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As I Lay Dying Debuts New Single, ‘The Cave We Fear To Enter,’ Video; Launches New Tour

July 9 — A month after premiering what was at the time, its first new music in five years, As I Lay Dying has unveiled that single’s follow-up.

The band debuted its new single, ‘The Cave We Fear To Enter‘ and the song’s companion video Tuesday. The song’s debut came a month after the group premiered its then latest single, ‘Burden.’

In regard to its musical arrangement, ‘The Cave We Fear To Enter’ is more melodic than its predecessor. Where ‘Burden’ was a full-on metalcore composition, this song also bears more leanings toward death and black metal than the metalcore approach taken to its predecessor. This even though this song is seemingly meant to be a continuation of sorts of ‘Burden.’

According to a prepared statement from front man Tim Lambesis, the song’s lyrical theme was developed by bassist Ryan Neff, saying, “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.”

Neff does not offer an explanation behind the song’s lyrical content in the news release announcing the premiere of the new single and video. Lyrics are not provided with the video, either, leaving interpretation of the song’s lyrical theme up to listeners.

The video for the new single puts each member of the band in a different setting (e.g. a dark forest, a cave, a snowy mountaintop, a beach front) as the song plays over each musician performing his part to the song.

In other news, As I Lay Dying kicked off a new North American summer tour Tuesday. Tickets are available here. The tour, which will see Chelsea Grin and Entheos serve as support, is scheduled to run through Aug. 10 in San Diego, CA and includes stops in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Mansfield, OH and Dallas, TX.

The tour’s schedule is noted below:

Confirmed dates for AS I LAY DYING‘s U.S. Summer 2024 tour with CHELSEA GRIN & ENTHEOS are:
07/09/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
07/10/24 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
07/12/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
07/13/24 Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theatre
07/14/24 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
07/15/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/16/24 Denver, CO @ Summit
07/17/24 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
07/19/24 Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival
07/20/24 Mansfield, OH @ INKcarceration
07/21/24 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
07/23/24 Albany, NY @ Empire Live
07/24/24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
07/25/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Living Arts
07/26/24 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
07/27/24 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
07/29/24 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
07/30/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
07/31/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
08/02/24 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
08/03/24 Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
08/04/24 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
08/06/24 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
08/07/24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
08/08/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
08/10/24 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory Northpark

More information on As I Lay Dying’s new tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: