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As They Sleep

Formed: 2003
From: Detroit, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest As They Sleep News

Below is our complete As They Sleep news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Abiotic Announces Tour With Suffokate

South Florida's Abiotic is currently wrapping up song writing for a second full-length album for Metal Blade Records, which will follow previous album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here).

But before the guys head into the studio, fans will have a chance to see them live on tour with Suffokate. Abiotic will be performing two brand new songs: "Believe the Unseen" and "Falling Into Obscurity." The "Murder without Motive Tour" also includes support from Aegaeon and As They Sleep.

Abiotic guitarist John Matos offers the following: "The Murder Without Motive tour is going to be one of the heaviest tours of the summer. We're overwhelmingly excited to reveal our new line up on this tour and to share a headlining set with Suffokate! We'll be show casing two new songs off of our upcoming sophomore album that we'll be recording in the fall and cannot wait to shred some old faces along with some new ones on this run!" More...

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As They Sleep To Tour With Pathology

Detroit metallers As They Sleep have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming "Metal Madness Tour" alongside brutal death metallers Pathology. Additional bands for the trek are expected to be announced shortly. The dates for the 2012 "Metal Madness Tour" can be found below.

03/06 Romeo, MI – High Octane Lounge
03/07 Terra Haute, IN – THMV
03/08 Steger, IL – Another Hole in the Wall
03/09 Lacrosse, WI – The Warehouse
03/10 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/11 Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar & Venue
03/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Basement
03/13 Boise, ID – Boise Venue
03/15 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
03/16 Portland, OR – Branx
03/17 Reno, NV – Reno Underground
03/20 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
03/21 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
03/22 Scottsdale, AZ – Chasers
03/23 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
03/25 Odessa, TX – The Pine Box
03/26 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
03/28 Houston, TX – Bikini Beach Nightclub
03/30 Flynt, TX – The Flynt
03/31 Tulsa, OK – The Conservatory
04/01 Springfield, MO – Pop’s
04/04 Covington, KY – Bangarangs
04/06 Beckley, WV – Dry Hill Comm Center
04/07 Wyandotte, MI – The Active Room

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As They Sleep Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Motor City technical death metal act As They Sleep will hit the road today as the band kicks off its headlining summer run on the “Mid-Westbound and Down Tour,” alongside Letter To The Exiles. The tour will officially launch tonight in Goshen, IN before wrapping up in the band’s home state of Michigan on July 17th.

"We're super stoked for our Mid-Westbound and Down Tour,” said vocalist Aaron Bridgewater. “And although we aren't hitting Tampa, we believe Kenny Powers would've wanted it this way."

As They Sleep is touring in support of its Solid State Records debut, "Dynasty," a concept album with a focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history, which hit stores last November. Stay tuned for more information on As They Sleep and the “Mid-Westbound and Down Tour.”

The tour's dates are as follows:

July 05 - Goshen, IN @ The Goshen Theater
July 06 - Springfield, MO @ TBA
July 07 - Owasso, OK @ The Enerje Event Center
July 08 - Wichita, KA @ Betty's Runaway Lounge
July 09 - St Louis, MO @ Melvin Theater
July 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
July 11 - Omaha, NB @ The Hole
July 13 - Eau Claire, WI @ The House of Rock
July 14 - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
July 15 - Wilmar, MN @ Sonshine Fest
July 16 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic
July 17 - Southgate, MI @ Modern Exchange

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As They Sleep Posts "Oracle Of The Dead" Video

Detroit technical death metal group As They Sleep has launched its debut music video from the recently released full-length, "Dynasty," for the track, “Oracle of the Dead." The video, hosted by Noisecreep.com, can be viewed below.

The “Oracle of the Dead” music video was filmed at Northend Studios in Detroit with director, Drew Russ (A Day To Remember, Impending Doom, War of Ages). The ringside concept for the video was a collaborative effort between the band and director, though As They Sleep vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater, admits that the video was more about having fun, rather than exploring the concept behind Dynasty’s focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history. “It in no way, shape, or form has anything to do with the song itself or the record. It's just all of us being idiots, really. ’Oracle of the Dead’ is just stupidly unrelenting, and we figured why not come out swinging?”

You can also check out behind the scenes footage from the video shoot at this location.

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As They Sleep Posts Tour Video Blog

Motor City death metal act As They Sleep has uploaded a video blog chronicling the band’s West Coast romp on the "Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour" last month. You can check out the video clip below.

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As They Sleep Posts New Audio Blog

Aaron Bridgewater, vocalist for the Detroit technical death metal act As They Sleep has uploaded a new year-end recap audio blog at this location. 2010 saw the release of As They Sleep’s Solid State Records debut, "Dynasty." The band then hit the road on a West Coast run in support of the album, as part of the “Solid State Records: A Very Metal Christmas Tour," alongside label-mates, Living Sacrifice, Becoming the Archetype, and To Speak of Wolves.

The "Dynasty" track listing is as follows:

1. Oracle of the Dead
2. To the Republic
3. The Third Reich
4. Bedlam at the Nile
5. The Darkest Ages
6. Ritual
7. The Offering
8. Attila
9. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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As They Sleep Streaming Entire New Album

The second As They Sleep full-length album "Dynasty" was recently released through Solid State Records. "We are super stoked for the release today,” said vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater. "I was running errands this morning and saw it in an FYE store, GEEKED! Christmas came early for us this year... A very metal Christmas indeed!" The concept album, with a focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history, is currently streaming in its entirety this week through AOL Music.

The "Dynasty" track listing is as follows:

1. Oracle of the Dead
2. To the Republic
3. The Third Reich
4. Bedlam at the Nile
5. The Darkest Ages
6. Ritual
7. The Offering
8. Attila
9. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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As They Sleep Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

As They Sleep has posted a behind the scenes trailer for its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Oracle of the Dead" which appears on its new album "Dynasty," which will be available on November 22nd. You can view the video below:

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As They Sleep Posts New Song, "The Unseen," Online

Michigan technical death metal band As They Sleep has posted a new track, “The Unseen,” on their official MySpace page, in anticipation of the release of their Solid State Records debut album, "Dynasty," next week. “The Unseen” joins four other tracks from the November 22nd release, which are currently streaming at their MySpage page.

The tracklisting for "Dynasty" is as follows:

01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
06. Ritual
07. The Offering
08. Attila
09. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen More...

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As They Sleep Posts New Album Trailer Online

As They Sleep has posted a trailer for their new album "Dynasty," which will be available on November 22nd. The trailer features the song "To The Republic" and was made by Online Revolution Design. Watch the trailer below:

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As They Sleep Posts New Music Online

Detroit metal band, As They Sleep, has updated their official MySpace page with a brand new song, taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length record, "Dynasty," entitled, “The Darkest Ages.” “The Darkest Ages” joins three other tracks from As They Sleep’s Solid State Records debut, which are currently streaming at their MySpace page. "Dynasty" will hit stores later this month on November 22nd, and was produced by Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).

The track list for "Dynasty" is as follows:

01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
06. Ritual
07. The Offering
08. Attila
09. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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As They Sleep Posts New Song Online

Detroit technical death metal band As They Sleep has posted a brand new track on their official MySpace page, which is titled “To the Republic”, taken from the band’s forthcoming Solid State Records debut, "Dynasty." “To the Republic” focuses on the issues surrounding the United States today, and builds upon the album’s conceptual focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history.

A video blog, providing further insight into the new track, both lyrically and musically, can be seen below:

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As They Sleep Explains New Album Concept

As They Sleep is set to release the new album "Dynasty" on November 22nd, 2010. The band has now posted the following statement online explaining the concept of the album:

"Doing a concept album is something we have always talked about. I've always found it awesome to be able to tie everything together on a record and have it all revolve around the same subject. We wanted to make this album as brutal as possible as well as staying true to our roots; to raise the bar in all aspects of the music, but keep it colorful and fresh.

"Brutality aside, 'Dynasty' focuses mainly on the rise and fall of various kingdoms, empires and dynasties throughout history, both factual and mythological. It ties in the reasons for collapse with power and battle-lust, and intertwines it all with modern problems and politics that we are dealing with today. It pretty much outlines popular stories in history regarding false gods, struggle, famine, dictatorship, and why these things didn't work.

"The album starts off with 'Oracle of the Dead' - a balls to the wall look at Hades, the so-called 'God of the underworld.' It then ventures through history, examining ancient Egypt, the Mayan civilization, and even Attila the Hun (look him up kids) only to wrap it all up with 'The Unseen:' a kingdom we can only dream of, and exists only through faith. More...

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Living Sacrifice Comments On Upcoming Tour

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about appearing on the "Very Metal Christmas" tour with Becoming the Archetype:

"Yep. We are heading west in December on the Solid State Very Metal Christmas Tour with The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep! Check out the dates below and come have a happy joyous heavy metal Christmas time! You are Stoked!"

12/2 2010 Joshua Springs Chapel Yucca Valley, CA
12/3 2010 Epic Ventura Ventura, CA
12/4 2010 The Pheonix Theater Petaluma, CA
12/5 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
12/6 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
12/7 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ
12/8 2010 Tramway Community Albuquerque, NM
12/10 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
12/11 2010 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12/12 2010 Downtown Music Hall LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Becoming the Archetype Announces New Tour Dates

Christian progressive death metal act Becoming the Archetype has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. tour, set to take place throughout the month of December. Other bands scheduled to perform on the bill include Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep. The cities, dates and venues can be found below:

12/02 Yucca Valley, CA – Joshua Springs Chapel
12/03 Ventura, CA – Epic Ventura
12/04 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
12/05 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/06 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
12/07 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/08 Albuquerque, NM – Tramway Community
12/10 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/11 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
12/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown

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As They Sleep Posts New Song Online

Detroit technical death metal band, As They Sleep, has posted a brand new song on MySpace page, “Oracle of the Dead,” taken from the band’s Solid State Records debut, "Dynasty," which is slated to hit stores on November 23rd.

"One of the darkest, fastest, grittiest songs on the new album, 'Oracle of the Dead' is relentless,” explains vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater, “It is sure to satisfy your death metal taste buds!”

"Dynasty" was mixed by Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).

The tracklisting for "Dynasty" is as follows:

01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
06. Ritual
07. The Offering
08. Attila
09. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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As They Sleep Signs To Solid State Records

Detroit melodic death metal band As They Sleep has announced their signing to Solid State Records. The band plans to hit the studio this spring to record their Solid State Records debut album. As They Sleep were formed in 2003, features the following lineup:

Aaron Bridgewater - Vocals
Nick Morris - Guitar
Barry Gomez - Guitar
Derek Kosiba - Bass
Paul Burkett - Drums

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