Dream Theater is officially calling a new label home.
The band announced Monday that it had signed a new contract with Sony Music. Specifics of the deal were not announced, but it is known that the band’s next album, its 14th, will be released via InsideOut Music, which is Sony Music’s progressive music imprint. InsideOut Music is also part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music.
The band released a statement about the deal expressing the excitement of each member about the deal. The statement cited InsideOut Music Label Head/A&R Thomas Waber’s support of the band as a key motivation for signing the new deal.
“We are all really excited about signing a brand new record deal with InsideOut/Sony!,” the band members said in the statement. “We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for us all!”
Waber shared the band’s excitement as he discussed the deal.
“This is what the term ‘coming full circle’ was invented for,” Waber said. “We’ve followed the band closely ever since they started touring in Europe in 1993, and there has been a lot of friendship and history between DT and us for close to 25 years. Stepping up to the plate to join them for this next important chapter in their career feels like the natural and right thing to do. I can’t wait to get started!”
Sony Music Germany CFO Philip von Esebeck agreed.
“This is an important signing in our goal to support and grow the InsideOut Music label as a brand, and we are very excited at Sony Music to welcome Dream Theater to our roster of top-tier artists!”
Before joining InsideOut Music/Sony Music, Dream Theater released its past four albums via Roadrunner Records. The band has also released albums via Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, ATCO and East West America.
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