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

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