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Posted on Feb 7th 2011 3:30PM by Jon Wiederhorn

After releasing numerous strong but traditional performance clips over the past seven years, As I Lay Dying wanted to shatter all preconceptions for their 10th music video, ‘Anodyne Sea.’ So they reached out to Boston-based directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci to create a violent, jarring and unsettling piece that takes no prisoners.
Actually, the video is all about being taken prisoner. In the clip, the band says something during a radio interview that invokes the ire of someone listening. Within moments, the station is stormed by terrorists who capture and beat up As I Lay Dying, throwing the musicians in a van. Following a bumpy, terror-filled ride, the band members are violently attacked and thrown to the ground before the video’s shocking conclusion.

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The unique, creative video was directed by McFarland and Pecci of and produced by Ryan Kohler. Noisecreep is proud to present an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of ‘Anodyne Sea,’ shot by Rod Clark and Tony Fernandez and edited by Chris O’ Coin.

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis told Noisecreep that the video captured the exact spirit of aggression, defiance and oppression they were hoping for. “The album has a lot to do with standing up for the powerless and defending those oppressed by injustice,” Lambesis said. “As a result of knowing people in these circumstances, I find it nearly impossible to not do what I can to help them.

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