As I Lay Dying recount their recent trials in a new mini-documentary called Misery Evolving: The Untold Story of As I Lay Dying. The video was issued Wednesday (May 29) to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, as the band relayed in an accompanying statement. The metalcore act have partnered with religious nonprofit HeartSupport to share the short film that illustrates As I Lay Dying members' "personal side of [their] experiences through the years" after returning to the stage following frontman Tim Lambesis' 2016 release from prison.

Watch the video down toward the bottom of this post.

"In novels and movies, we love a redemption story, but in real life this can prove difficult for many of us to accept." HeartSupport stated in a paid partnership Facebook post premiering the clip. "For months, we've been working with As I Lay Dying … to tell their story of change and growth, while also providing resources and help."

The music-focused HeartSupport was started by August Burns Red's Jake Luhrs. Read As I Lay Dying's statement below. The Lambesis-led group released a song with August Burns Red's singer last month, and As I Lay Dying were in the studio working on new material as of March. Their last album, Awakened, was released in 2012.

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness month, a time committed to raising awareness and resources for people struggling with all forms of mental illness, we’ve partnered with Heart Support to share a video detailing more of the personal side of our experiences through the years. We wanted to share this part of our story exclusively through an outlet that exists to provide emotional support for anyone dealing with inner turmoil. Whether it’s with addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, or abuse, we believe in the community they’ve created to connect with those who are in need of recovery or healing.

Through this video, our goal is to share our experiences so that others going through troubled times know there is help around even when feeling desperate and alone. Healing can be a long and indefinite journey. It is one we are continuously proactive in walking towards personally and together. Our past has shown us there are devastating consequences in leaving emotional and mental turmoil unaddressed. Our hope is to highlight the importance of actively seeking help, directing traffic towards a resource for doing so, and encouraging anyone who knows they need it to take the first step.

With Love and Gratitude,

-Jordan, Nick, Phil, Josh, Tim

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