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Formed: 2001
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.

Latest As I Lay Dying News

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.

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Headbanger's Ball To Premiere As I Lay Dying Video

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).

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Second Annual Aggressive Metal Fest Details

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:

Killswitch Engage
Shadow's Fall
In Flames
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies

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AILD, Heaven Shall Burn To Play Hell On Earth 2005

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).

Tour dates:

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.

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As I Lay Dying Finish New Video

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.

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Enter To Win Autographed As I Lay Dying Guitar

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.

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Killswitch Engage Announce Few More Off-Fest Dates

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

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As I Lay Dying CD Release Show Moved

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.

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

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

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Killswitch Engage, AILD, Soilwork To Tour Together

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:
IRON MAIDEN with MASTODON (Canadian dates)
SHADOWS FALL with a band to be announced

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

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...

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

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...

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New As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder Tracks

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.

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Upcoming As I Lay Dying Album Details

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...

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AILD, Throwdown, ATR Photos Posted

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.

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As I Lay Dying Report From Vancouver, BC

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...

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

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.

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More Download Fest Confirmations Announced

More acts have been confirmed for Download Festival, which takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th June, at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

New for the Main Stage on Saturday are Anthrax, Alter Bridge, and Bowling for Soup, while new for Sunday are Nightwish, and Killswitch Engage.

There's also new bands for the Snickers Stage, with the Bled added for Friday. Saturday has added Meshuggah, Unearth, and Every Time I Die, and Sunday has added DKT/MC5, Lacuna Coil, Caliban, and As I Lay Dying.

These join bands previously announced, including Feeder, Garbage, Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, System of a Down, Slipknot, Mortorhead, and more. Click here for the full day and stage listings (so far) - more bands will be added in the coming weeks.

Three-day tickets are on sale, priced at £105, with camping costing an extra £22.50 (and with parking thrown in). Those not camping will (if required) need to buy an extra ticket to park their car, costing £5 if bought at the same time as festival tickets, or costing £10 on the day. Click here to buy tickets.

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?

Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."

Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...

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First Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

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...

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More Ozzfest Confirmations And Rumors Released

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."

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