LIFE OF AGONY – Lay Down

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. “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.

LOA European Dates:

10/22: London, UK @ Islington Academy

10/23: Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms

10/25: Birmingham, UK @ 02 Institute2

10/26: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy

10/27: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

10/29: Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms

10/30: Bristol, UK @ Fleece

11/1: Torhout, BEL @ De Mast

11/2: Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk

11/4: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio

11/6: Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum

11/8: Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik

11/9: Stuttgart, DE @ Juz Hallschlag

11/10: Zurich, CH @ Dynamo

11/12: Graz, AU @ PPC

11/13: Vienna, AU @ Flex

11/15: Leuven, BEL @ Depot

11/16: Hengelo, NL @ Metropool

11/17: Munster, DE @ Sputnikhalle

LOA US/CAN Dates:

12/11: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck

12/13: Quebec City, QC @ La Source de Martinière

12/14: Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar

12/15: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey

12/17: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

12/18: London, ON @ Rum Runners

12/19: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/21: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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