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As I Lay Dying Premiere Song And Video For First Single "A Greater Foundation" Via RCRD LBL And PureVolume Today
Posted: Tuesday September 11th, 2012

As I Lay Dying, photo credit: Ty Watkins

Sixth studio album, Awakened, due out September 25th on Metal Blade

Group to headline private, free album release show to celebrate Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Party Tuesday, September 25th in New York City at Santos Party House

As the Grammy®-nominated rock group As I Lay Dying prepare to release Awakened September 25th on Metal Blade, the group has premiered their first single and video "A Greater Foundation" today (September 11th) via RCRD LBL and PureVolume. To listen, to the track on RCRD LBL, visit here. To watch the clip on PureVolume, click here.

Meanwhile, As I Lay Dying are set to headline a special album release show that's also in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records Tuesday, September 25th at Santos Party House in New York City. For entry to the private, free album release show, fans can pre-order Awakened at three-New York City area independent record stores starting Friday, September 14th and receive a free laminate for access into the show. Participating indie record shops include Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave. West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Rd Fords, NJ) and J&R (1 Park Row, NYC). For fans that cannot be in New York, the hosts of VH1 Classic "That Metal Show" Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin of SiriusXM's "Liquid Metal" will emcee a live online broadcast starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern via Livestream at

Next up, As I Lay Dying will launch a European tour October 15th 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 24th.

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). Elsewhere, in his 4/5 star album review for Artist Direct , Rick Florino singled out the preview track "Cauterized" as "An unshakable anthem, the song is the best kind of aural assault and battery from one of heavy metal's most dynamic outfits. Morphing from a steamrolling six-string storm courtesy of Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, the track shifts into a polyrhythmic crusher fueled by drummer Jordan Mancino and bassist Josh Gilbert's immortal groove. Tim Lambesis seamlessly segues from a gruff growl into one of the group's tightest and toughest clean choruses to date." Florino adds, "'Cauterize' is a metallic remedy of the highest order. As I Lay Dying prove to be a genre leader by progressing while pummeling, and it's evidence that Awakened is another level altogether. They're set to wake up the genre with a landmark album." (September 2012)

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 no. 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 no. 10. The Powerless Rise also reached no. 2 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and no. 3 on Billboard's Hard Music Albums Chart. Fans can check out the first two "In the Studio" clips along with "Cauterize", at and

As I Lay Dying Fall 2012 Tour dates are as follows:

Headlining album release show Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary (Free, private show, entry details noted above)

09/25 New York, NY @ Santos Party House

Tour w/ Trivium, Caliban, Upon A Burning Body

10/15 Manchester, UK @ HMV Ritz
10/16 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10/17 Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
10/19 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
10/20 Norwich, UK @ UEA
10/21 London, UK @ Shepherd's B.Empire
10/22 Brussels, BE @ AB Hall
10/23 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
10/25 Tilburg, NL @ O13
10/26 Herford, DE @ Club X
10/27 Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
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 @ Sentrum Scene Mon
11/05 Gothenburg, SE @ Tradgarn
11/06 Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
11/07 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/08 Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/10 Chemnitz, DE @ Sübahnhof
11/11 Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
11/12 Milan, IT @ Live Club
11/13 Slothurn, CH @ Kopfmehl
11/14 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/16 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
11/17 Bilbao, ES @ Rockstar Live
11/18 Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
11/24 San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest 6 @ NOS Events Center

Full track listing for Awakened:

A Greater Foundation
Wasted Words
Whispering Silence
No Lungs to Breathe
Washed Away
My Only Home
Tear Out My Eyes

Awakened is available for pre-order at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can pre-order it here.