Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dream Theater: New song previews continue

The Dream Theater tease continues….

“On The Backs Of Angels,” the first single from the forthcoming new album, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events,” was released last month; the band have since shared previews of five additional tracks online.

Here comes preview #6: “Far From Heaven.”

Yup, that makes 7 of the disc’s 9 tracks already floating round online, so it looks like fans should expect the final 2 to appear before the album’s September 13 release.

DT keyboardist Jordan Rudess sat down with Music Radar to talk about the new disc, including the origins of “Far From Heaven.”

John Petrucci came in with a musical thought, if you will,” said Jordan. “He played me a couple of things, like, 'Hey, check this out.' He knows I'm the kind of guy who can pick up a mood or a vibe pretty easily.”

"One of the bands I really like is Coldplay,”
continued Rudess about his inspiration for the song. “I love how they keep common tones between chords, and they find interesting ways to change chords while maintaining common tones, which all works to create a certain sound. I've wanted to do that kind of thing for a long time. Before we did ‘Far From Heaven,’ I was looking at certain kinds of chords in that way. We went down that path harmonically – it was pretty cool."

“A Dramatic Turn Of Events” is due September 13, and the band launch a North American tour with openers Trivium on September 24 in San Francisco.

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Dream Theater – Far From Heaven – preview (2011)

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