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Dream Theater To Begin Writing New Album With Mike Portnoy This Month


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Writing sessions for Dream Theater‘s reunion album with drummer Mike Portnoy will commence this month. The GRAMMY Award-winning prog metal outfit welcomed Portnoy back into the fold this past October after previously parting ways back in the fall of 2010.

According to guitarist John Petrucci, the group are expecting to convene this month to begin hammering out that sixteenth full-length effort. In the below interview with Guitar World conducted late last month, the acclaimed musician commented of their plans:

“Well, very soon. So, we start the new album in less than two weeks. And we’re looking forward to it. It’s really exciting to have Portnoy back in the band. We started the band together.”

He later added:

“We haven’t started working on new music. We haven’t written a note yet, but I’m sure when we get together, it’s just gonna be like old times. So, I’m really looking forward to doing that and diving in.”

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