Shortly after local promoters leaked the album title, Dream Theater confirmed “The Astonishing” to be the title of the new album on their facebook page, stating:
“And so it begins…our new album is entitled The Astonishing, and we cannot wait to share it with you early next year! In the meantime, check for new tour dates on our webpage www.dreamtheater.net/tour/”
Further on, their website now provides links to two vague introductions on the album concept, which seems to be a sci-fi story that mashes up the Matrix / Star Wars movies plot, containing a dictatorial empire and a group of rebels.
Click images below for teasers.