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As I Lay Dying Take to the Stars With ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ Lyric Video

Metal Blade As I Lay Dying ‘s ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ single speaks to surviving amidst isolated and adverse conditions, so it makes sense that the lyric video for the song is shot against the backdrop of the stars in outer space, with a mythical winged creature holding the key to it all. Guitarist Nick Hipa created the video, which just debuted via the band’s website. In addition, Hipa’s got some wicked guitar licks rocking the song to the core. The hard-hitting and speedy rocker talks about overcoming the odds, with frontman Tim Lambesis screaming, “ With no lungs to breathe / I had almost lost everything ” in the song’s chorus. ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ arrives just as the band are heading out on the road in support of their ‘ Awakened ‘ album. The group is co-headlining the tour with The Devil Wears Prada , with support from For Today , the Color Morale and the  Chariot on select dates. To see the remaining stops, click here . The new single follows ‘ A Greater Foundation ,’ which impacted last fall. The momentum from the single and their ‘Awakened’ album led to fans voting As I Lay Dying the 2012 Metal Band of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. Watch As I Lay Dying’s ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ Lyric Video [button href=”” title=”Next: As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Discusses Touring + Humanitarianism” align=”center”]

Avenged Sevenfold Members Participate in 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ Charity Golf Event

MSO Who wouldn’t enjoy a nice sunny day out on the golf course in the midst of winter? That’s exactly where Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Zacky Vengeance and M. Shadows could be found late last month, and they were there in the name of a good cause. The rockers joined a number of their musical pals in participating in the 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ charity golf tournament and auction Jan. 28 in Mission Viejo, Calif., with the proceeds from the event going to Unite the United and the MusiCares charities. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival) and John Reese (Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Identity, SGE) staged the fourth annual event, which took in over $42,000 for the charities. Greg Ganzeria and the PEAKfresh team took home the title as the winning foursome, while the Avenged Sevenfold pairing finished second, tied with the Vans team. Specially crafted trophies were also given out to the participants in such categories as “Worst Team” and “Best Dressed.” In addition to the Avenged members, other participants included Limp Bizkit ‘s Fred Durst , NOFX’s Fat Mike and  No Doubt ‘s Adrian Young (both seen above with M. Shadows), As I Lay Dying ‘s Jordan Mancino, and the members of Forever the Sickest Kids. Check out a few photos from the event below and see the entire gallery at the 2013 Duffing for Dollars Facebook page . Fred Durst with Cory Brennan, Justin Arcangel and Jordan Mancino MSO M. Shadows Facebook: 2013 Duffing for Dollars [button href=”” title=”Next: Avenged Sevenfold to Play 2013 Rock in Rio” align=”center”]

Spoken, ‘Illusion’ – Exclusive Album Stream

eOne Arkansas rockers Spoken have taken things up a notch with their latest disc, ‘Illusion,’ and you can check it out for yourself with Loudwire’s exclusive album stream, available right here in advance of next Tuesday’s (Feb. 12) release. The hard-hitting rockers definitely grab your attention right out of the gate with a pair of brutal tracks — ‘I Stand Alone’ and ‘Beneath the Surface.’ But it’s not all in-your-face aggression as songs like ‘Don’t Go’ and ‘Through It All’ show off a more melodic side. ‘Through It All’ and the anthemic ‘Take Everything’ are already targeted as singles from the effort. Singer Matt Baird says, “We wanted a record that both fans and musicians would appreciate. We spent so much time on it, rewriting and reworking over a period of years. This is the most fast, heavy, riffy stuff we have done.” The singer cites Slipknot and As I Lay Dying as bands that might have comparable sounds on some of the tracks, but he adds, “In the end, we are a rock band that has really aggressive moments. This is more accessible as we have ever gone, as well as heavier than we have ever gone.” For Spoken, ‘Illusion’ is the culmination of a period of determination and Baird says he’s anxious to share his passion for their work with fans. He explains, “‘Dedicated beyond reason’ has always been our philosophy and it has brought us through the storms to this point. I feel like I have been called to this from above, and this record is another evidence of that in my life. I can’t wait to see the impact it has, the people we will be able to bless in the process.” Spoken will play a handful of February shows around the album’s release and will then join Volbeat for their North American trek in March and April. Check out their tour dates here . Take a listen to Spoken’s ‘Illusion’ album below and if you like what you hear, you can order the album or any of its bundle packages here . Listen to Spoken’s ‘Illusion’ Album [button href=”” title=”Next: Most Anticipated 2013 Albums” align=”center”]

As I Lay Dying Concert Tickets + Signed Drumhead Prize Pack Giveaway!

Metal Blade As I Lay Dying are getting ready to hit the road and they’ve teamed up with Loudwire for an amazing giveaway. The group is offering up a stellar prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the ‘Marathon Metalcore’ show of your choosing on their upcoming co-headlining trek with The Devil Wears Prada . In addition, the winning entrant will also receive a signed bass drumhead from the band, a copy of their ‘ Awakened ‘ CD and a special edition vinyl version of the disc, as well. The trek gets under way Feb. 22 in Ventura, Calif., and continues through a two-night finale at Colorado Springs’ Black Sheep April 3 and 4. Joining As I Lay Dying and the Devil Wears Prada on the tour will be a rotating list of acts, including For Today, the Color Morale and the Chariot. If you are the winner of this prize pack, you’ll be able to choose which date you want to see, check out the full ‘Marathon Metalcore’ itinerary below. The tour has already been named as one of Loudwire’s 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts . It’s been a stellar year for As I Lay Dying, who released their ‘Awakened’ album last year to positive returns. The group was recently voted by fans as the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards Metal Band of the Year . For your chance to win a pair of tickets to As I Lay Dying’s tour date of your choosing, as well as the signed drumhead and CD and vinyl versions of ‘Awakened,’ simply follow @loudwire on Twitter and retweet this announcement of the giveaway by Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:59PM ET. We’ll choose a winner at random. Good luck! If you’d like to get your hands on As I Lay Dying tickets right now, you can purchase them here , and if you haven’t picked up the ‘Awakened’ album yet, click here to buy the CD. As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada 2013 North American Tour Dates: 2/22 Ventura, Calif. Majestic Ventura Theater Half House 2/23 Santa Cruz, Calif. The Catalyst 2/24 Chico, Calif. Senator Theatre 2/26 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory Concert House 2/27 Las Vegas, Nev. House of Blues 2/28 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/01 San Diego, Calif. Soma 3/02 Tucson, Ariz. Rialto Theatre 3/03 El Paso, Texas Tricky Falls 3/05 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 3/06 San Antonio, Texas Backstage Live 3/07 Dallas, Texas House of Blues – Dallas 3/08 Lubbock, Texas Lonestar Events Center 3/09 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 3/10 Memphis, Tenn. New Daisy Theatre 3/ 12 Nashville, Tenn. Rocketown 3/13 Charlotte, N.C. Amos’ Southend 3/14 Charleston, S.C. The Music Farm 3/15 Norfolk, Va The NorVa 3/16 Silver Spring, Md. The Fillmore 3/17 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theatre 3/19 Allentown, Pa. Crocodile Rock 3/20 Huntington, N.Y. Paramount Theater 3/21 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Chance 3/22 Williamsville, N.Y. Club Infinity 3/23 Toronto, Ontario The Sound Academy 3/24 Millvale, Pa. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/25 Millvale, Ps. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/27 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall 3/28 Grand Rapids, Mich. The Intersection 3/29 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave 3/30 Minneapolis, Minn. First Avenue 4/2 Lawrence, Kan. The Granada Theatre 4/3 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep 4/4 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep As I Lay Dying Signed Drumhead + Limited Edition Vinyl  Metal Blade

As I Lay Dying Win Metal Band of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Photo by Ty Watkins Metal Band of the Year was one of the closest categories in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, but during the final moments of voting, metalcore titans As I Lay Dying surged ahead to claim the win. As I Lay Dying took a comfortable lead over bands such as Anthrax and Machine Head early in the voting, but one band that they couldn’t quite shake was Lamb of God. After many lead changes made the possible result too close to call at times, As I Lay Dying fans rallied together and launched the band into a slick first-place finish, earning over 28 percent of the votes. Congratulations to your 2012 Metal Band of the Year champs, As I Lay Dying. Watch out for them in 2013 on a co-headlining tour with the Devil Wears Prada. See the full voting results below and click on the red button to find out the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Vocalist of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Offers Video Update on Torn Vocal Cords

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Asking Alexandria ‘s Danny Worsnop is speaking, but is still on the path to recovery from a recent vocal cord tear that knocked him out of action just prior to the holidays. The band was out on tour in early December when Worsnop’s voice finally gave out, though the band was able to salvage their New York stop of the Monster Energy Outbreak tour when the vocalists for support bands As I Lay Dying , Memphis May Fire, I See Stars and Atilla stepped in to save the day. After seeking treatment from vocal specialist Dr. Sugerman, Worsnop feels he is on the path to recovery and he decided to let fans in on the process by shooting a video with the good doc showing one of his recent sessions. The clip was filmed approximately two weeks after the singer’s initial treatment. In it, the viewer gets to see Worsnop’s visit with Sugerman, the singer’s description of the flex camera and the doctor’s eventual shots of Worsnop’s vocal cords. The good news is that Worsnop has some time to rest his vocal cords as the band has finished most of their forthcoming album and have been enjoying the holiday break without any immediate dates looming. Watch Danny Worsnop’s Vocal Cord Checkup [button href=”” title=”Next: Asking Alexandria Involved in Tour Bus Accident” align=”center”]

Most Anticipated 2013 Metal Tour – Readers Poll

Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire It’s time to get those devil horns out of hibernation and get ready to rock again in 2013. Some of metal’s top acts are making sure to get things cranked back up to 11 in clubs, theaters and arenas over the next few months and we want to know which tour that you most want to check out. Veteran rockers Anthrax will team up with thrash icons Exodus , High on Fire , Municiple Waste and Holy Grail on the Metal Alliance trek, but they have plenty of competition for your metal attention. Cradle of Filth will headline a package tour featuring The Faceless , The Decapitated and The Agonist . Meanwhile, In Flames will get things rolling again by headlining a multi-band trek that also features Demon Hunter , All Shall Perish and Battlecross. And  Hatebreed ‘s forthcoming trek finds the band sharing the bill with Shadows Fall , Dying Fetus and The Contortionist . There are also a number of bills that feature two main acts. For instance, The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying connect for a pretty impressive double bill of blistering licks. Down and Warbeast figure to be one of the hot tickets of early 2013. Every Time I Die has booked dates with the Acacia Strain . Thrash metal vets Testament team up with Overkill . And for those who like their metal a little proggy, then check out the Coheed & Cambria / Between the Buried and Me double bill. Plus, 2012′s breakout band Gojira is hitting the road with Devin Townsend. In addition, the always excellent Meshuggah are crossing the pond for another North American tour to kick off the year. So there you have it — some of the bigger metal tours kicking off 2013. Here’s your chance to tell us which trek you’ll be lining up to get tickets for. Vote for your most anticipated 2013 metal tour in the Readers Poll below: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Previous Readers Poll: Most Anticipated Early 2013 Rock Tour” align=”center”]