Dream Theater reveal cover art and track list for new album ‘The Astonishing’

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Dream Theater have revealed the cover art and track list for their new album.

The Astonishing is due for release early next year.

Say the band in a statement: “This album cover extends an ominous invitation into the retro-futurist dystopian setting of ‘The Astonishing.’

“The deceptively beautiful yet chillingly totalitarian image is a bold harbinger of the visual components and ideas presented by the sonic story that is our most ambitious creative work to date.”

The artwork depicts spherical devices Dream Theater refer to as NOMACs, while three of The Astonishing’s characters – Gabriel, Emperor Nafaryus and Arhys – have been named via the band’s website.

The album is set to feature 34 tracks in total, with a full list of titles below. Dream Theater have confirmed that they plan to premiere the album in full whilst on the road as part of their European tour beginning in February 2016.

ACT I
01. “Descent of the NOMACS”
02. “Dystopian Overture”
03. “The Gift of Music”
04. “The Answer”
05. “A Better Life”
06. “Lord Nafaryus”
07. “A Savior in the Square”
08. “When Your Time Has Come”
09. “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”

ACT II
01. “2285 Entr’acte”
02. “Moment of Betrayal”
03. “Heaven’s Cove”
04. “Begin Again”
05. “The Path That Divides”
06. “Machine Chatter”
07. “The Walking Shadow”
08. “My Last Farewell”
09. “Losing Faythe”
10. “Whispers on the Wind”
11. “Hymn of a Thousand Voices”
12. “Our New World”
13. “Power Down”
14. “Astonishing”

Dream Theater - The Astonishing cover

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