I was reading an article on Dream Theater over the weekend and I found this quote by James LaBrie on the new album:
...definitely after the tour, a week off and then into the studio to lay vocals. Um, right now we are slated for a release near the beginning of October and that's pretty much has been written in stone as I speak to you now. Give or take a week, you know? We really don't have much time to play with. I have to get back and get the vocals done and then we have to allow time for the mix and packaging and everything else you tend to do with every release. It's going to be a very busy time for us. But it's do-able. We can certainly do everything and have it completed exactly the way we want it. That's the plan at this point. An October release and then we start with a world tour in January. I believe we start January 15th in Manchester, England.
Hopefully this means I'm listening to a new Dream Theater album by at least November. I'm really curious to see how this album turns out. Seems the inspiration for this album came in big part from their recent concerts where they played The Number of the Beast and Master of Puppets from start to finish. This has really peaked my interest!