Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. “Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a musical journey that cements the band’s place as the premier progressive metal band around today. Watch the video for the new single here or below.
John Petrucci about the song:
“During the writing and recording process of D/T, ‘Untethered Angel’ was known as ‘Song 4’ to all of us as it was the 4th song written during the sessions. However, there has always been something about this track that just begged for it to be the album opener, even long before all of the songs were written. Fear is something that rears it’s ugly head at some point or another in all of our lives. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking chances, fear of making mistakes. If we are not careful, it can be debilitating and sadly prevent us from realizing our true potential. The world we live in can be a scary place and the thought of an uncertain future a terrifying notion, especially for today’s young people. Untethering from that fear and giving yourself up to the future’s countless possibilities is what will ultimately set you free.’”
Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.
The latest addition to Dream Theater’s impressive catalog is now available for pre-order in various configurations at: dream-theater.lnk.to/DistanceOverTime
Distance Over Time will be available as: Standard CD Jewel Case, Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track), 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the entire album on CD), Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity) and as Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track).
Distance Over Time tracklisting:
1. Untethered Angel 06:14
2. Paralyzed 04:17
3. Fall Into The Light 07:04
4. Barstool Warrior 06:43
5. Room 137 04:23
6. S2N 06:21
7. At Wit’s End 09:20
8. Out Of Reach 04:04
9. Pale Blue Dot 08:25
10. Viper King (Bonus Track) 04:00
Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over Time Tour of North America was recently announced and kicks off on March 20, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will run for seven weeks before wrapping up in Mexico City on May 4, 2019. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.
European Summer festival dates for 2019 have also been announced, confirmed shows:
June 14-16 – Download Festival, Donington Park, UK
June 15 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
June 19 – Gasklockorna Gavle, Brynäs, Sweden
June 21 – Hellfest Open Air Festival, Clisson, France
June 29 – Tons Of Rock, Oslo, Norway
July 5 – Rock the Castle, Verona, Italy
July 7 – Barcelona Rock, Barcelona, Spain
July 13 – Prog in Park, Warsaw, Poland
July 14 – Masters of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 20 – Zitadell, Mainz, Germany
July 21 – Zeltspektakel, Winterbach, Germany
July 23 – MetalDays, Tolmin, Slovenia
July 26–27 – ARTMania Festival, Sibiu, Romania