The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for “Awakened”, the sixth album from San Diego, California metallers AS I LAY DYING, can be seen below. Due on September 25 via Metal Blade Records, the CD was produced by Bill Stevenson, who has played drums for both the DESCENDENTS and BLACK FLAG and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by RISE AGAINST, NOFX, PROPAGANDHI, THE CASUALTIES, ANTI-FLAG and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT).
The cover artwork for “Awakened” was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry and can be seen below.
AS I LAY DYING just completed a video for the new single “A Greater Foundation” with director Drew Russ (A DAY TO REMEMBER, FALLING IN REVERSE) and producer Robby Starbuck. The performance-based clip was shot on location in Los Angeles.
“We were all impressed with Drew‘s ability to capture the intensity of live band performances in his videos, and ‘A Greater Foundation’ is no exception,” explains AS I LAY DYING bassist Josh Gilbert. “Drew‘s technique, along with the all-day participation of some of our diehard fans in Los Angeles, definitely accentuated the energy of the song and makes for an exciting and dynamic video. We can’t wait to unveil it!”
After wrapping a successful run as a main-stage act on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with SLIPKNOT, SLAYER and more, the group will headline a special album release show-full details to be announced soon. On October 15, they’ll launch a European tour with TRIVIUM, CALIBAN and UPON A BURNING BODY before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour.