Atreyu faced fears in 'disturbing' Long Live video
Guitarist Miguel scared of height – but director made him "fall" from 13-story building 7 or 8 times
Atreyu say they were made to face their fears by director Mark Porter on the video shoot for Long Live.
The promo was issued last month, showing each band member meeting his death in a different manner.
Guitarist Travis Miguel, who falls from a 13-storey building, tells Louder Noise: "“I didn’t realise how scared of heights I was until we filmed that. It was very unnerving – I really don’t want to do that ever again and Mark Porter made me do it seven or eight times.”
But drummer Brandon Saller reports that even though the video is hard to watch, the result is "cool." He adds: "The concept Porter came up with was very dark and very bold. We haven’t had a video in our career that was almost disturbing to watch, so I think it came across really good.”
Atreyu play the Reading and Leeds festivals later this month. Their sixth album, also Long Live, follows on September 18 via Spinefarm.
Long Live tracklist
01. Long Live
02. Live To Labor
03. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
04. Cut Off The Head
05. A Bitter Broken Memory
06. Do You Know Who You Are
07. Revival (Interlude)
08. Heartbeats And Flatlines
09. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start To Break