Sep 242012
 

Awakened, the sixth album from San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music.

Awakened, the new album will be released tomorrow [September 25] via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Bill Stevenson, who has played drums for both the Descendents and Black Flag and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by Rise AgainstNOFXPropaghandi, The Casualties and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson  [Machine Head, Napalm Death, Slipknot].

The cover artwork for Awakened was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry and can be seen below.

As I Lay Dying just completed a video for the new single A Greater Foundation with director Drew Russ [A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse] and producer Robby Starbuck. The performance-based clip was shot on location in Los Angeles.

“We were all impressed with Drew‘s ability to capture the intensity of live band performances in his videos, and ‘A Greater Foundation’ is no exception,” explains As I Lay Dying bassist Josh Gilbert. “Drew‘s technique, along with the all-day participation of some of our diehard fans in Los Angeles, definitely accentuated the energy of the song and makes for an exciting and dynamic video. We can’t wait to unveil it!”

Speaking about Awakened in a recent interview, As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa said, “I can’t say that there’s anything [on there] that’s going to shock anyone. I mean, it sounds like As I Lay Dying. We’re really proud of it because I feel like this is the best 11 songs that we’ve [written]. It’s a very well written record; it’s so fast-paced. My way I describe it — it’s jam after jam. There’s no filler, so by the time you get through the album, you’re like, ‘Man, that was quick — I can listen it again.’ Again, this is just my take on, so hopefully fans will be able to hear that as well.”

As I Lay Dying is preparing to launch a European tour with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour.

Tracklist:
01. Cauterize
02. A Greater Foundation
03. Resilience
04. Wasted Words
05. Whispering Silence
06. Overcome
07. No Lungs to Breathe
08. Defender
09. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes
12. Unwound (Awakened B Side Demo)
13. A Greater Foundation (Extended Demo Version)

PRE-ORDER HERE

European Dates:

Oct 01 Club X, Herford, Germany
Oct 15 HMV Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom *
Oct 16 O2 ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom *
Oct 17 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom *
Oct 19 Academy, Bristol, United Kingdom *
Oct 20 UEA, Norwich, United Kingdom *
Oct 21 Sheppards Bush Emprire, London, United Kingdom *
Oct 22 AB, Brussels, Belgium *
Oct 23 La Bataclan, Paris, France *
Oct 25 013, Tilburg, Netherlands *
Oct 26 Club X, Herford, Germany *
Oct 27 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany *
Oct 28 Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany *
Nov 07 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany *
Nov 08 Docks, Hamburg, Germany *
Nov 10 Sudbahnhof, Chemnitz, Germany *
Nov 11 Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany *
Nov 12 Live Club, Milan, Italy *
Nov 14 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria *
Nov 16 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain *
Nov 17 Rockstar Live, Bilbao, Spain *
Nov 18 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain *

* With ‘Trivium’

 ‘Monster Energy Outbreak Tour 2012’

Nov. 16 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Center
Nov. 18 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Nov. 19 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
Nov. 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Nov. 23 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Nov. 24 – San Bernardino, CA – California MetalFest VI
Nov. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Nov. 27 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Nov. 29 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Nov. 30 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
Dec. 01 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Dec. 02 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Dec. 03 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
Dec. 05 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Dec. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Dec. 08 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Dec. 09 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Dec. 11 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Dec. 12 – Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo
Dec. 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Dec. 14 – Nashville, TN – Warfield
Dec. 15 – Jacksonville, FL – Edge
Dec. 16 – Tampa, FL – Cuban Club

Related articles:
Surtur Rising – European Autumn Tour 2011 [Review Nov. 2011]
Behind-the-Scenes Footage ‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Electric Eye’ Video [Dec. 2011]
As I Lay Dying – Decas [Album Review]
‘As I Lay Dying’ New Song ‘Cauterize’ Available As A Free Download [New European Tour Dates] [June 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘As I Lay Dying’ Frontman ‘Tim Lambesis’ Available [June 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Tim Lambesis’ [European Fall Tour Dates] [June 2012]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Films ‘A Greater Foundation’ Video, Pre-Orders Now Available [Aug. 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Josh Gilbert’ [Aug. 2012]
First ‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Studio Webisode Released [Aug. 2012]
Second ‘As I lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Studio Webisode Released [Aug. 2012]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘A Greater Foundation’ Video Released [Sept. 2012]
Third ‘As I lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Studio Webisode Released [Sept. 2012]
Fourth ‘As I lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Studio Webisode Released, ‘Monster Energy Outbreak Tour’ Announced [Sept. 2012]
Fifth ‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Studio Webisode Released [Sept. 2012]

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