As I Lay Dying are currently holed up in the Blasting Room with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for DESCENDENTS (and has played with BLACK FLAG); and mixer Colin Richardson. The group - Nick Hipa (guitar), Tim Lambesis (vocals), Jordan Mancino (drums), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) - are putting the finishing touches on their new album Awakened, due out September 25th on Metal Blade.
Awakened marks the follow-up the Decas EP (2011) which reached # 2 on the iTunes Rock Chart. The group’s last LP, 2010's The Powerless Rise debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10. The Powerless Rise also reached #2 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Albums Chart.
As I Lay Dying will join the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicks off June 30th in San Bernardino, CA. The main stage will be headlined by multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT, with legendary metal acts SLAYER, and MOTÖRHEAD supporting. As I Lay Dying will join the main stage in rotation, alongside THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. A complete list of tour dates can be found at RockstarMayhemFest.com.