‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Cover Artwork Unveiled


The cover artwork for Awakened, the new album from Diego metallers As I Lay Dying, was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry and can be seen below.

The official lyric video for Cauterize, a brand new AILD song was released earlier this week, the video can be seen below.

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 will be mixed by Colin Richardson [Machine Head, Napalm Death, Slipknot].

Awakened will serve as the official follow up to 2010’s immensely successful The Powerless Rise, which 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. In Canada, the album debuted at #11 on the Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Indie Chart and #3 on the Hard Rock Chart. Additionally, the album reached the Top 40 in the following territories: Japan, UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Decas, the latest album from As I Lay Dying, was released on november 8th. 2011, 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. Click here to read our review.

Fans can expect to hear new material this summer: As I Lay Dying will be headlining the HM Stage at this years Sonshine Festival in Willmar MN on July 12th. 2012.  On the same stage will also play:  Sleeping Giant, Oh Sleeper, Onward To Olympas, Your Memorial, The Great Commision, A Plea For Purging.  This years festival will be held July 11 -14th.

Sonshine Festival is a Christian music festival held annually in Willmar, Minnesota, usually the second weekend in July. It features Christian musical artists from the United States and around the world. The festival hosts a wide variety of bands and has hosted regional concerts, such as one which centered on bands from Australia including: Paul Colman Trio, Rebecca St. James, and The Newsboys. There are six stages and on-site concessions offering food. For more details and to see the whole list of bands, please visit their website.

As I Lay Dying is also confirmed for the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends Slipknot. Next up will be the legendary metal acts Slayer, and Motorhead. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria. The festival will kick off on June 30th in San Bernardino, CA.

As always, the band members are very active on twitter and bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert has been posting images from the studio to chronicle the writing process. Follow Gilbert via the band’s official twitter account. Track titles, album art, new music, behind-the-scenes video, and more will be revealed as they are made available.

 Tour Dates / US:

Jun 30 San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
Jul 01 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Jul 03 White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA
Jul 04 Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
Jul 05 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
Jul 06 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion , Phoenix, AZ
Jul 07 Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
Jul 08 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Jul 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
Jul 11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
Jul 12 Sonshine Festival, Willmar, MN
Jul 13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater, Tampa, FL
Jul 14 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
Jul 15 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
Jul 17 , Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 18 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 21 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Jul 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Tickets
Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 25 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 27 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Jul 28 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
Jul 29 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Jul 31 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 03 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Aug 04 Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
Aug 05 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
Aug 08 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Aug 09 Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH

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’

Related articles:
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Decas’ First-Week Sales Revealed [Nov. 2011]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘The Blinding Of False Light’ Available As A Free Download [Nov. 2011]
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]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Cauterize’ Lyric Video Released [June 2012]

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