AS I LAY DYING's video for the song "The Darkest Nights" has been posted online at this location. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Shadows Are Security", which has sold 183,000 copies in the United States since its June 14, 2005 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As previously reported, AS I LAY DYING will be re-releasing their first two recordings, previously out on Pluto Records. "Both 'Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes', which was recorded two months after the band started, and our split EP songs, which were recorded a year later, will both be on one CD (Metal Blade Records)," the band write. A May release is expected.
AS I LAY DYING have been confirmed as the headliners of the second installment of Sounds of the Underground tour. Also scheduled to appear are GWAR, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, TERROR, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEHEMOTH, THE CHARIOT and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD.
The Sounds of the Underground organizers are taking a different approach to this summer's festival by keeping the number of bands on the bill down and extending the length of set times. Last year most bands got no more than 30 minutes to play.
While dates for the trek — including the official launch date — are still being worked out, Sounds of the Underground will return to Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as cities in Texas, New England and western Canada. Tickets will go on sale in late March.
More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.