Backbeat Byte: Dream Theater Take Their New Album to New York's Germano Studios

(Ross Anderson)

Progressive rock titans Dream Theater held an intimate album listening party for its new self-titled record (arriving Sept. 24 on Roadrunner Records) on July 30 at Germano Studios in downtown New York. Guests enjoyed mini tacos and wine as the music—which finds Dream Theater exploring a little bit of thrash metal—blasted from a wall of speakers. Pausing for a photo at Germano are (from left): Bienstock & Michael, P.C. senior partner Ron Bienstock and Bienstock & Michael, P.C. partner Jill Michael; engineer/mixer Richard Chycki; Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess; Roadrunner Records VP of promotion Mark Abramson; Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini and bassist John Myung; manager Frank Solomon;Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci.