The rumors are true!
In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, John Petrucci did in fact confirm that there will be an 8-string song on the new Dream Theater album! HOT DAYUM. We’ve been keeping a close eye on all Petrucci/DT news as of late, but man oh man does it feel good to finally have an answer to this question that tons of fans (ourselves included) have been dying to know.
“Dream Theater went back into the studio after Liquid Tension. We went back in the fall, and we’ve been working on an album that is going to come out later this year.
It’s coming out awesome, and there is, indeed, an 8-string song on the record. So, we’ve been working on an eight-string. It’s an eight-string Majesty.
We have two prototypes so far. I was able to use one to write with and record with. We’re still working some things out to get it perfect. But it will be on the record and it will be something that comes out at some point.
I don’t have a release date on it yet, but it’s awesome. It’s totally inspiring and awesome and I can’t wait for people to hear it. I’m so glad it made it on the new record. In due time, you’ll be able to see it and hear it.”
We’ll keep you posted on the status of both the 8-string Majesty and new Dream Theater album, but in the meantime, let us know what you think Dream Theater with 8-string guitars might sound like. Will they write “Bleed 2.0” or come out with some of the sickest slam riffs of all time? Only time will tell.