Legendary prog-metal masters Dream Theater have debuted their official music video for “Our New World” taken from their critically acclaimed double concept album, The Astonishing, released in January by the all-conquering Roadrunner Records.
The video, which premiered in the USA with The Wall Street Journal, highlights the band’s immersive and interactive live show and captures the prog-virtuosos transcendent performances from their recent world tour.
Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 unique ‘acts’, The Astonishing debuted atop Billboard’s “Rock” and “Hard Rock” album charts, marking the group’s third No. 1 “Hard Rock” album following Black Clouds & Silver Linings and 2013’s self-titled LP. In the UK, the record entered the main album chart at #11, the band’s highest position ever in the UK.
“Even for a group that has blazed new trails consistently, there’s never been anything to compare to The Astonishing, the full-blown rock-opera, jumbo-size concept album….Put simply, the new release lives up to its title in every way imaginable,” exclaimed Rolling Stone.
Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating; The Astonishing paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It’s a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.