Origin: New York, NY, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Dream Theater  


Dream Theater quickly rose to prominence in the early nineties and since has become the major flag-bearer of the genre of progressive metal, as it seems practically every band that has come along since is inevitably compared to DT. They were at their most metallic in their early days, as heard on When Dream And Day Unite (and still earlier, in their early days when they were known as Majesty), while their recent material shows them relaxing, maturing, and stretching the bounds of progressive rock/metal. Most of the past and present members have been involved in side projects such as Liquid Tension Experiment (Petrucci/Portnoy), Chroma Key (Moore), Mullmuzzler (LaBrie), and others, all of which have released albums.

Trivia: both Johns and Mike are all married to members of the thrash band Meanstreak!

Current Members

James LaBrie

vocals

John Petrucci

guitars

John Myung

bass

Jordan Rudess

keyboards

Mike Mangini

drums (Annihilator)

Former Members/Guests

Charlie Dominici

vocals

Kevin Moore

keyboards (Fates Warning, O.S.I.)

Derek Sherinian

keyboards (Alice Cooper, All Too Human, Yngwie Malmsteen, Planet X)

Mike Portnoy

drums (Adrenaline Mob, Avenged Sevenfold, O.S.I.)


Discography



When Dream And Day Unite 
1989 Mechanic
  1. A Fortune In Lies
  2. Status Seeker
  3. The Ytse Jam
  4. The Killing Hand
  5. Light Fuse And Get Away
  6. After Life
  7. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
  8. Only A Matter Of Time
  • Charlie Dominici
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Kevin Moore
  • Mike Portnoy
1989 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Images And Words 
1992 Atlantic
  1. Pull Me Under
  2. Another Day
  3. Take The Time
  4. Surrounded
  5. Metropolis - Part I "The Miracle And The Sleeper"
  6. Under A Glass Moon
  7. Wait For Sleep
  8. Learning To Live
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Kevin Moore
  • Mike Portnoy
1992 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live At The Marquee 
1993 Atlantic
  1. Metropolis
  2. A Fortune In Lies
  3. Bombay Vindaloo
  4. Surrounded
  5. Another Hand - The Killing Hand
  6. Pull Me Under
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Kevin Moore
  • Mike Portnoy




Awake 
1994 Atlantic

  1. Caught In A Web
  2. Innocence Faded
  3. Erotomania
  4. Voices
  5. The Silent Man
  6. The Mirror
  7. Lie
  8. Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
  9. Scarred
  10. Space-Dye Vest
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Kevin Moore
  • Mike Portnoy
1994 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



A Change Of Seasons 
1995 Elektra
  1. A Change Of Seasons
  2. Funeral For A Friend
  3. Perfect Strangers
  4. The Rover
  5. The Big Medley
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Derek Sherinian
  • Mike Portnoy
1995 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Falling Into Infinity 
1997 Elektra
  1. New Millennium
  2. You Not Me
  3. Peruvian Skies
  4. Hollow Years
  5. Burning My Soul
  6. Hell's Kitchen
  7. Lines In The Sand
  8. Take Away My Pain
  9. Just Let Me Breathe
  10. Anna Lee
  11. Trial Of Tears
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Derek Sherinian
  • Mike Portnoy

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Once In A LiveTime  LIVE
1998 Elektra
  1. A Change Of Seasons I
  2. A Change Of Seasons II
  3. Puppies On Acid
  4. Just Let Me Breathe
  5. Voices
  6. Take The Time
  7. Keyboard Solo
  8. Lines In The Sand
  9. Scarred
  10. A Change of Seasons IV
  11. Ytse Jam
  12. Drum Solo
  13. Trial Of Tears
  14. Hollow Years
  15. Take Away My Pain
  16. Caught In A Web
  17. Lie
  18. Peruvian Skies
  19. Guitar Solo
  20. Pull Me Under
  21. Metropolis
  22. Learning To Live
  23. A Change of Seasons VII

  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Derek Sherinian
  • Mike Portnoy




Scenes From A Memory 
1999 Elektra
  1. Regression
  2. Overture 1928
  3. Strange Deja Vu
  4. Through My Words
  5. Fatal Tragedy
  6. Beyond This Life
  7. Through Her Eyes
  8. Home
  9. The Dance of Eternity
  10. One Last Time
  11. The Spirit Carries On
  12. Finally Free
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy




Live Scenes From New York  LIVE
2001 Elektra
  1. Regression
  2. Overture 1928
  3. Strange Deja Vu
  4. Through My Words
  5. Fatal Tragedy
  6. Beyond This Life
  7. John & Theresa Solo Spot
  8. Through Her Eyes
  9. Home
  10. The Dance Of Eternity
  11. One Last Time
  12. The Spirit Carries On
  13. Finally Free
  14. Metropolis Pt. 1
  15. The Mirror
  16. Just Let Me Breathe
  17. Acid Rain
  18. Caught In A New Millennium
  19. Another Day
  20. Jordan Rudess' Keyboard Solo
  21. A Mind Beside Itself
  22. Learning To Live
  23. A Change Of Seasons
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York 
2001 Elektra




Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence 
2002 Elektra
  1. The Glass Prison
  2. Blind Faith
  3. Misunderstood
  4. The Great Debate
  5. Disappear
  6. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy
2002 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Train Of Thought 
2003 Elektra
  1. As I Am
  2. This Dying Soul
  3. Endless Sacrifice
  4. Honor Thy Father
  5. Vacant
  6. Stream Of Consciousness
  7. In The Name Of God
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy
2003 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Live At Budokan  LIVE
2004 Elektra
  1. As I Am
  2. This Dying Soul
  3. Beyond This Life [w/ Zappa Jam]
  4. Hollow Years
  5. War Inside My Head
  6. The Test That Stumped Them All
  7. Endless Sacrifice
  8. Instrumedley
  9. Trial of Tears
  10. New Millenium
  11. Keyboard Solo
  12. Only a Matter of Time
  13. Goodnight Kiss
  14. Solitary Shell
  15. Stream of Consciousness
  16. Disappear
  17. Pull Me Under
  18. In the Name of God
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy




Live At Budokan 
2004 Elektra

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal 



Octavarium 
2005 Elektra
  1. The Root Of All Evil
  2. The Answer Lies Within
  3. These Walls
  4. I Walk Beside You
  5. Panic Attack
  6. Never Enough
  7. Sacrificed Sons
  8. Octavarium
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Score 
2006 Rhino

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Systematic Chaos 
2007 Elektra
  1. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.1
  2. Forsaken
  3. Constant Motion
  4. The Dark Eternal Night
  5. Repentance
  6. Prophets Of War
  7. The Ministry of Lost Souls
  8. In The Presence of Enemies Pt.2
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy
2007 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 
2008 Roadrunner




Black Clouds & Silver Linings 
2009 Roadrunner
  1. A Nightmare to Remember
  2. A Rite of Passage
  3. Wither
  4. The Shattered Fortress
  5. The Best of Times
  6. The Count of Tuscany
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy
2009 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



(EP) Wither 
2009 Roadrunner
  1. Wither (Album Version)
  2. Wither (Piano Version)
  3. Wither (John Petrucci Vocal Demo)
  4. The Best of Times (Mike Portnoy Vocal Demo)
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Portnoy




A Dramatic Turn Of Events 
2011 Roadrunner
  1. On The Backs Of Angels
  2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
  3. Lost Not Forgotten
  4. This Is The Life
  5. The Shaman's Trance
  6. Outcry
  7. Far From Heaven
  8. Breaking All Illusions
  9. Beneath The Surface
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Mangini
2011 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer  Metal Critic 



Dream Theater 
2013 Roadrunner
  1. False Awakening Suite
  2. The Enemy Inside
  3. The Looking Glass
  4. Enigma Machine
  5. The Bigger Picture
  6. Behind The Veil
  7. Surrender To Reason
  8. Along For The Ride
  9. Illumination Theory
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Mangini




Live At Luna Park  LIVE
2013 Eagle Rock
  1. Bridges in the Sky

  2. The Dark Eternal Night
  3. This Is the Life
  4. The Root of All Evil
  5. Lost Not Forgotten
  6. Drum Solo
  7. A Fortun in Lies
  8. The Silent Man
  9. Beneath the Surface
  10. Outcry
  11. Piano Solo
  12. Surrounded
  13. On the Backs of Angels
  14. War Inside My Head
  15. The Test That Stumped Them All
  16. Guitar Solo
  17. The Spirit Carries On
  18. Breaking All Illusions
  19. Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper
  20. These Walls
  21. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
  22. Caught in a Web
  23. Wait for Sleep
  24. Far from Heaven
  25. Pull Me Under
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Mangini




Live At Luna Park 
2013 Eagle Rock


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