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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying are a metal-hardcore crossover band from San Diego, California. The group formed as a trio in 2001 with vocalist Tim Lambesis, drummer Jordan Mancino, and guitarist Evan White, and shortly thereafter released Beneath the Encasing of Ashes. A split CD with the American Tragedy followed the next year. In 2003 the band signed with Metal Blade and released Frail Words Collapse. After the album's release, White left the band and the remaining core of the group, Lambesis and Mancino, drafted two guitarists to replace him, Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa, and also landed a bass player in Clint Norris. The new lineup recorded Shadows Are Security, released in 2005. As I Lay Dying next issued A Long March: The First Recordings in May 2006, which included their 2001 out of print debut, along with two versions of their songs from the 2002 American Tragedy split. The band then spent that summer on the Sounds of the Underground metal-hardcore tour alongside acts like In Flames, GWAR, Trivium, and Cannibal Corpse. Soon after, Clint Norris left to pursue life as a family man and Josh Gilbert replaced him on bass. With the addition of Gilbert's vocal harmonies, the band's sound became more melodic, and in August 2007, the group released its fourth album, An Ocean Between Us. In 2009, the band released a three-DVD collection called This Is Who We Are. The set included a documentary, a live gig, and assorted videos and tidbits. Arriving as it did after a two-year hiatus, it was welcomed enthusiastically by the band's near fanatical fan base. In 2010, As I Lay Dying returned to record store shelves proper when the band issued the 11-cut Powerless Rise on Metal Blade. The next year, to commemorate their tenth anniversary as a band, As I Lay Dying released the compilation Decas, which featured the band covering songs by influential acts like Slayer and Judas Priest, as well as some new material and remixes. In 2012, the band hit the studio with punk icon and producer Bill Stevenson to record its sixth album, Awakened, which arrived on Metal Blade later that year. ~ Wade Kergan
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Albums by
As I Lay Dying

Top Songs by
As I Lay Dying

  1.   Song
  2.   The Sound of Truth
  3.   Cauterize
  4.   Confined
  5.   Empty Hearts
  6.   94 Hours
  7.   Nothing Left
  8.   The Darkest Nights
  9.   Through Struggle
  10.   Within Destruction
  11.   Elegy
  12.   Collision
  13.   Meaning in Tragedy
  14.   Losing Sight
  15.   Falling Upon Deaf Ears
  16.   Control Is Dead
  17.   Bury Us All
  18.   Parallels
  19.   Resilience
  20.   I Never Wanted
  21.   An Ocean Between Us
  22.   Forever
  23.   Surrounded
  24.   Overcome
  25.   Paralyzed
  26.   A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity
  27.   Anodyne Sea
  28.   This Is Who We Are
  29.   Tear Out My Eyes
  30.   No Lungs to Breathe
  31.   War Ensemble
  32.   Electric Eye
  33.   A Long March
  34.   Unwound
  35.   My Only Home
  36.   Washed Away
  37.   A Greater Foundation
  38.   Upside Down Kingdom
  39.   The Blinding of False Light
  40.   Morning Waits
  41.   Reinvention
  42.   Illusions
  43.   Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
  44.   Defender
  45.   Whispering Silence
  46.   Wasted Words
  47.   Hellion
  48.   Vacancy
  49.   The Only Constant Is Change
  50.   The Darkest Nights
  51.   Comfort Betrays
  52.   Departed
  53.   Forsaken
  54.   The Truth of My Perception
  55.   Repeating Yesterday
  56.   Reflection
  57.   A Thousand Steps
  58.   Distance Is Darkness
  59.   The Pain of Separation
  60.   Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  61.   The Innocence Spilled
  62.   When This World Fades
  63.   The Voices That Betray Me
  64.   Forced to Die
  65.   Blood Turned to Tears
  66.   Beyond Our Suffering
  67.   Anger and Apathy
  68.   Wrath Upon Ourselves
  69.   Separation
  70.   Undefined
  71.   The Beginning
  72.   Refined by Your Embrace
  73.   Moving Forward
  74.   From Shapeless to Breakable
  75.   Coffee Mug
  76.   Without Conclusion
  77.   The Plague
  78.   Condemned
  79.   Song 10

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