THE NEW DREAM THEATER VIDEO LOOKS ALL PROFESSIONAL AND STUFF
Heyo! Dream Theater have a new video for “A Rite of Passage,” the very song they gave away for free last week. A new DT video wouldn’t be too much of a novelty if not for the fact that for a good ten years there before Systematic Chaos we didn’t get any Dream Theater music videos at all aside from live videos/DVDs the band put out for sale. I’m so used to only seeing live footage of Dream Theater that it just looks downright odd to see the band lit up all nice amongst spacey CG effects and to see Mike Portnoy dressed in anything other than his trademark custom Knicks jerseys. And the funny thing is, as cool as this video looks, I’m not sure that at this point in their career Dream Theater really even need official videos like this — I mean, let’s be honest, the only things Dream Theater fans care about seeing are close-ups of John Petrucci’s hands and Portnoy’s sick drum chops. But hey, there’s plenty of that in this video too, and any time a band like Dream Theater gets done up with the works the world can’t be all that bad of a place after all.
Black Clouds and Silver Linings will be officially released on June 23rd.