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Dream Theater : Dream Theater

Dream Theater : Dream Theater
Dream Theater’s new album will be called Dream Theater, it’s their first with new drummer Mike Mangini participating in an active writing role (although he played drums on 2011′s A Dramatic Turn of Events) and it’ll come out on September 24th via Roadrunner

Dream Theater’s new album will be called Dream Theater, it’s their first with new drummer Mike Mangini participating in an active writing role (although he played drums on 2011′s A Dramatic Turn of Events) and it’ll come out on September 24th via Roadrunner

 

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Dream Theater Leak Updates

On 09/16/2013, Dream Theater was reported as leaked by 2 Has It Leaked members. Note that we do not provide links to leaks and it is strictly forbidden to post or request downloads. | Report


ang92 (A Level 1 user with 82 points) reported an album download leak at getAlbums.


goncaloshred (A Level 4 user with 10127 points) reported an album download leak at Realm Of Metal.


1. False Awakening Suite i) Sleep Paralysis ii) Night Terrors iii) Lucid Dream 2. The Enemy Inside 3. The Looking Glass 4. Enigma Machine 5. The Bigger Picture 6. Behind the Veil 7. Surrender to Reason 8. Along for the Ride 9. Illumination Theory i) Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire ii) Live, Die, Kill iii) The Embracing Circle iv) The Pursuit of Truth v) Surrender, Trust & Passion[/tab][/tabcontent][/tabs]

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Album Verdict: 9.3

Dream Theater : Dream Theater, 9.3 out of 10 based on 56 ratings

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  1. im actually excited for this what the hell

  2. Really excited to hear what Mangini brings into the songwriting proces

  3. There are some leaked guitar stems at youtube.com/ksandusky79

  4. new single “the enemy inside” is out today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=055U8MEymdA

  5. i posted a link to their new lyric video earlier today and it said it was pending moderator approval. they just posted it to the Roadrunner Youtube and the Dream Theater Youtube. The single is called “The Enemy Inside”

  6. track listing is as follows.

    1. FALSE AWAKENING SUITE

    i. Sleep Paralysis

    ii. Night Terrors

    iii. Lucid Dream

    2. THE ENEMY INSIDE

    3. THE LOOKING GLASS

    4. ENIGMA MACHINE

    5. THE BIGGER PICTURE

    6. BEHIND THE VEIL

    7. SURRENDER TO REASON

    8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE

    9. ILLUMINATION THEORY

    i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire

    ii. Live, Die, Kill

    iii. The Embracing Circle

    iv. The Pursuit of Truth

    v. Surrender, Trust & Passion

  7. Pleeeeeaaaaseeeeeeee, I need this so bad!

    • I legitimately check this site everyday :/

      • Me too. Been even checking at the deep web to see if I find it before the release.

        • >hurr durr deep web hurr so edgy durr
          no way, deepweb isn’t about album leaks, come on

          • Of course not but when you can’t find it anywhere, where else would you look for?

          • Not somewhere that would get the attention of ISPs and possible law enforcement agencies…

  8. Come on… 40 days left and it hasn’t leaked yet????

    • Ever heard about watermarked promotional copies? Sadly, nowadays albums are only leaking 2 weeks or even 1 or a few days before the actual release date.

    • Very skeptical of its legitimacy, drums sound very tinny and machine like

      • Bailey, the legitimacy is there. If you watched the “In the studio” episodes, watch episode 4.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ox5X5E9Mw&list=UUBHhdnYxvu94yefpeZABY9g&feature=player_detailpage&t=79 listen to the recorded drums, then listen to
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MVOYZNGw30g&t=103

        • Absolutely fake. You can clearly hear the metronome ticking in that snippet. They took the audio from the DT video and created a fake leak. It’s also a confirmed fake by a guy on fiveeightforums who has a promo copy.

          EDIT: Also comments are moderated on that videos. I posted a comment similar to the one I wrote here and it never appeared. Guess why… :P

          • Wait a minute….we’re over here arguing about the legitimacy of new album leaks when you got a buddy over at 5/8 who has a copy!!?!?

          • He’s a user on those forums who gets promo copies and writes reviews (dunno how). Anyways I don’t know him, I’m just searching for a leak like you all (in case you were wondering if I had a copy) XD

          • that’s the question! where the hell is the leak? oO
            hey, and buy the album if you like it! ;)

          • I may have been misunderstood:
            Promo copy != Leak

            I guess we’ll see the leak about a week or two before the release, as always

          • Well, promo copies are watermarked to know which “reviewer” leaked the material. The leaks usually come from the record stores that receive the albums a few days before the actual release. I would pay attention to the German or Japanese release date to know an accurate time of when you can expect a leak.

    • there are only 2. Sounds awsome!

  9. Its fake its only 4.5 mins long

  10. We’re getting close for the release! Leak, come on!!!

  11. leaaaaaaaaaak com on !

  12. All leaks are fakes !!!

  13. Ok guys, this is going to be long but maybe worthy. Apparently the album has leaked on a site that allows you to download the each track individually for free as .rar compressed files but requests completing a survey to give you the passwords to open them. I KNOW we all must think its pure BS but, the file size for ”The Enemy Inside” corresponds to the released version; almost 12MB @ 256 kbps… and this makes me wonder… I’ve downloaded all of the individual files but since I’ve no password I can’t open them. I’d be more than happy to share the files and the website info with all of you in case you want try crack the passwords or completing the survey. In case you’re interested please drop me an email [email protected]

  14. Common!, Leaked now please!! I can’t wait anymore…

  15. There’s still 33 days until release, do you guys honestly think it’s going to leak any time soon? I’ve downloaded many albums this year, and only 2 leaked more than a week ahead of the street date.

    • That’s exactly what I’ve been telling people several times now :P

    • True, but Black Clouds & Silver Linings leaked a month or more before release. I remember downloading it a month before it came out.

      • That was back in 2009. There were still albums leaking a month in advance then. It’s a bit more rare now.

  16. come on, leak please :////

  17. Two snippets right out of Glen Cove Studio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVOYZNGw30g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G62Uqs3yKqE

    seems legit :)

    • Sorry but they’re not legit.

      Both have been posted here allready and people that have listened to the album said this isn’t real.

    • Legitimately fake.

    • And comments are moderated :P

    • damn they got me ! :) first time ever

  18. god damn i can’t stand anymore please someone who has a promo leak the album :D ( i already pre-ordered album but can’t wait anymore)

    • No one who has the promo will leak the album due to watermarks.

      • Can’t the watermarks be edited?

        • Nope. If they could, it would have leaked already, seeing as the promo copies have been distributed a long time ago.

          • Can’t they just “record” it using programs like wondershare?

          • The watermark would still be there.

        • i know that won’t be the best quality option but… they could play the cd on the pc and record the audio that is going out by the sound card. no watermark should be on the result.

          • ya but they aren’t so determinant to leak material from the album…. if they really wanted to they could have also post lyrics from the album and stuff….

  19. Awaiting another amazing musical experience…

  20. OH!!! COME ON! I made 5 thousand hits already to this page!

    • Lulz. Just cleak on Leak Alert Me and wait for an e-mail =P

    • Lulz. Just click on Leak Alert Me and wait for an e-mail =P

      • yeah, I know.. anyways.. checking everyday adds more flavor to it.. isn’t it??

        • Well, honestly, I only check the page to bust posts with fake snippet leaks and fake info.

  21. Isn’t this being released next week in Japan?

    • cdjapan’s release date is set to September 18th 2013.

  22. still waiting :/

  23. Remember: The last record, was leaked in september the 1st, 13 days before it’s official release…(:

  24. Oh! come on! leak already!

  25. About to feature this album on the front page.

  26. Cannot wait for this

  27. Cannot wait for this! If this is released on 18th in Japan, it should be entering manufacturing soon. Ahhhh!

  28. Please leak already *-*

    • Fake garbage.

    • If you consider yourself a dream theater fan, how can you not notice that voice is not LaBrie’s?

  29. i hope i will be as happy as for hail to the king :D

    • Hail To The King has some of the worst drum tracks i’ve ever heard…so fucking boring. nevertheless, it had some solid melodic moments of gold.

      • But still, how is this the same band that came up with Waking The Fallen, City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, and Nightmare?

        • Totally agree. Worst AX7 album ever. I looked forward to HTTK for 3 years, and was immensely disappointed.

          • It’s almost like the band went “you know guys, Portnoy kinda outshined the Rev on Nightmare…we better not let that happen again. Let’s write really boring songs with very basic drum beats.”

            But seriously, it’s painfully obvious how much of the writing process was due to the Rev, and the band flat out sucks without his writing input.

          • Exactly. I still try to listen, almost to try to fool myself into liking it. But 80% of it is just so boring to me.

            A great example is to compare The Wicked End (old AX7) with Requiem (new AX7). Two songs with similar meaning, both driven by operatic voicing. The only difference is that one kicks ass (The Wicked End), and one is very lacking and boring (Requiem). And Requiem isn’t even the worst song on the album.

            It’s just…compared with the more progressive and “interesting” sound they used to have which made them who they are, the new stuff sounds like it is scared to take any risks, and comes off too straightforward for the fans of the original A7X.

            I think they may have fell victim to somewhat of a commercial plague. Their fan base could only go so far if they continued writing the more intricate, interesting stuff. Now its as if everything has a predictable arrangement.

      • yeah the drum tracks are SUPPOSED to be simple :p

        • Yeah, I know. And the album is supposed to be stripped down. That doesn’t make it enjoyable. It just makes it boring for a wide selection of fans who had fallen in love with the intricacies of their previous works.

          • finally something legit.. i agree with you, it may seem boring for some fans.. because it’s different

    • Hail to the King is a horrible album. I hope to science that this DT album is not to DT what HTTK is to A7X.

      • seriously bro, httk was awesome imho.. just give me a reason why httk is horrible ?

        • I’ll preface by saying that taste in music is totally subjective of course. I understand that there are tons of people who love HTTK, and tons who hate it.

          Even further, I understand why the people who love HTTK love it.

          But to lots of die-hard A7X fans, myself included, the album comes off as boring and lacks many of the very interesting elements which made A7X who they are.

          Their intention for this album was indeed to make something “stripped down”, straight-forward, and pure metal/hard rock.

          If I, and many others who agree with me, wanted to hear that side of A7X, we could just go listen to many other bands who have already done this.

          In their previous albums, A7X always took risks, created very interesting melodies and riffs, and were what I like to call semi-progressive in their music style. Not really a true progressive band, but rather metal with some prog. elements which gave the music something fresh, something awesome, and something very attractive for fans like myself to listen to.

          For that reason, their music also had a ton of replay value. Even if a few of their songs started off just “decent”, it would often open up into something amazing by the end of the song.

          Take “The Wicked End” for example. The song had tons of tempo changes, an amazing guitar solo which utilized a very unique scale, it broke down and built up, and it was just awesome.

          Now take Requiem from HTTK. A song about a similar concept, and also includes a choir. The song isn’t horrible, and is actually one of my better-liked off of HTTK, but it is much more straight-forward, less interesting, and honestly just does not compare in grandeur to songs like The Wicked End.

          Take that example and apply it across the board, comparing HTTK to their previous works, and that is a huge reason why HTTK was a disappointment for many fans like myself.

          • it depends on your taste dude ;)

          • I know, that’s why I wrote the first 2 paragraphs of the post.

            You asked for a reason it was horrible. so I gave you an explanation of why some people don’t like it. :)

            No disrespect toward those who like it.

        • Because it’s generic garbage rock. There is nothing on the album that is stellar or jumps out as original. At least 4 of the songs are blatant ripoffs of already-existing songs (2 Metallica, 1 Megadeth, 1 Iron Maiden). And the drumming is fucking boring compared to the stuff Rev and MP played on previous albums. I dunno what you think is awesome about it, everything that made A7X remotely interesting and special is completely missing on this album. How do you go from an epic like Save Me to such boring cookie-cutter garbage?

          • Precisely. I was thinking the same exact thing about Save Me. Was actually going to choose that song as comparison to the new album instead of The Wicked End.

            Before it came out, I had accepted that HTTK may not be quite as good as Nightmare, as that album came out at a very emotionally-charged time in my life. But I didn’t ever expect to be disappointed.

          • just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s garbage, and they said it was supposed to be a tribute to their favorite bands, they are not gonna release nightmare everytime, they have to change, and just imagine a song like shepherd of fire with crazy ass drums.. does it seem legit ? whatever, let’s stop spamming this with a7x and see about the new dt stuff

          • You’re defending the album like a true fanboy. Despite the fact that it’s their weakest, least inspired, most generic sounding album,you defend it like it’s amazing. You are exactly the kind of fan record labels love, cuz you’ll listen to anything they put out no matter how crappy and uninspired. Also, a tribute to your favourite band shouldn’t sound like a horribly blatant rip off.

            PS I’m happy to announce the new DT is nothing like HTTK. It’s actually DT’s strongest effort since Six Degrees.

        • To quote a fellow poster here:

          “Exactly. I still try to listen, almost to try to fool myself into liking it. But 80% of it is just so boring to me.

          A great example is to compare The Wicked End (old AX7) with Requiem (new AX7). Two songs with similar meaning, both driven by operatic voicing. The only difference is that one kicks ass (The Wicked End), and one is very lacking and boring (Requiem). And Requiem isn’t even the worst song on the album.

          It’s just…compared with the more progressive and “interesting” sound they used to have which made them who they are, the new stuff sounds like it is scared to take any risks, and comes off too straightforward for the fans of the original A7X.

          I think they may have fell victim to somewhat of a commercial plague. Their fan base could only go so far if they continued writing the more intricate, interesting stuff. Now its as if everything has a predictable arrangement.”

          • you can’t compare the wicked end with requiem because those are two DIFFERENT song.. one is SUPPOSED to be fast, the other is supposed to be a horror stuff as they said

          • Umm, you’re totally missing the point. Whatever.

    • are you serious mods? What was wrong with my comment? Hail to the King is A7X’s laziest effort to date. You guys act like I personally attacked someone.

    • you will be HAPPIER.

  30. Official Track Times: Isn’t False Awakening Suite shorter than expected? Anyways… greatness is about to hit us any day soon. ;)

    1.”False Awakening Suite”
    I. “Sleep Paralysis”
    II. “Night Terrors”
    III. “Lucid Dream” (instrumental)[12]2:42[1]2.”The Enemy Inside” 6:173.”The Looking Glass” 4:53 [1]4.”Enigma Machine” (instrumental)[12]6:02 [1]5.”The Bigger Picture” 7:41 [1]6.”Behind the Veil” 6:53 [1]7.”Surrender to Reason” 6:35 [1]8.”Along for the Ride” 4:45 [1]9.”Illumination Theory”
    I. “Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire”
    II. “Live, Die, Kill”
    III. “The Embracing Circle”
    IV. “The Pursuit of Truth”
    V. “Surrender, Trust & Passion” 22:18[1]

    • Sorry for the cluttered post! False Awakening Suite is 2:42.

      • link plz

      • “False Awakening Suite” is just meant to be a “intro track” of sorts. I read in a interview that DT wanted to make their OWN intro track instead of using other songs. So I’m guessing the whole tour will start with FAS into The Enemy Inside.

  31. I cant fucking wait, this wait is killing me

  32. 20 days, come on come on :P, Cant wait longer !

  33. Don’t forget peeps, 2 weeks till this is released in Japan. We should have this in our fingertips by next week. Exciting times!!! :D

  34. Enigma Machine leaked!!! /watch?v=tfxjF-5uDLk holy crap thats good

    • Holy SHit. This is actually the real stuff!

      • Well, to be honest, It’s better to be a humorous leak than a bunch of mishmash-ed fake stuff that fools random people.

    • LOL!

  35. My Heart leaked from my mouth , but this album have not leaked yet :?

  36. 19 days, at day 15 the cd should leak come on !

  37. after watch this video I can’t wait anymore..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GPQ6egJDqQo

  38. So apparently the first non-watermarked copies have started to get out in the wild. Leak is imminent.

    • How do you know that?

    • How do you know ? xD

    • Hmmmmm

    • If you mean the 5.1 mix that the dude from Norway said he got, it’s true. But those people are way too “honest” to leak it.

      • And I don’t understand why… I mean, sure, honesty is always a great quality to have, but I’ll still buy the album… And I think it’s likely most fans will, too….

        • I bought the album. I just want to listen to it ASAP =P

          • You bought it????? How and where??? Upload it!!

          • I believe he means he’s already pre-ordered it.

          • Lol dude, calm down. I’ve never said that I had the album. Ever heard about Pre-orders?

          • Hooo i get it hahaha never mind… Oops

          • Me too. I’ve been doing this since BCaSL, besides I have almost everything they ever released.

      • too honest ideed… but i can understand him, even though i really really really want the album to leak!!! “I’ve been given this copy through a trust relationship, and obviously i’m not goint to break that trust. There’s also the potential legal repercussions that I quite frankly do not even want to take the risk for.”(some honest norway dude)

    • How do you know? [2]
      Is there any link or something?

    • where’s the leak1@?12. i just can’t wait anymore

    • I figure this will leak about 7-10 days before the release date. That seems to be the average for leaks recently.

      • 10 days until Japanese or German release date (Don’t remember which).

        • 8 days until japanese release date

  39. Ok Guys! New track coming our way on monday!!!!!!! YAYYYYY!! ALONG FOR THE RIDE!! Check DT’s facebook and/or twitter accounts for details.

    • That’s awesome! I just wish the album would leak before that. Would suck to spoil myself about another song because I’m sure I won’t resist and I will listen to it anyway =P

  40. Hey Rick, thanks for cleaning up some of these fake leak posts man! You seem to be very knowledgeable about the whole leak process. May I ask you a quick question? If you had to take your absolute best educated guess, based on past leaks, and taking into consideration the early Japan release, which range of days would you say this is going to leak? Even if you can just predict a general range, like “next week”, etc…I would be very appreciative. Thanks man!

    • IF it doesn’t leak due to advanced copies, and if we are to base
      ourselves into the copies that arrive in the stores, I would say around
      September 16th or maybe a bit before that. We might be lucky though and
      it leaks way before of that.

      • Awesome, thanks so much for your response! I NEED this album so bad right now. With the lackluster effort of AX7 (in my personal opinion), I’ve been in deprivation of great new music. Starving.

        • Well than you should check out the new album of Haken. progressive orgasm!

          • James Labries is IMO the best album ao far this year.

          • I also love JLB’s new album. It seems that his stuff ends up being so underrated. I think that a lot of his songs have a ton of commercial appeal, and would fit perfectly in movies and such. In this case, I really like that some of them sound more commercial. With DT covering the progressive side, I think it’s great to have JLB taking care of the catchy hooks and such. And also, I love that his albums are always on the harder side.

          • I agree, but I think Static Impulse was soooooooo much better than this new one.

          • I’ll have to give that album another listen, Rick. I remember listening to a few songs, but for whatever reason, I never gave SI its due.

          • Awesome, going to check it out right now, thanks! I’ve been looking for new progressive music. What I always seem to find is awesome instrumental playing but almost always without fail, a singer who sounds way too theatrical for me. Got my fingers crossed for Haken…thanks again.

          • This Haken album is amazing so far! About halfway into Pareidolia, it kinda just hit me. I’ve only listened to that and Somebody so far, and Somebody is great too. The only bands I’ve really honestly been into the past 5 years or so have been DT, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson’s solo stuff, and A7X. So this is a big deal for me. Fingers still crossed that I like the rest of the album. Thanks again!!

  41. Do want :D!!!

  42. What is this ? :) /watch?v=2gyTg9oTuXY

  43. what the release date for the album in norway? isn’t japan the first release date on the 18th? how did a fan from norway got his non watermarked copy?

    • Fan club leader/founder/reviewer person

    • February 30th

    • Luck? That happens sometimes… Or maybe they’ve sent it only only to people they were sure would not leak it.

      • If it’s the guy on DTF and 5/8, he’s running an official fanclub, and has had promo copies and pre-release copies for DT album for many years now. I guess the band knows they can trust them.

        • Well, of course. As I’ve said, they probably only sent it to a very small and select number of people. Our leaks usually come from the record stores that receive the album a few days before they sell them.

  44. Oh snap! We’ve hit +100 for album hype! C’mon baby, daddy needs a leak!!!

  45. Can’t wait !

  46. Omg leak already! I’m so pumped for this album!

  47. Leak control is out of control. Well played DT, well played…

  48. “Along for the Ride” about to be streamed tomorrow.

  49. “Along for the Ride” about to be streamed tomorrow. The waiting is killing me slowly…

  50. The wait is indeed killing me. Got that special edition thingy pre-ordered but like I’m way too impatient.

  51. For all of us who just can’t wait any longer… In my opinion, an AMAZING review… long, juicy in details and with pics of the product itself. Enjoy!!

    http://www.dtnorway.com/2013/09/dream-theater-dream-theater-2013-english-review/

  52. For all of us who just can’t wait any longer… In my opinion, an AMAZING review worth reading… long, juicy in details and with pics of the product itself. Since posting web addresses in here requires moderation, look for it on the DTNORWAY’s website. In case you can’t find it, drop me an email [email protected] and I’ll be happy to share the link with you. Enjoy!!

  53. You know it’s bad when you start dreaming of finding a leak of the new album … and finding out in the morning that it hasn’t leaked at all yet :)

  54. Come on! TWO weeks… There is no real “benefit” for pre ordering this crap when you don´t get to get it before everyone else. And I even pre ordered the deluxe version.

    • Agree with Julio.

      Its unfair that some dudes ( who have promo copies) listen to it 3 months before the release without paying a single cent ! While we spend our money to preorder it and wait 3 Months ! F**k That !

      • The people who have promo copies actually earned that right. Nothing wrong with that.

      • I don’t understand what’s unfair about that situation. We paid for something to be delivered around a certain date. You knew the release date before you pre-ordered. Next time don’t pre-order and you won’t feel the unfairness that comes with entitlement.

  55. + 110 Hype Rating ! Leak Da** It ! xD

  56. Along for the ride available. Check facebook

  57. Listenning to Along for the ride now, a masterpiece Ballad OMG ! its up for streaming.

    If anyone can rip it to download please… :P

  58. it leaked

    • That right?

    • Then I would call a plumber if I were you. You won’t want your house to be flooded due to bad pipes.

    • Ok.

  59. I dont understand how the new release Along for the ride didnt send the hype level to -500, awful song. The enemy inside was awesome but c’mon, generic ballad with awful keyboard solo.

    • It’s not a full technical song, and the keyboard sound that Jordan uses is not the best but… thats one of the most beautiful songs i’ve ever heard!

    • Yeah, because you think it’s a bad song, 600 people should too.

  60. Lol, people already covered the solo of Along for the Ride http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72oODaVBCUI

    • Dropbox link would be nice.

      • Its a dropbox link but web addresses are subject for moderation so I can’t post the link up here.

    • Where did you get that?

      • Probably scam !

        • It’s not, he sent me the file.

          • So, where are the other songs then ???

          • Along for the ride was available yesterday, he just ripped that song from soundcloud

          • Then, it’s impossible he has a 320k/s high quality version.

          • Maybe he encoded his recording in a high bit rate?

          • Actually I checked and I have a 192k/s version, but it’s pretty high quality.

        • Nope, it’s not a scam :)
          I found the file too :)

  61. Oh! Come on! please leak!

  62. WHY U NO LEAK T_T

  63. Do you guys think that ‘Along for the ride’ is a great ballad? Do you really like that chorus? That TRIVIAL chorus? From Dream Theater? Oh man… I’ve something for you http://youtu.be/bECsMlSTDCo I want Dream Theater back.

    • Something, Something, Different tastes n stuff, etc etc. I love that “trivial” chorus.

      • Tastes are tastes.. But I expect something special from them! I think that the beauty of Dream Theater is make something strange and catchy at the same time. This sound is different from previous DT stuff ok, but it’s too “normal” for being DT! James LaBrie is singing without any feeling and the music itself seems made in one day, without particular details. I miss that refined sound… This song is too linear and chorus is repeated too often for my DT tastes xD For example “Hollow years” is another very linear song, but it has something magic and I can give many example!

        • I don’t see where you get James LaBrie singing with no feeling. I don’t hear that. Been a DT Fan since Awake and he sounds great to me.

          • Well since Images and words/Awake I feel a huge difference xD The enemy inside has a really static vocal track.. Compare it with “Caught in a Web” (even if the songs are conceptually a bit different, but both aggressive) and you’ll get what I mean, my friend..
            Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of DT but I try not to be a blinded fan-boy and I think I’m tough with them because they put high standard on their song.

          • I dont tend to fanboy either. I think Systematic Chaos was a wreck, Black Clouds being a little better. ADTOE was hope in my eyes, and these two tracks from this album, Enemy Inside and Along for the Ride have proven at least to me that this is more than likely going to be a great one. DT is a progressive band, they’ve Progressed over the years just as they should. This is a different DT, good in it’s own right. I think these two tracks are great, and I think Awake was great as well, but in two entirely different ways. Each album is a new DT in my opinion, my favorite being Scenes from a Memory, but I love this album so far as well.

    • I also made a post similar to this one, it’s really bland and uninspired, I’m not fan of ballads but Along for the ride is also very boring.

  64. Yo man yo i cant wait man yo wtf man why it take so long with the other album it didnt took so long I CANT WAIT ANYMORE

  65. Each Day the album does not leak, i get more depressed even if we are close lol.

  66. “Under the weight of this album that not leaked yet
    I buckle and break as I try to catch my breath
    Tell me I’m not dying” :)

  67. https://soundcloud.com/roadrunner-usa/dream-theater-along-for-the

    This is Along For The Ride for those of you who have not heard it yet.

  68. 126 + Album Hype ! Fasssssssst,release the thing already !

  69. dat throne

    • House Petrucci.
      Sigil: A Giant Bearded Bear with a Guitar.
      Words: “I can play a billion notes per second.”

      • http://www.aadl.org/files/images/bearplayingguitar.jpg

        just 12 days more :D i call the leak for friday.

        • I call it for monday :D

          • that will be 8 days before the release… sounds legit. a week is like the standar for leaking. (i remember the leak of the last anathema album, 1 month before lol).

            with luck i will have right just 1 day more :)

          • Yeah, Steven Wilson leaked with a month before the release date. The last several albums that I’ve heard leaked right in the monday of the japanese/German release. That’s where my Train of Thought (LOL) is coming from.

          • jajajaja xD, i hate this asians / europeans. why the american release cant be the first one.

          • Why should it be?

          • Because ‘Murica. (jk, I’m South American).

          • Haha, because (south) ‘Murica!

          • Bring Me The Horizon leaked like 2 months before release date, it was hilarious :)

          • and i remember The Mars Volta’s Nocturniquet was leak about 3 months before release date %)

  70. A wild, inventive, thrilling ride, ‘Dream theater’ is a sumptuously produced release from a very special band and if it is not the band’s best album, it is certainly in the top three. As the cover and title demand, listen without prejudice, on this evidence Dream Theater are currently on the form of their lives. Sonic Abuse Review

  71. Come on, 12 days!!!

    • Technically, 6 days for the Japanese release. ;)

      • C’mon, where are our japanese fellas? Almost sure that the CD is already on some stores in there…

      • Is there some kind of “japanese pirate bay”? Maybe it’s in there lol

  72. It should come soon guys on forums claim to hae digital copy and posted proofs

    • If you are talking about 5/8 forums, you’ll wait a good time because those guys won’t be sharing anything ;)

      • Damn fiveeight forumers

      • are you systolic?

        • LOL, no. I just lurk there for my own amusement.

          • Haha , I don’t know why but I hate this forum

  73. Cant report it but this has leaked

    • You can pretty much say where it has leaked without posting a direct link. Until then, I will remain skeptical ;)

    • As Rick says…. Where??

      • In the “deep web” most likely. Lmfao. Will remain skeptical ;)

        • In the Internet’s black market xD

  74. there are some guys saying that the album it already leaked.. that’s true?

    • No.

    • well anything new???

    • I’m searching for this album every single minute… and until now.. nothing ..

  75. as a person who pre-orederd the album this waited killed me inside, and I’m to the point to hate this album on a sub-consciousness level.. God Damn …what am i saying ? who am i?

  76. i dont know if its true. Or just a lie. There are some guys on five eight forums saying that the album it’s already leaked.. They shows screenshots.. I want this fucking album.. :(

  77. There are some guys in the fiveeight forums saying that the album its already leaked, they show some screenshots about that.. i can’t fucking wait, this is killing me, I bought the album, but i can’t wait anymore

    • You have to realize, fiveeight has been trolling people for -months- already about a potential leak. I wouldn’t put too much into it now either. Screenshots are very easily faked.

    • As Pedro said, that’s Troll territory. It may be in fact true that they have the album, but they won’t share it because hell, why would they do that when it’s so fun to see other people desperate to hear it? =P

      • That’s just… being sadistic and mean… Completely unnecessary but ok

  78. GOD DAMMIT

  79. http://youtu.be/mmVPb8vfK5c

    This was uploaded today, can anyone confirm if this is fake or not? Btw, i am new to this forum so a Hello to all of you!

    • Why you didnt rip that out? the video was removed wich means it was the real Deal ! :/ Damn.

  80. This
    coming Monday, September 16th, Dream Theater will premiere a full album
    stream of their new self-titled record. Check back here at 10am EST to
    listen to the full record before it’s out! – from their facebook page.

  81. Since noone wants to leak, they said they’ll leak the album themselves: “This coming Monday, September 16th, Dream Theater will premiere a full album stream of their new self-titled record. Check back here at 10am EST to listen to the full record before it’s out!”

  82. This coming Monday, September 16th, Dream Theater will premiere a full album stream of their new self-titled record. Check back here at 10am EST to listen to the full record before it’s out!

  83. DT streaming full album on monday!

  84. They just announced that the full album wil be available on official streaming this MONDAY!

  85. according to their FB profile, they will self-leak the album on Monday:

    “This coming Monday, September 16th, Dream Theater will premiere a full album stream of their new self-titled record. Check back here at 10am EST to listen to the full record before it’s out!”

    • I told you! They KNOW it’s gonna leak this monday! if it leaks before that, we’re in luck.

      • I think they were following that thread on the 5/8 forum

        • Or they were following this page xD

        • They know the people on 5/8 wouldn’t leak it :P

  86. Does this mean no album leak until then? Honestly, I’m feeling biased right now. I’m literally DYING to listen to this album but having to wait 3 more days… I’ll probably have a heart attack on monday before hitting the ”play” button.

    • I would wait for the leak links in 320kbps instead of listening to their stream which will probably be in a crappy quality.

      • I can’t. I prefer to go back to it eventually when it comes out in a better audio resolution. I know I’ll listen to this at least a thousand times before moving on to something else. And… If you can wait any longer… you have truly mastered your desires!

        • Honestly if it’s out on Tuesday in Japan, I’m sure we’ll see it by Monday.

          • It’ll be out on the 18th in Japan. That’s wednesday. But hopefully those guys will feel our agony and leak it by monday, or probably even this weekend? Who knows, I haven’t loose hope.

          • As I said it WILL leak this monday, in 320kbps. Both Týr and LaBrie’s abums leaked on mondays.

          • Oops. To be fair, Wednesday in Japan is still Tuesday in the US. :)

          • I have to agree with this

      • I think I will wait for the 320kbps mp3 leak too.. I can’t wait, but I want to listen to it in calm and good quality.
        Imagine if the internet connection fails in the middle of the stream, I would have a heart attack

        • Haha, true ;) Keep your eyes on places like realmofmetal and bunalti. They will probably have the 320kbps version from the record stores a few hours after the official stream I’m guessing.

  87. why they could not stream this album today?!!!

  88. They just announced on Facebook that next monday, the WHOLE ALBUM WILL BE STREAMED :D

  89. The album is out on the 18th in Japan.

  90. I’ll laugh if Roadrunner can’t keep the album hidden till Monday. Lol.

  91. WHY NO LEAK?
    I heard that it’s already out there, and several people even wrote their reviews.
    I don’t want to ruin my first listen to this album with a poor-quality webstream..

    • People who wrote their review (like the fanclub) have watermarked promos that can’t be leaked without them tracing it back.

    • to be fair, if it doesn’t leak in 320 on Monday, it’ll be uploaded from the JP release on Tuesday.

  92. Two days guys, just two more days…

    • can’t… wait… any… more… :/

  93. there’s going to be a stream on Monday, so let’s get ready!

  94. One more day (on my region at least!) So we can hear glorious 2 billion notes per second and Kill zone/World Domination modes from our god, Beartrucci.

    • with luck the version on 320 will be out before the stream lol. yeah petrucci will be in mode Gigga nigga.

      Abour the self leak, is just publicity. If the albums is that good you know you will buy it :) so is not a bad strategy.

    • We could have it leaked by today, right? It’s already monday in Japan lol

      • Would be awesome, but I don’t think so. When I mean monday for leaks, I was talking about our monday ;P

  95. Why did They(DT) decide to leak it yourself? What reason for this? It’s meanless…

    • Actually, it’s not meaningless. It’s marketing. It also provides some fans who bought the album the opportunity to listen to the album in an official and legal way, because there are people who don’t like listening to things “illegally” (not my case).

  96. oh come on!!! Just Leak, I really want this album!

  97. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQG5AbZEAAw maaaaaaan what about this??? this sound fucking great… and i’m a fan of the old dream … if this is other band i want to know which band is!!!!

  98. from JP facebook page: “Tune in to 102.3 WBAB tonight. I’ll be hanging out with Fingers on Metal Shop. Playing a couple of tunes from the new DT album!”

    • The Enemy Inside and Along for the Ride.

      • Just announced it’ll be a new track.:D

        • First track is Enemy Inside

        • They’re playing “The Looking Glass” now.

    • solution for non-us people?

      • Don’t know, I’m also not from the US. I searched for an online streaming of the radio but they don’t work because they say it’s not available in my area.

        • you have to install hotspot shield. It’s a VPN

          • They are playing The Looking Glass, I’m recording it with Audacity, it won’t be great quality, but I’ll upload it soon.

  99. THE LOOKING CLASS OMFG it’s like Queensrÿche meets RUSH

  100. Video will be here once youtube gets done processing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6WGdtW-Q6Y&feature=youtu.be

  101. I posted my radio rip of The Looking Glass, It’s awaiting moderation.

    • Posted where? Here?

    • I guess they won’t approve the youtube radio rip. Search for it on youtube or go to: youtube —> watch?v = F6WGdtW-Q6Y

      • Can you post the link? I am trying to search for it but cant find it.

        • What’s your email address? I tried posting the link but it says it’s awaiting moderation.

          • Any chance you could give us your Youtube username instead (so we can keep our e-mail addresses private)? Thanks a lot for your help with all of this by the way. Much appreciated :) !

          • I found it finally. Wasn’t showing up before now it did.

        • youtube —> watch?v = F6WGdtW-Q6Y delete de spaces ..

          • Smart :)

      • Thank You very much!! So kind for sharing this. AMAZING song btw.

    • Thank you so much! finally a great song!

  102. Just a few more hours…

  103. http://www.deezer.com/fr/album/6924053

    the streaming is open on deezer ;-)

    • Not available in the US?!? AAAHHHHH!!!! You got me out of bed at 5:30 to find THIS out? ; )

    • “This track is not available yet”

    • that’s not a streaming!! its the album synced with RR release info, so, this link its gonna be available @ Sept 24th… :-|

      • in France it’s working fine maybe you must open an account on deezer ;-)

  104. At this point it´s obvious the guys at RR & DT made a great job, can´t believe it hasn´t leaked yet!!

  105. Listenning to The looking Glass ! its up on youtube.

  106. How has this not leaked yet???

  107. According to Realm of Metal, the album leaked at VBR 6 min ago. No link though.

  108. I think it leaked at 0sce

  109. ITS ON REALM OF METAL! m/

  110. Yes, it has leaked at Realm Of Metal :-))

  111. Dream Theater
    Dream Theater
    2013
    Progressive Metal
    68:01
    VBR V0 (Scene)
    169.80 Mo

    i have it :P

  112. Finally my friends!!! we got it!!!!!!!

  113. Also on Rockbox

  114. Also at Releaselog (rlslog)

  115. Yay Downloading now the leak ! xD

  116. Goodbye afternoon studying… XD

  117. @Rick where are bro! u r now missing the whole thing! haha

    • Oh hello! I already downloaded it but I’m only gonna listen to it tonight. Crazy, I know, But I only like listening to new albums during the night ;P

  118. SO EXCITED YES

  119. 320kbps up now on Rockbox

  120. I was like on my way to work and when I got there they said I wasn’t scheduled for another 2 hrs, then I checked my email and saw this ran home so fast.

  121. OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG IT’S LEAKED! ILLUMINATION THEORY IS FUCKING AMAZING!

  122. aaaaaand we have it :D

  123. OMFG! IT HAS LEAKED!!! ILLUMINATION THEORY IS FUCKING AMAZING!!! OMG I’M SO EXCITED. OLD SCHOOL DT IS BACK!

  124. Listening to this from start to finish, even the two songs we’ve already heard. Gotta do it right :P This is incredible.

  125. im listening to the album as im speaking avaible on deezer need others listenings to give my opinion

  126. Holy….!!!!!! I was so scared after I heard The Looking Glass….well-written song but just not my personal thing, not a Rush fan. Now after hearing The Bigger Picture and Behind The Veil and Surrender To Reason I’m stoked!

  127. Realm of Metal downloaded in 3 minutes :)

  128. Guys, there’s a FLAC leak out there too ;)

    • Any hints where :P ?

    • havent found it :/

      • Me neither. Unless ones that take 4 hours count.

      • getmetal :)

        • Sweet! Thanks! I hate mp3s. With DT albums, I always end up with the originals in my changer at home and the FLAC-burnt copies I got early go in my car.

          • Did you listen to the FLAC yet? Is it legit FLAC or is it transcoded? Someone told me that getmetal is famous for transcoding lots of stuff.

          • Not yet, my internet connection is pretty slow… anyways I’ll get a full listen of the album this evening :)
            I’ll do a quality check as soon as it finishes :)

          • Ok, check done. I’ve just listened to a bit of The Enemy Inside I already know, and the MP3 just sounds like limited. The FLAC instead sounds better and a bit less “in your face”. So, spend a bit of time and get the FLAC ;)

            P.S.: The guest comment below is mine, don’t know why deleting comments just marks them as guest comments O.o

          • Alright, thanks!

        • not any torrent sites? those other sites takes forever..

    • The FLAC rip means nothing if it’s a FLAC rip of the CD version. The mastering is so squished. I’m waiting for my download of the “HD” FLAC download (if it’s actually the vinyl version as it should be) on release day to give this album a serious listen.

  129. It’s nice to see that so many are excited about the album. I’m just hoping that everyone supports the band by actually buying the album as well.

  130. So what was that easter egg? anyone?

    • I think is that ending after Illumination Theory, but I’m not sure.. not really an easter egg though

    • A slow piano jam with guitar swells. Pretty nice!

    • It’s actually a very pretty outro that probably could’ve been the foundation for a whole other song. Call me weird, but it seemed to have the vibe that it was telling me “everything will be ok…just relax”. :) I know, I’m sleep deprived right now so I’m a little off.

  131. So that 2 beginning songs were a joke! ahahah I’m currently listening Illumination theory…wao

  132. Holy fuck, I’m already mindblown by the intro… THIS is what I call a GREAT way to start my week :P

  133. I can confirm that the album has definitely leaked and the link at Realm of Metal is genuine! Sounds great :D

  134. And I got another leak date right. BOW BEFORE ME, MORTALS! (jk jk, it’s actually getting so easy to predict.)

    • *Bows respectively*

      What’s your fav song on the album Rick? Are you as blown away as me? I really hope so!

  135. I´m on the middle of the album and WOW, sounds amazing… Can´t wait to hear the epic Illumination Theory.

  136. I accidentally rated the album poorly. How do I take it back?!?!

  137. Many great moments on this album, but Illumination Theory is the one that stands out most to me. That and Mangini’s drums kick major ass (both musically and the sound of them). Keep in mind when listening to his fills that his toms are set up very differently from your typical drummer.

    • Yes. Illumination Theory x1000. James LaBrie left me speechless after the orchestra section. Like, wtf.

  138. This is awesome! Worth the agonising wait checking this page at every spare moment!

  139. leaked in it-leaked as well yo

  140. the bigger picture is awesome :OOOOO

  141. Being short: Didn’t like it.
    Ok, I didn’t like A Dramatic Turn Of Events when I first heard neither but this time I think it’s for real.

    • I didnt like it either as a whole, doesnt deserve the name dream theater as the album name. Liked a dramatic a lot more, even on first time.

    • How can you NOT like Ilumnation Theory?? :O Oh well, impossible to discuss musical tastes, but I’m totally diggin’ this xD. SO much better than SC or BC&SL.

      • The first half of IT is awesome good, enemy inside is good, not much more, nothing remarkable feels b side songs, nothing stands out as a song or as a moment, IT was close but second half is a mess about taht jungle weird unnecesary stuff. Everything is better than SC or BC, everything.

  142. If you can, try to get the 5.1 downmix of the dvd-audio (or even the dvd-audio version). It’s MUCH less compressed, and sounds awesome.

  143. Official stream for you, bad guys :D http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dream-theater-channel-prog-metal-in-dream-theater-premiere-20130916 ..btw, AMAZING album, directly on my personal top5.

  144. Now what!?!? I already miss checking this frigging site each 5 seconds! Ha-ha-ha, jk, jk. Well my friends, this album is one more proven reason why I LOVE this band with all my heart. I guess we’ll probably see each other again in one month for Live at Luna Park. For those of you who may have disliked the album: Give it time, let it grow on you!

    • So excited for Luna Park! I agree with your sentiment…I really do miss coming here 25 times a day checking for the leak, regardless of the fact that I signed up for an email notification.

      But as you said, only another month or so until we can get excited for something else!

  145. Streaming here: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/dream-theater-exclusive-new-album-in-full/

    It has leaked, but please support the artist buy buying it!

  146. Where can I find the 5.1 mix download link?

    • yea, i am waiting for this too!

  147. Is there an “hole” at about 19:00 in Illumination Theory? O.o

    • unfortunately, the 22 minute-long epic song is just 18 minutes and a half approximately… the only thing i have to complain: we could’ve had more 4 minutes of instrumentals ):

      • There’s just a little bit of silence and there comes the piano again, really strange O.o

        • yeah, that minute of silence. I actually love it, remember me to Milliontown at the end :)

  148. TRACKS REVIEW TIME :P :

    1-false awakening suite : Easily the best intro for an album they made.. that’s epic dude, everything about it is epic, and it also perfectly fits The enemy inside, the feeling you have when you listen to this is just incredible ! 10/10

    2-The enemy inside : I WAS BLOWN AWAY when i first listened to this ! man, this is AWESOME.. it has some train of thoughts influences, but more awesome.. the lyrics are also awesome ”i’m a burden i’m a travesty, i’m a prisoner of regret” this obviously talks about a soldier who just came from war, and have some regret about it..I really didn’t expect mangini could do stuffs better than this in the rest of the album.. the solo is one of the best petrucci has ever made.. 10/10

    3-The looking glass : the second worst song of the album.. but dude.. it’s FUCKING AWESOME ! it has a ”the best of times” vibe to me.. the best part of this is probably the chorus.. i’d call it a ”moment of heavy light” personally :P the bass lines are awesome too.. i didn’t like the solo though.. and that’s why it’s the worst one to me, i’m not saying it’s bad, but the album has so much awesome song :p 8/10
    4-Enigma machine: a creepy ass intro.. a nice instrumental.. mangini put out his best here.. he proves he can replace portnoy, i like rudess’ job here.. the 3:45 guitar work reminds me of the count of tuscany.. not their best instrumental, but definitely an awesome one 9/10
    5-The bigger picture: so here we are with the song that SUPRISED ME.. i didn’t think i’d heard this kind of MASTERPIECE EVER.. waw ! the best song of the album to me, the lyrics are just AWESOME, you MUST close your eyes when listening to this.. you forget about everything.. i cried when i first listened to this.. a pure piece of dream theater.. labrie’s voice is breathtaking 10/10
    6-Behind the veil : probably the worst song on the album, i’m not saying it’s bad, it’s good, BUT it didn’t blew me away like the others songs, i like rudess and petrucci solos though 7.5/10
    7-Surrender to Reason : This is the ”reason” why i love dream theater, every single member is amazing.. petrucci is the best guitarist, rudess the best keyboardist, mangini is an amazing drummer, john myung is the best bassist, and MOST OF ALL, labrie is THE BEST VOCALIST EVER AFTER BRUCE DICKINSON AND AXL ROSE, those who say it’s wrong have problems.. this song is a masterpiece, easily 10/10
    8-Along for the ride : awesome ! nothing else to say, specially the lyrics, ”i will not live under a shadow of fear..” this deserves a 10 as well as for most of the album, BUT no, it’s way tooooo short, so i’ll give it a 9 >.< 9/10
    9-Illumination Theory : i said The bigger picture was the best song of the album, but this is not a song, ''Illumination Theory'' is more than a song, It's AWESOMENESS ITSELF in a musical form… 22 minutes of pure dream theater.. what else ?! this deserves more than 10/10.. way more, but it's not possible :/ so 10/10

    album review : their best piece of music after scenes from a memory, images and words and DTOE, an astonishing 9/10 :D

  149. It’s ooooouuut!!!!

  150. Honestly this album is seriously high on my list for top albums of the year. Its not good, not bad, its incredible! (IMO) Mike Mangini is certainly a good replacement, and he proves he is a member now on this album. The intro “False Awakening Suite” is totally a symphonic metal demon that is gonna be awesome to open up their shows. Songs like “The Enemy Inside”, “Enigma Machine”, and “Behind the Veil” are metal powerhouses. I so love the huge Rush influence they used on “The Looking Glass”, its like if DT made their own “Limelight”. “Along for the Ride” is the obvious full ballad on this album, but honestly its a great melody to play before the epic. The big 3 for me are “The Bigger Picture”, “Surrender to Reason”, and the epic “Illumination Theory”. “The Bigger Picture” is incredibly detailed, mixing a powering metal song with sheer beauty. “Surrender to Reason” totally brings out the old DT and mixes it with the new. “Illumination Theory” has to be the most beautiful song I’ve heard this year. Its got everything. It has the great thunderous solos from Jordan and John, and also has James LaBrie at some really high moments. Right here, everyone is at their best and this song is worth buying the album alone for me. IMO this is my favorite album as a whole since “Octavarium”, and the magic has been restored for me, as I am going to listen to this for like…ever.

  151. So I’m waiting for the Japanese release to leak… it has an instrumental version of The Enemy Inside on it… WHY NO AMERICA HAS THIS? :(

    • Japanese releases always get additional tracks/instrumentals/features with their releases. It’s very common in that market and used to entice purchasing.

  152. I wasn’t a huge fan of the album to begin with. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was good, I just thought there were chunks where it was rather lacking in substance (except illumination theory). It was released here in Australia on Friday so naturally, I bought it (2 disc deluxe edition).
    I finally had a chance to listen to it today and now I’ve had a chance to listen to the 5.1 mix direct from the DVD, my whole opinion has changed. It’s (IMO) one of their best albums. I was missing a lot of the dynamics from the album with the mp3 rip. I’ve never heard an album sound so different between CD and mp3. It really is an incredible album and I highly suggest grabbing the deluxe for the 5.1 mix, you won’t regret it, it’s not overly mixed, very balanced and the sound is perfect.

  153. Do you know where I can download or even buy the 5.1 mix?

    • It comes as DVD-Audio in the deluxe edition format. If you’re looking for the best possible fidelity I sincerely encourage to purchase the HD tracks from a company on the same name. They sell the 24 bit 96kHz resolution files which are exact replicas from the master tracks. I just bought it and I’m AMAZED with the difference,

      • Hi, so not possible to get 5.1 mix online by buying.

        I bought the cd on amazon but it seems the deluxe version is the only version, didnt find a regular version it says it has 2 disks. I downloaded a flac version from getmetal.org, is that a different flac from hd tracks?

        • Yes. Normally, internet-found FLAC files are exact copies of the audio resolution contained on a CD: 44.1Khz-16 bits-1.441Kbps, which means that someone with the original CD ripped it off making an exact copy. No higher audio resolution can be imprinted on a CD than the settings described above. Obviously this resolution is quite superior than ”lossy” compressed MP3 @320Kbps.

          Whereas HD files are exact copies of the master tracks used by the band in the studio. For this album settings are: 96kHz-24bits-4.608Kbps. This kind of audio resolution can not be contained on a CD and normally this files are just marketed for audiophiles through special retailers such as the one I mentioned you about on my previous message.

          The reasons why you can’t buy the 5.1 mix online for download are: This type of files need special decoding to be played, (its 5.1 not stereo), file size would be way too big for regular downloads and lastly, chances are this mix is done in 24 bits audio resolution. Mainly, for these 3 reasons this kind of mixes are contained only on DVD Audio format.

          I’m not sure whether the 5.1 mix was done from high resolution audio files or regular CD quality files. I’ll figure that out when I get my hands on my own copy. Meanwhile, I wanted to be 100% sure to experience this album in High-Def, and the only way to do that was purchasing the HD files.

          I’m a mastering engineer btw,

          Hopefully this helped!

        • When you get your copy, you’ll be able to play the DVD Audio disc on a regular DVD player with 5.1 audio system. Remember this disc contains the 5.1 mix. Even some DVD players have an option to reduce 5.1 audio to stereo.
          There’s some folks on the internet trying to decode the 5.1 mix to stereo but its not easy to decode such high rates with absolute fidelity without having proper tools… let’s see how that goes. But if you have the HD files… nothing gets better than that. Congrats on your purchase!

      • Yes. Normally, internet-found FLAC files are exact copies of the audio resolution contained on a CD: 44.1Khz-16 bits-1.441Kbps, which means that someone with the original CD ripped it off making an exact copy. No higher audio resolution can be imprinted on a CD than the settings described above. Obviously this resolution is quite superior than ”lossy” compressed MP3 @320Kbps.

        Whereas HD files are exact copies of the master tracks used by the band in the studio. For this album settings are: 96kHz-24bits-4.608Kbps. This kind of audio resolution can not be contained on a CD and normally this files are just marketed for audiophiles through special retailers such as the one I mentioned you about on my previous message.

        The reasons why you can’t buy the 5.1 mix online for download are: This type of files need special decoding to be played, (its 5.1 not stereo), file size would be way too big for regular downloads and lastly, chances are this mix is done in 24 bits audio resolution. Mainly, for these 3 reasons this kind of mixes are contained only on DVD Audio format.

        I’m not sure whether the 5.1 mix was done from high resolution audio files or regular CD quality files. I’ll figure that out when I get my hands on my own copy. Meanwhile, I wanted to be 100% sure to experience this album in High-Def, and the only way to do that was purchasing the HD files.

        I’m a mastering engineer btw,

        Hopefully this helped!

        • Thanks it helped a lot and already got them on HD, I got the Dramatic turn on events as well on hd and liked it a lot on that site when it was released. I’d really love to hear this one on 5.1 so bad nobody has extracted the audio from the dvd to some 5.1 audio format. I already bought the deluxe edition on amazon but it says 1 to 4 weeks to delivery.

  154. oh how i Miss beeing here everyday, every 10 minuts xD.

    But its leaked, so theres nothing more to do here !

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