As I Lay Dying are gearing up for some tough touring in support of the band’s latest studio effort, Awakened. If you haven’t done so already, check out our review of the new album, which is due out September 25, 2012.
As I Lay Dying – Press Release Announcing Outbreak Tour
As I Lay Dying will join Asking Alexandria, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, and Attila on the North American 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour that kicks off in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 16, 2012, and wraps on December 16 in Tampa, Florida.
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’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 holed up in the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, with renownedproducer 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.
As I Lay Dying tour dates:
09/25 New York, NYSantos Party House w/ Battlecross *Private CD release show
Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Featuring Asking Alexandria, AS I LAY DYING, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and 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
Rock Hard \m/