Dream Theater Post Sample of New Song, "This Is The Life"

Every week leading up to the release of their new album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, Dream Theater are rolling out clips of the songs on the record. Today, you can hear a clip of a new track titled, "This Is The Life," at MusicRadar.com.

So far, the only full song from the album to debut online has been "On the Backs of Angels," which you can listen to here. Snippets of "Bridges in the Sky" (listen), "Beneath the Surface" (listen) and "Breaking All Illusions" (listen) have also made it online.

A Dramatic Turn of Events will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records.

The band also just announced the first dates of their fall tour itinerary, which kicks off in San Francisco on September 24. You can see all of Dream Theater's announced tour dates with Trivium here.

A Dramatic Turn of Events marks the recording debut of drummer Mike Mangini with the band. Mangini replaced long-time Dream Theater drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy after his much-publiczed departure from the band last fall.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.