Dream Theater’s former drummer, Mike Portnoy, recently posted a photo featuring Liquid Tension Experiment’s new album and expressed his excitement about ‘The Absolute Universe’ album while saying that it is now available for pre-order.

As you know, Mike Portnoy achieved worldwide fame as the drummer of Dream Theatre but it is not the only reason why he’s still one of the most well-known drummers of all time. He contributed to numerous tribute bands, he’s the drummer and long-term member of the rock supergroup Transatlantic, and he formed the supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment in 1997.

Liquid Tension Experiment had released their last album in 2014 and after a 7-year break, the band decided to get back on the metal/rock scene. The band’s new album ‘The Absolute Universe‘ is expected to be released on February 5, 2021. Just some hours ago, LTE released the first single and video ‘The Passage Of Time‘ from their new album and Portnoy said that he’s eternally grateful for the amazing ‘first-day response.’

In the caption of his post, Portnoy reminded his fans that ‘The Absolute Universe’ will be released in three different versions; ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ and ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version).’ As you may recall, he had said that the third version ‘The Absolute Universe: The Ultimate Edition,’ combines both versions into one package which will include 5LPs, 3CDs, and a behind-the-scenes documentary.

With his recent Instagram post, Mike Portnoy also gave some great news and said that ‘today marks the start of the pre-order’ for Liquid Tension Experiment 3 and encouraged his fans to check it out. He thanked his fans for their immense support and insinuated that they are going to be even more excited once they listen to all of the tracks on their new album.

Here’s what Mike Portnoy said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:

“Thank you for such an amazing first-day response to the 1st LTE Single/Video ‘The Passage Of Time.’ Wow, the comments have been overwhelmingly amazing! 🙏

Today also marks the start of the pre-order for #LTE3 and the album will be available in the following formats:

•Limited deluxe hot pink 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Box Set (incl. a poster and 4 art cards, Blu-ray incl. a 5.1 surround mix with visuals, and full band interview from the studio)
•Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook
•Limited 2CD Digipak
•Gatefold black 2LP+CD
• Digital album (2CD)

You can pre-orderLTE3now on the Liquid Tension Experiment 3 website.”

Click here to check out the photo that Mike Portnoy posted on his Instagram account and you can listen to ‘The Passage Of Time’ below.