Producer/engineer Richard Chycki has checked in on his blog and provided an update on DREAM THEATER. "Over the past weeks, I’ve been in the studio with long-time friend James LaBrie of Dream Theater, recording vocals for the band’s new album that is quickly nearing completion. I gotta tell ya, new DT drummer Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME, STEVE VAI, ANNIHILATOR) is a monster player on the album. I worked with him on LaBrie’s solo album Elements of Persuasion in 2005 and he was frightening (in a good way!) in the studio back then."