Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Band
Dream Theater is one of the most prominent progressive metal group in the world today. Founded by Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and John Myung, they have released eight studio albums, four live recordings and a short album (EP). Dream Theater was formed in September 1985 when guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung decided to form a band to fill their spare time while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. They then found a drummer, Mike Portnoy, in one of the rehearsal rooms at Berklee, and after two days of negotiations, they were able to persuade Mike Portnoy to join. After that, the three of them to fill the two vacant places in the band, and Petrucci asked his band mates, Kevin Moore, to be a keyboard player. They agreed, and when Chris Collins invited to be a vocalist, the band was complete.
Their first album, When Dream And Day Unite recorded with Charlie Dominici as Kevin Moore as the lead singer and keyboards player. Dominici was much older than the other members and want to play other music, so he then came out of the group. They then look for an ideal replacement for 2 years to finally meet with James LaBrie, lead singer of Canada through the auditions.
Together they recorded LaBrie Images And Words that catapulted their name into the ranks of the international hit, "Pull Me Under" and "Another Day". Awake is their last album with Moore who was later replaced by Derek Sherinian for the album Falling Into Infinity. Sherinian also eventually replaced by Jordan Rudess and this formation still persist to this day.
They have launched a concept album Metropolis 2: Scenes From A Memory and a double album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. In 2003 they decided to record a non-concept album Train Of Thought, which is heavily influenced by thrash metal groups like Metallica. Their latest album, entitled Octavarium issued on June 7, 2005 and in addition is the eighth studio album also contains eight songs.
After Dream Theater Live album launch their 20th anniversary, entitled Dream Theater formed Score recorded on April 1, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall, U.S.. They again preparing to launch their ninth album with a new record label flag is RoadRunner Records, they had completed the album Systematic Chaos contains eight tracks and will be released on June 5, 2007 in the U.S.. Some unique songwriting techniques have been conducted by Dream Theater, which mostly occur in the future - the present, when they can experiment with their own record label.