Dallas-based vicious death/hardcore outfit I AM has released a new video for “Life Through Torment,” the title track to their debut album nearing independent release in early February. The ruthless visual complement to the album’s opening namesake track sees its debut through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine (watch below).
Captured amidst a bombardment of fists and feet flailing within a writhing mosh pit of fans as I AM performed the track live, the video was filmed by Travis Kuykendall and Chad Lee and edited by Kuykendall. Issues the band, “Our first music video was shot at a taqueria so it only seemed fitting to do the next one at a pizzeria. J&J’s pizza shop had a cool basement they let people throw shows in. ‘Life Through Torment’ was the first song we wrote off the album and it’s just an ass beater. We’re not trying to be the coolest band or most popular. We’re just trying to make badass music and tour the world making friends.” See I AM’s brutalizing “Life Through Torment” video at below and stream the previously-released “Sacred Cries” after the scroll!
I AM will independently release Life Through Torment on CD and digital formats on February 10th; an arsenal of purchase options including merch bundles are available HERE.
Photo by Truongxlam Photography and Design.
Lost in my eyes, you became so bright.
Please Shed some light, im hitting my breaking point.
Let me see the beauty. How can one?
Life is lost in misery.
What is my purpose? Why was I put here. I need to know. I need to know.
This land is sacred. I’ve taken for granted, far too many times. I embrace you. I am one with you.
FEAR OF LIFE
No longer will I be afraid. Acceptance is fear
Live it, breath it, take it in.
This is it. My last fucking chance. Acceptance is fear. My last stand.
Right or wrong. This is it. My last chance. Fear of life.
Acceptance is fear, now I know.
Suffer no more.
No more will I fear this life. It’s my time to take a stand.
Life through torment
Following a two-year void since the early 2015 release of their Memento Mori debut EP, I AM will inundate the masses with their maiden full-length, Life Through Torment. An unquestionably brutalizing, by-the-throat album without a second of filler, consuming twenty-eight minutes through ten unrelenting tracks, Life Through Torment was recorded, produced, and mixed by Ryan Harvey at Red Oak Collective, mastered by Jacob Pouttu, and bears artwork by Grayson Altom and design by Benjamin Hoagland.
2/11/2017 The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX *Record Release Show w/ Salt, Unity, Truetemper, more [info]