Published Oct 12, 2011Believe it or not, San Diego metalcore unit As I Lay Dying have been throwing it down for ten years now. Since their beginnings, the group have issued five studio albums and toured the globe countless times. To mark the occasion, the band have put together a new compilation collecting new tunes, cover songs an some remixes called Decas.
A press release explains that the set, which drops November 8 via Metal Blade Records, will feature three new crunchy tunes ("Paralyzed," "From Shapeless to Breakable" and "Moving Forward") and a re-recording of one of their earliest tunes, "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes," originally from the 2001 album of the same name. On top of that, the compilation gathers covers of some of their favourite bands (Slayer, Judas Priest, the Descendents) and remixes courtesy of Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman, Innerpartysystem and more. You can check out a vid for new tune "Paralyzed" below.
Further celebrating their anniversary, As I Lay Dying will be heading out on their two-week "A Decade of Destruction" tour that takes them from New York to a hometown show in San Diego. The band will be joined on the trip by Of Mice and Men, the Ghost Inside, iwrestledabearonce and Sylosis. There are no Canadian shows scheduled, regrettably, but you can see the dates below.
As I Lay Dying also whipped up a Facebook app that grills fans on all things band-related. You can take the quiz here.
2. "From Shapeless to Breakable"
3. "Moving Forward"
4. "War Ensemble" (Slayer cover)
5. "Hellion" (Judas Priest Cover
6. "Electric Eye" (Judas Priest Cover)
7. "Coffee Mug" (Descendents cover)
8. "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes" (Re-Recorded Medley)
9. "The Blinding of False Light" (Innerpartysystem Remix)
10. "Wrath Upon Ourselves" (Benjamin Weinman Remix)
11. "Confined" (Kelly "Carnage" Cairns Remix)
12. "Elegy" (Big Chocolate Remix)
11/30 New York, NY - The Paramount Theater
12/1 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
12/2 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
12/3 Worcester, MA - Palladium
12/4 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12/5 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
12/6 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
12/7 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
12/8 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
12/9 Dallas, TX - The Door
12/10 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
12/11 Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Center
12/13 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12/14 Phoenix, AZ - Venue of Scotsdale
12/15 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
12/16 San Diego, CA - Soma