Detroit technical death metal group, As They Sleep, has launched its debut music video from the recently released full-length, Dynasty, for the track, “Oracle of the Dead”. The bone crunching video is currently streaming exclusively on Noisecreep.com at: http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/02/11/as-they-sleep-oracle-of-the-dead-video-premiere/.
The “Oracle of the Dead” music video was filmed at Northend Studios in Detroit with director, Drew Russ (A Day To Remember, Impending Doom, War of Ages). The ringside concept for the video was a collaborative effort between the band and director, though As They Sleep vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater, admits that the video was more about having fun, rather than exploring the complex concept behind Dynasty’s focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history.
“It in no way, shape, or form has anything to do with the song itself or the record. It’s just all of us being idiots, really.”
However, it is difficult to deny that the hard-hitting tone set by the wrestling concept does in fact exemplify the pummeling track that is, “Oracle of the Dead”.
“’Oracle of the Dead’ is just stupidly unrelenting, and we figured why not come out swinging?”
Dynasty, As They Sleep’s Solid State Records debut, hit stores in November.
A behind-the-scenes video blog from the “Oracle of the Dead” video shoot can be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWhJqkZ6lAA.
The track list for Dynasty is…
1. Oracle of the Dead
2. To the Republic
3. The Third Reich
4. Bedlam at the Nile
5. The Darkest Ages
7. The Offering
10. God of War
11. The Unseen
“…brutal and precise” – Alternative Press
“…one of the best pure metal albums released this year.” – IndieVisionMusic.com
“If ‘Dynasty’ is where the future lies for As They Sleep, things are looking bright for the young band in their forthcoming endeavors.” – Metalunderground.com
“…a formidable slab of modern melodic death metal” – Outburn
Dynasty be purchased online through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/details.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491 and on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynasty/id401374105.
Stay tuned for more information on As They Sleep.
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Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals
Nick Morris – Guitar
Barry Gomez – Guitar
Derek Kosiba – Bass
Tony Lukitsh – Drums