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Exclusive Look: Dead By Wednesday’s Lego-Themed ‘Mars in Exile’ Music Video

Photo Credit: Jeremy Saffer

Dead By Wednesday caught our attention recently with the release of their new animated stop-motion music video for the single “Mars in Exile.” The story and concept for the music video were inspired by the drummer’s 8-year-old son, Orion St. Lawrence. He put his creative talents to use by designing the building brick band characters and shooting some of the footage.

The video was directed by Sal DelGreco, who also performed all of the voice acting with Paul Stamper perfecting the animation. During the guitar solo, footage shot by St. Lawrence was projected onto the screens. The single is taken from the band’s latest album “Capital Conspiracy,” which was released last summer, and is available in stores and online music platforms.

Getting To Know Dead By Wednesday

Dead by Wednesday was formed in 2006 in New Haven, Connecticut, and consists of founding members Christian “Opus” Lawrence (drums) and Michael Modeste (bass). Dave Sharpe (guitar) and Steve Alvarez (vocals) round out the lineup. The band has released five full-length albums beginning with 2006s “Democracy is Dead” (2006), The band also released the “Death of the Rockstar” EP in 2014 and has been featured on Hatewear Inc.’s Brutal New Music Compilations Vol. 1, 2, and 3.

The album “Capital Conspiracy” is a demonstration of the band’s musical aggression and was produced by Nicky Bellmore. Bellmore is also known for his work with Dee Snider, Corpse Grinder, and Jasta.

Dead By Wednesday has established itself as one of the leading names in the hard rock genre. The recent release of the music video for “Mars in Exile” and the album “Capital Conspiracy” are further examples of the band’s continued commitment to producing innovative high-quality metal.

You can stay connected with the band by visiting their official website or by following along on Instagram and Twitter.

Album Tracklist:

  1. Invincible
  2. Mars in Exile
  3. Here Comes the Dead
  4. The Wake
  5. Darkened Times
  6. Antahkarana
  7. Sludge
  8. S.O.S.
  9. Wasteland
  10. Pawns 2022

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