"The Mission Statement. The Vehicle. The Escape​.​" Full Length 2006

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"The Mission Statement. The Vehicle. The Escape." CD (2006)

1. First Blood (*featuring hidden track)
2. With An Upraised Knife (*featuring hidden track)
3. Swallowing Swords (*featuring extended outro)

Running time 61:07

Designed by Tony Goff & released independently by idiedtrying.
© idiedtrying / I Am What I Am Recordings. All rights Reserved.

"Superbly stalker-like elements of psychosis & neuroticism have bloody footprints leading back to headfuckers like Today Is The Day & late-90s Neurosis." -Metal Maniacs

"Picture Mastodon, Ocean Chief, Yob, Dystopia & Bongzilla.... multiply that by 10 & you have I DIED TRYING." -Michael from S.O.I. Records/EMB

"Their dedication to their art pays off. This is definitely not 3:05 candy-coated pop here. These guys believe what they preach." -Musician Critician

"Above everything - very innovative and strange." -Metal Revolution


released September 2, 2006

J.Anthony(Tony) Goff. - Seven String Arrangement, Vocals, Lyrics, Samples & Found Sounds, Noise.

Mark Powell. - All Percussion & Second Vocals, as performed on this recording.

DJ Gilbert. - Four String Bass, Third Vocals, Keys, Samples & Found Sounds, as performed on this recording.

Produced by idiedtrying.
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered at The Foundation by Joey Sturgis.
All concepts, artwork, layout, & design by J.Anthony Goff.



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idiedtrying Park Layne, Ohio

idiedtrying. - A mission of creating timeless & compelling music, with a cinematic context & pushing the boundaries of emotion within art.

Sometimes beautiful, often joylessly melancholy but most accurately described as horrific. Forever art-damaged. Complete murdered auditory terrorism. The peak of transient delving, compulsive emotional mutilation.

Uncategorical and terrifyingly cathartic.
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