As I Lay Dying's First Ever DVD This is Who We Are Hits Billboard Charts!

By Charlie Steffens aka Gnarly Charlie, Writer/Photographer
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 1:23 PM

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Press release:

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce AS I LAY DYING's continued chart success with the band's brand new and first ever DVD release, This is Who We Are, which entered the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart at the #2 position in the US and #3 position in Canada where the DVD has already shipped platinum. The San Diego based Grammy Nominated metalers AS I LAY DYING have appeared on TASTE OF CHAOS, OZZFEST, headlined the 2006 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Tour, CORNERSTONE, BAMBOOZLE 2006, and just about every significant hard music festival around the globe. With This Is Who We Are, AS I LAY DYING steps into new territory by releasing the band's first ever DVD consisting of a 3disc DVD set that's packaging is made up entirely of recycled materials and was produced and directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse Centuries of Torment DVD). This Is Who We Are provides viewers with live performances and a complete AS I LAY DYING audio/visual history with footage spanning the band's entire career from their humble beginnings to their current and ongoing success.

Here is what AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis has to say about reaching the #2 and #3 spots on the Billboard Top Music Videos Charts; “I'm completely honored to have our DVD reach so many people in only its first week out. Needless to say, it's a great achievement for our band, but it also goes to show that metal music has been opening new doors. Regardless of what mainstream media pushes, there are enough diehard fans out there to make something like this happen.”

Disc #1 – Main Documentary – approx. two hours
This complete band history includes in depth artist interviews and commentary, interviews with friends and family, as well as observations and road stories from colleagues and bands that have worked with and befriended AS I LAY DYING since the band's inception. Disc #2 – LIVE performances (w/ the current lineup)
Over an hour and a half of live performances captured at As I Lay Dying's Southern California shows in November 2008 including the Jumping Turtle, The Grove, and Seacoast Community Church, international festivals including Wacken and With Full Force, and US festival Cornerstone. Disc #3 – music videos and bonus features including more touring stories, profiles on personalities & more

Make sure to catch AS I LAY DYING, the band that Alternative Press calls “one of the best pure-metal bands America has to offer,” live when they hit your town with Lamb of God and Children of Bodom.

Lamb of God, AS I LAY DYING, Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste

  • 04/23 Lafayette, LA Blackham Coliseum
  • 04/24 Houston, TX Verizon Theatre
  • 04/25 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
  • 04/26 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
  • 04/28 Denver, CO Fillmore
  • 04/29 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
  • 04/30 St. Paul, MN Myth
  • 05/01 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
  • 05/02 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • 05/03 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian
  • 05/04 Knoxville, TN Valarium not part of tour w/ God Forbid
  • 05/05 Louisville, KY Expo Five
  • 05/06 Detroit, MI Fillmore Theater
  • 05/08 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
  • 05/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
  • 05/10 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls not part of tour
  • 05/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
  • 05/12 Boston, MA House of Blues
  • 05/13 Albany, NY Washington St. Armory
  • 05/14 Norfolk, VA The Norva not part of tour w/ Children Of Bodom
  • 05/15 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
End Tour
  • 06/20 N. Lawrence, OH Clay's Park Alive Festival 2009
  • 07/18 Willmar, MN Willmar Civic Center Sonshine Festival 2009
  • 07/31 Gilford, NH Gunstock Mt. Resort Soulfest 2009
  • 08/22 Camas, WA Lacamas Conference Center Tom Festival 2009
Tim Lambesis– Vocals
Jordan Mancino – Drums
Nick Hipa – Guitar
Phillip Sgrosso – Guitar
Josh Gilbert – Bass

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