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(1985 – present)

Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, including Portnoy’s departure in 2010, Petrucci and Myung remain today along with James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini.

The band has had moderate mainstream success, notably with Pull Me Under in the early 1990s, which received extensive MTV rotation. Dream Theater’s (commonly abbreviated ‘DT’) three highest selling albums are the gold selling Images and Words (1992), despite it reaching only #61 on the Billboard 200 charts, and Awake (1994) which reached #32 on the Billboard 200. Systematic Chaos entered US Billboard 200 at #19. Recently Black Clouds and Silver Linings reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Dream Theater has sold over two million albums in the U.S., and over 8 million albums and DVDs worldwide.

In January of 2005, the band obtained their first United States platinum disc (representing 100 000 DVDs sold) with Live At Budokan, recorded April 2004 in Tokyo, Japan.

The band released an album entitled Systematic Chaos, their ninth studio album, in collaboration with their new label Roadrunner Records.


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  • CountOfTuscany_

    Illumination Theory: live in the boston opera house version >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> studio version

    3 hours ago Reply
  • mothertruker

    Labrie probably has more haters than lovers.

    4 hours ago Reply
  • Edu360

    vem nimin drintiti RECIFE, 10/10/2014

    Yesterday 3:10pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    When Dream And Day Unite >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything with james labrie

    1 Oct 4:04am Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    Ps: I like WDADU.

    1 Oct 12:04am Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    \\/ Only Trial Of Tears is better than WDADU :P

    30 Sep 11:59pm Reply
  • rick-roll

    explain this V

    30 Sep 5:26pm Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    Falling Into Infinity >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When Dream And Day Unite... end of discussion.

    28 Sep 7:05pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Ytse Jam it's nothing beside Hell's Kitchen + Lines in the Sand + Peruvian Skies + Trial of Tears (true classics)

    25 Sep 1:53pm Reply
  • rick-roll

    That's incorrect, Ytse Jam alone makes the album great but all other tracks are fine.

    25 Sep 1:00am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    the first one is worse

    24 Sep 6:07pm Reply
  • onlycharles

    Falling Into Infinity is the worse Dream Theater album :P

    24 Sep 3:16pm Reply
  • rick-roll

    Falling Into Infinity sounds just like Marillion's pop era, but Marillion is better.

    22 Sep 9:39pm Reply
  • onlycharles

    Brazilian tour starting in october, 7 dates in Brazil, c'mon let's DT \\m/

    22 Sep 3:47pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    FII it's the more rock oriented DT album

    22 Sep 1:06am Reply
  • mothertruker

    Lines n the Sand and the album intro sounded very nice to me. There's a lot of jazzy stuff in here, probably from the "new" keyboardist, although the first one was better, specially on Awake.

    22 Sep 1:02am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    @Mothertruker, For FIF, It's pretty split. Some people ignore it because of all the company meddling, but some consider it to be a pretty good album, mainly because the band tried their best to still make a DT album.

    21 Sep 10:35pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    "Commercial and blah blah" but that album has the best (top 5) DT song: Lines in the Sand.

    21 Sep 10:10pm Reply
  • mothertruker

    I'm starting Falling into Infinity. What am I looking for here? I've read that it's a more commercial attempt by the record label and it's not a very liked album. But I also read that it has some good stuff on it and that people don't give it as much attention and love as it deserves. Any thoughts? Educate me people!

    21 Sep 8:08pm Reply
  • mothertruker

    Tiveste bem agr oh bonjovyborges. Mas sim, chega de falar em português, ou espanhol para algumas pessoas.

    21 Sep 8:03pm Reply
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