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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.   Elegy
  11.   Meaning in Tragedy
  12.   Losing Sight
  13.   Collision
  14.   Bury Us All
  15.   Control Is Dead
  16.   Within Destruction
  17.   Falling Upon Deaf Ears
  18.   Parallels
  19.   I Never Wanted
  20.   Forever
  21.   An Ocean Between Us
  22.   Anodyne Sea
  23.   A Greater Foundation
  24.   Forsaken
  25.   Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  26.   Tear Out My Eyes
  27.   Whispering Silence
  28.   My Only Home
  29.   Paralyzed
  30.   Wrath Upon Ourselves
  31.   Electric Eye
  32.   The Truth of My Perception
  33.   Departed
  34.   When This World Fades
  35.   Vacancy
  36.   Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
  37.   Unwound
  38.   Upside Down Kingdom
  39.   The Plague
  40.   Anger and Apathy
  41.   The Darkest Nights
  42.   Comfort Betrays
  43.   Separation
  44.   Song 10
  45.   Undefined
  46.   The Voices That Betray Me
  47.   Washed Away
  48.   No Lungs to Breathe
  49.   Overcome
  50.   War Ensemble
  51.   Coffee Mug
  52.   Without Conclusion
  53.   The Only Constant Is Change
  54.   Condemned
  55.   Beyond Our Suffering
  56.   This Is Who We Are
  57.   Morning Waits
  58.   A Thousand Steps
  59.   Illusions
  60.   Surrounded
  61.   Wasted Words
  62.   Resilience
  63.   Moving Forward
  64.   From Shapeless to Breakable
  65.   The Blinding of False Light
  66.   The Beginning
  67.   Forced to Die
  68.   Defender
  69.   Hellion
  70.   Repeating Yesterday
  71.   Distance Is Darkness
  72.   The Pain of Separation
  73.   Reinvention
  74.   The Innocence Spilled
  75.   A Long March
  76.   Refined by Your Embrace
  77.   A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity
  78.   Blood Turned to Tears
  79.   Reflection
  80.   Torn Within
  81.   Choking on a Dream by The American Tragedy
  82.   World Intruded by The American Tragedy
  83.   Spite and Splinter by The American Tragedy
  84.   Porcelain Angels by The American Tragedy
  85.   Moments and in Between by The American Tragedy
  86.   Town Within
  87.   Bonus Material
  88.   Whitin Destruction
  89.   Forever ( Bunus DVD ) Directed by Derek Dale
  90.   Forever - Previously Unreleased Alternative Version- Directed by Jerry
  91.   Througs Sttuggle - Live Directed by Jerry Cubb
  92.   This Is Who We Are...from the Beginning
  93.   Nothing
  94.   The South of Truth
  95.   (Untitled)
  96.   The Making of Awakened