In preparation for the release of their third full-length, "Awaken The Dreamers" (CD+DVD), Oakland metallers ALL SHALL PERISH have launched an interactive mobile fan club. By joining, fans get special content only available to members. What sort of stuff, you ask? Tons. An "Awaken The Dreamers" cell phone wallpaper, ringtones from the album, and text updates sent directly from the band about all things ASP. All fans need to do to join is text asp to 66937. Standard carrier text messaging rates apply, but that's it. No extra cost!
In addition, the band has uploaded a widget on their MySpace page for fellow "Dreamers" to communicate with one another and post their thoughts on the album, live shows, and more. Text "@asp your message" to 66937, and your note will show up on the band's widget. And be sure to keep a lookout for an exclusive free ringtone of the title-track delivered to all mobile fan line members over the coming weeks.
The widget can be viewed below.
The cover artwork for "Awaken The Dreamers" can be viewed below. Due on September 16 via Nuclear Blast Records, the follow-up to "The Price of Existence" was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren.
"Awaken The Dreamers" track listing:
01. When Life Meant More...
02. Black Gold Reign
04. The Ones We Left Behind
05. Awaken The Dreamers
06. Memories Of A Glass Sanctuary
07. Stabbing To Purge Dissimulation
08. Gagged, Bound, Shelved And Forgotten
09. Until The End
10. From So Far Away
11. Misery's Introduction
12. Songs For The Damned
"Awaken The Dreamers" is available for pre-order at this location. Guitarist Ben Orum says: "The pre-order includes the new CD, a super-sweet poster of the album cover, some stickers, as well as a limited-edition DVD containing the making of 'Awaken the Dreamers' and tons of hilarious footage from the road and tour antics that you don't want to miss, trust me."
Drummer Matt Kuykendall previously stated about the new album: "We have never been a band to write the same record twice and we have never enjoyed records that are one single and 11 worse versions of the same song. This record is the most diverse thing we have done to date. Every song is different and brings something new to the overall experience of the CD. When you look back to all the classic records of our time, they are full of all kinds of different songs. 'Vulgar Display of Power' just wouldn't be the same without 'This Love' and 'Hollow'. Our record is a breath of fresh air in a scene that is turning stale."
As previously reported, ALL SHALL PERISH's classic debut album, "Hate.Malice.Revenge", will be reissued on September 5 as part of the Nuclear Blast "Reloaded" series.
"The Price of Existence", which came out in August 2006, marked the debut of new lead singer Hernan "Eddie" Hermida and new lead guitarist Chris Storey.