As I Lay Dying have dropped a Tom Flynn-directed video for their new single, “The Cave We Fear To Enter.” The new track coincides with the start of their US headline tour and follows their first song in five years, “Burden,” released in May.

The tour features Chelsea Grin and Entheos for support, with a European tour kicking off in November. Tickets are available at this location.

Frontman Tim Lambesis comments:

“This is the first time I’ve written lyrics based on an idea started by someone else in the band. Sometimes, when we try out different melodies, we’ll temporarily use words that just happen to fit as a placeholder. But in this song, Ryan chose words that he felt represented what he had been processing leading up to the demo. It felt right for me leave that therapeutic expression in place. So, when I took over, the imagery of a cave where you face your fears came to mind. While I only know a little of Joseph Campbell’s work, the imagery brought to mind a quote of his that I remembered and used for inspiration as well.”

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso adds:

“‘The Cave We Fear To Enter’ may be one of our most adventurous songs to date. We broke out of a lot of old habits and formulaic moves to create something that touches on a lot of emotional elements we haven’t explored so deeply before. From its inception, it was instantly a favorite for all of us. We really enjoyed collaborating with Tom Flynn on the video to combine the storylines between ‘Burden’ and ‘The Cave We Fear to Enter’, continuing the journey of the character through new environments and circumstances. It was a lot of fun to take new creative risks to tell this story visually alongside the somber and uplifting nature of the song.”

Watch the clip below:

US Tour Dates:

07/09 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
07/10 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
07/12 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
07/13 Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theatre
07/14 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
07/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/16 Denver, CO @ Summit
07/17 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
07/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
07/20 Mansfield, OH @ INKcarceration
07/21 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
07/23 Albany, NY @ Empire Live
07/24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
07/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Livings Arts
07/26 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
07/27 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
07/29 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
07/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
07/31 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
08/02 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
08/03 Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
08/04 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
08/06 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
08/07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
08/08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
08/09 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
08/10 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/22 Worcester, MA @ New England Hardcore & Metal Fest

European Tour Dates w/ Caliban, Decapitated, Left to Suffer

11/15 Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Sasazu
11/18 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Film Studios
11/19 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
11/21 Helsinki, Finland @ Kulttuuritalo
11/23 Stockholm, Sweden @ Fållan
11/24 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
11/25 Berlin, Germany @ Uber Eats Music Halle
11/26 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
11/27 Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra
11/28 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11/29 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
11/30 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
12/01 Rome, Italy @ Orion
12/03 Zürich, Switzerland @ Xtra
12/04 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
12/05 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
12/06 Madrid, Spain @ Riviera
12/08 Paris, France @ Trianon
12/09 Saarbrücken, Germany @ E-Werk
12/10 Brussels, Belgium @ AB
12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
12/13: Hamburg, Germany @ Inselpark Arena
12/14 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
12/15 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle

Feature Image Photo Credit: Ben Alexis