AS I LAY DYING:
PREMIERE SONG AND VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE
“A GREATER FOUNDATION”
VIA RCRD LBL AND PUREVOLUME
SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 25 ON METAL BLADE
GROUP TO HEADLINE PRIVATE, FREE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW TO CELEBRATE METAL BLADE 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
IN NEW YORK CITY AT SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
AS I LAY DYING, photo credit: Ty Watkins.
As the Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING prepare to release AWAKENED September 25 on Metal Blade, the group has premiered their first single and video “A Greater Foundation” today (September 11) via RCRD LBL and PUREVOLUME. To listen, to the track on RCRD LBL, visit:http://rcrdlbl.com/2012/09/11/premiere_as_i_lay_dying_a_greater_foundation. To watch the clip on PUREVOLUME, click: http://www.purevolume.com/news/As-I-Lay-Dying-Premiere-A-Greater-Foundation-Music-Video
Meanwhile, AS I LAY DYING are set to headline a special album release show that’s also in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records Tuesday, September 25 at Santos Party House in New York City. For entry to the private, free album release show, fans can pre-orderAWAKENED at three-New York City area independent record stores startingFriday, September 14 and receive a free laminate for access into the show. Participating indie record shops include: Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave. West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Rd Fords, NJ) and J&R (1 Park Row, NYC). For fans that cannot be in New York, the hosts of VH1 Classic “That Metal Show” Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin of SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal” will emcee a live online broadcaststarting at 8:00 pm Eastern via Livestream at:www.livestream.com/metalblade.
Next up, AS I LAY DYING will launch a European tour October 15 withTrivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S.for California Metal Fest 6 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24.
AWAKENED–which marks the group’s sixth studio album– is garneringearly critical acclaim. In his 4/5 star album review for Alternative Pressmagazine, writer Jason Schreurs hailed, “Screamer Tim Lambesis has never sounded better than on a metal anthem like ‘Overcome,’ his shattered scream completely ripping faces. …Awakened is the best As I Lay Dying album you can point to as metal both modernized and maximized.” (October 2012). Elsewhere, in his 4/5 star album review forArtist Direct , Rick Florino singled out the preview track “Cauterized” as “An unshakable anthem, the song is the best kind of aural assault and battery from one of heavy metal’s most dynamic outfits. Morphing from a steamrolling six-string storm courtesy of Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, the track shifts into a polyrhythmic crusher fueled by drummer Jordan Mancino and bassist Josh Gilbert‘s immortal groove. Tim Lambesis seamlessly segues from a gruff growl into one of the group’s tightest and toughest clean choruses to date.” Florino adds, “‘Cauterize’ is a metallic remedy of the highest order. As I Lay Dying prove to be a genre leader byprogressing while pummeling, and it’s evidence that Awakened is another level altogether. They’re set to wake up the genre with a landmark album.” (September 2012)
For AWAKENED, the San Diego-based band–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO(guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents)and mixer Colin Richardson. AWAKENED marks the follow-up to theDecas 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 onBillboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart. Fans can check out the first two “In the Studio” clips along with “Cauterize,” at AsILayDying.com andMetalBlade.com/AsILayDying.com.
AS I LAY DYING Fall 2012 Tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
*Headlining album release show Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary (Free, private show, entry details noted above.)
Tue 9/25 New York, NY Santos Party House
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:
2. A Greater Foundation
4. Wasted Words
5. Whispering Silence
7. No Lungs to Breathe
9. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes