The fifth in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for "The Powerless Rise" — the new album from San Diego metallers AS I LAY DYING — can be viewed below.
Fans have options for "The Powerless Rise" as a variety of special pre-order packages are now available, including "The Powerless Rise" CD plus an autographed booklet and a t-shirt or the deluxe fan box which allows fans to receive the album now (physical CD with autographed booklet). In addition, the digital pre-order is now available on iTunes.
To check out all of the new offerings, visit www.thepowerlessrise.com.
AS I LAY DYING's fifth full-length album, "The Powerless Rise" is scheduled for release on May 11 via Metal Blade Records. The band recently finished up the recording process in San Diego with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and mixed the effort with Colin Richardson and his assistant Martyn "Ginge" Ford.
"We wanted to make sure our songwriting progressed and I feel we've achieved our goal in creating an album with greater intensity than any we've crafted before it," explains AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis. "We added layers and complexity to the melodies and yet we were able to do so without softening our sound like so many of our peers."
He adds, "Lyrically, 'The Powerless Rise' includes some of the most straight-forward songs I've ever written.
"I can honestly say that I am more excited about 'The Powerless Rise' than any release before it — I can't wait to unleash it on our fans."
"The Powerless Rise" track listing:
01. Beyond Our Suffering
02. Anodyne Sea
03. Without Conclusion
05. The Plague
06. Anger and Apathy
08. Upside Down Kingdom
10. The Only Constant Is Change
11. The Blinding Of False Light
AS I LAY DYING will launch a headlining U.S. tour April 29 in Tucson, Arizona. The trek, wrapping May 22 in Las Vegas, will feature support acts DEMON HUNTER, BLESSTHEFALL and WAR OF AGES.
AS I LAY DYING's critically and commercially acclaimed release "An Ocean Between Us" landed the No. 8 position on the Billboard Top 200 chart its first week out, making it the highest rock debut on the chart that week. The band's first-ever DVD, "This is Who We Are", entered the Billboard Top Music Videos chart at the No. 2 position in the U.S. and the No. 3 position in Canada. The DVD is also certified platinum in the United States and Canada by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition, 2008 saw AS I LAY DYING earn a Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance" for the single "Nothing Left".