Talking Into Infinity is a live video podcast focusing on all things Dream Theater! Album reviews, stories, discussions, concert reviews, opinions, you name it - if it's related to Dream Theater, hosts Jon and Brian will be talking about it!
TII | Episode 71 – Interview with Tonechaser Author Steven Rosen!
It’s a very special episode on TII as we bring on legendary guitar writer Steven Rosen to discuss the second edition of his FANTASTIC new Eddie Van Halen book Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey With Edward Van Halen! It’s 500+ pages detailing EVH as no other author has, and Steve is here to give us all of the incredible details about this unique, riveting and extremely personal work! It’s DEFINITELY a must-have for any diehard Edward Van Halen fans!
TII | Mike Mangini Interview and Octavarium in the Octagon!
It’s a very special episode of Talking Into Infinity as we chat with the alien himself – Mr. Mike Mangini! He’s got a solo record coming out later this year titled Invisible Signs and recently dropped the killer first single Freak of Nature – he’s here to tell us all about his newest musical adventure! After that it’s fan vs. fan on TII as a grudge match that has been boiling for months on the show finally explodes! Longtime listeners and sometime cohosts Sean Faust, Chastadi Crawley and Cael McLeish jump into the Octagon to settle it once and for all – is the title track to 2005’s Octavarium an absolute masterpiece – or an overblown, bloated mess? Jon moderates this once-in-a-lifetime battle of DT superfan heavyweights!
TII | BREAKING NEWS: Mike Portnoy Rejoins Dream Theater
Well, it’s official… Dream Theater co-founder Mike Portnoy is returning to the fold and will be back behind the kit!! What does this mean for the immediate future of the band? We’re giving our instant reaction to this monumental announcement!
TII | Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory Song Rankings!
After having ranked the songs on DT’s debut record, we’re back with another song ranking – pulled at random – and this episode we fall on 1999’s masterpiece Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory! How do you rank the songs on a concept album? We’re about to find out!
TII | ...And Justice For All Deep Dive!
It’s been 35 years since the release of Metallica’s masterpiece …And Justice For All, so we decided to deep dive the album and give our thoughts on this absolutely classic slab of metal! This is one of the two most influential records in Jon’s life, and fans worldwide have continually ranked this album either #1 or #2 in the band’s entire discography! We give our thoughts on this landmark album!
TII | Sons Of Apollo’s Psychotic Symphony Deep Dive!
Brian is back and we are FINALLY talking some Sons Of Apollo on TII! We’ve dug into some seriously kickass records on the show and it’s about time that we talk about Psychotic Symphony, the amazing debut from SOA! Sheehan, Soto, Bumblefoot and, of course - Sherinian and Portnoy – what’s not to like? We go track by track and give our thoughts on one of the most criminally underrated prog records (and bands) you’re likely to find!