DREAM THEATER: Snippet Of Another New Song Available

“A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, the much-anticipated album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, which marks new drummer Mike Mangini‘s recorded debut, will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records.

A 70-second snippet of the song “This Is The Life”, which will appear on “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, can be streamed at MusicRadar.com.

In a new interview with Music Radar, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci stated about “This Is The Life”, “I demoed this song early on and brought it to the band. I had an idea for a ballad, but when I sent it to the guys I definitely said that I was open to anything, all thoughts and suggestions.

“I worked a lot with Jordan [Rudess, keyboards] on bringing the middle bridge section to another place. He’s such a master at coming up with the coolest chord and melodic movements. It cascades in ways that you don’t expect, the way the chords are modulating and moving. From the demo process, we kept a Moog solo that Jordan did — I absolutely love it.

“The title came about one day when I was driving in the city with my mom. My sister was about to have a baby. So we were stopped at a light behind this pickup truck, and on the truck was a bumper sticker in Spanish that I interpreted as ‘This is the life.’ At the same time, I was playing the song for my mom. Right then, I looked at her and said, ‘That’s the title of the song: ‘This Is The Life’.”

The “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” deluxe collector’s edition exclusive pre-order box set includes the following:

* “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” album
* Instrumentals of the entire album
* DVD of “The Spirit Carries On” – a 60-minute movie documenting DREAM THEATER‘s drummer auditions
* Double-LP set of “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” (180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket)
* DREAM THEATER branded custom turntable slipmat
* Litho Print of album cover
* 50 lucky winners will find a DREAM THEATER “Ticket For Life” (randomly inserted)
* All content housed in a custom box
* Receive a digital download of the album the day before release

CD1

01. On The Backs Of Angels
02. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
03. Lost Not Forgotten
04. This Is The Life
05. Bridges In The Sky
06. Outcry
07. Far From Heaven
08. Breaking All Illusions
09. Beneath The Surface

CD 2

01. On The Backs Of Angels (instrumental)
02. Build Me Up, Break Me Down (instrumental)
03. Lost Not Forgotten (instrumental)
04. This Is The Life (instrumental)
05. Bridges In The Sky (instrumental)
06. Outcry (instrumental)
07. Far From Heaven (instrumental)
08. Breaking All Illusions (instrumental)
09. Beneath The Surface (instrumental)

You can now pre-order this set at this location.

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