Nov 232011
 

Seems like As I Lay Dying‘s signature metalcore sound was newborn, like, yesterday, but it turns out it’s been an entire decade for the shred-and-chug giants. Now the San Diego group is commemorating its anniversary with Decas, a 10-song offering that melds new, old and re-imagined tunes with a few killer covers (Slayer!!).

Here, grab a limited-time download of Innerpartysystem’s crushing remix of “The Blinding of False Light” and read their Purevolume [PV] Q & A, in which vocalist Tim Lambesis talks about what went into Decas, what the lovefest between metal and dubstep is all about, and how As I Lay Dying are celebrating their big milestone.

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Nov 222011
 

San Diego metallers As I Lay Dying have released the video for their cover version of the Judas Priest classic Electric Eye. The clip was filmed with director Paul R. Brown (Stone Sour, Slipknot, Motley Crue, Korn, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold) at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

“After a long day of sunburns and drought out in the desert, [I was] glad to be done fighting scorpions for the filming of Electric Eye,” said As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis. “We came out victorious, but we probably couldn’t have done it without the classic metal inspiration of Halford and Priest’s legendary guitar melodies.” Continue reading »

Nov 172011
 

Tim Lambesis [As I Lay Dying/Austrian Death Machine] answers questions from fans about the just released album Decas. Read them below.

Decas, the new album from San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying, was released on november 8th. 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. Continue reading »

Nov 172011
 

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. Continue reading »

Nov 072011
 

Rock And Metal News recently conducted an interview with drummerJordan Mancino of San Diego metallers As I Lay Dying. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

As I Lay Dying‘s new release, Decas, coinciding with the band’s 10-year anniversary, is due 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. Continue reading »