DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Audio Samples Posted Online
Audio samples of all eight tracks from the upcoming DREAM THEATER album, "Octavarium", have been posted online at Bol.de (scroll down to the "Hörproben" section). The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records.
DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought" will hold the distinction of being the very last album ever recorded at the world-famous recording facility.
Asked how "Octavarium" differs from its predecessor, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently told Billboard.com, "The album before this we wrote in the rehearsal period, constructed all the songs and then went into the studio and recorded them. The style from song to song was pretty consistent; that album was pretty dark and heavy and very riffy, sort of metal [or] progressive metal-sounding. This one we wrote in the studio, and I think that stylistically from song to song it's more diverse."
"Octavarium" (view cover here) track listing:
01. The Root of All Evil
02. The Answer Lies Within
03. These Walls
04. I Walk Beside You
05. Panic Attack
06. Never Enough
07. Sacrificed Sons
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