Origin: New York, New York, 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 (ex-Annihilator)

Former Members/Guests

Charlie Dominici

vocals

Kevin Moore

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

Derek Sherinian

keyboards (ex-Alice Cooper, guest for All Too Human, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Planet X, Sons Of Apollo)

Mike Portnoy

drums (ex-Adrenaline Mob, guest for Avenged Sevenfold, guest for Bigelf, Metal Allegiance, guest for O.S.I., Sons Of Apollo)



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 Readers' Album #9





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 Readers' Album #4




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
1993 Readers' Album #31




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 Readers' Album #7




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 Readers' Album #10




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
1997 Readers' Album #11




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
1999 Readers' Album #10




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



Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York  VIDEO
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 Readers' Album #7




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 Readers' Album #6




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  VIDEO
2004 Elektra



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
2005 Readers' Album #12




Score  VIDEO
2006 Rhino



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 Readers' Album #5




Chaos In Motion 2007/2008  VIDEO
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 Readers' Album #6




Wither  EP
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 Readers' Album #8




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
2013 Readers' Album #11




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  VIDEO
2013 Eagle Rock



The Astonishing  
2016 Roadrunner
  1. Descent Of The NOMACS
  2. Dystopian Overture
  3. The Gift Of Music
  4. The Answer
  5. A Better Life
  6. Lord Nafaryus
  7. A Savior In The Square
  8. When Your Time Has Come
  9. Act Of Faythe
  10. Three Days
  11. The Hovering Sojourn
  12. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
  13. A Life Left Behind
  14. Ravenskill
  15. Chosen
  16. A Tempting Offer
  17. Digital Discord
  18. The X Aspect
  19. A New Beginning
  20. The Road To Revolution
  21. 2285 Entr'acte
  22. Moment Of Betrayal
  23. Heaven's Cove
  24. Begin Again
  25. The Path That Divides
  26. Machine Chatter
  27. The Walking Shadow
  28. My Last Farewell
  29. Losing Faythe
  30. Whispers In The Wind
  31. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices
  32. Our New World
  33. Power Down
  34. Astonishing
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Mangini
2016 Readers' Album #36




Distance Over Time  
2019 Inside Out
  1. . Untethered Angel
  2. Paralyzed
  3. Fall into the Light
  4. Barstool Warrior
  5. Room 137
  6. S2N
  7. At Wit's End
  8. Out of Reach
  9. Pale Blue Dot
  • James LaBrie
  • John Petrucci
  • John Myung
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Mike Mangini




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