LIFE OF AGONY has released the official music video for the song "Lay Down" from the band's forthcoming concept record, "The Sound Of Scars", due on October 11 via 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 Sound Of Scars", which acts as "chapter two" to LIFE OF AGONY's groundbreaking 1993 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, New Jersey, 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."
LIFE OF AGONY will embark on the "The Sound Of Scars" world tour, beginning in England this October with DOYLE (of the MISFITS fame) and EVOLUTION EMPIRE supporting.
Photo credit: Gino DePinto