Band Photo: As I Lay Dying (?)
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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More details regarding Deftones' upcoming Taste Of Chaos tour have been disclosed. According to MTV, the trek will feature headliners Deftones, in addition to support from As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Thrice, and Story Of The Year, with opening stints from Funeral For A Friend and Circa Survive. The tour will kick off in mid-February, with a full schedule to be revealed in the near future.
As I Lay Dying’s Tim, Nick and Phil will be making in studio appearances in the tri-state area next week. On Tuesday November 1st listen in for an interview with the guys on WSOU 89.5 FM in South Orange, NJ. You can also listen at www.nj.com/wsou.
And, on Friday November 4th catch another interview with the guys on Sirius Satellite’s Hard Attack at 7pm EST or catch the re-airing on November 6th at 1pm EST. Enter to win tickets to see As I Lay Dying, Unearth and Slipknot at Sirius.com.
Due to Shawn "Clown" Crahan's father passing away, SLIPKNOT has been forced to postpone its Philadelphia~~, PA (10/27 and 10/28) and cancel its New York, NY (10/30, 10/31 and 11/1) and Lewiston, ME (11/3) shows on its FINAL VOLUME tour.
The Philadelphia show will now take place on Tues Nov 8th. This date was previously slated to be that of the second show in Worcester, MA. The second Worcester date has been cancelled so that the Philly fans will have their fair chance to see the band. Any Philly fans who can't make the rescheduled show should try to attend the Atlantic City show on 11/9.
The tour will resume, with dates happening as scheduled, on 11/4 in Montreal, Canada.
All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. The band deeply apologizes for all cancellations and changes.
There are no plans as yet for Unearth or As I Lay Dying to play during any of the cancelled show dates.
SLIPKNOT have cancelled the Philedelphia dates (Oct. 27-28) on their current "Subliminal Verses Tour: The Final Volume" following the death of percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan's father. It is not presently clear if the group's scheduled performances at the Nokia Theatre in New York this weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) will also be affected. At present time, Unearth and As I Lay Dying have no shows scheduled for those dates. More information will be made available soon.
SLIPKNOT have been touring the U.S. without guitarist Jim Root, who broke his wrist the day before the tour's Oct. 14 kickoff in Cincinnati. Root did the damage when he crashed while mountain biking. He'll be in a cast for at least six weeks and it's unknown if he'll be able to join the band on any of the remaining dates.
SLIPKNOT's live album, "9.0: Live" album, is scheduled for release on November 1 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally).
As I Lay Dying's new video for "Through Struggle" will debut this Saturday, October 29th at 10pm on MTV2 Headbangers Ball.
SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root has reportedly been forced to sit out the early part of the band's current "Subliminal Verses Tour: The Final Volume" after breaking his wrist a couple of days prior to the tour's kick-off on Friday, October 14 in Cincinnati, Ohio. At last night's (Oct. 15) show in Grand Rapids, MI, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor explained the reason for Root's absence before adding, "We had two options, so we have decided to go on playing without Jim... because there is no fucking way we are going to cancel the show!"
According to one attendee, SLIPKNOT, minus one, again proved they are one of the greatest live acts ever, ripping through classics like "Spit It Out", "Disasterpieces", "People=Shit", and "The Blister Exists". No details were given on when Root would return.
On another note, LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe joined openers UNEARTH during their set in Grand Rapids, singing along with UNEARTH frontman Trevor Phipps.
SLIPKNOT's live album, "9.0: Live" album, is scheduled for release on November 1 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The band will be signing copies of the CD on Tuesday, November 1 at the Best Buy store in New York City's Times Square (519 5th Ave at 44th Street). This unique first-come-first-served event begins promptly at 5 p.m. so make sure to be there early.
As I Lay Dying have booked a tour with Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost, here's the stops:
November 26th Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
November 27th Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
November 28th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
November 29th Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
December 3rd Buffalo, NY - Sphere
December 06th Cleveland, OH - Odeon
December 08th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
December 09th Sauget, IL - Pops
December 13th Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
December 14th Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
December 16th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
December 17th Portland, OR - Loveland
December 18th San Francisco, CA 2 Slims
December 19th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
On September 18th As I Lay Dying teamed up with director Lex Halaby (Killswitch Engage, Mudvayne) to add "Through Struggle" to the AILD'S video arsenal.
Shot at the Morell Meats Lot, an abandoned meat locker near downtown Los Angeles , these eerie cement structures played as a backdrop to “Through Struggle” the emotionally charged second single off As I Lay Dying’s record breaking album ‘Shadows Are Security’. The video and song are tightly connected; bringing life to a concept that captures the strength of an intense and powerful song.
Band members and Lex collaborated on the unique and vividly dark concept drawing inspiration from a very specific stanza in the lyrics:
Only through struggle have I found rest
With a piece of me taken away
I begin to understand
Hollow out this machine like chest
With its gears that turn to make me feel
And assembled thoughts that fade away
Remove from me this deception that I called love
The strong imagery created during this shoot brings a new life to "Through Struggle." Tim Lambesis elaborates "Spending a whole day in an old abandoned meat locker may not sound like a good time, but we really could not be happier with how well the video shoot went with Lex Halaby and his crew. The content came out way better than we could have expected, the imagery really captured the song, and we can't wait for you all to see it."
Watch Out for “Through Struggle video programs across the air waves.
As I Lay Dying have posted this message on their website:
"Well tonight we pack our bags and try to get some sleep before our long flight to Germany tomorrow to start our European tour. The last time we played club shows in Germany was back in November 2004 and the shows were awesome, so we can't wait to get back there. In the meantime we spent most of this past Sunday in an old abandoned meat locker in LA shooting our new video for the song Through Struggle with director Lex Halaby. The shoot went extremely well and we can't wait for you to see the video. In the meantime click here to check out some photos of the shoot. Take care...AILD"
AS I LAY DYING just won the Artist of the Year award at this year's San Diego Music Awards. We can't lie....this comes as a total surprise to us, especially when you consider the tough competition we were up against. But then again, considering the award was voted on by you the fans, and considering that AS I LAY DYING has the best fans in the world, maybe it's not a surprise after all. Thanks to all of you for the love and support you have given us. As always, we couldn't do it without you.....Love AILD
As I Lay Dying just won the Artist of the Year award at this year's San Diego Music Awards.
The band comments on their official website: "We can't lie....this comes as a total surprise to us, especially when you consider the tough competition we were up against. But then again, considering the award was voted on by you the fans, and considering that As I Lay Dying has the best fans in the world, maybe it's not a surprise after all. Thanks to all of you for the love and support you have given us. As always, we couldn't do it without you."
As I Lay Dying have recruited director Lex Halaby (Killswitch Engage, Mudvayne) to film a video for their track "Through Struggle" in the Los Angeles, CA area this coming weekend.
After the first show of the Hell on Earth Tour (which features As I Lay Dying, Heaven Shall Burn, Evergreen Terrace, Agents of Man, Neaera, End of Days) in Bochum, D is already sold out, there will be an additional show on October 10th in Bochum at the Matrix. Due to the great demand on tickets, this additional show will give everyone who cannot attend the first show the chance to see this great package. The show in Paris on the same day is unfortunately cancelled.
Here are the updated dates: More...
Visit the Hell on Earth Tour website, which features As I Lay Dying, Heaven Shall Burn, Evergreen Terrace, Agents of Man, End Of Days and Neaera, and click on the “competition” button to win some prizes:
First prize: “Meet & Greet” with As I Lay Dying & Heaven Shall Burn (incl. guest list for one person)!!!
“Meet & Greet” with Agents Of Man (incl. guest list for one person)!!!
“Meet & Greet” with Evergreen Terrace (incl. guest list for one person)!!!
“Meet & Greet” with End Of Days (incl. guest list for one person)!!!
5 x 2 guest list spots
10 Neaera CDs
10 As I Lay Dying CDs
5 Metal Blade shirts
10 Heaven Shall Burn shirts
3 Heaven Shall Burn training jackets
5 Century Media Family shirts
6 Evergreen Terrace shirts (two different designs)
10 Evergreen Terrace poster & sticker
10 End Of Days poster
2 Alveran DVDs
Heaven Shall Burn sticker
Alveran teaser CDs
Deadline for the competition is Monday, September 19th 2005.
Here are the dates: More...
I attended Ozzfest 2005 on Sunday, July 24 in Bristow, Virginia’s Nissan Pavilion (my report is running late, as I’ve found myself overcommitted lately). This fest was the tenth annual Ozzfest, and not to be outdone by last year’s excellent lineup, this year they sported an equally as good lineup spanning more genres of metal than before. This year’s lineup also contained numerous headliner-quality bands on both stages including, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, and of course Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
Had I known that both people I was supposed to go with would bail out, I would have lined up a photo pass for the whole show to give me something more to do. As it turned out, I pretty much just enjoyed the show and met up with As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis for an interview that we missed in Philadelphia, PA.
While this year’s lineup sported mostly bands I knew and had heard, most I was only vaguely familiar with, so pardon the lack of specific details such as song names, etc. in many cases. More...
Roadrunner has posted intitial tour dates for Slipknot's "The Final Volume Tour," with support by Unearth and As I Lay Dying and Dillinger Escape Plan splitting dates. Slipknot's complete (known) tour itinerary from this point forward is as follows:
Misc. Upcoming Slipknot Tour Dates:
8/20/2005 Hyundai Pavillion, Devore, CA - OZZFEST 2005
8/21/2005 House of Blues - Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV - SLIPKNOT headlines, Arch Enemy is direct support.
8/22/2005 House of Blues - Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV - SLIPKNOT headlines, DEVILDRIVER is direct support.
9/18/2005 Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, Columbia
9/20/2005 Poliedor Indoor, Caracas, Venezuela
9/23/2005 Skol Arena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9/29/2005 Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9/30/2005 Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Final Volume Tour: Slipknot headlining w/ support by Unearth and Dillinger Escape Plan: More...
Norma Jean are booking dates for a headlining run with Darkest Hour in tow come October and are also planning to hit the road alongside As I Lay Dying this fall as well. Dates and venues for either trek have yet to be announced
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
Ozzfest may be cancelled in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 16, but Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying will still be performing on that day. Both bands will be playing Lo-Fi. For more information and how to get tickets, go to www.loficafe.com.
As I Lay Dying has been nominated as Artist of The Year at this year's San Diego Music Awards. The categories will be voted on by the public. Go to www.sdmusicawards.com/Ballot2005.shtml to vote. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on September 12th.