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Formed: 2001
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

In early 2001, vocalist Tim Lambesis began writing music and lyrics for what would become As I Lay Dying. After meeting up with guitar player Evan White and drummer Jordan Mancino the group decided to move forward as a three piece. A month later they hit the studio to record “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” released on Pluto Records in June 2001. Following its release, the band completed a number of tours. Through persistence and hard work “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” became the top selling Pluto release.

Ready to move forward, As I Lay Dying recorded five songs for a split release with American Tragedy. The evolved follow up caught the attention of a number of people including various record labels. After a 70-day summer tour, the band came home to prepare for the things ahead. In March of 2003 As I Lay Dying signed with Metal Blade Records while recording a full length entitled “Frail Words Collapse.”

This 12-song release features dynamic improvements in both songwriting and musicianship. “Frail Words Collapse” (July 1, 2003) is full of brutal and emotionally driven songs that transition seamlessly from precise melodies to neck snapping rhythms.

With the rigorous tour schedule a new record demands, Tim Lambesis and Jordan Mancino decided to solidify the lineup. After touring with a number of fill ins, As I Lay Dying became complete with the addition of musicians Clinton Norris, Phil Sgrosso, and Nicholas Hipa.

  • 8 As I Lay Dying Releases
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No cover art found for As I Lay Dying - "Awakened" CD - Click to read review

As I Lay Dying - "Awakened"

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As I Lay Dying - "Decas"

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As I Lay Dying - "The Powerless Rise"

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"Another solid release from one of mainstream metalcore’s founding bands."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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As I Lay Dying - "This Is Who We Are"

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"Change!"

Boxed Set

"Not for metal heads except for Converge and JFAC, but metalcore fans might appreciate the abundance and variety included."

Rated 1.0 out of 5 skulls

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As I Lay Dying - "An Ocean Between Us"

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"A must-pick up from fans of KSE, LOG, ETID, and straight up hardcore thrash. Will not be dissapointed."

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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As I Lay Dying - "Shadows Are Security"

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"Fans of the genre will love this cd, front to back."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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As I Lay Dying - "Frail Words Collapse"

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