John Petrucci’s new solo album ‘Terminal Velocity’ out today on CD and Vinyl!

John Petrucci’s new solo album ‘Terminal Velocity’ now available on CD and Vinyl!

John Petrucci recently released his second all-instrumental solo album, Terminal Velocity, via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard on all digital and streaming platforms. Today, the album is out on CD and Vinyl.

Download, Stream or Purchase the album here:

The first solo album by the Dream Theater guitarist to be released in 15 years, Terminal Velocity was written and produced by John Petrucci, recorded by James ‘Jimmy T’ Meslin and mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy). The artwork was created by Sean M. Smith at Echo Designlab (Stone Sour, Hollywood Undead, In This Moment).

The album sees the return of bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors) who played on John’s debut solo album and subsequent G3 tours, as well as, an eagerly anticipated reunion with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, Sons Of Apollo). “It was awesome bringing Dave back to play bass on this album. He is just such a monster player who can handle anything you throw at him with tastefulness and unmatched musicality. His melodic approach to bass lines along with impeccable technique and groove for days really stands out on these tunes.”

Portnoy’s appearance on Terminal Velocity marks the first recording of the guitarist and his former bandmate in over a decade and the first since Portnoy left the band in 2010. “Having Mike play drums on this record was really special for me and he did an absolutely incredible job navigating the various styles and technical challenges my music presented in the way that only he can do. It was very cathartic for the both of us, I think, to be playing music together again after all these years and it really felt great! Mike’s spirited, intuitive and energetic playing truly helped to elevate these new songs to a level that I couldn’t be happier with.”

“We’ve waited a long time for ‘Terminal Velocity’. But if it takes 15 years for Petrucci to deliver quality like this, roll on 2035!”
– Prog Magazine

Terminal Velocity is an instrumental guitar masterwork”
– The Prog Report

“A riff crammed, good time sketched by a swift and talented hand.”
– Metal Wani

Watch the video for the track “Terminal Velocity” here:

Track listing:

1.Terminal Velocity
2.The Oddfather
3.Happy Song
5.Out Of The Blue
6.Glassy-Eyed Zombies
7.The Way Things Fall
8.Snake In My Boot
9.Temple Of Circadia

Nebula Signature Series from Captain Fawcett

Captain Fawcett, home to a range of first class gentleman’s grooming requisites, is delighted to present the ‘Nebula Signature Series’  with Dream Theater’s John Petrucci. The new range launches with a Beard Balm, Beard Oil and Moustache Wax, distinguished by its simply delectable fragrance.

Top notes of exhilarating bergamot & aromatic myrtle riff with a bittersweet tang of grapefruit, rising to an intense heart of earthy, violet orris, dark coffee & tenacious woody cedar. A pulse of seductive musk trails a smoky backbeat laced with vetiver & luxurious leather.

This melodic collaboration has produced a work of true Majesty!

Now available from Captain Fawcett’s Emporium.
Limited Edition Guitar Pick

Each 50ml Nebula Beard Oil whilst, stocks last will include a Limited Edition Nebula Guitar Flow Pick, designed and created by John Petrucci in collaboration with Jim Dunlop USA.


John Petrucci is best known as the guitarist, producer, lyricist and founding member of the two-time Grammy nominated progressive metal band Dream Theater as well as the guitarist and founding member of the acclaimed Liquid Tension Experiment. As a solo artist, John is a long-standing veteran of Joe Satriani’s G3 tours along with Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse and Steve Lukather.

In 2019 John was voted #1 guitarist in the UK’s Prog magazine reader’s poll, named Guitarist Of The Year in Spain’s Mariskal Rock magazine, voted #1 Prog Guitarist In The World Today by Music Radar, received the Chris Squire Virtuoso Award at the 2019 Progressive Music Awards as well as the prestigious SENA Performer’s European Guitar Award and in 2020 John was voted the #1 Guitarist in Japan’s BURRN! magazine reader’s poll.

Throughout his career, John has spearheaded the research and development of numerous signature guitars and guitar related gear with some of the most successful and respected musical instrument manufactures in the world including Ernie Ball Music Man, Mesa Boogie, DiMarzio, Dunlop and TC Electronic. In a 2015 interview, EBMM CEO Brian Ball called John’s signature guitar the number two selling signature guitar on the planet – and that’s only behind Les Paul, which is still considered a signature guitar.”  

In 2017 and 2018 John hosted the very successful John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe and JPGU 2.0 guitar camps respectively where guest instructors included Tony MacAlpine, Rusty Cooley, Andy James, Tosin Abasi, Andy McKee, Jason Richardson, Devin Townsend, Al Di Meola, Guthrie Govan, and Jon Finn along with Mike Mangini and Dave LaRue. JPGU 3.0 is scheduled for July of 2021 and along with JPGU veterans Tosin Abasi and Jason Richardson will add brand new camp instructors including Rena Petrucci, Tom Quayle, Andy Wood, Mateus Asato, Kiko Loureiro, Plini and Joscho Stephan.

Dream Theater’s 2019 release Distance Over Time was voted Album Of The Year in Japan’s BURRN! magazine reader’s poll, #1 Album Of The Decade in Guitar World’s 2019 reader’s poll and the band was named International Band Of The Year at the 2019 Progressive Music Awards in London.

Photo by: Larry DiMarzio