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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

AS I LAY DYING: Jordan Mancino Talks About NEW Album 'Awakened' At Metal Blade's 30th Anniversary!

One week ago, AS I LAY DYING headlined a very special album release show that was also in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records. The event took place at Santos Party House in New York City, and the band performed a few NEW songs from 'Awakened' (available now).

'AWAKENED'--which marks the group's sixth studio album-- is garnering early critical acclaim. In his 4/5 star album review for Alternative Press magazine, writer Jason Schreurs hailed, "Screamer Tim Lambesis has never sounded better than on a Metal anthem like 'Overcome,' his shattered scream completely ripping faces. …Awakened is the best As I Lay Dying album you can point to as Metal both modernized and maximized." (October 2012).

Prior to the bands special performance, we had the chance to chat with Jordan Mancino (drummer) about 'Awakened', the overall thinking process of the band after many years of experience and about the bands recent appearance at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. We also discussed Metal Blade Records' 30 years of Heavy Metal domination. Stop what you are doing right now and check this interview out right now!

Next up, AS I LAY DYING will launch a European tour October 15 with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. for California Metal Fest 6 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24.

For 'AWAKENED', the San Diego-based band–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. '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. Fans can check out the first two "In the Studio" clips along with "Cauterize," at AsILayDying.com and MetalBlade.com/AsILayDying.com.

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

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

AS I LAY DYING on the road:

- 09/25 New York, NY Santo's Party House *Headlining album release show Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary (Free, private show, entry details noted above.)


- 15/10/12:– UK in– Manchester at– Ritz
- 16/10/12: UK –in Glasgow –at ABC
- 17/10/12:– UK –in Birmingham at– Institute
- 19/10/12: UK –in Bristol –at Academy
- 20/10/12:– UK –in Norwich at– UEA
- 21/10/12: UK –in London –at Shephards Bush Empire
- 22/10/12:– BE –in Brussels –at AB
- 23/10/12: FR –in Paris –at La Bataclan
- 25/10/12:– NL –in Tilburg at– 013
- 26/10/12: DE –in Herford at– X
- 27/10/12: DE –in Stuttgart –at LKA
- 28/10/12: DE –in Köln –at Live Music Hall
- 07/11/12: DE –in Berlin –at Huxleys
- 08/11/12: DE –in Hamburg at– Docks
- 10/11/12: DE –in Chemnitz –at Südbahnhof
- 11/11/12: DE in München –at Backstage Werk
- 12/11/12: –IT –in Milan –at Live Club
- 13/11/12: CH –in Solothurn at Kofmehl
- 14/11/12: AT –in Wien –at Gasometer
- 16/11/12: ES –in Barcelona at– Appolo
- 17/11/12: ES –in Bilbao –at Santana 27
- 18/11/12: ES –in Madrid at Riviera

Related links:
Official Site of As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying on Facebook
As I Lay Dying on Twitter
As I Lay Dying on YouTube

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