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are currently holed up in the Blasting Room with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson. The group–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–are putting the finishing touches on their new album AWAKENED, due out September 25 on Metal Blade.

AWAKENED marks the follow-up the Decas EP (2011) which reached # 2 on the iTunes Rock Chart. The group’s last LP, 2010’s immensely successful The Powerless Rise 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.

will join the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival, which kicks off June 30 in San Bernardino, CA. The main stage will be the strongest ever with the headlining slot occupied by multi-platinum Iowa legends Slipknot, with legendary metal acts Slayer, and Motorhead supporting. will join the main stage in rotation, alongside The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria; see all dates below. During the Mayhem Festival, will be offering a limited edition laminate which serves as the way to pre-order a copy of AWAKENED from the band directly at their merch booth onsite. Each laminate will have a unique code which fans can enter at www.metalblade.com/awakened for the CD to be shipped directly to their doorstep. Fans must redeem the code by November 1st, 2012 (available in the continental U.S. only). Redemptions received by September 12 will ship by September 18. The laminate will only be available for purchase at the band’s merch booth on the Mayhem Festival (purchase price includes the laminate, CD, and shipping).

Following are the current tour dates for :
 

AS I LAY DYING
Rockstar   Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Slipknot, Slayer, Whitechapel + more
6/30 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
7/1 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
7/2 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre *headline show/non-mayhem
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/4 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless   Pavillion
7/7 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
7/8 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental   Amphitheatre
7/10 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
7/11 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell   Pavilion
7/12 Willmar, MN Sonshine Festival *headline show/non-mayhem
7/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY   Amphitheater
7/14 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/15 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/16 Des Moines,IA Wooly’s *headline show/non-mayhem
7/18 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
7/19 Wichita, KS The Scene-ary *headline show/non-mayhem
7/20 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless   Amphitheater
7/21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank   Amphitheater
7/22 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/23 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre *headline show/non-mayhem
7/24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/26 Rochester,NY Club At Water Street *headline show/non-mayhem
7/27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/30 Richmond, VA Canal Club *headline show/non-mayhem
7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts   Center
8/1 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing   Arts Center
8/3 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
8/4 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at   Montage Mountain
8/5 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
8/8 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ *supporting Slipknot
8/9 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Celluar   Pavillion *supporting Slipknot

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