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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.

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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Tim Lambesis Talks Tattoos In New Video

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was recently featured on Pitcam.tv's "Behind the Ink" segment to talk about his various tattoos. Footage from the interview is now available online and can be found below.

As I Lay Dying also released the new album "Awakened" back in September through Metal Blade Records, and the music video for "A Greater Foundation" can be viewed at this location.

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I See Stars Joining Asking Alexandria On Tour

I See Stars has been added to Asking Alexandria‘s “Monster Energy Outbreak Tour” with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire and Attila. The North American trek kicks off November 16th. I See Stars will be performing on the bill in-between Memphis May Fire and Attila. Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said the following of the situation:

"First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who's love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming 'Outbreak' Tour.

"Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch's daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.

"Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who's love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene.

"It's time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch - from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one's for you. We love you. Cheers." More...

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As I Lay Dying Posts Tour Footage

As I Lady Dying has posted highlights from the second week of the band's European tour with Trivium, Caliban, and Upon A Burning Body. Check out the video clip in the player below. You can find the band's upcoming tour dates at this location.

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As I Lay Dying Streaming Entire New Album

As I Lay Dying, which recently debuted a video for "A Greater Foundation," has launched an exclusive full-album stream for "Awakened" on AOL Music. Listen to the album now at this location. The "Awakened" album will be available tomorrow in-stores and online.

As I Lay Dying will perofrm a special private CD release show in conjunction with Metal Blade Records 30 Anniversary that will take place on street date in New York at Santos Party House. Fans can pre-order "Awakened" at three New York-area independent record stores and receive a FREE laminate that gives you access into the private NYC release show. Stores participating includes: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ), and J&R (NYC).

Upcoming As I Lay Dying tour dates are as follows: More...

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As I Lay Dying Releases New Music Video

As I Lay Dying is preparing to release "Awakened" this coming September 25 on Metal Blade, and the group has now premiered a first single and video for "A Greater Foundation." Check out the song and video through Purevolume.com here or in the player below.

As I Lay Dying is also set to headline a special album release show Tuesday, September 25th at Santos Party House in New York City. For entry to the private, free album release show, fans can pre-order "Awakened" at three-New York City area independent record stores starting Friday, September 14th and receive a free laminate for access into the show. Participating record shops include: Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave. West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (51 Lafayette Rd Fords, NJ) and J&R (1 Park Row). For fans that cannot be in New York, the hosts of VH1 Classic "That Metal Show" Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine and Jose Mangin of SiriusXM's "Liquid Metal" will emcee a live online broadcast starting at 8:00 pm Eastern via Livestream at this location.

The album's track listing is:

1. Cauterize
2. A Greater Foundation
3. Resilience
4. Wasted Words
5. Whispering Silence
6. Overcome
7. No Lungs to Breathe
8. Defender
9. Washed Away
10. My Only Home
11. Tear Out My Eyes More...

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As I Lay Dying Posts New Album Studio Video

As I Lay Dying has posted a new studio update video online from the band's time working on upcoming album "Awakened." You can check out this studio clip via The Gauntlet or in the player below.

"Awakened" is due out on September 25th, 2012 and pre-orders can be made here. As I Lay Dying will also be headed out for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour later this year with Asking Alexandria and Suicide Silence.

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As I Lay Dying Announces Release Show

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce another event has been set up in celebration of the record label's 30 Anniversary, which included a packed showcase at this year's SXSW in Austin, TX, the Metal Blade Scion A/V Club showcase in Pomona, CA on 9/15, and the recently announced Los Angeles Armored Saint show at the House of Blues on 11/30.

For this next event Metal Blade has teamed up with Metal Wreckage and is moving things to the east coast. Taking place Tuesday September 25 at Santo's Party House in New York City, this event is offering fans the chance to attend a private CD Release show for As I Lay Dying, whose new album "Awakened" drops the same day and marks the band's first show since a run on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Supporting the San Diego, CA metal heavyweights are Detroit, MI's very own blue-collar thrash metallers, Battlecross, who recently wrapped up a run on this summer's Trespass America tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, and more.

Starting September 14, fans can pre-order "Awakened" at three New York-area independent record stores and receive a free laminate that gives you access into the private NYC release show. Stores participating includes: Looney Tunes (West Babylon, NY), Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ), and J&R (NYC). More...

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Killswitch Engage To Headline California Metalfest

Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.

The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."

WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...

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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Lineup Announced

Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment have announced the line-up for the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Headliner Asking Alexandria will be joined by support acts As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, and Attila. The full itinerary for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will be announced September 7th.

The line-up prompted tour producer Steve Glazer (Idol Roc Entertainment) to share, "Without question this is the strongest lineup we've assembled for Outbreak to date. Each year we promise to grow our brand and it all starts with delivering the fans an undeniable lineup of artists on the rise paired with an affordable ticket price."

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce stated, "America, we are back, we are excited, we are ready and we are fucking headlining! This is our biggest headlining tour ever and we are bringing with us, the biggest, heaviest and best bands that rock has to offer. This Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is going to be fucking insane, more so especially due to the fact that this is not only going to be our last tour of the year and our last tour in America for quite awhile, but also because this is going to be the last tour on the Reckless and Relentless album cycle.

"We will be playing songs from Stand Up and Scream, Reckless and Relentless and a handful of brand new songs from our upcoming album. You, North America, have been chosen to hear our new songs before anyone else in the world. Let's make this a tour to fucking remember. Lets end 2012 bigger, better and harder than anywhere else on this earth. We can't wait to see you all. If 2012 really is the end of the world, then all I can say is....we are going out with a bang motherfuckers! We will see you all soon.”

Asking Alexandria will enter the studio in October prior to the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to place the finishing touches on a third full-length effort. The disc is set for an early 2013 release.

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As I Lay Dying Announces "Awakened" Info

The Grammy-nominated rock group As I Lay Dying will release sixth album, "Awakened," this coming September 25th on Metal Blade. Pre-orders are available today via this location.

After wrapping a run as a main stage act on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival with Slipknot, Slayer, and more, the group will headline a special album release show - with more details coming soon. On October 15th, As I Lay Dying will launch a European tour with Trivium, Caliban, and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. in November for a nationwide tour.

As I Lay Dying just completed a video for the new single "A Greater Foundation." The group teamed with director Drew Russ (A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse) and producer Robby Starbuck for the performance-based clip, which was shot on location in Los Angeles. "We were all impressed with Drew's ability to capture the intensity of live band performances in his videos, and 'A Greater Foundation' is no exception, explains bassist Josh Gilbert. " Drew's technique, along with the all-day participation of some of our diehard fans in Los Angeles, definitely accentuated the energy of the song and makes for an exciting and dynamic video. We can't wait to unveil it!"

The album's track listing is: More...

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As I Lay Dying Video Interview Available

Montreality has posted a new video interview online with Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying, which is available in the YouTube player provided below.

As I Lay Dying will also be releasing new album "Awakened" on September 25th, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the first single "Cauterize" over at this location.

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As I Lay Dying Posts Lyric Video For "Cauterize"

As I Lay Dying posted up a lyric video for "Cauterize," the first single off the band's forthcoming LP "Awakened." The single is available through iTunes, with the full length album due out on September 25, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

The band recently announced tour dates as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/Slipknot, Slayer, Whitechapel and more. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out "Cauterize" here:

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As I Lay Dying Reveals More Details On New Album

As I Lay Dying premiered the new song "Cauterize" on Friday, June 22nd through Sirius Radio's "Liquid Metal." This Sunday, the song will debut on the As I Lay Dying website for free starting at midnight PST for 24 hours only. It will then be available for download on iTunes and online everywhere the next day. The artwork for the single can be viewed below.

As I Lay Dying is currently holed up in the Blasting Room with producer Bill Stevenson, who's also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson. The group is putting the finishing touches on the new album "Awakened," due out September 25th on Metal Blade. More...

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As I Lay Dying Announces Tour With Trivium

San Diego metal act As I Lay Dying has announced a tour with Trivium this fall. Other bands on the bill include Caliban and Upon a Burning Body (dates available below).

Comments As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis: “It's not very often that a lineup like this works out for a club tour. I can't wait to get on stage knowing the crowds will be pumped getting a great show from start to finish. That coupled with being on the road with our friends in Trivium again gives me plenty to look forward too.”

15/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Ritz
16/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
17/10/12 – UK – Birmingham – Institue
19/10/12 – UK – Bristol – Academy
20/10/12 – UK – Norwich – UEA
21/10/12 – UK – London – Shephards Bush Empire
22/10/12 – BE – Brussels – AB
23/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Bataclan
25/10/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
26/10/12 – DE – Herford – X
27/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
28/10/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
07/11/12 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
08/11/12 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
10/11/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
11/11/12 – DE – München – Backstage Werk
12/11/12 – IT – Milan – Live Club
13/11/12 – CH – Solothurn - Kofmehl
14/11/12 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
16/11/12 – ES – Barcelona – Appolo
17/11/12 – ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
18/11/12 – ES – Madrid - Riviera More...

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As I Lay Dying Reveals New Album Producer

As I Lay Dying is proud to announce that Bill Stevenson has been enlisted to produce the band's next album this May. Metal Blade issued the following press release:

"Bill Stevenson has played drums for both the Descendents and Black Flag and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by Rise Against, NOFX, Propagandhi, The Casualties, Anti-Flag and many more. As I Lay Dying is recording this spring, with album release expected in the second half of 2012.

"As always, the band members are very active on twitter and bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert has been posting images from the studio to chronicle the writing process. Follow Gilbert via the band's official twitter account. Track titles, album art, new music, behind-the-scenes video, and more will be revealed as they are made available."

This album will serve as the official follow up to 2010's "The Powerless Rise" (reviewed here), which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #10. More...

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As I Lay Dying Writing New Album

As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of its tenth anniversary as a band, with a successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US.

As I Lay Dying is currently writing for a fifth album and is preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months. Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band will be returning to Europe in June for some festival appearances and exclusive club shows.

02/06/12 – DE – Nürnberg – Rock im Park
03/06/12 – DE – Nürburg – Rock am Ring
05/06/12 – CH – Luzern – Konzerthaus w/Trivium
06/06/12 – DE – Karlsruhe – Substage w/Trivium
07/06/12 – LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal w/Trivium
09/06/12 – UK – Donington Park – Download Festival
10/06/12 – AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock

Make sure to check out the new As I Lay Dying video the band shot for Paralyzed. The video encapsulates As I Lay Dying in a special moment in time: the band's tenth anniversary tour in front of sold-out crowds full of devoted fans. The video is available now at this location.

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Motorhead To Play Rockstar Mayhem Festival

The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are pleased to announce the addition of Motorhead to the 2012 line-up. This marks the first summer tour that Motorhead has taken part in for several years. The legendary metal veterans join the already stellar 2012 main stage line-up, featuring multi-platinum Iowa cult metal groundbreakers Slipknot in the headlining position, as well as legendary thrash metal kings Slayer—both returning to the festival for a second turn at pummeling fans.

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister commented, "Well, we're used to mayhem in this band, so it's kind of a family tradition! Bring it!"

Motorhead just finished up a run with Megadeth on the 2012 Gigantour. On January 24th, Motorhead Music/UDR released "The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else," an official DVD containing some of the finest moments from the band’s recent The Wörld is Yours tour, which also includes a special bonus double live CD of the Chile stop. Frontman Lemmy will also be part of a Ronnie James Dio tribute album which will be out later this year.

This year, in addition to Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead, the main stage will also spotlight a ferocious rotation of today’s best artists, including The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, and Asking Alexandria. The festival will make a 27 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Head here for ticketing information. More...

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Saxon To Play Download Festival 2012

Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon announced that the band will perform at this year's Download Festival in Donnington this year, which runs from June 8-10, 2012. The band will play the main stage on Saturday, June 9, 2012 with Metallica and Tenacious D.

Saxon's announcement reads as follows:

"Back in Donington! We are more than happy to announce that Saxon will perform on the mighty Download festival in UK!

"After the superior performances in 2008 & 2010 and the legendary gig in 1980 (which was recorded and released as a bonus disc on the latest Saxon album 'Call To Arms') and the storming gig in 1982, Saxon will rock the main stage together with bands like Metallica, Tenacious D, Steel Panther and and and...

"This will be the 5th Saxon appearance in Donington! Follow the call to arms and march to the holy grounds of Castle Donington to celebrate another powerful and great Saxon show!"

For the full lineup for Download, check out the tour poster here: More...

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As I Lay Dying Releases "Paralyzed" Video

As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of the band's tenth anniversary, with an extremely successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US. While on the tour, the band captured live footage from several shows. The footage was edited by the band's own Nick Hipa into what has become the band's next video: "Paralyzed." Check out the video clip below.

As I Lay Dying is currently writing for the band's fifth album and is preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months.

Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Dates and tickets can be found over here. More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Download 2012

The organisers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further five bands for this years edition of the event. Metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage has confirmed, as have NOFX, Nightwish, Shinedown and Black Veil Brides. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the United Kingdom.

The lineup is now as follows:

The Prodigy (Headliners)
Metallica (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
Anthrax
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Chase and Status
Devildriver
Devin Townsend Project
Fear Factory
Five Finger Death Punch
Ginger Wildheart
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Little Angels
Machine Head
Nightwish
NOFX
Periphery
Reckless Love
Shinedown
Slash
Soundgarden
Steel Panther
Tenacious D
Trivium
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six

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