Decas, the new album from San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying, sold 9,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2010′s The Powerless Rise, opened with 38,000 units to land at No. 10. This was roughly in line with the first-week tally of An Ocean Between Us, which premiered with 39,500 copies back in August 2007.
With over a million units sold in the U.S. in just less than 10 years, As I Lay Dying celebrated this milestone with the very special release,Decas, released on November 8 in North America and November 7 in Europe (except in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it arrived three days earlier) via Metal Blade Records.
The new AILD album Decas is released November 8 in North America, November 7 in the UK & Europe, and November 4 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Decas, which contains 12 tracks, celebrates the band’s accomplishments by offering three brand new songs, cover songs that pay homage to just a few of the bands that have influenced As I Lay Dying, and remixes by Innerpartysystem.
(Katy Perry, Ladyhawke, Thursday, Good Charlotte and many others), Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kelly “Carnage” Cairns (Austrian Death Machine, War of Ages), and Big Chocolate (Asking Alexandria, iwrestledabearonce, Suicide Silence).
Decas track listing:
02. From Shapeless To Breakable
03. Moving Forward
04. War Ensemble (SLAYER cover)
05. Hellion (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
06. Electric Eye (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
07. Coffee Mug (DESCENDENTS cover)
08. Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes (re-recorded medley)
09. The Blinding Of False Light (Innerpartysystem remix)
10. Wrath Upon Ourselves (Benjamin Weinman remix)
11. Confined (Kelly “Carnage” Cairns remix)
12. Elegy (Big Chocolate remix)
Amon Amarth + As I Lay Dying + Sceptic Flesh
18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall
19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
22/11/11 – SK – Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof
24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
25/11/11 – PL – Cracow – Studio
26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock
* shows without As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying will be heading out on A Decade of Destruction Tour November 30th-December 16th with guests Of Mice & Men, The Ghost Inside, IWrestledaBearOnce, and Sylosis. Dates are below.
A Decade of Destruction Tour Dates:
11/30 Long Island, NY The Paramount
12/01 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
12/02 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/03 Worcester, MA Palladium
12/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/05 Nashville, TN Rocketown
12/06 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
12/08 Kansas City, MO Beaumont
12/09 Dallas, TX The Door
12/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
12/11 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Center
12/13 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
12/14 Scottsdale, AZ Venue Of Scottsdale
12/16 San Diego, CA SOMA
12/17 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
*Tickets on sale now