As I Lay Dying: “Awakened” Vinyl Now Available For Pre-Order

- October 15th, 2012 –

Band Continues to Chart Worldwide With “Awakened”

World Tour Kicks Off Today in Manchester, England

“…their best album yet. It’s a high water mark for modern metal, and it’s going to wake up the entire genre.” (Five out of Five stars) —Rick Florino, ARTIST DIRECT, 09.24.12

The brand new album, AWAKENED, from San Diego, CA’s devastating metal act AS I LAY DYING will be released on vinyl on November 19, with pre-orders live today at AWAKENED will be a gatefold release with coloured vinyl featuring a “half & half” split with half the album grey and the other half black (check out an example here).

AS I LAY DYING continued to chart worldwide with AWAKENED coming in at #58 on Billboard’s Top 200, #24 on the Rock Albums chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, and #3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart while landing at #49 on Canada’s Top 200 Current Album chart, #5 on the Hard Music chart, and #64 on the Top Digital albums chart in the album’s second week. AWAKENED also landed at #55 in its second week on the German Top 100 Albums Charts, #52 in Austria, and #72 for the album’s third week in the German Media Markt / Saturn Charts.

AWAKENED 1st Week Worldwide Chart Entries
Billboard Debuts (US):
#11 Top 200
#3 Independent
#1 Hard Music
#6 Rock

European Debuts:
#21 (1st week) and #47 (2nd week) on German Media Markt / Saturn Charts
#21 on German Media Control Top 100 Album charts
#26 on Austria Media Control Top 75
#52 on Swiss Top 100

UK Debuts:
#134 Indie
#19 Rock
#10 Metal

Canadian Debuts:
#12 Top 200 Current Album Chart
#2 Hard Music Chart
#11 Top Digital albums Chart

Starting today, AS I LAY DYING kicks their European tour in Manchester, UK with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. to hit the road as a part of the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. AS I LAY DYING will be joining headliners Asking Alexandria on the North American tour that kicks off in Edmonton, Alberta on November 16, and wraps on December 16 in Tampa, Florida with support coming from Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and Attila.

Tour w/ Trivium, Caliban, Upon A Burning Body
10/15 Manchester, UK Ritz
10/16 Glasgow, UK ABC
10/17 Birmingham, UK Institute
10/19 Bristol, UK Academy
10/20 Norwich, UK UEA
10/21 London, UK Shephards Bush Empire
10/22 Brussels, BE AB
10/23 Paris, FR La Bataclan
10/25 Tilburg, NL 013
10/26 Herford, DE X
10/27 Stuttgart, DE LKA
10/28 Köln, DE Live Music Hall
10/30 Malmo, SE Kulturbolaget
10/31 Stockholm, SE Arenan
11/02 Helsinki, FI The Circus
11/04 Oslo, NO Centrum Scene
11/05 Gothenburg, SE Tradgarn
11/06 Copenhagen, DK Vega
11/07 Berlin, DE Huxleys
11/08 Hamburg, DE Docks
11/10 Chemnitz, DE Südbahnhof
11/11 München, DE Backstage Werk
11/12 Milan, IT Live Club
11/13 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
11/14 Wien, AT Gasometer
Monster Outbreak Tour w/ Asking Alexandria, AS I LAY DYING, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Attila
11/16 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/23 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/24 San Bernardino, CA California MetalFest VI
11/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11/27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/30 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
12/01 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
12/02 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
12/03 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre
12/05 Montreal, QC Olympia
12/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
12/09 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
12/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
12/12 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
12/13 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
12/14 Nashville, TN Warfield
12/15 Jacksonville, FL Edge
12/16 Tampa, FL Cuban Club

For their new album AWAKENED, San Diego-based AS I LAY DYING–NICK 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. The group’s last LP, 2010′s The Powerless Rise, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10, at #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart.

AWAKENED is the best As I Lay Dying album you can point to, as metal both modernized and maximized.” (Four out of Five stars) – Alternative Press

“There’s a reason As I Lay Dying are one of the most revered acts in modern metalcore. This is it.” – (Four out of Five Ks) – Kerrang!

“better crafted, more intoxicating songs than ever.” Metal Hammer

“they eschew the expected to make their best record in years.”

“It deserves to be heralded as one of the best, if not the best, releases of As I Lay Dying’s already highly-acclaimed career.”

“While delving into personal reflections with a confidence in creating bigger, stronger songs, the quintet have seemingly hit a stride in finding that realized balance in everything they’ve been crafting musically since Frail Words Collapse.” Absolute Punk

As I Lay Dying never cease to amaze me with every release; they are one of the few bands that I’ve heard who can always maintain the sound that made them so popular, while still giving themselves room to grow… It’s potentially As I Lay Dying‘s best album so far” 9/10 Metal Injection

“In the past decade, the metalcore band As I Lay Dying has risen to the upper echelon of the genre.”

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