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