According to NBC San Diego, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis — who was charged last week with trying to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife — had his bail lowered from $3 million to $2 million during a hearing this afternoon (Friday, May 17).
Lambesis, who has said he considers himself to be a Christian and acknowledges that he finds inspiration for lyrical content from biblical texts, was arrested on May 7 in an Oceanside, California bookstore. He faces nine years in state prison if convicted.
Prosecutors initially requested that Superior Court Judge Martin Staven set Lambesis’ bail at $20 million, saying the singer remains “substantially motivated to kill his wife.”
During today’s hearing — which was initially scheduled for 1:30 p.m. but was postponed to 3:00 p.m. — the singer’s defense attorney, Tom Warwick, blamed Lambesis’ steroid use for the alleged murder-for-hire plot. He also revealed that Lambesis is going through steroid withdrawal while in custody.
Lambesis’ family is unable to make bail, so he will remain in jail, Warwick said. The lawyer had asked for bail of $250,000.
Lambesis’ attorney said the “gym culture” led to “changes in [the singer's] physiological and mental status,” with Tim’s bodybuilding obsession causing him to go from 170 to 220 pounds after first taking supplements, then steroids. “[He] was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.”
Lambesis is now said to be off steroids, going through withdrawal, and in total isolation in jail for protection from other inmates. He’s also getting personal counseling from a jail chaplain.
“It has been a terrible tragedy,” Warwick said. “He was a very caring, gentle man [before taking steroids] and we need to get him back.”
Prosecutors allege Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as “Red”, and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple’s three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi.
“When specifically asked do you want her dead, he said, ‘Yes that’s exactly what I want,’” Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso told the judge. “The victim now is terrified and living in seclusion.”
In court on Friday, Grasso said that Lambesis did not flinch when told the hit on his wife would cost $20,000. “He was very willing to pay that,” she said, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Lambesis, who was originally booked into jail on suspicion of two felonies — conspiracy and murder-for-hire — was ordered to wear a GPS monitor and turn in his passport and was warned by the judge that, if he is released from jail, he must stay away from his immediate family. The conspiracy charge was dropped before Lambesis was arraigned.
Lambesis’ wife, Meggan, filed papers in September 2012 in San Diego Superior Court seeking a dissolution of the couple’s marriage.
Defense attorney Anthony Salerno told Artisan News last week that he suspicious of the circumstances of Lambesis’ arrest and believed Meggan’s family could have been involved in setting him up. “Tim’s wife’s brother, I understand, is a San Diego Sheriff’s deputy,” he said. “I think I would be remiss if I didn’t fully explore that, ’cause that is a litte bit… it’s at the bare minimum very coincidental, and it may be more than that.”
Jan Caldwell, Public Affairs Director for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, spoke with Artisan News about the capture, arrest and charges against AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis. Lambesis is expected to appear in court for an arraignment today (Wednesday, May 8th) or Thursday.
Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, told Reuters that they learned last week that Lambesis was looking for a hitman, and that the department had “averted a great tragedy” by acting quickly on the information.
Caldwell added that no further details about Lambesis’ motive or murder plan could be disclosed owing to the ongoing police investigation.
Tim Lambesis, vocalist for As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, and most recently, Pyrithion, has posted a new video on youtube.com/timlambesis. In the video, Lambesis explains the concepts behind Pyrithion’s songs, why he decided to pursue this project, and more. View the video now at youtube.com/timlambesis.
It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion – Tim Lambesis, Ryan Glisan, and Andy Godwin – have created a dark and intense death metal record almost overnight. The individual members’ prior success aside, the music speaks for itself.
Pyrithion’s debut release, The Burden of Sorrow, stands as a showcase of what the members are capable of putting together over what merely amounted to an extended weekend. The total potential in Pyrithion is incredible and there is much anticipation for how the band will continue to develop as they prepare for a full length record.
AS I LAY DYING, fresh off their co-headlining tour with The Devil Wears Prada, have announced that they will be joining fellow metal pioneers, Killswitch Engage, for the headlining tour this summer. The bands have toured together on multiple occasions, including 2005′s Ozzfest, and 2004′s tour with In Flames. Additional support on this tour will come from Miss May I and Affiance. The tour will begin May 30th in Oklahoma City and will conclude on July 8th in Joliet, IL. The entire list of dates can be found below and on facebook.com/asilaydying.
AS I LAY DYING vocalist Tim Lambesis adds, “We are excited to be touring with our long time friends and looking forward to sharing the stage with them every night.” Read the rest of this entry »
A new lyric video for the track “No Lungs To Breathe,” which was made by the band’s guitarist Nick Hipa, is now live in conjunction with the band’s North American tour with The Devil Wears Prada that kicked off this past Friday (2/22) in Ventura, Calif. at the Ventura Theater. Check out the lyric video for “No Lungs To Breathe” HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off On February 22nd In Ventura, California
Multi-Artist Bill To Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, And The Chariot
Tickets On Sale December 21st
Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records’ As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California’s Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, December 21st.
The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying will be accompanied on the epic tour by For Today (on all dates except March 7th-March 8th), The Color Morale (February 22nd – March 7th), and The Chariot (March 8th – April 4th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tdwpband.com/tour and www.asilaydying.com/events.
The tour follows The Devil Wears Prada’s 2011 breakthrough, “DEAD THRONE,” which confirmed the band as one of the most potent and powerful in modern American metal. The album’s latest video, “Mammoth,” premiered to great acclaim earlier this year and is streaming now at the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/TDWP.
The Devil Wears Prada followed the release of “DEAD THRONE” with the hugely successful “Dead Throne Tour: North America,” captured for posterity on the recently released CD/DVD, “DEAD&ALIVE.” The collection includes performances of songs spanning TDWP’s career, including such fan favorites as “Danger: Wildman,” “Born To Lose,” “Kansas,” “Assistant To The Regional Manager,” and “Outnumbered.” In addition, “DEAD&ALIVE” features an array of behind-the-scenes footage shot and edited by the band’s own Jeremy DePoyster.
Long hailed as a genuinely electrifying live act, The Devil Wears Prada have also proven indefatigable road warriors. In addition to countless headline dates and festival sets, recent highlights include spending summer 2012 alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and the one and only Motörhead as one of the main stage headliners on the all-star Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
As I Lay Dying preceded the release of their 6th full-length studio album, “AWAKENED,” with a highly successful run on 2012′s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where the band rotated between the side and main stages. Just before “AWAKENED” dropped via Metal Blade Records on September 25th, the band released their first production video for the album for the track “A Greater Foundation.” Fans instantly took to the Internet to express their love of the new song – AND to discuss the relevance of the lyrics. Check out the video and comments HERE.
The five-piece San Diego, Calif. based metal act, As I Lay Dying, recently concluded their run on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour where they toured alongside Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, and Attila, including a stop at the hugely successful California Metal Fest where the band electrified the stage and decimated metal fans with their powerful and blistering live set that the band is known for. “AWAKENED,” which Rick Florino from Artist Direct called “…their best album yet,” noting “it’s a high water mark for modern metal, and it’s going to wake up the entire genre” giving the release 5 out of 5 stars, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11, selling over 28,000 copies in its first week in the US alone.
For their latest release, “AWAKENED,” 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, 2010s “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.
22 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater Half House
23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
24 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
01 San Diego, CA Soma
02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
03 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
05 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
06 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
07 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Dallas
08 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
09 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
12 Nashville, TN Rocketown
13 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
14 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
17 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
19 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
20 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
21 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
22 Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
23 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
24, 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
28 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
2 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
3, 4 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
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 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.
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.
AS I LAY DYING
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
Keep up to date with As I Lay Dying at the following locations:
Private free show announced for 9/25 in New York City at Santos‘s Party House featuring performances by As I Lay Dying & Battlecross!
Comedians and hosts of VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin from SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal confirmed to emcee the release show
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce another event has been set up in celebration of the record label’s 30 Anniversary, which included a packed showcase at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, the Metal Blade Scion A/V Club showcase in Pomona, CA on 9/15, and the recently announced Los Angeles Armored Saint show at the House of Blues on 11/30. For this next event Metal Blade has teamed up with Metal Wreckage and is moving things to the east coast. Taking place Tuesday Sept. 25 at Santo’s Party House in New York City, this event is offering fans the chance to attend a private CD Release show for AS I LAY DYING, whose new album AWAKENED drops the same day and marks the band’s first show since their run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Supporting the San Diego, CA metal heavyweights is Detroit, MI’s very own blue-collar thrash metallers, BATTLECROSS, who recently wrapped up a very successful run on this summer’s Trespass America tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, and more.
Starting September 14, fans can pre-order AWAKENED at three New York-area independent record stores and receive a FREE laminate that gives you access into the private NYC release show! Stores participating includes: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ), and J&R (NYC).
Emceeing the event will be label-mates, comedians, and hosts of VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin from SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. The release show will be streamed live worldwide so fans outside of the NYC area can see both bands perform a few songs as well as check out interviews! The stream will begin at 8pm EST and can be accessed at the following location: www.livestream.com/metalblade
Metal Blade Records 30 Anniversary/As I Lay Dying Awakened CD release show
TUES. September 25
Santos’s Party House in NYC (18+)
Doors at 7 PM
Pre-order AWAKENEDand receive a laminate to gain access to the private show at the following locations:
On July 23rd and 24th, 10 000 metalheads descended upon Downsview Park in Toronto ON for Heavy T.O. The two day festival took place the same weekend as Heavy MTL. This was the third year for Heavy MTL and its success from right from the first year prompted MTL organizers Daniel Glick and Nick Farkas to team up with Live Nation to create Heavy T.O. Two stages had bands playing right after each other, about 11 per day. Heavy T.O. sponsor, Jägermeister had a tent area set up with games and were hosting some of the autograph sessions. Certain bands like Megadeth and Slayer had line-ups of over a hundred people waiting to get signatures from their favorite musicians.
Winds of Plague and After the Burial confirmed as supporting acts.
San Diego, CA’s AS I LAY DYING will hit the ground running in 2011 with a full US tour. The dates start on February 12th at the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, CO and wrap up March 18th in Sacramento, CA. The tour will hit cities that the band hasn’t been to in years and cities the band has yet to visit, including: Green Bay, WI, Pensacola, FL, Burlington, VT and much more. The full schedule is below and on asilaydying.com and thepowerlessrise.com. This is a great opportunity for fans to see AS I LAY DYING in an intimate club-setting, which should make for some insane circle pits and stage dives!
On Tuesday, November 9, AS I LAY DYING released a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset. The package includes The Powerless Rise CD and 12″ vinyl picture disc, The Powerless Rise DVD documentary w/in studio footage and interviews + extras: guitar, bass, and drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, song stems for “Upside Down Kingdom,” expanded recording outtakes, a hardcover book w/ lyrics, photos and editorial from the band, 12″ X 12″ lithograph, 3 guitar picks, mini drumstick keychain, As I Lay Dying patch, As I Lay Dying window cling and metal As I Lay Dying logo pin. Quantities are limited and once sold out they are gone forever.
Released earlier this year, The Powerless Rise debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10 and marks yet another major feat for the metal band that refuses to compromise their sound to conform to the mainstream as they continue to deliver heavy and melodic music to their fans around the world.
“the album demonstrates that the group has reached a new level of song songcraft and performance.” Guitar World Magazine
“a dominant force in the metalcore world.” Las Vegas Weekly
“metal/hardcore tour de force…as brutal as an uppercut to the throat” Alternative Press Magazine
“an instantly memorable modern metal album.” SputnikMusic.com
NEW YORK, NY- For all you As I Lay Dying fans, you’re not going to want to miss this amazing opportunity! Starting right now, one very lucky winner will have the chance to win an The Powerless Rise Super Deluxe Fan Boxset and a bonus $150 f.y.e. Gift Card! To enter and for official contest rules, go to www.theworldsloudest.com.
In addition to this contest, The World’s Loudest Metal Sale at f.y.e. presented by Revolver is currently running in your local f.y.e. store, featuring artists such as God Dethroned, The Chariot, Gwar, Helloween, and much more for only $9.99 each! Whenever you purchase any of Revolver’s World’s Loudest Metal Sale $9.99 record, you’ll automatically receive a FREE 20 track metal CD sampler; available only for the month of December and while supplies last. Tracks on the CD sampler feature artists such as Dio, Holy Grail, Danzig, Cephalic Carnage, Kingdom of Sorrow and more!
The As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise Super Deluxe Fan Boxset is also available for sale at your local f.y.e. store. Be sure to check out what this incredible boxset has to offer at www.theworldsloudest.com.
Special two-song performance airing Wednesday, October 20th at 9:30pm ET/PT
Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset of “The Powerless Rise” available November 9th
Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING will perform “Anodyne Sea” and “Vacancy” off their latest release The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade) on Wednesday, October 20 on FUEL TV’s “The Daily Habit” at 9:30pm ET/PT. The cast of “Jackass 3-D” will also be appearing on the episode. “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy. Visit: www.fuel.tv and watch archived episodes online here: www.fuel.tv/thedailyhabit. Read the rest of this entry »
Agoura Hills, CA – September 13th, 2010 – As I Lay Dying will be meeting up with fans before every show on their headlining tour for a meet and greet/signing. The band will be signing autographs for 30 minutes as soon as doors open and will wrap up right before Carnifex hits the stage. As I Lay Dying will be signing a FREE poster for fans – so make sure to show up early to meet the band and get your poster!
As I Lay Dying’s headlining tour kicks off tomorrow in El Paso, TX at Club 101. Tickets for the tour are available NOW on both asilaydying.com and thepowerlessrise.com – so head there now and get your tickets before they sell out!
As I Lay Dying’s highly anticipated limited edition SUPER DELUXE FAN BOX will be in stores on November 9th, 2010. Once these are sold out, they will be gone forever – this is truly a limited edition! The fan box includes:
• The Powerless Rise CD and 12″ Vinyl Picture Disc
• The Powerless Rise DVD Documentary w/In Studio footage and interviews + EXTRAS: Guitar, Bass & Drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert – Song Stems for “Upside Down Kingdom” – Expanded recording outtakes
• Hard cover book includes lyrics, photos, editorial from the band
• 12″ X 12″ Lithograph
• Three (3) guitar picks
• Mini drumstick Keychain
• AILD Patch
• Window Cling
• Metal AILD logo pin
AS I LAY DYING
Tour w/ All That Remains, Unearth, Carnifex
09/14 El Paso, TX Club 101
09/15 Odessa , TX Dos Amigos
09/16 Abilene, TX Midnight Rodeo 3
09/17 Little Rock, AR The Village
09/18 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
09/19 Knoxville, TN Valarium
09/20 Covington, KY The Madison Theater
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
09/22 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
09/23 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
09/24 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
09/25 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
09/26 Quebec, QC Imperial De Quebec
09/27 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/28 Ottawa, ON Captial Music Hall
09/29 London, ON Cowboys
10/01 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
10/03 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
10/04 Calgary, AB Macewan
10/05 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
10/07 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
10/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/10 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/11 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
10/15 Yuma, AZ Club Blackout w/Carnifex, Beg For Life, Demise Of Hollywood
Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING has just announced a new set of fall tour dates in North America and Europe. In support of their latest release THE POWERLESS RISE, the band will kick off the run September 14 in El Paso, TX with support from All That Remains, Unearth, and Carnifex. The tour will take the band down south, through the northeast, before making its way west through Canada, wrapping up October 11 in Chico, CA. AS I LAY DYING will then end the year with shows throughout Europe (see below for full tour dates).
AS I LAY DYING–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–just wrapped the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages in San Francisco August 1. In a live review from the 7/31 Los Angeles date, Louie Bones of BigWheelMagazine.com said, “As I Lay Dying hit the stage to an intro song that reminded me of an epic war scene from a movie, it set the tone for what was to come. The 4000 maximum capacity crowd howled in excitement as the 5 members of As I Lay Dying broke into the set opener ‘94 Hours.’ The bone shattering bass drum was felt by all across the floor and up into the Palladium’s balconies. It was similar to an earthquake set to musical rhythm and growled along to…Fans had waited all day for this and they were not let down by any means as As I Lay Dying tore through the Palladium relentlessly late into the night.”
Prior to the fall tour, AS I LAY DYING will be performing this Saturday, August 7 as part of the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans which airs live on FUEL TV. The MMC–the world’s premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding–returns to Orange County for a third straight year August 4-8 (during the 2010 OC Fair) and will award nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes in four professional U.S. championship competitions: the VOLCOM Street Pro, Women’s Pro Street, Carl’s Jr. Pro Vert Championships and the World Industries Amateur Championships. More than 25 bands will perform including Lil’ Jon, Ludacris, YelaWolf and others. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre. For more information go to www.maloofmoneycup.com <http://www.maloofmoneycup.com/> .
In other exciting news, the San Diego-based band has been nominated for a San Diego Music Award for Best Hard Rock Album with THE POWERLESS RISE. Also nominated in this category are: A City Serene, All Leather, Bitter Frost, Burning the Masses, Canobliss, Carnifex and Mower. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 12.
Catch AS I LAY DYING on the road in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE Maloof Money Cup Sat 8/7 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fairgrounds w/ All That Remains, Unearth, and Carnifex (Note dates w/o ATR) Tue 9/14 El Paso, TX Club 101
Wed 9/15 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
Thu 9/16 Abilene, TX Midnight Rodeo
^ Fri 9/17 Little Rock, AR The Village
Sat 9/18 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
Sun 9/19 Knoxville, TN Valarium
Mon 9/20 Cincinnati, OH The Madison Theater
Tue 9/21 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
^ Wed 9/22 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Thu 9/23 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Fri 9/24 Albany, NY Northern Lights
^ Sat 9/25 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre Sun 9/26 Quebec City, QC Imperial
Mon 9/27 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Tue 9/28 Ottawa, ON Capital Music Hall
Wed 9/29 London, ON Cowboys
Fri 10/1 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
Sun 10/3 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
Mon 10/4 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Tue 10/5 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center Thu 10/7 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Fri 10/8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sun 10/10 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
^ Mon 10/11 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
^ without All That Remains European Headline Tour w/Heaven Shall Burn and Suicide Silence *Thu 11/4 Switzerland Volkhaus
Fri 11/5 Viale Tritone, Italy Rock Planet
*Sat 11/6 Vienna, Austria Gassometer
*Sun 11/7 Nuremburg, Germany Lowensaal
Mon 11/8 Strasbourgh, France Le Iaiterie
Tue 11/9 Paris, France La Trabendo
*Wed 11/10 Luxembourg Kulturfabrik
*Thu 11/11 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
*Fri 11/12 Cologne, Germany Ewerk Koln
*Sat 11/13 Stuttgart, Germany Longhorn LKA
*Sun 11/14 Munster, Germany Skaters Place
*Mon 11/15 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
Tue 11/16 Gotenburg, Sweden Brewhouse
Wed 11/17 Stockholmd, Sweden Klubben
Fri 11/19 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Sun 11/21 Malmo, Sweden KB
*Mon 11/22 Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freheit
*Tue 11/23 Leipzig, Germany Werk II
Wed 11/24 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
#Thu 11/25 Norwich Waterfront Hall
#Fri 11/26 London, UK Koko
#Sat 11/27 Wolverhampton, UK Wolfrun North St
#Sun 11/28 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
#Mon 11/29 Glasgow Garage
#Tue 11/30 Sheffield Corporation
* Indicates co-headlining shows with Heaven Shall Burn
# Indicates Suicide Silence as main support