Liquid Tension Experiment shares details of their new album LTE3!
2020 came to a close with Liquid Tension Experiment announcing their return and new album. Today, the legendary supergroup are pleased to officially announce that the new album LTE3 will be released on March 26th, 2021 via InsideOutMusic, twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio album.
In 1997, Mike Portnoy (drums), John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (keyboards) and Tony Levin (bass guitar), joined forces to create Liquid Tension Experiment. The foursome would release their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling follow-up, LTE2 in 1999, creating a dynamic, frantic, and inventive sound all their own. The incredible creativity between the collective would prompt Petrucci and Portnoy to invite Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project. However, since that time, there have been few reunions more in demand. Now, with the world in lockdown and calendars unexpectedly aligned, the inconceivable has finally happened… a new Liquid Tension Experiment album.
“After over 20 years since the last time we recorded together, the four of us stepped into the studio and it was as if no time had passed at all! All of the magic that made the first two LTE albums so special was still there and we had such a great time making this record. I’m extremely proud of what we created together and can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” says John Petrucci.
“The best thing to come out of 2020 was this long-awaited reunion! And it was surely worth the wait as after all these years, the magic chemistry was still there and stronger than ever!” adds Mike Portnoy.
Along with the album there also comes a bonus disc including almost an hour of improvised jams. The pre-orders will start on January 22nd, 2021.
01. Hypersonic (8:22)
02. Beating The Odds (6:09)
03. Liquid Evolution (3:23)
04. The Passage Of Time (7:32)
05. Chris & Kevin’s Amazing Odyssey (5:04)
06. Rhapsody In Blue (13:16)
07. Shades Of Hope (4:42)
08. Key To The Imagination (13:14)