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

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