weekly during its opening week of release, despite the magazine generally preferring more mainstream music. In 2007, Systematic Chaos entered US Billboard 200 at #19.[1] Dream Theater has sold over two million albums in the U.S.,[2] and over 8 million records worldwide.[3] The band's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, was released on June 23, 2009. It entered the US Billboard 200 at #6 and Eurochart Hot 100 at #1, marking their highest entry on either chart.



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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:30 pm

I like 'em Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:53 am

And I know who introduced you topo them Wink

I have no words to describe how much I love this band.I reall dont. Their music is so diverse,filled with emotion,ewith epic songs,most of them over 10 minutes.Their whole discography is just an epic journey.And every musician stands out in its own way.And they are very dedicated to their fans,I mean they are selling official bootlegs!I havet seen a band before that sells bootlegs!(And I dont mean official DVDs,but bootlegs!).They started off as a prog rock band and nowaydays they do prog metal.And I am quite weird now,as I preffer their old stuff more,but I also love their newer stuff as well Smile.My favorite album is probably 'Images and Words' because it's so emotional and the lyrics describe me a LOT.And James's vocals on that album are so damn high.He is the only tenor I heared that can reach hthat high chest notes,without classical vocal;ls.It is so amazing.Too bad he raptures his vocals in '94 and his voice wasnt the same anymore,but still good.And woah,John Petrucci<3 I have to admit he is my favorite guitarist of all the time.His solos blow me away.And he is also the main composer Very Happy
And I'm not going to contoiinue now because I might write a book of how much i love DT.But I hope my words are still enough for one post Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:00 am

MIRROR MIRROR'S MY FAVE!!!1
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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:49 pm

Have you listened to them Fani?Yiipee! TheMirror was the first song by DT I've vee listened to,because I read somewhere that Epica's Semblance of Liberty was a ripp-off DT's 'The Mirror'.And they sound nothing alike Razz But curiosity made me love this band to death<3

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:16 am

I had that album on my iPod last year but I had delete it for other music Razz I didn't really to the whole album though, just that song over and over again Razz I had a mad obssesion with it though.
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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:40 am

It's okay Razz.You mean 'Awake',right?It's an epic album,my 2nd favorite Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:47 pm

I heard a few songs on Scuzz and i'm in love!! <3

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:18 am

Really?Which songs? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:59 am

I actually can't remember but the video had live clips and them running around a city and backstage. The singer's voice is like earsilk though <3

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:18 am

It's 'Wither' me thinks.The one in my first post Smile
And yes James's voice is fantastic.Very Happy I can listen to him for hours <3

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:19 am

Most probably Razz I didn't think I'd like them due to Prog metal not being in my highly rated catergory but Dream Theater are just amazing! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:33 am

Well it's hard to judge DT just by one song but it's good you like it.If you want I can make a list of the less proggy DT songs if you want to(most of them are ballads,they heavy songs are very progressive Razz ) Smile

Now I feel a bit guilty that prog is my fave metal genre Laughing .And if Epica didn't existed I could never discover this genre and awesome prog bands like DT Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:39 am

I said a few posts ago about the songs on Scuzz. They had a special last week and I caught 3 or 4 songs I liked but Wither as you said - I think that's the one that captivated me most Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:43 pm

Yeah I understand.But would you still like to make you a list? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Yes, yes, yes, yes please!!!! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:25 pm

Mike writes:

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I am about to write something I never imagined I'd ever write:

After 25 years, I have decided to leave Dream Theater....the band I founded, led and truly loved for a quarter of a century.

To many people this will come as a complete shock, and will also likely be misunderstood by some, but please believe me that it is not a hasty decision...it is something I have struggled with for the last year or so....

After having had such amazing experiences playing with Hail, Transatlantic and Avenged Sevenfold this past year, I have sadly come to the conclusion that I have recently had more fun and better personal relations with these other projects than I have for a while now in Dream Theater...

Please don't misinterpret me, I love the DT guys dearly and have a long history, friendship and bond that runs incredibly deep with them...it's just that I think we are in serious need of a little break...

Dream Theater was always my baby...and I nurtured that baby every single day and waking moment of my life since 1985...24/7, 365...never taking time off from DT's never-ending responsibilites (even when the band was "off" between cycles)...working overtime and way beyond the call of duty that most sane people ever would do for a band...

But I've come to the conclusion that the DT machine was starting to burn me out...and I really needed a break from the band in order to save my relationship with the other members and keep my DT spirit hungry and inspired.

We have been on an endless write/record/tour cycle for almost 20 years now (of which I have overseen EVERY aspect without a break) and while a few months apart from each other here & there over the years has been much needed and helpful, I honestly hoped the band could simply agree with me to taking a bit of a "hiatus" to recharge our batteries and "save me from ourselves"...

Sadly, in discussing this with the guys, they determined they do not share my feelings and have decided to continue without me rather than take a breather...I even offered to do some occasional work throughout 2011 against my initial wishes, but it was not to be...

While it truly hurts for me to even think of a Dream Theater without Mike Portnoy (hell, my father named the band!!), I do not want to stand in their way...so I have decided to sacrifice myself and simply leave the band so as to not hold them back against their wishes....

Strangely enough, I just read an interview that I recently did that asked me about the future of DT and I talked about "always following your heart and being true to yourself"...sadly I must say that at this particular moment, my heart is not with Dream Theater...and I would simply be "going through the motions", and would honestly NOT be true to myself if I stayed for the sake of obligation without taking the break I felt I needed.

I wish the guys the best and hope the music and legacy we created together is enjoyed by fans for decades to come...I am proud of every album we made, every song we wrote and every show we played....

I'm sorry to all the disappointed DT fans around the world...I really tried to salvage the situation and make it work...I honestly just wanted a break (not a split)...but happiness cannot be forced, it needs to come from within....

You DT fans are the greatest fans in the world and as you all know, I have always busted my ass for you guys and I hope that you will stay with me on my future musical journey, wherever it may lead me....(and as you all know my work ethic, there will surely be no shortage of future MP projects!)

Sadly...
Your fearless ex-leader and drummer,
MP



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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:05 pm

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This actually amde me cry so hard Sad Sad Sad I mean Mike was my favorite drummer of all the time and now he leaves DT.This is actually so though for me because I just cannot imagine DT without him Sad I never expected him to leave.I mean heck he was one of the founders of the band and one of the creative forces.WE will miss you,Mike Sad

Now,I'm not sure if DT can hold on without Mike...

I mean he was the leader of the band Sad How could he do that to us? Sad

Someone give me a hug,now!

EDIT:The band's response to Mike's departure:

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DREAM THEATER
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To all of our loyal fans and friends: It is with
profound sadness — regret — we announce that Mike
Portnoy, our lifelong drummer and friend, has
decided to leave Dream Theater. Mike’s stature in
the band has meant the world to all of us
professionally, musically, and personally over the
years. There is no dispute: Mike has been a major
force within this band.

While it is true that Mike is choosing to pursue other
ventures and challenges, we can assure you
that Dream Theater will continue to move forward
with the same intensity — and in the same musical
tradition — that you have all helped make so
successful, and which is truly gratifying to us.

Fans and friends: File this episode under “Black
Clouds and Silver Linings.”As planned, we begin
recording our newest album in January 2011, and
we’ll follow that with a full-on world tour. “The Spirit
Carries On.”

All of us in Dream Theater wholeheartedly wish Mike
the best on his musical journey. We have had a long
and meaningful career together. It is our true hope
that he finds all he is looking for, and that he
achieves the happiness he deserves. He will be
missed.

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:29 am

Man, it sounds and feels like a funeral. but if something like that doesn't happen with Epica I'm happy =]
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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:17 am

To be honest now I'm not sad anymore at all.Mike wanted a break the rest of the DT mebers not.It is clever enough this was the only option.Though it will be hard for someone to fill Mike's shoes.Not drumming-wise,but personality wise.

Plus he stated in his most recent interview that he might want to be with DT again after a while.Though I'm not sure if that's going to happen.

PLus the bright side of the story is that DT will get a new,fresh sound.Although Mike decided how the things go in the studio,he wasn't much the great composer of DT.Petrucci and Rudess are by far the most important songwriters in the band.

And Epica had been thorough this,but luckily enough they've got a better drummer,with a better personality Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:11 am

It's really sad to hear that MIke's leaving DT. Sad
I can't believe it... I have to force his name out of the Dream Theater box inside my head and into the "Left this band for something else" box. It's hard. >__>

But who will be their drummer now? When they're recording a new album, and going on a world-wide tour... they can't be without a drummer.
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PostSubject: Re: Dream Theater   Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:41 pm

They are going to to auditions for drummers soon,but Jordan stated that online auditions are not allowed.

I'm sure they will get a very talented drummer,but the relationship that Mike had with the fans will not be the same anymore ;( But I hope that the new drummer will be however friewndly and dedicated Smile

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