Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. Roadrunner first issued DREAM THEATER‘s ninth studio album, “Systematic Chaos”, in 2007 and went on to release “Black Clouds Silver Linings” in 2009 as well as their most recent album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner.
Commented the band : “We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past five years from the release of ‘Systematic Chaos’ to our latest, ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’, we’ve developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way.”
The group added: “Roadrunner‘s dedication and commitment to DREAM THEATER has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what DREAM THEATER is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We’ve reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”
DREAM THEATER‘s August 19 and August 20 concerts at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina were professionally filmed and recorded for the band’s next live DVD, to be released sometime next year.
DREAM THEATER‘s 11th studio album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world. It also produced the band’s first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category.
“A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, sold 36,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. The band’s previous CD, 2009’s “Black Clouds Silver Linings”, opened with 40,000 units to land at No. 6. This was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by its predecessor, “Systematic Chaos”, which shifted 36,000 copies in 2007 to enter the chart at No. 19. 2005’s “Octavarium” premiered with 27,000 copies to debut at No. 36.