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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

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

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