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Dream Theater

Genre:Rock, Metal

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1Endless Sacrifice lyrics
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2Mean Street lyrics
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3The Great Debate lyrics
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4Afterlife lyrics
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5Learning To Live lyrics
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6Heaven's Cove lyrics
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7Don't Look Past Me lyrics
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8Raise The Knife lyrics
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9Untethered Angel lyrics
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10Machine Chatter lyrics
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2Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
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3Falling Into Infinity
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5Images And Words
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6Through Her Eyes
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7The Studio Albums 1992-2011
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8When Dream And Day Unite
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9A Change Of Seasons
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10Live Scenes From New York
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Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed in Long Island, New York by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985. In the 21 years since their inception, they have become one of the most commercially successful progressive bands since the height of progressive rock in the mid-1970s, despite being relatively unknown in mainstream pop/rock circles. Their two highest selling albums are 1992's Images and Words, which was awarded a gold record and is consistently regarded as a seminal progressive metal release, although it reached only #61 on the Billboard 200 charts; and 2005's Octavarium, which reached #36 on the Billboard 200.

The band is well known for the technical proficiency of each instrumentalist, winning many awards from music magazines. They are highly respected by many of rock and metal's biggest names, leading to collaborations between Dream Theater members and many other well known musicians. In a famous example, guitarist John Petrucci was named as the third player on the G3 tour with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson, Robert Fripp, Yngwie Malmsteen and other influential guitarists.

Dream Theater also possess significant musical versatility, which has made it possible for them to perform with a very diverse range of acts. Some of their more notable touring partners include Deep Purple, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, King's X, Marillion, Megadeth, In Flames, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Queensr├┐che, Spock's Beard, Fear Factory, Enchant, Symphony X, and Yes. In 2005, Dream Theater toured North America with the Gigantour festival, co-headlining with Megadeth.

Dream Theater found themselves at a career crossroads following the departure of longtime drummer, co-producer and unofficial spokesman Portnoy. But the addition of Mike Mangini (the result of a search and audition process documented in a highly-viewed YouTube series) and the remaining members rededication to each other and their band has resulted in a creative resurgence overall. The personalities and individual talents possessed by Dream Theater behind the scenes were strengthened by adversity, with each rising to the challenge individually and collectively as Dream Theater pushed forward.

James LaBrie
John Myung
John Petrucci
Jordan Rudess
Mike Mangini

Former members
Mike Portnoy
Derek Sherinian
Kevin Moore
Charlie Dominici
Chris Collins

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