Liquid Tension Experiment announce return with teaser video

Liquid Tension Experiment
(Image credit: Tony Levin)

Instrumental prog collective Liquid Tension Experiment have announce their return with a new video trailerZ. The band, drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist John Petrucci, King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and Dream Theater keyboard player Jordan Rudess have signed to InsideOut Music and will release their third album in Spring 2021, 22 years after the bands’ last studio album. 

"What happens, when you put four of the most talented musicians on the planet in one room? LTE," announces label boss Thomas Waber. "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 InsideOut family a few years ago," adds guitarist John Petrucci. "There really is no better home for LTE and we all look forward to doing great things together!”

“Myself, and John, have known Thomas Waber since we met on the very first Dream Theater European tour in 1993," adds drummer Portnoy. "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."

Liquid Tension Experiment released their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling follow-up, LTE2 in 1999. 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.

Earlier this week, the Tony, Mike, Jordan, and John teased separate profile images on their social media pages with masks labeled with L-T-E-3 covering their respective faces. This was followed by the full band image on the band’s socials.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.