Grammy-nominated San Diego, California metalers AS I LAY DYING will be filming a string of dates in November for their first-ever DVD, to be released in the spring of 2009. The DVD will include live performances, backstage footage, interviews, photos, production videos, and a documentary on the group covering everything from the bands humble beginnings to the their massive success as one of today's leading metal acts. AS I LAY DYING will be playing songs off the album "Frail Words Collapse" at the show on November 17 in San Marcos, another show on November 19 in the SoCal area that will be announced sometime in the next week on the band's site, and their regular live set at The Grove on November 21.
The Grove show in Anaheim, California on Friday, November 21 will include support from BRING ME THE HORIZON, TERROR, and BORN OF OSIRIS. In conjunction with the show at The Grove, AS I LAY DYING and Metal Blade Records will be hosting a contest where fans can enter for a chance to win tickets to the show. Four winners will be randomly selected to receive two spots on AS I LAY DYING's guest list for the show and each winner and their guest (one guest per winner) will meet members of AS I LAY DYING, receive an autographed copy of "An Ocean Between Us" on limited-edition vinyl, and will be able to select two items (per participant) of in stock items from AS I LAY DYING's merchandise booth at the show. Enter for your chance to win here. Deadline for entry is November 17, 2008 12:00 a.m. PST.
Tickets for the live DVD shoot at The Grove on November 21 are $22.50 in advance and $25 day of show. SoCal fans can also tune in to Indie 103, KCAL, and KCXX's metal shows as each is giving away tickets for the November 21 show at The Grove.
Commented AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis: "We couldn't be more excited about this short stretch of shows we have planned in the Southern California area. Playing shows all across Southern California is the perfect framework for our upcoming DVD. We are all proud San Diegans and even more proud of the diehard fans we have extending up the California coast. Each show on this mini tour will be distinctly different so that we capture every side of what AS I LAY DYING is all about as well as what we've gone through in the seven and half years of our history. These are shows you won't want to miss."
AS I LAY DYING live/DVD shoot dates:
Nov. 17 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Nov. 19 - [to be announced]
Nov. 21 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
The yet-to-be-titled DVD is being directed and produced by Denise Korycki, who also produced and directed the CANNIBAL CORPSE DVD "Centuries of Torment", so expect this DVD to be packed with amazing live footage, interviews, and much more! The DVD also marks AS I LAY DYING's first release since "An Ocean Between Us", which was released August 21, 2007 and entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 8.