As I Lay DyingBen Alexis

As I Lay Dying Premiere “The Cave We Fear To Enter” (Updated)


A second new single from As I Lay Dying‘s yet-to-be announced eighth studio album has hit the internet. That track, “The Cave We Fear To Enter“, is presently streaming below. It’s the second cut to emerge from the band’s next opus, which will arrive later this year through their new label home of Napalm Records.

Of course, much has changed since the release of the San Diego, CA-based melodic metalcore band’s 2019’s comeback album “Shaped By Fire“. Only vocalist Tim Lambesis and guitarist/vocalist Phil Sgrosso remain from that era, with ex-Unearth members Ken Susi (guitars) and Nick Pierce (drums), and bassist/vocalist Ryan Neff (of Miss May I) having since filled out the ranks.

Lambesis commented:

“This is the first time I’ve written lyrics based on an idea started by someone else in the band. Sometimes, when we try out different melodies, we’ll temporarily use words that just happen to fit as a placeholder. But on this song, Ryan chose words that he felt represented what he had been processing leading up to the demo. It felt right for me to leave that therapeutic expression in place. So, when I took over, the imagery of a cave where you face your fears came to mind. While I only know a little of Joseph Campbell’s work, the imagery brought to mind a quote of his that I remembered and used for inspiration as well.”

Sgrosso added:

“‘The Cave We Fear To Enter‘ may be one of our most adventurous songs to date. We broke out of a lot of old habits and formulaic moves to create something that touches on a lot of emotional elements we haven’t explored so deeply before. From its inception, it was instantly a favorite for all of us.

We really enjoyed collaborating with Tom Flynn on the video to combine the storylines between ‘Burden‘ and ‘The Cave We Fear to Enter‘, continuing the journey of the character through new environments and circumstances. It was a lot of fun to take new creative risks to tell this story visually alongside the somber and uplifting nature of the song.”

This track’s debut occurs just ahead of the band’s U.S. headlining tour. See below for their live plans.

With Chelsea Grin & Entheos:

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

With Caliban, Decapitated and Left To Suffer:

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

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