Vocalist Tim Lambesis of San Diego, California's AS I LAY DYING has issued the following update:"We've released little bits of information here or there in previous news posts and blogs, but there are still questions coming in concerning what we've been up to. Below is an unquestionably obvious outline concerning our future plans. 1) We started working on new album 2) We started recording that new album a few weeks ago with Adam [Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE] and Daniel Castleman at the reigns (and JMR for a couple weeks). 3) There are only drums for eight songs tracked so far. One of them may be questionable, but maybe vocals will help it make sense. Either way, we need write more than eight songs (since they aren't as long as the eight songs on [METALLICA's] 'Master of Puppets'). Therefore we're working on writing MORE new songs as soon as we finish recording what's been started. 4) The only break in working on the new album will be our short trip to Mexico and Sri Lanka to play two of the best shows of our career. 5) All of us can't stress enough how grateful we are to be writing music that we love while still receiving a paycheck. This can only be credited to OUR LOYAL FANS! "Sometimes bands need to rush out a crappy record so they can start touring again to pay their bills. In our case, we plan to make a record worth listening to (hopefully), and start touring again when we're done. "Thanks for your patience and understanding. We care and we're working. In fact, I haven't had a full night's rest since March when the coolest kid ever made me a DAD!" AS I LAY DYING's first-ever DVD, "This Is Who We Are", sold 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on the Top Music Videos chart. It also debuted at No. 3 in Canada, where the DVD has already shipped platinum. AS I LAY DYING has 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 its first-ever DVD consisting of three discs produced and directed by Denise Korycki (CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Centuries of Torment" DVD) that provide viewers with live performances and a complete AS I LAY DYING audio/visual history.
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