New Audio Interview With ‘Nick Hipa’


GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist Nick Hipa of San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying on October 16 in Glasgow, Scotland. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Awakened, the sixth album from As I Lay Dying, is released Sept. 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 completed a music 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. Check it below.

“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!”

As I Lay Dying is currently on tour through Europe with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour.

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)

European Dates:

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]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Films ‘A Greater Foundation’ Video, Pre-Orders Now Available [Aug. 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]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Entire New Album ‘Awakened’ Available For Streaming [Sept.2012]
As I Lay Dying – Awakened [Album Review]

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