Getting on the Radio, MMA Rumors and Making a Living Playing Metal
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.
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