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As I Lay Dying rip through the senses with their latest offering Awakened.
With claws out, the San Diego quintet fire off one razor sharp anthem after another. As a result, Awakened is the group's most incendiary and infectious album to date.
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis talks Awakened, telling stories, and so much more.
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On Sept. 25, San Diego modern metal behemoths As I Lay Dying released Awakened, their sixth studio album. Produced by Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, NOFX), debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11, selling over 28,000 copies in it's first week in the U.S. alone. An incredible feat for a band playing an uncompromisingly heavy brand of metal.
While they were recently in town to play a record release show, Noisecreep invited As I Lay Dying over to our East Coast offices in Manhattan to chat about the album, the state of the music business, their workout habits and a rumor that has been following them around lately.
In 1982, Brian Slagel started a record label that would turn into one of the premiere labels in the world of hard rock and metal. Celebrating 30 years in the industry with Metal Blade Records, Slagel decided to throw a party for the fans in New York City. Michigan heavy metalers Battlecross opened the night at Santos Party House, and As I Lay Dying closed things out.
Being with Metal Blade for nearly a decade, it was no doubt an unbelievable honor for As I Lay Dying to help Slagel celebrate 30 years. Before the gig, Loudwire had the chance to catch up with Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, both guitarists from the band, to chat about their new album, what it was like touring on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and more.