Liquid Tension Experiment have dropped a dizzying new single, “Hypersonic.”
The supergroup of Dream Theater members past and present—Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess—plus King Crimson’s Tony Levin announced their comeback at the end of 2020.
The shreddy new song is the third single they’ve released since, following “Beating the Odds” and “Passage of Time,” and the opening track of their new album LTE3. Due out April 16, it will be their first album in 22 years.
“We knew we needed an opener that was just going to take peoples’ heads off from the minute you hit play,” Portnoy said in a statement. “We purposely threw everything including the kitchen sink into that one.”
Watch Liquid Tension Experiment perform the punishingly technical song in its official video, which puts together clips of each musician playing their own part remotely: