Motor City technical death metal act, As They Sleep, has uploaded a video blog to the official Solid State Records YouTube channel, chronicling the band’s West Coast romp on the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour” last month.  Head over to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrWVP59OfhA, to join vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater, and the rest of the band, as they endure the ups and downs of life on the road on their first tour as part of the Solid State family.

As They Sleep’s Solid State Records debut, Dynasty, a punishing concept album with a focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history, hit stores on November 22nd.  It can be purchased online through the Solid State Records webstore at: http://zambooie.com/details.tpl?sku=SSRCD26491 and on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynasty/id401374105.

The track list for Dynasty is…

1. Oracle of the Dead

2. To the Republic

3. The Third Reich

4. Bedlam at the Nile

5. The Darkest Ages

6. Ritual

7. The Offering

8. Attila

9. Poseidon

10. God of War

11. The Unseen

“…brutal and precise” – Alternative Press

“…one of the best pure metal albums released this year.” – IndieVisionMusic.com

“If ‘Dynasty’ is where the future lies for As They Sleep, things are looking bright for the young band in their forthcoming endeavors.” – Metalunderground.com

As They Sleep will premiere a music video for the first single off Dynasty, “Oracle of the Dead”, in the coming days.

A behind the scenes video blog from the music video shoot can be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWhJqkZ6lAA, while “Oracle of the Dead” and four other tracks from Dynasty are currently streaming on the band’s official MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/astheysleep.

Stay tuned for more information on As They Sleep.

As They Sleep online…

www.myspace.com/astheysleep

www.facebook.com/pages/As-They-Sleep/36666539944

www.solidstaterecords.com

As They Sleep is…

Aaron Bridgewater – Vocals

Nick Morris – Guitar

Barry Gomez – Guitar

Derek Kosiba – Bass

Tony Lukitsh – Drums

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