DREAM THEATER’S JOHN PETRUCCI Releases Animated Music Video For “Temple Of Circadia” Featuring MIKE PORTNOY

By | September 17, 2022

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci launched the official animation music video for his or her music “Temple of Circadia”. The title is taken from his second solo album, “Terminal Velocity”which was launched in August 2020. The LP’s drums have been laid down by former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoywhereas Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREG) performed bass.

Petrucci mentioned his musical reunion with portnoy throughout an extended dialog with the official DREAM THEATER fan membership. He mentioned: “Mike play the drums on this [record], which is absolutely nice. Clearly, Dave LaRue performed on my first solo album, ‘Suspended Animation’and in addition I shot with [him] a number of instances with ‘G3’like up to now Mike Portnoywe shot with ‘G3’ so — in truth, from the very first ‘G3’ round 2001. However sure, have Mike taking part in drums on it was cool. It was an superior expertise.”

Speaking about how his renewed collaboration with portnoy took place, Petrucci mentioned: “[Mike and I] talked a bunch and he had form of planted the seed in my ear. I used to be speaking to him about [my plans to record a new solo album], and he was like, ‘Effectively, when you want somebody, I am out there.’ And it was, like, in my head, I am, like, ‘I’ll let you know about this.’

“I had written all of the songs and we programmed the drums,” he continued. “And I used to be taking part in bass, and our engineer was taking part in bass, so we had these songs carried out. And Mike got here in, realized all the things, after all, added his touches and his style. [He] did a beautiful and spectacular job. It was nice enjoyable to come back collectively musically and do that collectively. It took about six days to do it. Once more, he did an ideal job. The drums sound superior. David recorded his stuff remotely, redid all of the bass. And it is combined by Andy Snap — that is my first time working with Andy, and he did a terrific job mixing it up. He’s presently in JUDAS PRIEST play guitar after Glenn [Tipton] could not do it anymore. And it is a tremendous mixer with a tremendous CV. He combined ‘Firepower’the final JUDAS PRIESTand a complete bunch of different stuff – IMMOBILIZER [ENGAGE] and SWORN ENEMY and MACHINE HEAD, and it continues. He’s unbelievable. So the album sounds good.”

Relating to why he selected to report his second solo album in 2020, Petrucci mentioned, “Initially, earlier than the entire pandemic hit, I deliberate to work on my solo album, as a result of DREAM THEATER there have been excursions developing, however there have been, like, free month bits within the yr. So I used to be, like, ‘If I do not begin it now, I by no means will.’ After which all the things knocked and closed and all the things was postponed, so I discovered myself with all this time on my arms. Mainly, very quickly after I bought house [last DREAM THEATER] tour, I began engaged on my solo album – two months straight, 5 days every week. I did it in about three months.”

Requested how a lot materials on “Terminal Velocity” is model new and the way a lot is left from the earlier writing session, Petrucci mentioned: “There are 9 songs on the album, and I had performed two of them stay ‘G3’ earlier than and to my [guitar] camp. One in every of them is a extremely previous music from the early 90s once I was doing guitar classes. In truth, it is known as ‘Gemini’and there may be an extract on the “Rock Self-discipline” video I made in 95; there is a little bit of me taking part in that. So for anybody who is aware of this music, it is form of an fascinating little throwback, as a result of I by no means had an opportunity to actually report it correctly. There was a music that I had written, I assume, across the identical time as ‘Completely satisfied Tune’ and “Glass-Eyed Zombies” on which I performed ‘G3’, however I by no means did something with it. Truthfully, I kinda forgot I had it. It is known as “The Method Issues Fall”. Once I was taking a look at all my recordsdata and stuff, I used to be like, “I forgot that music,” and I bought a full demo of it. I used to be, like, ‘That is actually cool.’ So I used to be capable of report this for actual. After which that leaves the remaining 5 songs, that are model new. And I wrote and recorded them, and the opposite 4, once more, for about two months.”

Petrucci will embark on their first solo headlining tour in October. He’ll carry out materials from “Terminal Velocity”in addition to songs from her extensively acclaimed debut album, “Suspended Animation”. John will take his instrumental trio on the street stay with portnoy and The road in a stage reunion that lasted 12 years.

portnoywho co-founded DREAM THEATER over 35 years in the past, abruptly left the band in September 2010 whereas touring with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. It has since been changed by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAY).

For the reason that departure in 2010 of portnoy, Petrucciwith the keyboardist Jordan Rüdesstook on a lot of the songwriting load throughout DREAM THEATERtogether with the controversial 2016 idea double album, “The Superb”2019 “The Distance in Time” and 2021 “A view from the highest of the world”.