"The Powerless Rise", the new album from San Diego, California metallers AS I LAY DYING, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.
AS I LAY DYING' last album, "An Ocean Between Us", opened with 39,500 units back in August 2007 to land at No. 8.
"The Powerless Rise" was released on May 11 via Metal Blade Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Beyond Our Suffering
02. Anodyne Sea
03. Without Conclusion
05. The Plague
06. Anger and Apathy
08. Upside Down Kingdom
10. The Only Constant Is Change
11. The Blinding Of False Light
In tech news, AS I LAY DYING's blistering first single, "Beyond Our Suffering", is now available for fans to play and download for FREE on Tap Tap Revenge 3 via the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Tap Tap Revenge is a popular music game in the tradition of Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution that puts rhythmic skills to the test in all-new ways. Tap through the beats or shake left and right as the arrows fall. Download exclusive tracks or take on your friends head-to-head in Tap Tap Revenge's unique two-player mode.
After AS I LAY DYING wraps its current headlining U.S tour with DEMON HUNTER, BLESSTHEFALL and WAR OF AGES, the group will head overseas for shows in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Holland, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and the U.K. On July 12, AS I LAY DYING will launch the "Cool Tour" with UNDEROATH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLESSTHEFALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS, CANCER BATS, and WAR OF AGES. The nationwide trek will launch July 12 in Orlando and wrap in San Francisco on August 1.