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Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to concentrate further on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011. Read more on

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Sonisphere Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

July 6th, 2014

Sonisphere Festival 2014 Thrash Hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Sonisphere Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Dream Theater @ Sonisphere Festival – 06 July 2014

July 6th, 2014

Dream Theater at Sonisphere 2014 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Look how bloody pleased James LaBrie is on the Saturn Stage at Sonisphere Festival 2014! Hasn’t somebody told him that being in a prog band is serious business?!?

Dream Theater @ Sonisphere Festival 2014 setlist:
The Enemy Inside
The Mirror
On the Backs of Angels
The Looking Glass
Along for the Ride
Overture 1928
Strange Déjà Vu
Pull Me Under

Check out the rest of our Sonisphere Festival 2014 coverage here.

PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #11 – A new year comes after… last year

March 19th, 2014

Progtology with James Monetieth Thrash Hits

It’s been nine months since the last installment of ProgTology. That’s partly due to James “Metal” Monteith touring the world with his excellent band, TesseracT, but also because we’re lazy. Either way, let’s talk about the significant goings on…

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Album: Dream Theater – Dream Theater

September 10th, 2013

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Dream Theater
Dream Theater
Roadrunner Records
23 September 2013

by Raziq Rauf

A Dramatic Turn of Events was only superficially spectacular. It sounded like a Dream Theater album, but little else. It felt like they were going through the motions somewhat and as they were adapting to a new drummer in Mike Mangini, having written the bulk of his drum lines before he joined, it wasn’t surprising that a little of the dynamism that comes from the ease of familiarity was lost.

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Is album artwork in 2011 worse than it’s ever been before?

September 7th, 2011

We let Hugh Platt near Photoshop, and yet we still gave him the go ahead to mouth off about album art? Bloody hell, we’re suckers for punishment sometimes…

Bad Album Art 2011 Thrash Hits

It’s long been feared that one of the side-effects of the proliferation of digital music over physical formats would be that album art gradually becomes a thing of the past. After all, who cares about album art when it exists only as a tiny 200 pixel by 200 pixel image on an iPod Touch? Well, those of us old enough to be nostalgic about such things as pouring over a record’s liner notes are starting to see our worst nightmares come to pass – because 2011 has truly seen some of the worst excuses for album art ever to get the green light from a record label’s promotions department.

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High Voltage announce Dream Theater and Judas Priest as 2011 headliners….and Judas Priest decide to call it a day on touring??!?

December 7th, 2010

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High Voltage Festival has decided to get in on the early-festival-announcement game that everyone else is playing right now – they’ve announced today that the more-metal-than-anyone Judas Priest, and prog-metal kings Dream Theater, will be the two headline acts at High Voltage 2011 on July 23 and 24 respectively.

This news is both awesome and awful – because while we are stoked that we’ll get to see Judas Priest killing it in Victoria Park next summer, the band confirmed today that their High Voltage performance will be part of the band’s final ever world tour, which they have fittingly decided to call the ‘Epitaph Tour’.

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Progressive Nation Interview: Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater on Prog, Portnoy and iPhones

October 21st, 2009

When progressive metal godfathers Dream Theater landed in Glasgow to wow the wits out of far-from-innocent people with 113/19 time signatures, Chris Cope sat down for a quick chinwag with keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess

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In a few hours he’ll be onstage, headlining the Glasgow SECC, but just now Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess is pretending to be a normal human being and lounging in a hotel bar. There’s a red carpet outside, but that’s for the Indian wedding guests congregating behind us, not for Jordan, or indeed Thrash Hits. The cheek.

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