Progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Systematic Chaos", due in June via Roadrunner Records.
"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals drummer Mike Portnoy, who co-produced the CD with guitarist John Petrucci (Paul Northfield engineered and mixed the effort). "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material." The disc sports seven new songs, one of which runs 25 minutes.
"Systematic Chaos" track listing:
01. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1
03. Constant Motion
04. The Dark Eternal Night
06. Prophets of War
07. The Ministry of Lost Souls
08. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2
DREAM THEATER had spent its entire career on Elektra and Atlantic, an arrangement that ended with the 2005 studio album "Octavarium". According to Billboard.com, The group has sold 2.1 million CDs in the United States since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.
Although details have yet to be nailed down, DREAM THEATER will tour this summer in support of "Systematic Chaos", including European festival appearances.