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As I Lay Dying shoot new video

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:07 PM PT
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Official press release:

On September 18th As I Lay Dying teamed up with director Lex Halaby (Killswitch Engage, Mudvayne) to add "Through Struggle" to the AILD'S video arsenal.

Shot at the Morell Meats Lot, an abandoned meat locker near downtown Los Angeles , these eerie cement structures played as a backdrop to “Through Struggle” the emotionally charged second single off As I Lay Dying’s record breaking album ‘Shadows Are Security’. The video and song are tightly connected; bringing life to a concept that captures the strength of an intense and powerful song.

Band members and Lex collaborated on the unique and vividly dark concept drawing inspiration from a very specific stanza in the lyrics:

Only through struggle have I found rest
With a piece of me taken away
I begin to understand
Hollow out this machine like chest
With its gears that turn to make me feel
And assembled thoughts that fade away
Remove from me this deception that I called love

The strong imagery created during this shoot brings a new life to "Through Struggle." Tim Lambesis elaborates "Spending a whole day in an old abandoned meat locker may not sound like a good time, but we really could not be happier with how well the video shoot went with Lex Halaby and his crew. The content came out way better than we could have expected, the imagery really captured the song, and we can't wait for you all to see it."

Watch Out for “Through Struggle video programs across the air waves.

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