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James LaBrie releases digital EP, “I Will Not Break” today via InsideOut Music

Posted in All Metal, Featured, New Music, Releases with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy

Following up on the success of his recent studio album, “Impermanent Resonance”, Dream Theater’sJames LaBrie released a 9 song Digital EP entitled “I Will Not Break” today.

Check out the EP’s title-track “I Will Not Break” in a static video via the IOM YouTube channel here:

http://youtu.be/Nj8aAo3O06E  

TRACK LISTING:
1. I Will Not Break (3:52)
2. Unraveling (3:31)
3. Why (3:45)
4. Coming Home (Alternate Mix) (4:23)
5. Jekyll Or Hyde (Demo) (3:48)
6. Just Watch Me (Demo) (4:17)
7. I Tried (Jason Miller Re-mix) (5:13)
8. Over The Edge (Mutrix Re-mix) (4:33)
9. Euphoric (NeonGenesis Re-mix) (4:41)

James LaBrie online:
www.jameslabrie.com 
www.facebook.com/officialjameslabrie 
www.myspace.com/officialjameslabrie  

JAMES LABRIE – To release “I Will Not Break” Digital-EP in January

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Randy
Following up on the success of his latest studio album, “Impermanent Resonance”, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie is set to release a new Digital EP entitled “I Will Not Break” on January 14th, 2014 in North America via InsideOutMusic.The “I Will Not Break” EP will include 9 (!) tracks and a total playing time of 38 minutes for a special low-price with the following tracklisting:

JAMES LABRIE – “I Will Not Break” Digital EP (38:03)
1. I Will Not Break (3:52)
2. Unraveling (3:31)
3. Why (3:45)
4. Coming Home (Alternate Mix) (4:23)
5. Jekyll Or Hyde (Demo) (3:48)
6. Just Watch Me (Demo) (4:17)
7. I Tried (Jason Miller Re-mix) (5:13)
8. Over The Edge (Mutrix Re-mix) (4:33)
9. Euphoric (NeonGenesis Re-mix) (4:41)

While the opening title track is the album version taken from the “Impermanent Resonance” release, the songs 2 and 3 were previously only released physically as Digipak bonus tracks. Song 4 is an alternate mix version and songs 5 as well as 6 are special demo versions, all previously only released physically as bonustracks on the Digipak and the Japanese edition for the “Static Impulse” album in 2010. Songs 7, 8 and 9 are special dub step / electronica re-mixes of “Static Impulse” songs, previously unreleased (Song 7 was only available physically in Japan before). The re-mixes were done by US-based DJ’s Jason Miller, Mutrix and NeonGenesis. The cover artwork for the EP was once again designed by Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Kamelot, etc.).

You can pre-order the “I Will Not Break” Digital EP here:
http://smarturl.it/jlb_iwillbreak

Check out the EP’s title-track “I Will Not Break” in a static video via the IOM YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/Nj8aAo3O06E

James LaBrie checked in to comment about the upcoming EP release as follows:

“Hey Everyone! Matt, Marco, Peter, Ray and yours truly are very pleased to release this digital EP. It will show some of the songs with alternate mixes as well as letting you hear Matt’s exceptional voice with some of the songs in their demo versions. We also had 3 of the songs mixed in dub step stylings to give them a somewhat interesting flavour and twist. Hope you all enjoy this release, I personally think it is very cool. All the best in the New Year and see you out there….”
Most recently, the James LaBrie track “Lost In The Fire” was used by the Swedish sound library company Toontrack Music to promote the launch of one of their new products. Check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPlAcqmqY3YJames LaBrie’s latest studio album “Impermanent Resonance” was, just like the previous “Static Impulse” album from 2010, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren. Upon release, “Impermanent Resonance” managed to enter the the Billboard Heatseeker Charts at #5 and #156 on the Billboard 200 Charts!  In Europe the album saw succes on the sales charts in Germany at position # 48 and The Netherlands at position # 67 as well as UK’s Rock Album Chart at position # 22.

All available European physical formats of “Impermanent Resonance” can be purchased here:
http://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=impermanent

James LaBrie – “Impermanent Resonance” online action:
“Agony” static video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqOHNPdh1Pw
“Agony” free download: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/specials/agony
“Back On The Ground” lyric-video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ralb05GOLjA
“I Got You” static video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwl8nmPeHI
“Agony” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HglHt_IWO2o
“Letting Go” guitar play-through by Marco Sfogli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnA02SSLS30
“Agony” drum recordings by Peter Wildoer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILGw46EYzA
Diverse album songs by drummer Peter Wildoer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK4lb_MPNRA

“Impermanent Resonance” Line-Up:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
Matt Guillory – Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marco Sfogli – Guitars
Ray Riendeau – Bass
Peter Wildoer – Drums, Screams

Selected James LaBrie Solo Discography:
Keep It To Yourself (MullMuzzler) – 1999
MullMuzzler 2 (MullMuzzler) – 2001
Elements Of Persuasion – 2005
Static Impulse – 2010
Impermanent Resonance – 2013

James LaBrie online:
www.jameslabrie.com
www.facebook.com/officialjameslabrie
www.myspace.com/officialjameslabrie

JAMES LABRIE – New song “I Got You” launched; Guitar play-through and drums studio-clip posted!

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Reviews with tags , , on August 23, 2013 by Randy
Dream Theater’s James LaBrie new studio album effort entitled “Impermanent Resonance” 
was recently released worldwide via InsideOutMusic and continues to turn heads.
Therefor another new album’s song, “I Got You”, has now been launched
promotionally as stream via the IOM YouTube-channel here:
Additionally, an entertaining guitar-play through clip by Marco Sfogli for “Letting Go” can be seen here:
Also, a comprehensive clip featuring drum-recording footage of several “Impermanent Resonance” album songs by drummer Peter Wildoer at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios can be checked out here:
Upon release, “Impermanent Resonance” managed to enter the national sales charts in Germany on position # 48 and The Netherlands on position # 67 as well as UK’s Rock Album Chart on position # 22.
More online action for “Impermanent Resonance”:
“Agony” guitar play-through by Marco Sfogli: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HglHt_IWO2o
“Agony” drum recordings by Peter Wildoer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILGw46EYzA
“Back On The Ground” lyric-video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ralb05GOLjA
“Impermanent Resonance” was, just like the previous “Static Impulse” album from 2010, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren, while artwork duties were handled by Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Kamelot, etc.).
Next to the standard CD and the Digital Download format, “Impermanent Resonance” is also available in Europe as limited edition Digipak featuring alternate artwork and two bonus tracks as well as on limited LP version (with the full album as bonus CD). All available European formats can be purchased here:
“Impermanent Resonance” Line-Up:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
Matt Guillory – Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marco Sfogli – Guitars
Ray Riendeau – Bass
Peter Wildoer – Drums, Screams
Selected James LaBrie Solo Discography:
Keep It To Yourself (MullMuzzler) – 1999
MullMuzzler 2 (MullMuzzler) – 2001
Elements Of Persuasion – 2005
Static Impulse – 2010
Impermanent Resonance – 2013
James LaBrie online:

JAMES LABRIE: New Album ‘Impermanent Resonance’ OUT NOW in North America via InsideOut Music – Full Album Stream LIVE via Revolver Magazine

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , on August 6, 2013 by Randy

The brand new solo album by Dream Theater’s JAMES LABRIE, entitled Impermanent Resonance, is in stores today in North America via InsideOutMusic. In celebration of its release, you can stream the entire record now at Revolvermag.com for the next 24 hours! Head to this link and have a listen now before your chance is up! Also live today is a new static video for the new track ‘I Got You’, available for viewing at this location.

You can buy Impermanent Resonance now in CD or LP format at this locationJAMES LABRIE’s most recent full-length release, 2010’s Static Impulse, is also now available for the first time as LP (with the full album as bonus CD)! Both LP’s will be available on 180gr. black vinyl but also on strictly limited clear vinyl (only 200x copies each).

Next to JAMES LABRIE and his longtime songwriting partner, keyboardist and background vocalist Matt Guillory, the line-up on this diverse and extremely entertaining new album also features Marco Sfogli from Italy on guitar, Ray Riendeau (Halford, Machines of Loving Grace) on bass and Dream Theater audition’s finalist Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, Arch Enemy, etc.) from Sweden on drums, making it the same line-up for the group as on the previous, much acclaimed album, Static Impulse. Furthermore, former Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers was also added to the fold for songwriting and guitar recording contributions.

Impermanent Resonance was once again mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street recording studios (Kreator, Opeth, Paradise Lost, etc.) with Jens Bogren and this time also Tony Lindgren, while artwork duties were handled by Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Kamelot, etc.). A video from Peter Wildoer’s drum recordings for Impermanent Resonance at Sweden’s Fascination Street recordings studios can now be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EILGw46EYzA

 

 

Impermanent Resonance Album Line-Up:

James LaBrie – Lead Vocals

Matt Guillory – Keyboards, Background Vocals

Marco Sfogli – Guitars

Ray Riendeau – Bass

Peter Wildoer – Drums, Screams

DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES LAUNCHING JUNE 15 AND WRAPPING JULY 21 IN SUPPORT OF THEIR GLOBALLY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’ WITH SPECIAL GUEST CRIMSON PROJEKCT

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by Randy

DREAM THEATER have annouced a second North American leg of a world tour in support of their acclaimed and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner). The progressive hard rock icons who’ve sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide will launch their summer dates June 15 in Rochester, NY and wrap July 21 in Chester, PA. The tour includes stops at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ plus a two-night engagement at the Paramount Theater on Long Island, NY.  

Joining DREAM THEATER, starting June 16 in Columbus, Ohio and for the rest of the tour, is special guest Crimson Projekct featuring Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph. They’ll be performing the songs of progressive rock legends King Crimson.  

For the past few months DREAM THEATER has been touring around the world including visits to Europe and Mexico and are set to begin an Asian tour on April 19 in Seoul. The tour will bring the group to Japan, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan and will conclude May 8 in Bangkok Thailand.

The band—James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and Mike Mangini (Drums)—recently  received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category.  The song is the first single from their 11th studio album  A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner),  which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8.    The album also features the single, “Build Me Up, Break Me Down.”  You can watch the lyric video here:
http://www.dreamtheater.net/media/youtube?youtube_id=UgBfdIpunVE.

Meanwhile, A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS is now available on HD Tracks, a digital retailer that offers high resolution downloads.   Systematic Chaos and Black Clouds & Silver Linings will soon be available on the platform as well.

Here are DREAM THEATER’s complete tour dates. DREAM THEATER meet & greet and VIP packages are available for all dates. Please visit http://vipnation.com for details.

  Date City Venue
Thu 4/19 Seoul, KR Olympic   Hall
Sat 4/21 Jakarta, ID Mata   Elang Indoor Stadium
Mon 4/23 Osaka, JP Orix   Theater
Thu 4/26 Fukuoka, JP Civic   Hall
Sat 4/28 Aichi, JP Prefectural   Art Theater
Mon 4/30 Yokohama, JP Arena
Wed 5/2 Singapore, SG Kallang   Theatre
Fri 5/4 Beijing, CN Century   Theatre
Sun 5/6 Taipei, TW Taipei   University Auditorium
Tues 5/8 Bangkok, TH Thunder   Dome
Fri 6/15 Rochester,   NY Main   Street Armory
Sat 6/16 Montebello,   QC D-TOX   Rockfest
Sun 6/17 Lewiston,   NY Artpark
Tues 6/19 Columbus,   OH The   LC Pavilion
Thu 6/21 Cleveland,   OH Jacobs   Pavilion at Nautica
Fri 6/22 Detroit,   MI The   Fillmore
Sun 6/24 Cincinnati,   OH Taft   Theater
Tues 6/26 Minneapolis,   MN State   Theater 
Wed 6/27 Chicago,   IL Chicago   Theatre
Thu 6/28 Kansas   City, MO Starlight   Theater
Sun 7/1 San   Francisco, CA Warfield   Theatre
Mon 7/2 Los   Angeles, CA Gibson   Amphitheater
Tues 7/3 Anaheim,   CA The   Grove of Anaheim
Thu 7/5 El   Paso, TX Abraham   Chavez Theatre
Fri 7/6 San   Antonio, TX Majestic   Theater
Sat 7/7 Austin,   TX ACL   Live
Mon 7/9 Grand   Prairie, TX Verizon   Theatre
Thu 7/12 Richmond,   VA The   National
Fri 7/13 Washington,   DC Warner   Theatre
Sat 7/14 Holmdel,   NJ PNC   Bank Arts Center
Tues 7/17 Boston,   MA Bank   of America Pavilion
Wed 7/18 Huntington,   NY Paramount   Theater
Thu 7/19 Huntington,   NY Paramount   Theater
Sat 7/21 Chester,   PA Harrah’s   Chester Downs

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DREAM THEATER NOMINATED FOR THEIR FIRST GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST HARD ROCK/METAL SONG

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Randy

As they continue to tour in support of their acclaimed album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner), progressive hard rock icons DREAM THEATER have received their first-ever Grammy nomination for the album’s first single “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Category. The band–James LaBrie (Vocals), John Myung (Bass), John Petrucci (Guitar and Vocals), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards and Continuum) and new member Mike Mangini (Drums)—released this statement:

“2011 has been quite an amazing year for us.  We watched ‘A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS’—our eleventh studio album—enter the Top Ten in 14 countries around the world including the U.S.  And now we land our first-ever Grammy nomination [for the song “On The Backs of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category]. It’s the icing on the cake–we’re honored and thrilled, no doubt about it.  It took us a while to receive this Grammy attention–and we’ve done it on our own terms musically, so it feels particularly sweet.  What keeps you going as a musician is the love and support from the fans–they are always there for us on this crazy adventure.  So we give them a big shout-out as we celebrate our Grammy nomination.  See you all on the road…and let’s all keep dreaming big.”

Meanwhile, after wrapping their U.S. dates on December 4 in Mesa, AZ, the band will perform three nights in Mexico (Monterrey December 7, Guadalajara December 9 and Mexico City December 10). In early 2012, they head overseas for a European concert tour starting January 23 in Finland and wrapping on February 26 in Portugal.

Here are some critical soundbites from the media about A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS.

“The group’s members are clearly enjoying a rediscovered melodicism and experimentation in their songwriting.  Dream Theater digs in with impressive might into hook-heavy twisting journeys like ‘Bridges In The Sky,’ ‘Breaking All Illusions’ and ‘Outcry,’ yet also softens into a vulnerability never heard before on songs like ‘Far From Heaven’ and ‘Beneath The Surface’…Fans, rejoice: The spirit carries on, every much intact.”
–Chuck Taylor, BILLBOARD, October 15, 2011

“Produced by Petrucci and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine), it’s an album that keeps revealing its many splendors even after repeated listens. Its nine cuts run the gamut from grinding; progressive metal (‘On the Backs of Angels,’ ‘Build Me Up, Break Me Down’) to mind-numbing musical workouts (‘Lost Not Forgotten,’ ‘Outcry’) to a surprisingly stripped-down yet altogether moving ballad (‘Far from Heaven’).”
–Joe Bosso, GUITAR WORLD, November 2011

“’Spine-tingling’ is a term that can be applied to the whole of the album… Dream Theater’s stunning new masterpiece, which sees the band – Petrucci, LaBrie, bassist John Myung, keyboardist Jordan Rudess and new drummer Mike Mangini – performing at the top of their game. Mixed by Grammy Award winner Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), it’s a sonic wonder that keeps revealing surprises even after multiple spins.”
–Joe Bosso, MUSICRADAR.COM, August 17, 2011

“Dream Theater returns with A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Marking the debut of new drummer Mike Mangini, the album is an evocative collection of fully-realized soundscapes  that stands alongside landmark Dream Theater albums like Images And Words and Scenes From A Memory with an even greater prestige, ambition and cunning. It strikes the perfect balance between the bands’s intimate history with all that is heavy, progressive and melodic, each element fully realized. Over twenty-five years since their formation, Dream Theater continues to cultivate, curate and protect their status as worldwide niche tastemakers on this their eleventh studio album, which was produced by the band’s own John Petrucci and mixed by sonic magician Andy Wallace.”
DRUMHEAD, September 2011

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JORDAN RUDESS OF DREAM THEATER TO PLAY AN INTIMATE SOLO PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY, NOV. 12 AT THE IRIDIUM IN NEW YORK CITY

Posted in Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by Randy

DREAM THEATER keyboardist extraordinaire JORDAN RUDESS has announced a rare solo appearance Saturday, November 12 at The Iridium in New York City.

Rudess–who is on a brief break from Dream Theater’s world tour in support of their new album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS–will be playing a mix of improvisations and covers on the piano and synthesizer.  For this performance he will also perform on his critically acclaimed iPad apps: MorphWiz (which won “Best Music Creation App” at the Billboard App Awards in 2010), SampleWiz and his newest app, the Geo Synthesizer, which was released just two weeks ago.

Rudess will be playing two sets–one at 8:00 PM and one at 10:00PM. Each show is $35. You can make reservations via The Iridium’s website: http://theiridium.com/events/513/an-evening-with-jordan-rudess/. The show will be an exciting chance for fans to see Jordan Rudess in an intimate setting, since the The Iridium only seats 200 fans.

About DREAM THEATER:

Progressive metal band Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a new drummer, and added Mike Mangini to its roster.

Dream Theater’s eleventh studio album, A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS, which was released September 13 on Roadrunner Records, achieved over 14 top ten debuts around the world including the U.S and is a strong addition to a body of work by the band that has produced sales over 10,000,000 records and DVD’s worldwide.

 

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