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Dream Theater - Pull Me Under

Artist: Dream Theater

Genre : Progressive Metal

Music Themes: Philosophy, Emotions, Addiction, Fantasy, Feelings

Project Description: Create an album cover illustration for Dream Theater album Pull me Under

Concept : Illustration based of featured songs Pull me Under and Prophets Of War.

Biography

Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Myung, John Petrucci, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, before they dropped out to support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess.

Dream Theater has become a successful progressive metal band. Although the band has had one successful hits (notably "Pull Me Under" in the early 1990s, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have mostly stayed underground for their career.

The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Dream Theater's members have collaborated with many other notable musicians. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any other invited guitarist, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson and Robert Fripp.

Lyrics

Pull Me Under - "Lost in the sky / Clouds roll by and I roll with them / Arrows fly / Seas increase and then fall again / This world is spinning around me / This world is spinning without me / Every day sends future to past / Every breath leaves me one less to my last [...] Pull me under Pull me under / Pull me under I'm not afraid / All that I feel is honor and spite / All I can do is to set it right [...]"

Prophets Of War - "It burns deep down inside of me / We have ourselves to blame / Not questioning, accepted as the truth / Debate this fight it's just cause / The facts do not supports theirs / To liberate a people / And rid them of tyrant rule / Is it time to make a change / Are we closer than before / Can we help them break away / Are we profiting from war / It's time to make a change [...] Time for change / Fight the fear / Find the truth / Time for change [...]"

Album Cover Examples


Mood-board

Concept

Turbulent dreams

Inspiration

War ships

Sketching

Studies

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