As I Lay Dying’s Awakened Is A Charting Success

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If you keep up with these sorts of things, you’ll be interested in knowing that As I Lay Dying’s latest studio effort, Awakened, is destroying the charts as critics are praising this album to high heaven.

Well, I still stand behind my review and will say that this isn’t the best album from As I Lay Dying. Sure, it’s a good album, but it doesn’t appeal to me, at least not entirely.

See the statement below for chart positions and tour dates.

Rock Hard \m/

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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 it’s 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 it’s 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.

Next up for The Grammy-nominated group, 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. 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.

As I Lay Dying – Tour with 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 with 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

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