The restrictions in place to fight the virus means that prog supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment have reformed for an unexpected third album a staggering 22 years after their debut.
In 1997, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin, joined forces as Liquid Tension Experiment to release their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998, and the dazzling follow-up LTE2 two years later, creating a sound all their own.
Petrucci and Portnoy invited Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project, but it is only now that their diaries have matched up due to the pandemic. The result is out on InsideOutMusic in Spring 2021.
“What happens, when you put four of the most talented musicians on the planet in one room? LTE. 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!” – Thomas Waber, InsideOutMusic Label Manager
“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. There really is no better home for LTE and we all look forward to doing great things together!” – John Petrucci
“Myself, and John, have known Thomas Waber since we met on the very first Dream Theater European tour in 1993…since then I have worked with him and Inside Out for the past 20 years with Transatlantic, The Neal Morse Band and Sons Of Apollo. When LTE finally reunited this summer, we knew there was no other label that we could call home” – Mike Portnoy
Words by Paul Clarke, you can see his author profile here.