Dream Theater are streaming a track from their new album.
“The Gift Of Music” is one of 34 songs set to appear on The Astonishing, due for release on the 29th of January. The album features a full orchestra, several different choirs and a range of uncommon and unusual instruments.
Guitarist John Petrucci recently told Rolling Stone of the album: “I wanted this not only to be a concept album, but a full show. We needed the storyline, a plot, places, characters, maps — you name it.
“I’m a huge fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. But it was a matter of really diving into it and working on it, revising and revising again, and working on it every day until I had something solid.”
Dream Theater have previously confirmed that they will unveil the album in a live setting during their 2016 European tour. Dates kick off in February with two shows in London at the Palladium theatre on the 18th and 19th.
You can listen to “The Gift Of Music” via the stream below.