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As I Lay Dying Premiere “Burden” Music Video, Announce European Tour (Updated)


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San Diego, CA melodic metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying are back with the first taste of music from their latest roster. Below you can hear the track “Burden“. That song finds the band’s mainstays in vocalist Tim Lambesis and guitarist/vocalist Phil Sgrosso united in the studio with ex-Unearth members Ken Susi (guitars) and Nick Pierce (drums), along with current bassist/vocalist Ryan Neff (of Miss May I).

Burden” is set to appear on the band’s forthcoming eighth studio album, which they wrapped up work on last year. Notably, the band have aligned with Napalm Records for the release of this outing. More details for which are pending.

Sgrosso said of the track and its below Tom Flynn-directed music video:

“It’s a pretty special moment for us to finally share some new music! ‘Burden‘ was originally inspired by a guitar melody I wrote years ago on an old demo, thinking that it was lost for good in the demo abyss. It wasn’t until Tim dug it up and was inspired to shape a new song idea for it. The collaboration process with our co-producer Hiram Hernandez and new members brought new life to not only the song but the band as a whole, as we faced this new creative chapter together.

Musically, we feel that ‘Burden‘ represents a familiar part of our melodic history combined with a modern sense of energy and aggression. We really pushed ourselves to expand our musical capabilities in every department. We look forward to the addition of ‘Burden‘ into our live show as well as introducing more music we’ve been working hard on over the past few years. Stay tuned.”

“It was a phenomenal experience working with Tom Flynn on the video for ‘Burden‘. We were fans of his creative approach to modern music videos and could sense his high level of enthusiasm to deliver a video that would match the intensity of the song. He completely knocked it out of the park capturing the band performance and shaping a captivating concept which we will expand further into the release of our second single release…”

Additionally, the band have announced a European headlining tour with Caliban, Decapitated and Left To Suffer that will run as follows:

11/15 Würzburg, GER – Posthalle
11/16 Prague, CZE – Sasazu
11/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Film Studios
11/19 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/21 Helsinki, FIN – Kulttuuritalo
11/23 Stockholm, SWE – Fållan
11/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/26 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/28 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/29 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/30 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
12/01 Rome, ITA – Orion
12/03 Zürich, SWI – Xtra
12/04 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
12/05 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
12/06 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
12/08 Paris, FRA – Trianon
12/09 Saarbrücken, GER – E-Werk
12/10 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/11 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Inselpark Arena
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
12/15 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle

In the meantime, a headlining summer tour with Chelsea Grin and Entheos has been lined up for As I Lay Dying, here’s the itinerary:

07/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
07/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07/13 Tacoma, WA – Temple Theatre
07/14 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
07/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/16 Denver, CO – Summit
07/17 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
07/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
07/20 Mansfield, OH – INKcarceration
07/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/23 Albany, NY – Empire Live
07/24 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07/25 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of The Livings Arts
07/26 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
07/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
07/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/31 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
08/02 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/03 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
08/04 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
08/06 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
08/07 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
08/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
08/10 San Diego, CA – The Observatory Northpark

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