When DREAM THEATER's new studio album, "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", is released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records, the deluxe edition will include a documentary, "The Spirit Carries On", exploring the process by which new drummer Mike Mangini was chosen to replace Mike Portnoy.
In the clip below, the DREAM THEATER bandmembers talk about the process of making that documentary, and how they felt about having cameras around throughout the entire arduous audition process.
In a recent interview with Radio Metal, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci stated about "The Spirit Carries On", "The idea [to make the documentary] was that we knew it was going to be a very special event, trying all these different drummers. We knew that we wanted to have a way that we could watch everything back. Initially, we just thought we wanted to record it. But when we talked to our manager and record label, they thought it was kind of an exciting idea to record it professionally. We did that, and it went forward from there."
When asked if he thought the documentary has made it easier for the fans to accept DREAM THEATER's new drummer, Petrucci said, "I think so, yeah. That was part of the reason why we were doing it. We thought to ourselves, 'It's kinda cool that people will get to see why we made that decision and what was the process behind it.' I think it does make people a little bit more accepting to see that. Because it's not just like we tell people, 'Here it is, take it or leave it.' You get to see the process, and it makes a lot of sense, you know?! I think any logical person would say, 'Oh, I would have done the same thing.'"
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
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
07. Far From Heaven
08. Breaking All Illusions
09. Beneath The Surface
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.