Band Decimates Charts Worldwide With New Full-Length Album World Tour Kicks Off October 15 in Manchester, England

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 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.

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.


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.



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


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