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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Below is our complete As I Lay Dying news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
As I Lay Dying's "Shadows Are Security" arrived on the Billboard charts at #1 independent record in the country and # 35 on the Top 200. And now in week two over 47,000 copies sold first two weeks alone were tallied, that is Metal Blade Record's biggest number and highest charting position since the Goo Goo Dolls (the Goo Goo Dolls was a joint effort with Warner Brothers - so this is Metal Blade's biggest solo release ever.)
On June 24th As I Lay Dying whipped their home town of San Diego into a frenzy at their CD release show at Soma in support of "Shadows Are Security". Next, AILD will be playing the upcoming Christian Cornerstone festival on July 1st in Marietta Illinois. AILD are set to bring the mayhem to the masses this summer as they co-headline the second stage on Ozzfest 2005. The band also has several off-fest dates with Killswitch Engage and Soilwork. Below is their complete touring schedule.
MTV2's Headbangers Ball plays host to As I Lay Dying who are interviewed to be aired on Saturday, July 9th. The San Diego based quartet will talk up their recent success, their new release and summer plans with host Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Tune in to MTV 2 @ 10 pm est/ 9 pm central, check local listings for channel number.
As I Lay Dying Summer Touring 2005: More...
According to Nielsen SoundScan, As I Lay Dying's new album, "Shadows are Security," sold 33,142 copies in the first week of release. The album has also entered the Billboard Charts in the USA on position 35.
As I Lay Dying's video for their current single "Confined" has made its way online and can be viewed here. The song is taken from the groups new album "Shadows Are Security", which will hit stores on June 14th.
30 second snippets of all tracks from As I Lay Dying's new album "Shadows Are Security" are now available for listening to online here. The album will see a June 14th release date through Metal Blade
MTV2's Headbanger's Ball will premiere the new As I Lay Dying video for "Confined"
from the band's sophomore Metal Blade release "Shadows Are Security" on June 4th (Saturday).
The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies
Century Media and Metal Blade, the upcoming Hardcore label Alveran Records and MAD Tourbooking are joining forces to bring Hell on Earth 2005 over Europe. This new annual European festival tour will be on the road between September 22nd and October 16th and brings us the New Breed Of Hardcore and Metal: As I Lay Dying (Cal/US), Heaven Shall Burn (Ger), Evergreen Terrace (Fl/US), Agents Of Man (NY/US), End Of Days (Ger) and Neaera (Ger).
Sept 23 Bochum - Matrix (Germany)
Sept 25 Linköping - Deadfest (Sweden)
Sept 26 Aarhus - Train (Denmark)
Sept 27 Hamburg - Markthalle (Germany)
Sept 28 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik (Germany)
Sept 29 Wien - Arena (Austria)
Sept 30 Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof (Germany)
Oct 01 Erfurt - Centrum (Germany)
Oct 02 Dresden - Reithalle (Germany)
Oct 05 Manchester - Music Box (England)
Oct 06 Newport - TJ´s (England)
Oct 07 Yeovil - Flicks (England)
Oct 08 London - Mean Fiddler (England)
Oct 09 Hasselt - Muziek-O-Drom (Belgium)
Oct 13 Reggio Emilia - Transilvania Club (Italy)
Oct 14 München - Backstage (Germany)
Oct 15 Berlin - SO 36 (Germany)
Oct 16 Frankfurt - Antagonhalle (Germany)
For more information, visit www.hellonearthfest.com.
As I Lay Dying recently filmed a video for their track "Confined" with director Chris Sims (Eighteen Visions, Lamb Of God) at an abandoned Air Force base in Tustin, CA. Expect it to begin airing mid to late next month. In other news, the band will be embarking on the "Hell On Earth Tour" overseas with Heaven Shall Burn, Evergreen Terrace, Agents Of Man, Nearea and End Of Days come September, dates announced so far include:
September 23rd Bochum, GER - Matrix
September 25th Linkoping, SWE - Deadfest
September 26th Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
September 28th Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
September 29th Wien, AUT - TBA
September 30th Schweinfurt, GER - Alter Stadtbahnhof
October 01st Erfurt, GER - Centrum
October 02nd Dresden, GER - Reithalle
October 09th Hasselt, BEL - Muziek-O-Droom
October 14th Munchen, GER - Backstage
October 15th Berlin, GER - SO 36
October 16th Frankfurt, GER - Antagonhalle
As I Lay Dying's new album "Shadows Are Security" will arrive on shelves through Metal Blade on June 14th.
Pre-order As I Lay Dying's upcoming album, "Shadows are Security," and you're automatically entered to win a guitar personally autographed by the members of the band. Also, be amongst the first to pre-order "Shadows are Security" and you'll get an As I Lay Dying poster and a Metal Blade sampler CD absolutely free. This offer is only availble while supplies last. You will receive one poster and one sampler CD per order. For more information, click here.
"Shadows are Security" hits stores June 14th.
Killswitch Engage will be playing a number of "Ozzfest" off-dates with As I Lay Dying and Soilwork in tow, dates announced so far include:
Jul. 20 State College, PA - Crowbar
Jul. 22 Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall
Aug. 05 Louisville, KY - Jillian's
Aug. 08 South Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion
Aug. 10 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
The As I Lay Dying CD release show has been moved. The new show date will be JUNE 24 @ SOMA in San Diego. Old tickets will be valid for June 24th. New tickets can be purchased here.
As I Lay Dying's upcoming album, "Shadows are Security," hits stores June 14.
An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:
Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:
July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :
July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA
Rob Zombie with Mastodon:
August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Iron Maiden with Mastodon:
July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be hooking up with SOILWORK and AS I LAY DYING for their own string of dates this summer during days off from the Ozzfest tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
As previously reported, other confirmed 'Off-fest' pairings are as follows:
IN FLAMES with ARCH ENEMY
ROB ZOMBIE with MASTODON
IRON MAIDEN with MASTODON (Canadian dates)
SHADOWS FALL with a band to be announced
It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.
It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...
upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.
GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.
The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).
Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...
Ozzfest.com has uploaded brand-new tracks from AS I LAY DYING ("Meaning in Tragedy") and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ("A Vulgar Picture"). You can check them out at this location.
"Meaning in Tragedy" comes off AS I LAY DYING's upcoming CD, "Shadows Are Security", due on June 14 via Metal Blade Records (June 20 in Europe). "A Vulgar Picture" is taken from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's forthcoming album, "Miasma", due on July 12 via Metal Blade Records.
As I Lay Dying have finished recordings for their anxiously awaited new album “Shadows Are Security.” Please note that the release date for the new album of San Diego's finest has been pushed back to June 20th in Europe (NOT in the U.S.!).
Produced by band vocalist Tim Lambesis and Steve Russell, engineered by Steve Russell and mixed by Andy Sneap, “Shadows Are Security” is the most mature yet powerful and best sounding album As I Lay Dying have recorded to date.
Tracklist “Shadows Are Security”: More...
Photos from the March 29 As I Lay Dying / Throwdown / All That Remains show at Richard's on Richards in Vancouver, BC have been posted here.
I caught the As I Lay Dying show with Throwdown and All That Remains when the tour came through Vancouver, BC on March 29 at Richard's on Richards. I actually had the chance to see all three bands live at the Commodore Ballroom on separate occasions in 2004: As I Lay Dying on the In Flames tour in May, Throwdown with Fear Factory and Lamb of God in October, and All That Remains with Gwar in November. Unlike the Commodore, which houses no more than 1000 people, Richard's on Richards was even smaller, which I personally prefer over huge stadiums. As I Lay Dying was having trouble getting across the border and was stuck there for four hours. As a result, the band didn't arrive at the venue until almost 7 and so they had to push back the entire show. More...
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.