‘As I Lay Dying’ Confirmed For ‘Sonshine Festival’


San Diego metallers As I Lay Dying are pleased to announce that they 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.

Decas, the new album from San Diego, California metallers 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.

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, Lady hawke, 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]. Check out their music video for Electric Eye below [Judas Priest cover].

We are heading in to the studio around springtime 2012 and plan to start the touring once we’ve finished the record said Jordan Mancino.

Related articles:
As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise [album review]
New video interview with ‘Nick Hipa’ (As I Lay Dying) [Aug. 2011]
New Audio Interview With ‘Jordan Mancino’ [As I Lay Dying] [Nov. 2011]
‘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]

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