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

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