New Video Interview With ‘Nick Hipa’


The Pit: Sports Talk conducted an interview with vocalist guitarist Nick Hipa of San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying at a recent stop on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour. You can now watch the chat below.

Speaking about As I Lay Dying‘s forthcoming album, Awakened, which is scheduled for release on September 25 via Metal Blade Records,Hipa said in a recent interview, “I can’t say that there’s anything [on there] that’s going to shock anyone. I mean, it sounds like As I Lay Dying. We’re really proud of it because I feel like this is the best 11 songs that we’ve [written]. It’s a very well written record; it’s so fast-paced. My way I describe it — it’s jam after jam. There’s no filler, so by the time you get through the album, you’re like, ‘Man, that was quick — I can listen it again.’ Again, this is just my take on, so hopefully fans will be able to hear that as well.”

The cover artwork for As I Lay Dying‘s new album, “Awakened”, was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry and can be seen below. Due on September 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 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.

 Tour Dates / US:

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]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Cover Artwork Unveiled [June 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘Tim Lambesis’ [European Fall Tour Dates] [June 2012]

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