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When DREAM THEATER and ROADRUNNER RECORDS Unite!

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FEBRUARY 8, 2007

WHEN DREAM THEATER AND ROADRUNNER RECORDS UNITE!

BAND AND LABEL JOIN FORCES WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM PLUS WORLD TOUR TO
FOLLOW

ROADRUNNER RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of progressive
metal pioneers Dream Theater. A new studio album, Systematic Chaos
is due in June. Dream Theater will hit the road in support of the
album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in
Europe.

Since their first studio release in 1989, this US based five-piece
has notched up record and DVD sales in excess of six million and
headlined to audiences of 20,000. Having undertaken seven world
tours across 42 different countries, Dream Theater has established
a live reputation that has swept them to arena-status around the
globe. They have appeared alongside acts such as Deep Purple,
Iron Maiden and Yes.

Recognized by peers and public alike for their advanced musical
expertise, the band (Mike Portnoy, drums; John Petrucci, guitar;
John Myung, bass; James LaBrie, vocals; Jordan Rudess, keyboards)
has long held the ability to combine complex arrangements with
unadulterated songwriting skills, the material often underpinned
by riffs as heavy as anything in the Metallica repertoire.

"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for,"
reveals Portnoy. "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing
riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies.
We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the
world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material.
By working closely with the label we hope to turn a great many
new heads too."

"Dream Theater and Roadrunner Records have led parallel careers on
the cutting edge of metal for many years," say A&R men, Derek Oliver
&Dante Bonutto, "We're thrilled to be working with a genuine
market-leader, and when you add everything the guys bring to the
table to the independent spirit and work ethic of the label, the
results can only be exciting in the extreme!"

Prior to teaming up with Roadrunner, Dream Theater was signed to a
seven-album deal with Warner Music Group worldwide. The deal
commenced with the critically acclaimed and commercially successful
Images And Words (1992), a Gold-certified US release, and concluded,
in equal style, with Octavarium (2005), a Top 40 Billboard outing.
In August of last year the band issued Score, a live album/DVD
(recorded at Radio City Music Hall in New York), which went straight
to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard DVD charts, knocking Pink Floyd
from the top!

By the following month, the five were holed up at Avatar Studios in
New York, working on the new album with veteran engineer/ mixer Paul
Northfield (Rush, Queensryche, Porcupine Tree). As usual, Portnoy
and Petrucci chose to co-produce the project, which features seven
compositions (one a 25-minute epic), and word on the grapevine is
that the Dream Theater/Roadrunner alliance looks all set to kick
off with a classic.

Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth studio release, arrives at
a time when the band is casting a longer-than-ever shadow across the
rock and metal landscape. Their influence is being acknowledged by
an increasing number of contemporary, cutting-edge acts such as
Stone Sour, Trivium, Shadows Fall, Opeth as their fan base continues
to grow.

Touring plans will be announced shortly. Please visit
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com or http://www.dreamtheater.net for
up to the minute information.

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