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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.   Cauterize
  3.   The Sound of Truth
  4.   Confined
  5.   Empty Hearts
  6.   94 Hours
  7.   Nothing Left
  8.   The Darkest Nights
  9.   Through Struggle
  10.   Meaning in Tragedy
  11.   Losing Sight
  12.   Elegy
  13.   Control Is Dead
  14.   Within Destruction
  15.   Collision
  16.   Bury Us All
  17.   Falling Upon Deaf Ears
  18.   Parallels
  19.   I Never Wanted
  20.   Forever
  21.   An Ocean Between Us
  22.   War Ensemble
  23.   Tear Out My Eyes
  24.   Distance Is Darkness
  25.   Defender
  26.   A Greater Foundation
  27.   Paralyzed
  28.   The Only Constant Is Change
  29.   Anodyne Sea
  30.   The Darkest Nights
  31.   Comfort Betrays
  32.   Undefined
  33.   My Only Home
  34.   Wrath Upon Ourselves
  35.   A Thousand Steps
  36.   Blood Turned to Tears
  37.   Unwound
  38.   Electric Eye
  39.   Anger and Apathy
  40.   This Is Who We Are
  41.   Forsaken
  42.   Separation
  43.   Repeating Yesterday
  44.   The Beginning
  45.   A Long March
  46.   Forced to Die
  47.   Overcome
  48.   Whispering Silence
  49.   Wasted Words
  50.   Resilience
  51.   Moving Forward
  52.   From Shapeless to Breakable
  53.   Coffee Mug
  54.   Vacancy
  55.   The Blinding of False Light
  56.   Condemned
  57.   Beyond Our Suffering
  58.   Departed
  59.   Morning Waits
  60.   The Truth of My Perception
  61.   Reflection
  62.   The Pain of Separation
  63.   Reinvention
  64.   Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  65.   The Voices That Betray Me
  66.   No Lungs to Breathe
  67.   The Plague
  68.   Illusions
  69.   Refined by Your Embrace
  70.   When This World Fades
  71.   Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
  72.   Hellion
  73.   Upside Down Kingdom
  74.   Song 10
  75.   Surrounded
  76.   A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity
  77.   Without Conclusion
  78.   Washed Away
  79.   The Innocence Spilled
  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