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

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