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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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As I Lay Dying Reveals More "Decas" Details

As I Lay Dying has announced more details for the band's upcoming album "Decas," which coincides with the band's 10 year anniversary. "Decas" is set for release on November 8th in North America, November 7th in the U.K. and Europe, and November 4th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

"Decas" celebrates the band’s accomplishments by offering three brand new songs, cover songs that pay homage to just a few of the acts that have influenced As I Lay Dying, and remixes by INNERPARTYSYSTEM (Katy Perry, Ladyhawke, Thursday, Good Charlotte and many others), Benjamin Weinman, (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kelly "Carnage" Cairns, (Austrian Death Machine, War of Ages), and Big Chocolate (Asking Alexandria, iwrestledabearonce, Suicide Silence).

Head over to this location to check out a video of the band talking about the upcoming "Decas" release.

The "Decas" track listing is as follows:

1. Paralyzed
2. From Shapeless to Breakable
3. Moving Forward
4. War Ensemble (Slayer cover)
5. Hellion (Judas Priest Cover)
6. Electric Eye (Judas Priest Cover)
7. Coffee Mug (Descendents cover)
8. Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (Re-Recorded Medley)
9. The Blinding of False Light (Innerpartysystem Remix)
10. Wrath Upon Ourselves (Benjamin Weinman Remix)
11. Confined (Kelly "Carnage" Cairns Remix)
12. Elegy (Big Chocolate Remix)

As I Lay Dying will also be supporting Amon Amarth in Europe on the following dates: More...

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As I Lay Dying Announces New Album And Tour Dates

California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has announced that it will be embarking on a headlining tour this coming December in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary. The band will also be touring to promote its forthcoming rarities and b-sides album, which has been titled "Decas." "Decas" is set for a November 8, 2011 release date through Metal Blade Records and will feature all previously unreleased content from the band. You can check out the dates for the group's tour as well as the "Decas" tracklisting below.

11/30 Long Island, NY – The Paramount
12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
12/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/03 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/04 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/05 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
12/06 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/08 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont
12/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/10 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
12/11 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Center
12/13 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/14 Scottsdale, AZ – Venue Of Scottsdale
12/15 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
12/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA More...

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As I Lay Dying Snags "Best Hard Rock" Award

As I Lay Dying has once again been recognized by the band's hometown of San Diego, as the group has taken home the "best hard rock" award at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.

The awards show will took place on August 8th at Humphreys By The Bay in San Diego, CA. As I Lay Dying has also been honored at the awards in the past, taking home the "artist of the year" award on three separate occasions in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

All of the genre categories were voted on by the public, while the album categories were voted on by the San Diego Music Academy. The full list of winners and nominees can be seen at this location.

You can also check out a webisode of the band's recent festival appearances by navigating over here.

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As I Lay Dying Posts "Fly Out Shows" Webisode

As I Lay Dying recently performed at several festivals in the Midwest including KRROFEST in Sioux Falls, SD and KQRC Rockfest in Kansas City, KS. While traveling, the guys shot some behind the scenes footage to discuss the logistics of flying out to play shows. Check out the clip below.

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As I Lay Dying Video Interview Posted Online

ExploreMusic has posted a new video interview online with Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying, which was conducted in Toronto. You can check out the video clip below.

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As I Lay Dying Nominated For SDMA Award

Metalcore act As I Lay Dying and extreme death metallers Cattle Decapitation and Carnifex have been nominated for the "Best Hard Rock" category at this year's upcoming San Diego Music Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Monday August 8, 2011 at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego, California.

The complete list of "Best Hard Rock" nominees include:


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Hatebreed Frontman Reveals Solo Album Details

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album debut. The album, simply titled "Jasta," will hit store shelves on July 26, 2011through eOne Music. You can view the album's track listing as well as the guest appearances for the record below.

1. Walk That Path Alone
2. Mourn The Illusion
3. Screams From The Sanctuary
4. Nothing They Say
5. Anthem Of The Freedom Fighter
6. Something You Should Know (feat. Phil Labonte of All That Remains)
7. Set You Adrift
8. Enslaved, Dead or Depraved (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)
9. With A Resounding Voice (feat. Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying)
10. The Fearless Must Endure (feat. Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society)
11. Heart Of A Warrior (feat. Mike Vallely)
12. Death Bestowed (feat. Mark Morton of Lamb Of God)

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As I Lay Dying Announces Festival Appearances

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.

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Amon Amarth Announces More European Shows

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.

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

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:

Sunday, July 24:

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As I Lay Dying Posts New Music Video Online

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.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

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...

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2011 "Heavy T.O." Festival Lineup Revealed

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.

Rob Zombie
Billy Talent
Children Of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
Baptized In Blood
The Sword
Times Of Grace
Melissa Auf der Maur

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THQ Offering Free Homefront Soundtrack

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

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More Bands Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

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.

Full details on the festival are available here. The complete list of currently confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Hackneyed To Play Summer Breeze

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.

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As I Lay Dying Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

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...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

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:

In Extremo
Bolt Thrower
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
Suicidal Tendencies
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Sonic syndicate
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Comeback kid
The haunted
Hayseed dixie
Smoke blow
Emil bulls
Devil sold his soul More...

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

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
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Kreator More...

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As I Lay Dying Posts "Anodyne Sea" Music Video

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:

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