Liquid Tension Experiment – a prog-rock supergroup comprised of Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, and King Crimson/session legend Tony Levin on bass – are getting back together.
The band have signed with Dream Theater’s label, InsideOutMusic, and are working on a third studio album, their first since 1999’s Liquid Tension Experiment 2. It's slated for a Spring 2021 release.
Notably, the reunion marks Petrucci's second collaboration with Portnoy in less than a year, following the drummer's work on Petrucci's new solo album, Terminal Velocity.
"What happens when you put four of the most talented musicians on the planet in one room? LTE," said Thomas Waber, InsideOutMusic's manager. "We all have been waiting for this album to happen for a very long time and it makes us very proud to be releasing this album. This one is for the fans!"
“We’ve all known Thomas Waber for a very long time and Jordan and I recently discovered how great it was to finally get to work together when Dream Theater joined the Inside Out family a few years ago," added Petrucci. "There really is no better home for LTE and we all look forward to doing great things together!”
We'll keep you updated with more info on the album as it develops. For now though, keep an eye on insideoutmusic.com.
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