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‘The Powerless Rise’ in Billboard’s Top 200 Charts for 4th week in a row!
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – June 14, 2010 – San Diego’s Grammy®-nominated group AS I LAY DYING are pleased to release their first production video from the band’s latest release The Powerless Rise, which just hit streets on May 11. AS I LAY DYING chose the song “Parallels” for the band’s first music video off their new album, which was shot in Pittsburgh, PA on May 18 with director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye with animation handled by Mike Milyavsky & David Brodsky. Fans can view the video below:
In other news: AS I LAY DYING’s The Powerless Rise, which debuted at #10, has now spent the last 4 weeks in Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Charts coming in at #67! This achievement 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.
On July 12, AS I LAY DYING will launch the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The nationwide trek will launch this summer on July 12 in Orlando and wrap up in San Francisco on August 1. For pre-sale tickets and more information, visit: www.cooltour10.com.
Jordan Mancino & As I Lay Dying Do It For The Fans
Interview by Shawn Jam Hill
Promo pics courtesy of Metal Blade Records
Being a drummer can be a somewhat thankless task compounded by the plethora of groaners cool guys (like guitarists and singers) have come up with over the years. Did you hear about the bass player that locked the keys in the van? It took the band 2 hours to get the drummer out.
Jordan Mancino, famed skinsman for San Diego metalcore heroes As I Lay Dying, has probably heard it all before. An engaging dude with a laid back, West Coast attitude, Mr. Mancino recently called me up here in Ottawa, Canada to discuss his obsession with drumming, AILD’s formative years and the pinnacle on which they preside in the world of metal. With a fresh record, The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade), hitting the streets May 11 and a tour cycle that will see the band melting faces all over the world for the next 2 years, Mr. Mancino will be one busy drummer. He better just watch out for that gong (more on that later…). Read the rest of this entry »
For an introduction to what Bloodstock Open Air is all about, check out my preview of it here. Suffice it to say that BOA is the only proper UK outdoor metal festival that is devoted to true metal of all genres. This would be the first time I was making the trip up to the Midlands to cover this amazing festival.
Reaching there late Thursday night, we set up camp and went off to explore. BOA has one of the most random things I’d expect at a metal festival: a shisha tent! Armed with a 1.5 litre bottle of JD and two bongs of shisha, we spent the night there meeting weird and crazy people (Frida from Sweden, if you’re reading this, get in touch!). After a disgusting fry-up at the All-Day Breakfast bar, I went off to bed to catch some shut-eye before Friday’s bands. Good start to BOA!