AS I LAY DYING won the award for Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards, which took place Wednesday September 17th. AS I LAY DYING was on hand to receive the award for Artist of the Year and also preformed the track The Sound of Truth off their latest release An Ocean Between Us, which scanned nearly 40,000 units its first week out in the USA and landed at #8 on our Billboard Top 200 charts – the highest rock debut on the chart that week! Here's what the band has to say about their recent win: "Once again both our fans and San Diego prove to be best! This award means a lot to us because we take so much pride in our home town, but also because it is open to be voted on by the fans. Every year that we've won seems to be a little bit of shock to the greater music community because we've always been up against major label Gold selling artists from what are typically known as "more accessible" genres. Well, none of that matters when it comes time for the diehard fans to make their voices heard. Thank you so much both AILD fans and San Diego! This is our third time winning Artist of the Year!"
AS I LAY DYING's rescheduled dates of their UK tour with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are now available and are as follows: January 3 - Newcastle, UK at Academy 4 - Manchester, UK at Apollo 5 - Birmingham, UK at Academy 6 - Colchester, UK at Arts Centre 7 - Cardiff, UK at University 8 - Hammersmith, UK at Apollo
In gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated Metal Blade album, AN OCEAN BETWEEN US, AS I LAY DYING will be having a CD Release show on the day their album hits stores. On Tuesday, August 21st, the band will be at Stoney's, located at 71 S. Wells in Reno. Doors open at 7PM. AS I LAY DYING will be signing copies of their new Metal Blade Records release at HOT TOPIC in the Meadow Wood Mall starting at 4PM day of show. To secure a spot in line to meet the band, be sure to swing by the store to pick up the new CD and any AS I LAY DYING T-shirt and receive a wristband. As an added bonus, the first 100 fans to pick up the new CD and any t-shirt will receive a complimentary ticket to the show later that night at Stoney's! Remember – tickets are limited to the first 100 fans, so get to HOT TOPIC at Meadow Wood Mall early to snag AN OCEAN BETWEEN US and a t-shirt!! For more information on AS I LAY DYING, please visit www.asilaydying.com or www.myspace.com/asilaydying
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the stellar debut of AS I LAY DYING's brand new release, AN OCEAN BETWEEN US. The band Alternative Press calls "…one of the best pure-metal bands America has to offer" notes this debut as the highest of their career – and the highest debut in their label's 25-year history. The album that is getting rave reviews from publications worldwide has scanned nearly 40,000 units and has landed atop several sales charts. The #8 debut of AN OCEAN BETWEEN US on the Billboard Top 200 was the highest rock debut on the chart this week! The record hit #1 on the Rock and Hard Music Charts and #2 on the Indie Albums Chart. The album's acclaim is widespread. Decibel Magazine states "…to these battered ears (this album) is a revelation…" and Amazon.com says of the instrumentation "killer guitar hooks, dynamic vocals and a drum and bass attack that creates an aftershock bound to be felt for the remainder of the decade and long into the next." About.com adds of the band's growth "(AN OCEAN BETWEEN US is) a more balanced attack of aggressive and fast songs with slower, more intricate and nuanced tracks… it is their most diverse (album) with the best songwriting they've done so far." The recognition in sales and criticism for AN OCEAN BETWEEN US, is just the beginning of AS I LAY DYING's journey this time around!
Gearing up for another relentless touring schedule in 2008, metal marvels As I Lay Dying are not waiting long after the New Year to get back on the road. The January 2008 leg of their acclaimed AN OCEAN BETWEEN US tour will feature a fresh crop of opening bands - August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace and Still Remains – and will continue to bring their genuine brand of fist-pumping metal to a theatre near you. The outing will begin on January 10th in Las Vegas, NV and will continue on through February 1 in Omaha, NE. The New York Times says of the band's live show, "Onstage, As I Lay Dying's music is all about impact: double bass drums pummeling at tachycardia-like rhythms… each tempo change, and there were plenty, had the visceral effect of a sudden gear shift." A video was recently completed for the band's new track "The Sound Of Truth." The clip, a sequel to the story in the video for "Nothing Left," was filmed in Los Angeles while the band was between tours. It was directed by Brian Thompson and is slated to debut in January on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. Guitarist, Phil Sgrosso says of the upcoming trek "2008 is going to be a very busy year for us and there's no better way to start it off than with a US headline tour. We'll be hitting a lot of cities that we haven't played for a while and we're bringing along our friends in August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace, and Still Remains. This is going to be an exciting tour for us and all of our fans, I can't wait." Tickets for the dates below will go on sale on Friday Nov-23. TOUR DATES: Tue/Jan-08 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew Wed/Jan-09 OFF Thu/Jan-10 Las Vegas, NV The Joint Fri/Jan-11 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre Sat/Jan-12 El Paso, TX Club 101 Sun/Jan-13 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos Mon/Jan-14 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rocks Tue/Jan-15 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa Wed/Jan-16 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Thu/Jan-17 Little Rock, AR The Village Fri/Jan-18 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre Sat/Jan-19 Knoxville, TN Valarium Sun/Jan-20 TBA Mon/Jan-21 OFF Tue/Jan-22 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar Wed/Jan-23 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero Thu/Jan-24 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Fri/Jan-25 Huntington, WV Huntington Music Hall Sat/Jan-26 Richmond, VA TBA Sun/Jan-27 TBA Mon/Jan-28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Tue/Jan-29 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Wed/Jan-30 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts Thu/Jan-31 Columbia, MO Blue Note Fri/Feb-01 Omaha, NE Slowdown