Dream Theater is sited by music experts as one of the pioneers of the "Progressive Metal" genre. This American band has won numerous awards for their musical prowess from record industry publications and musical instruction magazines such as Guitar Player and Kerrang, to name but two.
Along with their infamy of being some of the most technically proficient instrumentalists in the industry, Dream Theater are also renown for their meticulous attention to details such as never repeating the same set list from one concert to another. This allows their army of fans to attend multiple concert dates within the same tour without seeing the band perform the same song twice!
There has been some line-up changes recently, most notably the departure of drummer, Mike Portnoy. None the less, the core of original members remains, and plans for the recording of a new album are set for January 2011. Their legions of supporters are holding their collective breath waiting!