While the anticipation of the new and fifteenth album grows, Dream Theater they released the video for the single “Invisible Monster“. The song is the second excerpt from “A View From The Top Of The World” out on October 22, 2021 on InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The video was directed by William “Wombat” Felch (Mudvayne, HellYeah, Crobot, Static-X, Nefariant) and talks about each artist’s inner conflicts. Watch the official video through the YouTube player below:
Guitarist John Petrucci comments: “The piece was not among the first to be composed. A lot of the music already written was super energetic and fast. Mike suggested doing something a little different. So we started working on a more mid-tempo song. The chorus, the riff and the melody changed very naturally. I compared it to ‘Pull Me Under’, when years ago we started playing and every time we created something it was always ‘Whoa, that’s cool!’.
Lyrically it speaks of how anxiety afflicts people on a daily basis. It’s like having an invisible monster always ahead. You don’t see it, but it haunts you all the time.“
Dream Theater recently released a series of behind-the-scenes interviews about the making of “A View From The Top Of The World.” The interview is divided into three episodes, presented by Roie Avin, editor of ProgReport. The interview took place in the new headquarters of the DTHQ band, where the latest album was recorded. The second part of the interview will be available from 29 September and the last from 10 October.
Watch the first part at this link: https://youtu.be/vCoiAWQigP4
Also available the video of the first single “The Alien” (1.4 million views)“: https://youtu.be/V462IsOV3js
“A View From The Top Of The World” is available for preorder in different configurations including the limited Deluxe Box containing Gatefold 2LP (180g bright gold vinyl), 2CD + Blu-ray Artbook with alternative artwork, slipmat, cap, keychain, 8 art card, poster and hand numbered certificate of authenticity. The album will also be available in the limited Deluxe 2CD + Blu-ray Artbook, Special Edition CD Digipak and Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD + LP-booklet formats. The Blu-ray contains a 5.1 mix of the entire album and all the visuals and documentary “Digging For A Spark – A View From Inside DTHQ“.
The new chapter was produced by John Petrucci himself, recorded by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and subsequently mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
Preorder available at this link: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/AViewFromTheTopOfTheWorld
Dream Theater, formed by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Mangini, were in the midst of a sold-out world tour in support of their latest album “Distance Over Time” when the global pandemic brought the world to stop. Everyone found themselves in their own homes, with James LaBrie stranded in Canada and the rest of the band in the United States. As fate would have it, the band had just completed the construction of the DTHQ (Dream Theater Headquarters), a complex containing a recording studio, rehearsal room, control room, a warehouse for equipment as well as a place to give life to their creativity. LaBrie initially joined the band via ZOOM through a monitor in the DTHQs, physically reaching them only in March 2021, in quarantine, to record the vocal lines together with Petrucci.
- The Alien (9:32)
- Answering The Call (7:35)
- Invisible Monster (6:31)
- Sleeping Giant (10:05)
- Transcending Time (6:25)
- Awaken The Master (9:47)
- A View From The Top Of The World (20:24)