LIFE OF AGONY Unleashes Anthem for Survivors with New Music Video for ‘Lay Down’
Filmed Inside an Actual Haunted Mansion!
New Album, The Sound of Scars, out October 11, 2019
European tour in October:
Following their hit single, “Scars“, released last month, LIFE OF AGONY has just unleashed its infectious follow-up “Lay Down” from their forthcoming concept record, The Sound of Scars, due October 11, 2019 (Napalm). Lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s intense delivery of the chorus lyrics “I won’t lay down and die“, gives a voice for anyone who has ever been stepped on, used up, and tossed aside.
“It’s an anthem for survivors” says bassist Alan Robert. “We’ve all been through situations in our lives where everything seems completely hopeless. “Lay Down” is about believing in yourself when no one else will. Times when you really have to dig down deep to find that that last ounce of strength to keep on going“.
This powerful message ties to themes found on the group’s highly anticipated album, The Sound of Scars, which acts as “chapter two” to their groundbreaking ‘93 debut, River Runs Red.
While searching for a place to film the “Lay Down” music video, the band was invited to do the shoot inside an actual haunted mansion. “You could absolutely feel the spirits in those rooms“, Alan continues. “Especially in the basement where we heard that a murder took place“.
White Hill Mansion, located in Fieldsboro, NJ, was built over two hundred and fifty years ago on top of a Native American settlement. The historic location stood intact throughout the Revolutionary War and has been investigated countless times by paranormal researchers over the years. The mansion was even featured on the popular television series Paranormal Lockdown. The “Lay Down” music video was filmed by Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films.
Check out the video, here:
‘THE SOUND OF SCARS’ is available in the following formats:
CD Jewel Case
1LP Gatefold Black
1LP Gatefold Gold
1LP Gatefold BloodRed
CD + Shirt Bundle
1LP + Shirt Bundle
“By far, this is the best Life of Agony record you’ve heard in years” explains guitarist Joey Z. “We really went back to our roots on this one and tapped into the mindset we had when we first started the band“.
The group recently toured Europe where they filmed a chaotic, high-energy video for lead-off track ‘Scars’ with director Leigh Brooks of Firebelly Films. “We decided to perform right in the middle of the pit to capture what it’s really like to be at a Life Of Agony show“, said bassist Alan Robert. “It was a sweaty whirlwind of raw emotion and non-stop energy… something I’ll never forget. And to drive home the message of the song even further, we decided to include a handful of fan-submitted LOA tattoo images in there, too. Literally hundreds of them have been pouring in from fans all over the world and they looked so incredible, we had to use them. It just goes to show how deeply connected we all are through this music, both on an emotional and on a personal level“.
Life of Agony will embark on the S.O.S. World Tour beginning in England this October with Doyle (of the Misfits fame) and Evolution Empire supporting.
“Sound Of Scars” Tracklisting:
3. Black Heart
4. Lay Down
6. Empty Hole
7. My Way Out
10. Once Below
12. Weight of the World
14. I Surrender