Dream Theater Premiere 'The Enemy Inside' Video

Watch the chilling new video inspired by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, and hear John Petrucci describing the motivation behind the song.

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Dream Theater have released a new video for the song "The Enemy Inside," which you can see in the player below. The chilling video takes on the lyrics which were written in response to the tragic Boston bombings, according to John Petrucci in an interview with Billboard who describe it as "the torment of a soldier who's struggling with reintegrating into his life back home due to post-traumatic stress disorder." "At the time we didn't envision it being a single or a video. It just was kind of like this song that was in the technical vein that we love to do," said Petrucci. "At the time that we were in the studio working on the album and I was writing lyrics, the Boston Marathon bombings happened. There was a lot of discussion of terrorism and PTSD as if affects people who witness traumatic events like terrorism, so it was just very on my mind. It linked very well with the mood of the song, and as we started to get into it, I watched some documentaries and things like that. I was like, 'This is really something that needs to be written about.'"

Watch "The Enemy Inside" by Dream Theater here:

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    Very artistic release... not available in your country!
    Great video. Same concept with Slayer's Eye of the Insane, and also the film Brothers starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.
    Heres the link
    Not available in my country? what is this China?
    But this came out like a month ago?
    This is the lyric video, the actual video came out yesterday and is different.