According to a since-removed listing on the Nuclear Blast web site, AS I LAY DYING will release its new album, “Shaped By Fire”, on September 20 via the German heavy metal record label.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Burn To Emerge
03. Shaped By Fire
05. Torn Between
07. The Wreckage
08. My Own Grave
09. Take What’s Left
11. Only After We’ve Fallen
12. The Toll It Takes
AS I LAY DYING‘s upcoming disc will be the band’s first since singer Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hitman $1,000 to kill his wife. Approximately two and a half years later — in December 2016 — he was discharged from a California detention facility and was transferred to the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
In June 2018, AS I LAY DYING played its first show with Lambesis in five years and released a new single, “My Own Grave”. Lambesis also owned up to his crimes in a long apology on the band’s Facebook page after his release.
November saw AS I LAY DYING complete its first U.S. tour in five years and the band followed it up with a European run of shows. Another single, “Redefined”, arrived in April.
The return of AS I LAY DYING raised some questions, particularly since guitarist Nick Hipa categorically denounced the band’s disgraced frontman as a “sociopathic narcissist in definite need of rehabilitation” in a social-media post back in 2014.
Earlier this week, AS I LAY DYING announced that it will embark on the “Shaped By Fire” U.S. headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from AFTER THE BURIAL and EMMURE.