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New Dream Theater Album Due in September; Tour to Follow

Progressive metal titans Dream Theater are finishing up their highly anticipated new album, the first with newcomer drummer Mike Mangini.

In a report from Artisan News, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci said the new album would be released in September and the band would then embark on a headlining tour, which would incorporate several songs from the new album.

The as-yet-untitled 12th studio album from Dream Theater will be the first to not feature original drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy.

Check out the full Artisan News report below.

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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.