Dream Theater will release their self-titled album on Sept. 24. While the band's dedicated disciples will have to wait a few more months to hear the new material, the band has shared an 18-shot photo gallery from the studio, with the images captured during the making of the record. It visually offers an insider's insight into the process.

You can flip through the gallery of candid photos here. Makes you feel like you were in the studio while metal magic was being made, doesn't it?

The band members sequestered themselves at Cove City Studios in Glen Cove, N.Y., with guitarist John Petrucci manning the board as producer. This is the first album that was recorded with drummer Mike Mangini as a fully integrated member of the band. Mangini filled the seat behind the kit vacated by longtime drummer Mike Portnoy in 2010.

In a recent interview with Loudwire, keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke about how Dream Theater stimulate themselves creatively and what allows them to continue to create forward-thinking metal several decades into their impressive career. As it turns out, the band's passion remains as ignited as ever and stagnancy has never set in, nor will it.

"You know one thing with Dream Theater is that we haven't let go of the reins at all," Rudess mused. "Sometimes when you hear bands that have been around for awhile, it's like, 'Oh, you know, their stuff years ago was really more on top of it' or whatever. But I feel with Dream Theater everyone is still so energized and excited about what we do. We all still practice hard and nobody's lost their spirit or energy. We just really keep the wheels firmly in motion."

Pre-orders for the Dream Theater self-titled album will begin in July.

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