As I Lay Dying Announce New Album ‘Shaped by Fire’ + Share Title Track
As I Lay Dying have announced a new album called Shaped by Fire. The metalcore act also released the title track and accompanying music video alongside a statement from the band issued Friday (August 9).
Out Sept. 20 via Nuclear Blast, Shaped by Fire will contain previously released single "Redefined," which features a guest appearance from August Burns Red's Jake Luhrs. Below, read the group's latest statement. Down toward the bottom of this post, see the Shaped by Fire album artwork and track listing.
We are tremendously grateful to have found positive resolve from the worst moments of our history. The previous chapter of our journey was one of pervasive hurt and pain. Subsequent years found us on varied paths—all of which slowly led towards resolutions of growth, healing, and reconciliation. AS I LAY DYING's collective purpose is to share a message of hope for everyone through the empowering outlet of music, and we are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from family, friends, and fans so far.
We are honored to join forces with Nuclear Blast Worldwide in releasing our new album Shaped By Fire. Their legacy and contribution to the heavy music scene is undeniably incredible and we are proud to call their label home. We are thankful for their support and enthusiasm and together we look forward to sharing the best AILD record yet!
In conjunction with our new album announcement, we are excited to share a music video for the title track 'Shaped by Fire.' While lyrically akin to the other Shaped By Fire single releases 'My Own Grave' and 'Redefined', we explored some different musical territory to incorporate within our established sound. We’d like to thank our director Mathis Arnell, all of the crew, and actors that contributed to making this video with us under the very hot conditions!
We look forward to seeing our fans out on the road as we embark on the Latin American, European, and US tours before closing the book on 2019.
Shaped by Fire will be As I Lay Dying’s first studio album since they reunited with singer Tim Lambesis after he served out his prison sentence. The musician’s murder-for-hire conviction split the group in the early part of the decade, but as he’s sought to redeem himself in his post-prison years, the band was able to come back together and fans have started returning to shows.
Last month, it was announced that the group's headline tour would be called the “Shaped by Fire” trek, which first lent credence to the album title when it was leaked in a premature pre-order page that was subsequently deleted. After the Burial and Emmure will join the band on their late 2019 dates that kick off Nov. 15 in Las Vegas. To see all the stops, click here.
As I Lay Dying, Shaped By Fire Track Listing
01. "Burn To Emerge"
03. "Shaped by Fire"
05. "Torn Between"
07. "The Wreckage"
08. "My Own Grave"
09. "Take What's Left"
11. "Only After We've Fallen"
12. "The Toll It Takes"
As I Lay Dying, "Shaped by Fire"
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