Listen To Your Favorite Roadrunner Albums On Spotify!

 
The online music-streaming service Spotify recently launched in the US, and while it's presently invite-only, it's pretty easy to get signed up if you want to - and you should. There are three tiers: you can listen to music for free, with commercial interruptions every two or three songs; you can pay $5 a month and hear no commercials; or you can pay $10 a month and get commercial-free music that you can also stream to your phone or iPod.
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Dream Theater Responds To Fans

 
Dream Theater swamped all challengers in our weekend poll, Which Upcoming Release Are You Most Anticipating? Their album A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13 (with the ultra-deluxe boxed set version available for pre-order right now, today), got 66.7% of the total votes cast. This was a display of fan loyalty that quite honestly left us shocked...in a good way.
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Pre-Order Dream Theater's "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" Deluxe Boxed Set Now!

 
Dream Theater's hotly anticipated new album A Dramatic Turn of Events, their first with new drummer Mike Mangini, will be in stores September 13. But you can pre-order the deluxe boxed set version right now! Here's what you get: - The album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, obviously  - A second disc with instrumentals of the entire album - A DVD of The Spirit Carries On – a 60-minute movie documenting Dream Theater’s drummer auditions - A double-LP set of A Dramatic Turn Of Events (180-Gram Vinyl in gatefold jacket) - A Dream Theater branded custom turntable slipmat - A litho print of the album cover - 50 lucky winners will find a Dream Theater "Ticket For Life" randomly inserted in the box - All this comes in a custom box - And, you will receive a digital download of the album the day before it's released! Can you beat that? We humbly submit that you cannot.
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Weekend Poll: Which Upcoming Release Are You Most Anticipating?

 
We've got a bunch of major releases coming in the next few months, including albums by Dream Theater, Machine Head, Megadeth, Opeth, and Trivium, and we're curious which one has you most excited. So we're opening up a poll for the entire weekend (it closes Monday afternoon), to let you tell us...Which Upcoming Roadrunner Release Are You Most Looking Forward To.
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Major Interview With Dream Theater's James LaBrie

 
The website Prog Sphere has a lengthy interview up today with Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, taped when the band performed at the Night of the Prog Festival in Loreley, Germany. The discussion revolves around the current lineup of the group, the music on their forthcoming album (A Dramatic Turn of Events, due out September 13), and much more. Regarding the shift in band dynamics following the departure of drummer and unofficial band spokesman Mike Portnoy, LaBrie says, "[It] was such a weird dichotomy, if you think about it.
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