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The Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING will release their sixth album, AWAKENED, September 25 on Metal Blade. The group has premiered a third studio update via The Gauntlet. The clip below shows guitarist PHIL SGROSSO working on the title track, “Awakened,” while recording the group’s latest release in  Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. Fans can check out the first two “In the Studio” clips along with the band’s first single, “Cauterize,” at and

AWAKENED marks the follow-up to 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. Pre-orders are available via:

In touring news, AS I LAY DYING has just confirmed they will be performing at the California Metal Fest 6 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24. This October, AS I LAY DYING will launch a European tour with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour. Expect AS I LAY DYING—NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)—to announce a full U.S. tour soon.

AS I LAY DYING Fall 2012 Tour dates are as follows:

Tour w/ Trivium, Caliban, Upon A Burning Body

Mon10/15Manchester, UKRitz
Tue10/16Glasgow, UKABC
Wed10/17Birmingham, UKInstitute
Fri10/19Bristol, UKAcademy
Sat10/20Norwich, UKUEA
Sun10/21London, UKShephards Bush Empire
Mon10/22Brussels, BEAB
Tue10/23Paris, FRLa Bataclan
Thu10/25Tilburg, NL13
Fri10/26Herford, DEX
Sat10/27Stuttgart, DELKA
Sun10/28Köln, DELive Music Hall
Tue10/30Malmo, SEKulturbolaget
Wed10/31Stockholm, SEArenan
Fri11/2Helsinki, FIThe Circus
Sun11/4Oslo, NOCentrum Scene
Mon11/5Gothenburg, SETradgarn
Tue11/6Copenhagen, DKVega
Wed11/7Berlin, DEHuxleys
Thu11/8Hamburg, DEDocks
Sat11/10Chemnitz, DESüdbahnhof
Sun11/11München, DEBackstage Werk
Mon11/12Milan, ITLive Club
Tue11/13Solothurn, CHKofmehl
Wed11/14Wien, ATGasometer
Fri11/16Barcelona, ESAppolo
Sat11/17Bilbao, ESSantana 27
Sun11/18Madrid, ESRiviera

California Metalfest 6

Sat11/24San Bernardino, CACalifornia Metalfest 6 @ NOS Events Center

Following is the full track listing for AWAKENED, the new album from AS I LAY DYING out September 25 on Metal Blade:

  1. Cauterize
  2. A Greater Foundation
  3. Resilience
  4. Wasted Words
  5. Whispering Silence
  6. Overcome
  7. No Lungs to Breathe
  8. Defender
  9. Washed Away
  10. My Only Home
  11. Tear Out My Eyes

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