AS I LAY DYING: Reveal In-The-Studio Clip Via The Gauntlet; Sixth Studio Album ‘Awakened’ Set For Release September 25 On Metal Blade‏

“Screamer Tim Labesis has never sounded better than on a metal anthem like ‘Overcome,’ his shattered scream completely ripping faces. …Awakened is the best As I Lay album you can point to as metal both modernized and maximized.”

–Jason Schreurs, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, 4/5 star early album review, October 2012


The Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING will release their sixth album, AWAKENED, September 25 on Metal Blade. The group has premiered a third studio update via The Gauntlet HERE. The clip shows guitarist PHIL SGROSSO working on the title track, “Awakened,” while recording the group’s latest release in  Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. Fans can check out the first two “In the Studio” clips along with the band’s first single, “Cauterize,” at and

AWAKENED marks the follow-up to the Decas EP (2011) which reached #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart. The group’s last LP, 2010‘s immensely successful The Powerless Rise, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10. The Powerless Rise also reached #2 on Billboard‘s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard‘s Hard Music Albums Chart. Pre-orders are available via:

In touring news, AS I LAY DYING has just confirmed they will be performing at the California Metal Fest 6 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24. This October, AS I LAY DYING will launch a European tour with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour. Expect AS I LAY DYINGNICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)—to announce a full U.S. tour soon.


AS I LAY DYING Fall 2012 Tour dates are as follows:

Tour w/ Trivium, Caliban, Upon A Burning Body

Mon 10/15 Manchester, UK Ritz
Tue 10/16 Glasgow, UK ABC
Wed 10/17 Birmingham, UK Institute
Fri 10/19 Bristol, UK Academy
Sat 10/20 Norwich, UK UEA
Sun 10/21 London, UK Shephards Bush Empire
Mon 10/22 Brussels, BE AB
Tue 10/23 Paris, FR La Bataclan
Thu 10/25 Tilburg, NL 13
Fri 10/26 Herford, DE X
Sat 10/27 Stuttgart, DE LKA
Sun 10/28 Köln, DE Live Music Hall
Tue 10/30 Malmo, SE Kulturbolaget
Wed 10/31 Stockholm, SE Arenan
Fri 11/2 Helsinki, FI The Circus
Sun 11/4 Oslo, NO Centrum Scene
Mon 11/5 Gothenburg, SE Tradgarn
Tue 11/6 Copenhagen, DK Vega
Wed 11/7 Berlin, DE Huxleys
Thu 11/8 Hamburg, DE Docks
Sat 11/10 Chemnitz, DE Südbahnhof
Sun 11/11 München, DE Backstage Werk
Mon 11/12 Milan, IT Live Club
Tue 11/13 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
Wed 11/14 Wien, AT Gasometer
Fri 11/16 Barcelona, ES Appolo
Sat 11/17 Bilbao, ES Santana 27
Sun 11/18 Madrid, ES Riviera

California Metalfest 6

Sat 11/24 San Bernardino, CA California Metalfest 6 @ NOS Events Center


Following is the full track listing for AWAKENED, the new album from AS I LAY DYING out September 25 on Metal Blade: 1. Cauterize 2. A Greater Foundation 3. Resilience 4. Wasted Words 5. Whispering Silence 6. Overcome 7. No Lungs to Breathe 8. Defender 9. Washed Away 10. My Only Home 11. Tear Out My Eyes