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Tag: John Petrucci

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Spotlight on Dream Theater, Part II

The nearly legendary progressive metal machine known as Dream Theater didn’t simply appear overnight, ladies and gentlemen. Thus, I have decided to take an album-by-album stroll through the band’s history in a series no shorter than three parts long. In the previous article, I ran through the history following the band’s founding in 1985, and toured their first… Read More ›

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Spotlight on Dream Theater, Part I

More than likely, even if you’re mainstream out the arse, you’ve heard the name Dream Theater bandied about before. This band’s success is mystifying to me as they’ve been afforded a kind of legendary treatment despite having almost no mainstream exposure. I’ve put off writing about them in any great detail, mostly because some of what I’ll have… Read More ›

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding!

People label what they don’t understand… Ladies and gentlemen, fellow astral travellers and spatial spectrals, I’m here to write about that wonderful, over-arching genre known by many today simply as ‘prog’. That marvellous, ever-changing genre that is destined to be misunderstood by most, including some who believe they are fans. Progressive music has been around forever. It’s… Read More ›

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