Distance over Time

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Distance over Time
Dream Theater Distance Over Time.png
Cover art by Hugh Syme
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2019
RecordedJune–September 2018
StudioYonderbarn in Monticello, New York
LabelInsideOut Music
ProducerJohn Petrucci
Dream Theater chronology
The Astonishing
Distance over Time
Singles from Distance over Time
  1. "Untethered Angel"
    Released: December 7, 2018
  2. "Fall into the Light"
    Released: January 11, 2019

Distance over Time is the upcoming fourteenth studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, set to be released on February 22, 2019 on InsideOut Music.[1][2] Distance over Time was announced alongside a tour of North America where Dream Theater will support the new album and celebrate the 20th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999).[3][4][5] On December 7, 2018, the lead single "Untethered Angel" and its music video were released;[6] The second single, "Fall into the Light", was released on January 11, 2019.[7]

Background and composition[edit]

Musically, Dream Theater decided to create a "tight and focused" album with a heavier sound than its previous album, The Astonishing (2016).[8] "At Wit's End" was the first piece that was written[9] and the writing process for the whole album took 18 days.[10] The band compared the speed and style of Distance over Time's writing process to that of its 2003 album, Train of Thought.[11]

At just under 57 minutes long, not including a bonus track, Distance over Time is Dream Theater's first studio album with a run time under one hour in length since 1992's Images and Words, and their shortest since the band's 1989 debut, When Dream and Day Unite. It is Dream Theater's third studio album to not feature any songs longer than ten minutes, after When Dream and Day Unite and 2016's The Astonishing, and their first to include a song with lyrics written by Mike Mangini.

Track listing[12][edit]

1."Untethered Angel"John Petrucci6:14
3."Fall into the Light"John Myung7:04
4."Barstool Warrior"Petrucci6:43
5."Room 137"Mike Mangini4:23
6."S2N"Myung, Petrucci [13]6:21
7."At Wit's End"James LaBrie9:20
8."Out of Reach"LaBrie4:04
9."Pale Blue Dot"Petrucci8:25
Total length:56:51


Dream Theater

Technical personnel

  • James "Jimmy T" Meslin – engineering
  • Ben Grosse – mixing
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Hugh Syme – artwork


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