As I Lay Dying’s sixth studio album, Awakened, is coming out on September 25. Metal Blade’s 30th anniversary has been happening all year long. The two will come together on the album’s release date, with As I Lay Dying and Battlecross playing a free show at New York’s Santos Party House. If you’re in the New York area, there’s one way to get in to the free show. If you pre-order Awakened starting on Friday, September 14 at J&R in New York City, Looney Tunes in West Babylon NY or Vintage Vinyl in Fords NJ, you’ll get a laminate getting you access into the show.
Not in New York, but still want to see the show? It’ll be streaming live starting at 8pm EST via www.livestream.com/metalblade. SiriusXM host/programmer Jose Mangin will be emceeing the show, along with That Metal Show co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearl, so be sure to stock up on a few to give to Brian Slagel, who’ll likely also be on hand.