“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 AsILayDying.com and MetalBlade.com/AsILayDying.com.
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: http://asilaydying.com/.
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 DYING—NICK 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
|Sun||10/21||London, UK||Shephards Bush Empire|
|Tue||10/23||Paris, FR||La Bataclan|
|Sun||10/28||Köln, DE||Live Music Hall|
|Fri||11/2||Helsinki, FI||The Circus|
|Sun||11/4||Oslo, NO||Centrum Scene|
|Sun||11/11||München, DE||Backstage Werk|
|Mon||11/12||Milan, IT||Live Club|
|Sat||11/17||Bilbao, ES||Santana 27|
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