John Petrucci Announces New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

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Though Dream Theater has dependably cranked out an album every couple of years since their formation in the late '80s, it's been a long, long time since we last saw a solo effort from their guitarist, maestro John Petrucci.

The long wait, however, will soon be over.

On Instagram earlier this week, Petrucci revealed that his next solo album, titled Terminal Velocity, will be released in the fall. The new effort will be his first since 2005's Suspended Animation

For now, we don't have a whole lot to go on - just the cover art and an all-too-brief snippet of music - but we'll keep you updated as we find out more.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at and He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.