As I Lay Dying’s Decas EP debuts at #61 on Billboard’s Top 200, reaches #2 on iTunes Rock Chart

EP Release Marks Band’s 10 Year Anniversary; New Studio Album To Follow In 2012

A Decade of Destruction Tour Kicks Off Nov 30th in Long Island, NY with

Support From Of Mice and Men, The Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce and Sylosis

AS I LAY DYING’s latest release, the Decas EP, is a collection of new tracks, covers, remixes and more, which reached #2 on the iTunes Rock chart and landed at #61 on Billboard’s Top 200 in its debut week. iTunes also offered a free track (“Paralyzed”), which was downloaded by a staggering 125,000 people in one week.

Meant to tide fans over until the release of the band’s hotly anticipated new studio LP (due for release next year), the Decas EP marks AS I LAY DYING’s decade of making music and features 3 new songs, 3 cover songs, remixes, and more.

As vocalist Tim Lambesis explains, “We wanted to at least do an EP when the idea first came up.  We were touring at the time and knew we wouldn’t have time to put together an entire album of new material. Decas literally means ten, and to me it is a collection of songs to celebrate our ten-year anniversary as a band.  We were able to round up three new songs that we felt represented the different sides to our band. There’s a song you’d generally expect from us, one on the heavier side, and then one of the most melodic songs we’ve ever done. We took a similar approach on the cover songs. We wanted one song that represented a thrashier, heavier influence. Interestingly enough we were asked to do a Slayer cover song with an anti-war theme for a video game months earlier, so that worked out perfectly. Next, we represented the melodic guitar influence with Judas Priest who is responsible for starting much of that within metal. Lastly, I came up with the idea to do a simple, raw, energetic song that was outside of our genre but still influential in some of our musical upbringing.”

The band recently sat down with Hot Topic to discuss Decas and the interview can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/N2KJ3nPwLvc.

AS I LAY DYING will kick off their headline run on the A Decade of Destruction Tour on November 30th with special guests Of Mice and Men, The Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce, and Sylosis (see dates below.)

What others are saying about Decas:

“This album is meant to be listened to with the speakers turned up all the way and your head soaring up and down. From some sick new originals to great covers and fun re-mixes, As I Lay Dying has created a great gift for their fans in Decas. (9 out of 10).”- Ultimate-guitar.com

Decas celebrates the 10-year anniversary of metalcore stalwarts As I Lay Dying’s… fans will enjoy the EP¹s new material and covers. Happy 10th anniversary, guys.”- Revolver

“Celebrating ten years of crushing metalcore, Decas is a grab bag of new tracks, remixes, and covers that seeks to show fans not only where the band is going, but where it came from. For those who have been around the block a few times with these guys, it’s an album that they won¹t want to miss out on.”- Allmusic.com

“ALID have built a reputation for releasing solid, punishing records and Decas is no different.”- Puregrainaudio.com

Decas tracklisting:

1.   Paralyzed

2.   From Shapeless to Breakable

3.   Moving Forward

4.   War Ensemble (Slayer cover)

5.   Hellion (Judas Priest Cover)

6.   Electric Eye (Judas Priest Cover)

7.   Coffee Mug (Descendents cover)

8.   Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (Re-Recorded Medley)

9.   The Blinding of False Light (Innerpartysystem Remix)

10. Wrath Upon Ourselves (Benjamin Weinman Remix)

11.  Confined (Kelly ³Carnage² Cairns Remix)

12. Elegy (Big Chocolate Remix)

A Decade of Destruction Tour Dates:

Nov 30           The Paramount Theater    Huntington, NY

Dec 01            Trocadero Theatre  Philadelphia, PA

Dec 02            Starland Ballroom  Sayreville, NJ

Dec 03           Palladium     Worcester, MA

Dec 04           9:30 Club      Washington, DC

Dec 05           Rocketown    Nashville, TN

Dec 06           House of Blues         Chicago, IL

Dec 07           First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

Dec 08          Beaumont     Kansas City, MO

Dec 09           The Door       Dallas, TX

Dec 10           The White Rabbit    San Antonio, TX

Dec 11            Lonestar Center       Lubbock, TX

Dec 13           Sunshine Theater    Albuquerque, NM

Dec 14           Venue of Scotsdale  Phoenix, AZ

Dec 15             SLO Brew      San Luis Obispo, CA

Dec 16           Soma  San Diego, CA

Dec 17            House of Blues Las Vegas  Las Vegas, NV

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