Dream Theater

That’s right, kids.

The second Dream Theater record sans Mike Portnoy has been mixed.

The self-titled effort is slated for a September 24 release through Roadrunner Records.

The band’s guitarist, John Petrucci, writes on Facebook: “[I] can’t wait to share the new music with everyone!”

Wait…share implies you’ll just be giving it away.

But we all know that won’t be happening. I wish these artists would just say, “I can’t wait to sell this shit to you.”

Because that’s really what’s happening here, folks.

Dream Theater was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with founding guitarist John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki engineering and mixing.

A presser claims the album marks a brilliant new chapter for the always adventurous band, their first to have been written and recorded with drummer Mike Mangini wholly integrated into the creative process from the start.