AS I LAY DYING debut on Billboard Top 200 albums at # 11 with ‘Awakened’!

- 08/10/12 –

Band decimates charts Worldwide with new full-length album!

World Tour kicks off October 15 in Manchester, England!

The brand new album, Awakened, from San Diego, CA’s devastating metal act AS I LAY DYING has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11, selling over 28,000 copies in its first week in the US alone. This is quite an accomplishment for the metal group who was up against five superstar new releases that all landed in the top ten. Other Billboard debuts include a #1 entry on the Hard Music chart (The Powerless Rise debuted at #3), #6 on the Rock Album chart where the band was up against releases from Mumford and Sons, Green Day, and No Doubt, and #3 on the Independent chart. In Canada, Awakened, debuted at #12 on the Top 200 Current Album chart, #2 on the Hard Music chart, #11 on the Top Digital Albums chart, and entered iTunes charts for release date coming in at #1 on BOTH the Rock charts and Metal charts and #10 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart.

Chart entries for Awakened didn’t stop in North America though. In its first week of release in Germany, Awakened came in at #21 in German Media Markt / Saturn Charts and #47 in its second week. Awakened also landed the at #21 in the German Media Control Top 100 Album charts, which marks the best chart entry in Germany for AS I LAY DYING to date!

Other notable European chart entries include landing at #26 on Austria Media Control Top 75 and #52 on Swiss Hitpararde.ch Top 100 with the album debuting in three UK charts including #134 on the Indie chart, #19
on the Rock Albums chart, and #10 on the Metal Albums chart marking the band’s highest sales in the territory to date.

Make sure to check out the latest AS I LAY DYING video clip for A Greater Foundation!

Awakened is out as a jewelcase-CD, as a limited Digipak including a bonus-DVD and bonustracks as well as on vinyl!

After wrapping a successful run as a main stage act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Slayer and more, the band 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.

TRIVIUM
+ AS I LAY DYING
+ CALIBAN
+ UPON A BURNING BODY
15/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Ritz
16/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
17/10/12 – UK – Birmingham – Institue
19/10/12 – UK – Bristol – Academy
20/10/12 – UK – Norwich – UEA
21/10/12 – UK – London – Shephards Bush Empire
22/10/12 – BE – Brussels – AB
23/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Bataclan
25/10/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
26/10/12 – DE – Herford – X
27/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
28/10/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
30/10/12 – SE – Malmö – Kulturbolaget
31/10/12 – SE – Stockholm – Arenan
02/11/12 – FI – Helsinki – The Circus
04/11/12 – NO – Oslo – Centrum Scene
05/11/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Tradgarn
06/11/12 – DK – Copenhagen – Vega
07/11/12 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
08/11/12 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
10/11/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
11/11/12 – DE – München – Backstage Werk
12/11/12 – IT – Milan – Live Club
13/11/12 – CH – Solothurn – Kofmehl
14/11/12 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
16/11/12 – ES – Barcelona – Appolo
17/11/12 – ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
18/11/12 – ES – Madrid – Riviera

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