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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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As I Lay Dying


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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.   Through Struggle
  9.   Within Destruction
  10.   Elegy
  11.   The Darkest Nights
  12.   Meaning in Tragedy
  13.   Losing Sight
  14.   Control Is Dead
  15.   Falling Upon Deaf Ears
  16.   Collision
  17.   Bury Us All
  18.   Parallels
  19.   I Never Wanted
  20.   Forever
  21.   An Ocean Between Us
  22.   Defender
  23.   A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity
  24.   A Greater Foundation
  25.   Undefined
  26.   The Beginning
  27.   Wrath Upon Ourselves
  28.   Comfort Betrays
  29.   Tear Out My Eyes
  30.   Overcome
  31.   Paralyzed
  32.   Electric Eye
  33.   Reinvention
  34.   My Only Home
  35.   Coffee Mug
  36.   Illusions
  37.   No Lungs to Breathe
  38.   Wasted Words
  39.   Vacancy
  40.   Upside Down Kingdom
  41.   Condemned
  42.   Anger and Apathy
  43.   Departed
  44.   Forsaken
  45.   Morning Waits
  46.   Song 10
  47.   Forced to Die
  48.   Unwound
  49.   Washed Away
  50.   Whispering Silence
  51.   Moving Forward
  52.   Hellion
  53.   Without Conclusion
  54.   The Plague
  55.   The Blinding of False Light
  56.   Beyond Our Suffering
  57.   The Truth of My Perception
  58.   Repeating Yesterday
  59.   Reflection
  60.   Distance Is Darkness
  61.   The Pain of Separation
  62.   Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  63.   Surrounded
  64.   The Voices That Betray Me
  65.   Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
  66.   Resilience
  67.   Separation
  68.   A Thousand Steps
  69.   Refined by Your Embrace
  70.   A Long March
  71.   Blood Turned to Tears
  72.   When This World Fades
  73.   War Ensemble
  74.   From Shapeless to Breakable
  75.   The Only Constant Is Change
  76.   Anodyne Sea
  77.   The Darkest Nights
  78.   This Is Who We Are
  79.   The Innocence Spilled

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