As I Lay Dying – A Greater Foundation

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As I Lay Dying – A Greater Foundation

As I Lay Dying have unveiled their new song “A Greater Foundation” which you can listen to here. “Awakened” releases on September 25th via Metal Blade Records.


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_foundationn. 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-order AWAKENED at three-New York City area independent record stores starting Friday, 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 broadcast starting 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 with Trivium, 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 garnering early critical acclaim. In his 4/5 star album review for Alternative Press magazine, 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 for Artist 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 by progressing 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 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. Fans can check out the first two “In the Studio” clips along with “Cauterize,” at AsILayDying.com and MetalBlade.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:
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

About the author Brandon J.

I am 36 years old living in Orange County, CA. with my wife, 2 children, and one teenager. I enjoy living a life for God, Family, Passionate music, the ocean, the mountains, gardening, and working in the Machining industry (Real Job). I founded this site in July of 2000 and love the community we have here. View LastFm profile here to see a list of my favorite bands. (Check me out on Twitter @brandonaaero) View all posts by Brandon J.

9 Responses to 'As I Lay Dying – A Greater Foundation'

  1. iSkelly87 says:

    The tracks they have released so far sound amazing. This cd is going to be awesome

  2. Lucas says:

    I’ve never gotten into As I Lay Dying, but I’m planning on picking this up. Really liking these new songs!!

  3. Jamos41 says:

    So good! Really gettin excited for this album

  4. Taylor C. says:

    Good song; boring video.

  5. JonBoy says:

    Since I live in NYC, maybe I should go to this.

  6. zinnyzxx says:

    I never understood anyone who specifically didn’t care for powerless rise. I feel that that’s a very strong and personal album- lyrically it’s amazing, the guitar solos blow me away. That’s the album that got me sold on them

  7. thruchristalone777 says:

    Cool. I was skeptical about picking this one up, but this track is really good.

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