The Enemy Inside (Dream Theater song)

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"The Enemy Inside"
DT The Enemy Inside cover.jpg
Single by Dream Theater
from the album Dream Theater
ReleasedAugust 5, 2013
LabelRoadrunner Records
Producer(s)John Petrucci
Dream Theater singles chronology
"Build Me Up, Break Me Down"
"The Enemy Inside"
"Along for the Ride"

"The Enemy Inside" is the first single from progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater's eponymous 12th studio album. It was announced on the band's official Facebook page as the first single on August 3, 2013 and was made available by USA Today for streaming on August 5.[1] A lyric video on YouTube for the song was published on the band's YouTube channel a day later.[2]

There is a music video for the song which shows a returning war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It is notable as Dream Theater's first music video to not feature any of the band members.

On December 6, 2013, it was announced that "The Enemy Inside" was nominated for the "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Award.[3] It lost to Black Sabbath's "God Is Dead?"

Track list[edit]

1."The Enemy Inside"6:17

Save A Warrior[edit]

During filming the music video to "The Enemy Inside", Dream Theater were connected to Save A Warrior, an organization dedicated to embracing returning war veterans and offering safe, innovative evidence-based resiliency programs for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The band has worked closely to the organization.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian (5 August 2013). "Song premiere: Dream Theater's 'The Enemy Inside'". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 24 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Enemy Inside lyric video". 6 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^

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