Music Videos

This is a collection of all the Dream Theater music videos that have been released to date:

Pull Me Under

Director: David Roth

A video was shot from it using stock footage of the band performing along with conceptual footage. The conceptual footage has nothing to do with the song and was created without any input from the band. The character in the video is referred to as both a vampire and a werewolf by members of the band, who admit they don’t understand what the video is about or what its relation to Pull Me Under is.

Take The Time

Director: Chris Painter

A video was shot for Take the Time and a radio-edit was released, though neither were used. The video is for the most part a performance video with some mild conceptual elements.

Another Day

Director: Chris Painter

Despite a single and video, the song never caught on in the mainstream, the video not being used by MTV and the EP release being considered the rarest commercial release by Dream Theater, often fetching large prices on eBay.

The video features the young girl who was the model for the cover of Images and Words.


Director: Ralph Ziman

The video for Lie, which received some airplay, is a simple performance video set in New York City, which is most notable for not having a keyboardist, as Moore had already left the band, but had not yet been replaced by Derek Sherinian.

The Silent Man

Director: Pamela Birkhead

The music video includes much of the imagery from the Awake album’s artwork.

Hollow Years

Director: Axel Baur

Constant Motion

Director: Andrew Bennett

The band hadn’t produced a music video since Hollow Years from Falling Into Infinity in 1997, citing lack of interest and lack of rotation on music channels for the latter. The video has received considerable airplay on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball, and is arguably Dream Theater’s most popular video since Pull Me Under in 1992.


Director: Yasufumi Soejima

A Rite of Passage

Director: Ramon Boutviseth


Director: Ramon Boutviseth

The video shows the band on tour in support of the album Black Clouds & Silver Linings. Scenes are shown of the band playing live and as well as offstage events including meeting and greeting fans during their Progressive Nation Tour. Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth can be seen in the video alongside Mike Portnoy during the band interviews.

The concert venues in the video:

  • Zénith de Lille – Lille, France (October 6, 2009)
  • Ahoy Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands (October 7, 2009)
  • O2 Apollo – Manchester, England (October 9, 2009)
  • Wembley Arena – London, England (October 10, 2009)

On the Backs of Angels

Director: Ramon Boutviseth

The Enemy Inside

Director: Bill Fishman

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 Looking Glass

Director: Ramon Boutviseth

The Gift of Music

Director: Wes Teshome


“It was great working with director Wes Teshome on our latest video for ‘The Gift of Music,'” guitarist John Petrucci comments. “While we were looking to keep the emphasis on performance, we wanted to be sure that the vibe was unique and special so we found a really interesting location to film in New Jersey that had the perfect atmosphere. By blending in some digital animation we were also able to covey some of the concept from The Astonishing as well. We think it demonstrates the perfect balance of story and performance.”

Our New World

From wallstreet journal:

“The video for “Our New World,” which was filmed during Dream Theater shows in Milan, Italy, captures how audiences have responded to the performance, Petrucci says.

“They’re watching two acts of brand-new music, and when we start that song, everybody rises out of their seat,” he says. “There’s this incredible energy as if they’re feeling whatever happened in the story is really happening in real life. They’re feeling that elation. We wanted to illustrate that.””