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2016 Preview: Dream Theater

Tales to astonish: prog-metallers unleash their ambitious new concept album and show.

Dream Theater release a concept album on January 29.

It’s called The Astonishing, but is actually more than a conceptual record, as guitarist John Petrucci explains: “When we decided to go with a concept, it was agreed that it should not only be an album, but also a show. And that’s what we’ve done.”

Petrucci, who produced the album, was solely responsible for developing the storyline, which he describes as being retro-futuristic.


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