Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dream Theater's John Petrucci about new album: "Will be a further progression of the band's creative identity"

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci was recently interviewed by Revolver magazine, you can read some excerpts below.

About the new album, Petrucci said: "The new album will be a further progression of the band's creative identity. Every time that we go into the studio, we always try to make something that's better than the last."

He continued: "Everybody in the band has this kind of attitude where we love doing what we do, we're very lucky to be able to do what we do, and we feel that the best is still to come. That's partially why we self-titled our last album, because it signified a new beginning, and the strength of the belief that we have in the future of the band."

About the songwriting process for the new album, Petrucci said: "A new album project is like a fresh and inspiring blank canvas, and I love that every couple of years you have the opportunity of reinventing, trying something new and starting from scratch. But given the history of the band, you do have to take all of that into account and consider what we've done already, what we haven't explored yet, and what will not only keep us interested and fired up, but will also keep people who listen to the band excited, as well. You really have to deliver the goods, you can't rest on your laurels, you can't get lazy."

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