Ahead of their main stage run on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, metalcore masters As I Lay Dying are gearing up to record their sixth studio album.

As I Lay Dying have announced that Descendents / Black Flag drummer Bill Stevenson -- who is known for his work with punk rock acts like NOFX, Anti-Flag and Rise Against -- will produce their forthcoming sixth album. The band's previous effort, 2010's 'The Powerless Rise,' was co-produced by Killswitch Engage / Times of Grace guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

You can catch the band performing alongside Slipknot, Slayer and Motorhead on the main stage at year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival, which runs from mid-June to early-August. As I Lay Dying plan to record the album ahead of their stint on the traveling hard rock festival, with hopes of releasing the disc in the second half of 2012.