DREAM THEATER: 'A Rite Of Passage' Now Available Via iTunes

"A Rite of Passage", the new single from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, is now available from iTunes at this location.

Video footage of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy discussing the contents of the deluxe collector's edition box set version of the band's forthcoming album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" can be viewed below.

"Black Clouds & Silver Linings" is scheduled for release on June 23 via Roadrunner Records.

In addition to the standard-version CD, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" will also be available on vinyl LP, as well as a three-disc, special-edition CD that will include the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs.

DREAM THEATER commenced work on "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" — the band's second for Roadrunner, following up 2007's "Systematic Chaos" — in October of last year.

Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.

"Black Clouds & Silver Linings" track listing:

01. A Nightmare to Remember
02. A Rite of Passage
03. Wither
04. The Shattered Fortress
05. The Best of Times
06. The Count of Tuscany

Portnoy previously stated about the upcoming CD, "Imagine a DREAM THEATER album with 'A Change Of Seasons', 'Octavarium', 'Learning To Live', 'Pull Me Under' and 'The Glass Prison'... all on one album... COULD YOU HANDLE IT?? Excited? I sure am!!!!"

The "A Rite of Passage" video can be viewed below.

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