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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Some Ozzfest 2005 dates have been confirmed while others are still rumoured.
The confirmed dates so far:
July. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Music Center
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheater
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Subject to change:
Aug. 4 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 6 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Confirmed bands for Ozzfest 2005: More...
ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING have secured three non-rotating slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Other acts believed to have been confirmed for the second stage include THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and BURY YOUR DEAD.
Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in the running for the festival's main stage are BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and the classic "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. Other rumored main-stage acts are MEGADETH, DISTURBED and SHADOWS FALL.
As reported here on Monday, an Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and dates for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March."
As I Lay Dying have chosen "Shadows Are Security" as the title for their upcoming new album which they recently finished recording. The outing will see a June 14th release date through Metal Blade.
Most of the schedule has been set for the upcoming As I Lay Dying, Throwdown, and All That Remains tour. Here are the dates:
3/24 San Luis Obispo CA @ Trinity Hall
3/25 Lancaster CA @ Mr. Q's Billiards
3/26 Fresno CA @ Big Game Studios
3/27 Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk
3/28 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
3/29 Vancouver CA @ Richard's On Richards
4/6 Thunder Bay CA @ Warp 9
dates w/ Winter Solstice
4/8 London CA @ The Embassy Hotel
4/9 Ottawa CA @ Babylon
4/10 Montreal CA @ El Salon
4/12 Latham NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/15 Louisville KY @ Headliners Music Hall
4/16 Huntington WV @ HYAMP
4/17 Richmond VA @ Alley Katz
4/20 Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown
4/21 S. Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
4/23 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Club
4/24 Erie PA @ Forward Hall
4/25 Grand Rapids MI @ The Intersection
Dates have been announced for As I Lay Dying's upcoming run with Throwdown and All That Remains, the schedule is as follows:
March 24th San Luis Obispo, CA - Trinity Hall
March 25th Lancaster, CA - Mr. Q's Billiards
March 26th Fresno, CA - Big Game Studios
March 27th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
March 28th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 29th Vancouver, CA - Richard's On Richards
April 06th Thunder Bay, CA - Warp 9
April 08th London, CA - The Embassy Hotel
April 09th Ottawa, CA - Babylon
April 10th Montreal, CA - El Salon
April 12th Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
April 15th Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
April 16th Huntington, WV - HYAMP
April 17th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
April 20th Farmingdale, NY - The Downtown
April 21st S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
April 23rd Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
April 24th Erie, PA - Forward Hall
April 25th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Winter Solstice will also be joining the bill on all dates from April 06th through to April 25th
As I Lay Dying are now plotting a June 14th release date through Metal Blade for their as-yet untitled new album which they have been hard at work on as of late.
As I Lay Dying are currently tracking the vocals for their upcoming as-yet untitled new album. The effort is expected out through Metal Blade in June and more info on it can be found over at www.asilaydying.com. In other news, the band will embark on a North American tour with Throwdown this spring.
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
HM Magazine have tallied votes by readers who chose their favorite musical acts from 2004.
HM Magazine Readers' Poll 2004 winners (look for the list of runner-ups in the March/April issue of HM Magazine, sometime in late February):
Favorite Band: Demon Hunter
Favorite Live Show: Blindside
Favorite Album: "Summer of Darkness," Demon Hunter
Favorite Song: "Not Ready To Die," Demon Hunter
Favorite New Band: The Chariot
Favorite Indie Band: Disciple
Favorite Singer: Christian Lindskog, Blindside
Favorite Guitarist: Jason Truby, P.O.D.
Favorite Bassist: Traa Daniels, P.O.D.
Favorite Drummer: Jordan Mancino, As I Lay Dying
Favorite Lyricist: Andrew Schwab, Project 86
Favorite Album Cover: Summer of Darkness, Demon Hunter
Favorite Article: "Underoath Tour Journal," David Allen
Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye for an Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" (view cover) on February 21st, 2005 in Europe.
Name it the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Emocore, Screamo, Mathcore or whatever – this is just a collection of modern bands that share their true love to Hardcore or Metal music. And it's simply a collection of some of the best music videos that came out during the past two years, you might not see on every music TV channel.
Check out www.eyeforaneye.info for a video trailer, an interview with God Forbid, greetings from Unearth, releaseparty dates and a competition.
"Eye for an Eye" tracklisting: More...
As I Lay Dying begun recording their new album today, while a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the group look to have chosen Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it next month. A release later this year through Metal Blade is expected.
Throwdown are now eyeing "Vendetta" as the tentative title to their forthcoming new album, which they will be recording this February with producer Zeuss (God Forbid, The Red Chord, Hatebreed) at the helm. A July release date through Trustkill is currently expected. In other news, the band will soon be mapping out dates for a six week North American trek alongside As I Lay Dying which is expected to kick off in March. More details will be unveiled shortly.
Their first three European shows were a huge success for As I Lay Dying. The band played three headlining shows in Holland and Germany. They enjoyed great turnouts and unbelievable reactions from the audiences. 200 people in Arnhem, 400 and something in Berlin, and over 500 in Karlsruhe screamed, danced and stagedived to the songs of AILD. “The folks in Berlin experienced some of the most brutal pits the German capital has ever seen”, says an attendant of that particular show!
Right now AILD are supporting Lamb of God on their UK tour before they get back to the States to start the recordings for the long awaited new album!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall's show tonight (November 22) at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, Michigan has been cancelled. There will be no rescheduled date.
Shadows Fall played in Japan for Extreme The Dojo with Killswitch Engage and Caliban last year and can't wait to get back. Here are this year's dates:
Feb. 7 Tokyo Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 9 Osaka Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 10 Nagoya Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying More...
Bleeding Through and As I Lay Dying will be the support bands for the two special Danzig shows in Las Vegas on December 28th and Los Angeles on December 30th. For each show, Danzig will be performing a special Misfits set with Doyle for each show.
Lamb Of God will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced:
Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University
Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Dec. 06 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ Ifor Bach
Dec. 08 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 09 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Dec. 10 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Support at the shows will come from Throwdown and As I Lay Dying.
Lamb Of God will be touring in support of their latest album, "Ashes of the Wake", which was released last month through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (White Zombie, (Hed)P.E., Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence) and includes guest appearances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and ex-Testament axeman Alex Skolnick.
As I Lay Dying are looking to spend the next few months writing new material for their next album which they will begin recording late this year/early next year. While a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the band have lined up Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it in February. A release through Metal Blade is expected in the spring/early summer.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
In an effort to help the underground music scene to thrive, the people behind Strhess (namely artist DEREK HESS), the company responsible for Strhess Clothing and the recent Strhess Tour, have planned Strhessfest. Planned for August 15th, 2004 in Cleveland, OH at the Scene Pavilion, the festival will showcase both musical and visual artists of various levels of success.
Bands scheduled to appear include: THURSDAY, FINCH, CONVERGE, SHADOWS FALL, RECOVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, SPITALFIELD, CHRISTIANSEN, AS I LAY DYING, WITH HONOR, UNDYING, RINGWORM, CRITERIA, COUNTERFIT, WHEN SPARKS FLY, REMEMBERING NEVER, BURNT BY THE SUN, HIMSA, SENSES FAIL, BELOVED, CODESEVEN, MIDTOWN, WIRES ON FIRE, MURDER BY DEATH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABOVE THIS FIRE, AT WIT'S END, and PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS.
Additionally, visual artists BASK, JAKE BANNON, ASTERIK STUDIOS, DARREN DOANE, DAVE QUIGGLE, TES ONE, NØKTURNAL, and AMATHIN, as well as DEREK HESS himself, will be exhibiting their work in the Strhessfest Gallery.
For more information about Strhessfest, including how to get tickets and directions to the venue, visit strhessfest.com.
The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.