AS I LAY DYING's first ever DVD ‘This is Who We Are' hits Billboard Charts!
Los Angeles, CA - April 22, 2009 - Metal Blade Records is proud to announce AS I LAY DYING's continued chart success with the band's brand new and first ever DVD release, This is Who We Are, which entered the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart at the #2 position in the US and #3 position in Canada where the DVD has already shipped platinum. The San Diego based Grammy Nominated metalers AS I LAY DYING have appeared on TASTE OF CHAOS, OZZFEST, headlined the 2006 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Tour, CORNERSTONE, BAMBOOZLE 2006, and just about every significant hard music festival around the globe. With This Is Who We Are, AS I LAY DYING steps into new territory by releasing the band's first ever DVD consisting of a 3disc DVD set that's packaging is made up entirely of recycled materials and was produced and directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse Centuries of Torment DVD). This Is Who We Are provides viewers with live performances and a complete AS I LAY DYING audio/visual history with footage spanning the band's entire career from their humble beginnings to their current and ongoing success.
Here is what AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis has to say about reaching the #2 and #3 spots on the Billboard Top Music Videos Charts; "I'm completely honored to have our DVD reach so many people in only its first week out. Needless to say, it's a great achievement for our band, but it also goes to show that metal music has been opening new doors. Regardless of what mainstream media pushes, there are enough diehard fans out there to make something like this happen."
Disc #1 - Main Documentary - approx. two hours
This complete band history includes in depth artist interviews and commentary, interviews with friends and family, as well as observations and road stories from colleagues and bands that have worked with and befriended AS I LAY DYING since the band's inception.
Disc #2 - LIVE performances (w/ the current lineup)
Over an hour and a half of live performances captured at As I Lay Dying's Southern California shows in November 2008 including the Jumping Turtle, The Grove, and Seacoast Community Church, international festivals including Wacken and With Full Force, and US festival Cornerstone.
Disc #3 - music videos and bonus features including more touring stories, profiles on personalities & more
Make sure to catch AS I LAY DYING, the band that Alternative Press calls "one of the best pure-metal bands America has to offer," live when they hit your town with Lamb of God and Children of Bodom.
NO FEAR ENERGY MUSIC TOUR
Lamb of God, AS I LAY DYING, Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste
04/22 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
04/23 Lafayette, LA Blackham Coliseum
04/24 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
04/25 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
04/26 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
04/28 Denver, CO Fillmore
04/29 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
04/30 St. Paul, MN Myth
05/01 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
05/02 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
05/03 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian
05/04 Knoxville, TN Valarium not part of tour w/ God Forbid
05/05 Louisville, KY Expo Five
05/06 Detroit, MI Fillmore Theater
05/08 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
05/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
05/10 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls not part of tour
05/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
05/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
05/13 Albany, NY Washington St. Armory
05/14 Norfolk, VA The Norva not part of tour w/ Children Of Bodom
05/15 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
06/20 N. Lawrence, OH Clay's Park Alive Festival 2009
07/18 Willmar, MN Willmar Civic Center Sonshine Festival 2009
07/31 Gilford, NH Gunstock Mt. Resort Soulfest 2009
08/22 Camas, WA Lacamas Conference Center Tom Festival 2009
AS I LAY DYING is:
Tim Lambesis- Vocals
Jordan Mancino - Drums
Nick Hipa - Guitar
Phillip Sgrosso - Guitar
Josh Gilbert - Bass
Source : Myspace As I Lay Dying