Dream Theater's first album without founding member Mike Portnoy will be called A Dramatic Turn of Events and is due for release in early September.
The band started work on the record three months after drummer Portnoy sensationally quit. They replaced him with Mike Mangini, who appears on the album although he didn't co-write any of the material.
Singer James LaBrie says: "In the grand sceem of our career the last several months have been an incredibly positive, fulfilling and rewarding experience. The songs and the sound have never been so rejuvenating."