It’s pretty amazing that in our 25-year career, this was the first time we were asked to contribute a song to a soundtrack! Film directors and TV producers take note!
In any case, when we were asked to contribute a song to Roadrunner’s God of War 3 soundtrack, the initial reactions of “But we don’t have any leftovers from the last album” or “But we are in the middle of a tour” quickly turned to “Hey, this could be cool” and “Hmmm. Why the hell not?”
Dream Theater has been in the traditional ‘write, record, tour, write, record, tour’ pattern for almost 20 years straight now and there’s no question that the days of ‘traditional’ approaches in this industry are disappearing quickly. Bands can now record and release individual songs—especially via downloads—much like it was it was in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.
Not that I necessarily would want to work that way full-time with DT, as I am very much an ‘album-oriented’ artist…however, in the case of this soundtrack offer, it seemed to be very doable…
The EP has 6 new tracks from Roadrunner heavy weights (check that track listing below) and will be available digitally from tht 8th March.
1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End