Dec 152011

As I Lay Dying have released a behind-the-scenes clip from the video of their cover of Judas Priest’s “Electric Eye.” The track is taken from the band’s latest release, the EP titled Decas. You can view the behind-the-scenes clip as well as the full video 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 »

‘As I Lay Dying’ To Enter Studio Next Spring

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Dec 142011

Lauren Wise of the Phoenix New Times recently conducted an interview with drummer Jordan Mancino of San Diego metallers As I Lay Dying. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Phoenix New Times: On the [Decas] album, you guys cover Judas Priest‘s Electric Eye and HellionSlayer ‘s ultimate metal anthem War Ensemble, and Descendants, Coffee Mug. How did you choose the covers?

Jordan: The Judas Priest song was Phil‘s [Sgrosso, guitarist] idea, which was ultimately supported by the band. We are all fans of Judas Priest and felt we could put a tasteful twist on the original while keeping it respectful to the original recording. The Slayer cover came up as a covered single for a video game soundtrack. Continue reading »

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 »

Oct 032011

Head over to AOL’s Noisecreep to check out the track Electric Eye (Judas Priest Cover) off As I Lay Dying’s upcoming release Decas. The band recently shot a music video for the same track out at El Mirage (Dry Lake Bed) in the Mojave Desert with director Paul Brown. Photos giving a sneak peak of what’s to come can be seen HERE.

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

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