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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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As I Lay Dying

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As I Lay Dying

Top Songs by
As I Lay Dying

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

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