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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As I Lay Dying will return to Europe in August for a string of upcoming summer festivals. The currently announced festival appearances are as follows:
04/08/11 – DE – Dortmund – FZW
05/08/11 – DE – Wacken Open Air
12/08/11 – AT – Bildein - Picture On Festival
13/08/11 – CZ – Jaromer - Brutal Assault
14/08/11 – PL – Warsaw - Klub Progresja
15/08/11 – SK – Bratislava – Randal Club
17/08/11 – DE – Augsburg - Kantine
18/08/11 – BE – Hasselt - Pukkelpop
19/08/11 – NL – Bussloo - Xnoizz Flevo Festival
20/08/11 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
As I Lay Dying has also been confirmed as direct support to the upcoming six-week headlining tour of Amon Amarth kicking off October, 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ending 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic.
Comments As I Lay Dying: "It's about time that Amon Amarth and us team up for a tour. Both bands have been around 10+ years and we're finally having the chance to take over Europe together. I doubt there will be another tour this year with as much relentless headbanging EVERY SHOW."
Details on the upcoming European run of tour dates with Amon Amarth can be found by heading over to this location.
Swedish metal act Amon Amarth has just finished a European tour (with support from The Black Dahlia Murder) and is about to return to North America in August for a second headline tour in support of "Surtur Rising" (reviewed here).
With no rest for the wicked Amon Amarth has also now just confirmed a six-week headlining tour through Europe for the fall. The tour kicks off October 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct support will be from As I Lay Dying, and currently announced dates are as follows:
12/10/11 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
13/10/11 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
14/10/11 – DE – Passau – Metal Invasion Festival
15/10/11 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
16/10/11 – DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
18/10/11 – DE – Bremen – Aladin
19/10/11 – LU – Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange
20/10/11 – DE – Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle
21/10/11 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
22/10/11 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol
23/10/11 – UK – London – HVM Forum
25/10/11 – FR – Rennes – L´Etage
26/10/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
27/10/11 – FR – Lille – Aeronet
28/10/11 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil
30/10/11 – ES – Bilbao – Rock Star *
01/11/11 – PT – Lisboa – Incrivel Almadense *
02/11/11 – PT – Porto – Hard Club *
03/11/11 – ES – Santiago de Compostela – Capitol *
04/11/11 – ES – Madrid – Heineken *
05/11/11 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *
07/11/11 – CH – Zürich – Komplex 457
08/11/11 – IT – Treviso – New Age
09/11/11 – IT – Bologna – Estragon
11/11/11 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
12/11/11 – DE – Kaufbeuren – All-Kart Halle
13/11/11 – AT – Graz – Orpheum
15/11/11 – SI – Ljubljana – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club
16/11/11 – HR – Zagreb – Bogaloo
18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall
19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof
24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock
* shows without As I Lay Dying
You can also check out a show report from a recent Amon Amarth show in Springfield, VA by heading over here.
Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.
Saturday, July 23:
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
DEAD & DIVINE
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
Sunday, July 24:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
TIMES OF GRACE
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted its new music video online for the track "Beyond Our Suffering." You can view the video in the player below.
As I Lay Dying has also recently been confirmed for the Brutal Assault Festival, with additional details at this location.
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
The official lineup has been announced for the first ever "Heavy T.O" festival, which is set to take place at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario on July 23rd and 24th, 2011. The following acts have been announced thus far, with more expected to be announced shortly.
Children Of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
Baptized In Blood
Times Of Grace
Melissa Auf der Maur
THQ is giving away 25,000 digital promotional copies of the exclusive soundtrack for the new video game Homefront on a first come / first served basis. Submit your email address here to receive an email confirmation with a link to download your copy.
The track listing is as follows:
War Ensemble - As I Lay Dying
Fight the Power - The Dillinger Escape Plan feat. Chuck D
Uprising - iwrestledabearonce
War Pigs - The Acacia Strain
One - Periphery
Fortunate Son - The Ghost Inside
For What It's Worth - Winds of Plague
Us and Them - Misery Signals
Masters of War - Arsonists Get All the Girls
War - Oceano
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Veil of Maya
More bands have now been confirmed to appear at the upcoming Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th in Germany. The newest additions to the festival are Benighted, Blitzkid, Deadlock, God Dethroned, Hackneyed, Mad Sin, Postmortem, and Powerwolf.
Germany's Hackneyed recently signed to Lifeforce Records for the release of the band's upcoming third full-length album. Hackneyed has now announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl.
The Summer Breeze fest will be taking place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location. Other confirmed bands include Deadlock, As I Lay Dying, God Dethroned, Arch Enemy, Enslaved, and many more.
On December 17th, 2010, As I Lay Dying shot a music video for the track "Anodyne Sea" off the band's latest album "The Powerless Rise," which can be viewed here. Directed by McFarland and Pecci of Killswitch Productions and shot in the band's hometown of San Diego, California, "Anodyne Sea" was shot from the POV perspective of drummer Jordan Mancino. The band has now posted behind the scenes footage from the shooting of the video through Noisecreep.com, which can be viewed in the clip below.
As I Lay Dying also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.
The lineup is now as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Blaas Of Glory
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Hail Of Bullets
Heaven Shall Burn
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has teamed up with CraveOnline to debut its new music video. The video was shot for the track "Anodyne Sea" and is taken from the group's latest album "The Powerless Rise." The video was directed by Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland and can be viewed below:
As I Lay Dying has announced that the band will headline California Metalfest V, set to take place March 19, 2011 at The Grove in Anaheim, California.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
WINDS OF PLAGUE
BORN OF OSIRIS
AFTER THE BURIAL
AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK
THE HUMAN ABSTRACT
THE GREAT COMMISSION
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted a new video update online. You can view the video update below, which features footage shot by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis while on tour in Europe.
Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
AS I LAY DYING
BLAAS OF GLORY
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
SUBWAY TO SALLY
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
San Diego, California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has leaked that it will be filming a music video for the song "Anodyne Sea" today, Friday December 17, with Killswitch Productions directors Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland. Mike Pecci and Ian McFarland are known for their work with bands such as Meshuggah and Fear Factory.
In recent news, As I Lay Dying announced that it will be hitting the road once again for a headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Winds Of Plague and After The Burial. You can view the full list of As I Lay Dying tour dates at this location.
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. headline tour. Support on the trek will come from Winds Of Plague and After The Burial. You can view te full list of dates, cities and venues below:
02/12 Ft. Collins, CO – The Aggie Theater
02/14 Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
02/16 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theater
02/17 Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom
02/18 Lansing, MI – The Loft
02/19 Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
02/20 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
02/21 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
02/22 Providence, RI – The Met
02/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/26 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/27 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
02/28 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
03/01 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
03/02 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
03/03 Tampa, FL – State Theater
03/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/05 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
03/06 Pensacola, FL – American Legion Hall
03/07 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
03/09 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
03/10 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
03/11 Wichita, KS – The Cotilion
03/12 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
03/13 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/15 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
03/16 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
03/17 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
03/18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Chicago hard rock act Disturbed, fresh off the release of its new album "Asylum," will be bringing its Music As A Weapon Tour to Australia in April. Joining Disturbed will be California metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival. You can check out the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:
04/20 Perth, AUS – Burswood Dome (no Forgiven Rival)
04/23 Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04/24 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver
04/25 Sydney, AUS – Acer Arena
04/28 Newcastle, AUS – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
04/30 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted a video online from its recent performance on The Daily Habit. The video features the band performing the song "Anodyne Sea." You can view the video below:
As I Lay Dying recently revealed details regarding the band's forthcoming release of "The Powerless Rise" in a box set format. The new edition, being labelled as "super deluxe fan box" is set to include "The Powerless Rise" CD and 12" vinyl picture disc, "The Powerless Rise" DVD documentary with in-studio footage and interviews plus exclusive bonus content, guitar, bass and drum tab book, hardcover book with lyrics, photos, and an editorial from the band, 12" x 12" lithograph print, three collectors As I Lay Dying guitar picks, mini drumstick keychain, As I Lay Dying vest patch, As I Lay Dying window cling and an As I Lay Dying jacket pin.