Fans of prog supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment will rejoice. It looks like much awaited third album, dubbed LTE 3, is in the works for Spring 2021. The band’s label, Inside Out Music has released a trailer for the upcoming record.
The band members made the announcement of social media, with keyboardist Jordan Rudess sharing a photos of the band as part of the announcement.
Liquid Tension Experiment are made up of Transatlantic/Sons of Apollo drummer, Mike Portney; Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci; Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and King Crimson and Peter Gabriel bassist and chapman stick player, Tony Levin.
The band was formed by the same line-up in 1998 and at the time of their first release was made up then-Dream Theater bandmates, Portnoy and Petrucci as well as Magna Carta Records labelmates Rudess and Levin.
Following a successful debut, Jordan Rudess joined Dream Theater full time, and by the time a follow up LTE album was released, three quarters of Liquid Tension Experiment was comprised of three fifths of Dream Theater, making the sideproject a popular music spinoff for Dream Theater fans.
However a string of complications meant a follow up was always difficult – despite the fansbase calling for a third release, having to wait 22 years for this elusive third album.
Thomas Waber, InsideOutMusic Label Manager commented on the news: “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!”
The band’s guitarist, John Petrucci noted: “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!”
Mike Portnoy, drummer for Liquid Tension Experiments said: “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.”
Watch the Liquid Tension Experiment 3 album trailer
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