DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

June 19, 2005

The new studio release from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, "Octavarium", has entered the national album charts in the following countries:

#2: Finland
#4: Sweden
#18: France
#15: Canada
#31: Spain
#33: Czech Republic
#35: Austria
#36: USA
#38: Denmark
#43: Switzerland
#72: U.K.

"Octavarium" is the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought", which has shifted 123,086 units in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The CD will hold the distinction of being the very last album ever recorded at the world-famous recording facility, which recently closed its doors.

DREAM THEATER are currently touring Europe in support of "Octavarium". The band will co-headline this summer's Gigantour, a six-week North American festival trek also featuring MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE, among others. Check out 85 pictures of DREAM THEATER performing in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday, June 14 at HardRock.hu.

A full DREAM THEATER biography, global discography with chart positions and global gig guide can be found at Rockdetector.com.

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