Dream Theater share video for ‘The Gift Of Music’

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Dream Theater have released a video for their track “The Gift Of Music.”

The song is lifted from the band’s 13th studio album, The Astonishing, released last week via Roadrunner Records.

Said Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini of the new double-album: “John Petrucci put together the whole thing, and he organised it in a really amazing way. And then he used our keyboard player, Jordan Rudess.

“When he plays, you see a landscape – you’ve got a picture in your mind. It’s so visual, it’s unbelievable. There really is nobody better to help bring a story to life, so you feel it and see it. It’s not something I do on my instrument. So when I experience it, it blows my mind.”

Check out the video for “The Gift Of Music” below:

Dream Theater have previously confirmed that they will unveil The Astonishing in a live setting during their 2016 European tour. Dates begin in February with two shows in London at the Palladium theatre on the 18th and 19th.

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Dream Theater stream new track ‘The Gift Of Music’

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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.

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