San Diego metal outfit AS I LAY DYING has set "An Ocean Between Us" as the title of its highly-anticipated follow up to 2005's "Shadows Are Security".
The majority of "An Ocean Between Us" was recorded at vocalist Tim Lambesis' home studio, aptly named Lambesis Studio, in San Diego, California. Adam Dutkiewicz (UNDEROATH, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE ACACIA STRAIN) of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE collaborated with AS I LAY DYING on all recording and production duties and Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT) will be overseeing the final mix. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Separation", "Nothing Left", "Within Destruction" and title track, "An Ocean Between Us".
In other news, AS I LAY DYING has officially announced the addition of bassist Josh Gilbert to the group's ranks. Josh joins the band from THIS ENDEARING, a local group in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. "Based on hearing Josh's previous band, we knew he was a great bass player and singer," says Lambesis. "But when he came out to San Diego to try out and rehearse with us, he ended up exceeding our expectations. Shortly after the try out we invited him to come back and fill in for us on our January U.K. tour. That tour really solidified the fact that Josh is the right guy for us."