Dream Theater's fans are a dedicated bunch and the love definitely goes both ways. Band members John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess recently took some time to record video messages to thank their fans for pushing the group's 'Images and Words' album to victory in Loudwire's very own 2013 March Metal Madness competition to determine the best metal album of all-time. Watch both video messages below.
March Metal Madness
What an incredible March Metal Madness! With each round, the competition continued to heat up as fans rallied behind their favorite bands with ever-expanding crescendos of intensity.
We've finally made it to the Championship Round of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013! A total of 32 bands entered the competition, and with four nail-biting rounds having passed, we're left with two acts competing for the title of best metal album of all time.
Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013 is down to the final four! This year's bracketed competition has been a rollercoaster of victory and despair as we've challenged metalheads to name the greatest metal album of all time. Beginning with 32 albums, metal fans from around the world have been casting their votes, successfully narrowing down the mass of metal masterpieces to only four records.
Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013 continues to search for metal's all-time greatest album with yet another battle of epic proportions. We're down to the final four, and this pairing places together two metal masterpieces from the early '90s.
We're down to the final four acts in Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013, with each of the four regions crowning a champion. We're one step closer in naming the greatest metal album of all time, and the competition has been narrowed down to both classic and modern legends.
And so we venture into the Quarterfinals of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013. Having started with 32 of metal's greatest and most influential albums, we're now down to just eight as Round 2 resulted in the elimination of even more legendary discs.
In the Stage Dive Region of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013, two heavyweight acts remain! The masses of fans have made their voices heard in our previous battles, but they now face a difficult choice in who advances to the final four.
The Mosh Pit region of March Metal Madness is left with two of the "Big 4," as thrash metal titans Slayer and Megadeth send their most classic albums -- 'Reign in Blood' and 'Rust in Peace' -- into the gauntlet to determine which disc will advance to the semifinals in the battle to determine the greatest metal album of all-time.