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The Grammy-nominated rock group AS I LAY DYING will release their sixth album, AWAKENED, September 25 on Metal Blade. Pre-orders are available today, August 20, via: Metal Blade. After wrapping a successful run as a main stage act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Slayer and more, the group will headline a special album release show-full details to be announced soon. On October 15, they’ll launch a European tour with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour.

AS I LAY DYING just completed a video for the new single “A Greater Foundation.” The rock group teamed with director Drew Russ (A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse) and producer Robby Starbuckfor the performance-based clip which was shot on location in Los Angeles. “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 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!”

For AWAKENED, the San Diego-based bandNICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and mixer Colin Richardson. 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.

Following are the current dates for AS I LAY DYING, with more to be announced soon.


European tour with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body

Mon 10/15 Manchester, GBR HMV Ritz
Tue 10/16 Glasgow, GBR O2 ABC
Wed 10/17 Birmingham, GBR HMV Institute
Fri 10/19 Bristol, GBR O2 Academy
Sat 10/20 Norwich, GBR UEA
Sun 10/21 London, GBR Shepherd’s B.Empire
Mon 10/22 Brussels, BEL AB Hall
Tue 10/23 Paris, FRA Le Bataclan
Thu 10/25 Tilburg, NLD O13
Fri 10/26 Herford, GER Club X
Sat 10/27 Stuttgart, GER LKA Longhorn
Sun 10/28 Cologne, GER Live Music Hall
Tue 10/30 Malmo, SWE Kulturbolaget
Wed 10/31 Stockholm, SWE Arenan
Fri 11/2 Helsinki, FIN The Circus
Sun 11/4 Oslo, NOR Sentrum Scene
Mon 11/5 Gothenburg, SWE Tradgarn
Tue 11/6 Copenhagen, DEN Amager Bio
Wed 11/7 Berlin, GER Huxleys
Thu 11/8 Hamburg, GER Docks
Sat 11/10 Chemnitz, GER Sübahnhof
Sun 11/11 Munich, GER Backstage Werk
Mon 11/12 Milan, ITA Live Club
Tue 11/13 Slothurn, CHE Kopfmehl
Wed 11/14 Vienna, AUT Gasometer
Fri 11/16 Barcelona, ESP Sala Apolo
Sat 11/17 Bilbao, ESP Rockstar Live
Sun 11/18 Madrid, ESP La Riviera


Following is the full track listing for AWAKENED:

  1. *Cauterize *Focus track
  2. *A Greater Foundation *Focus track
  3. Resilience
  4. Wasted Words
  5. *Whispering Silence *Focus track
  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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