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 be touring across Europe in November in support of their new album, "The Powerless Rise" with Heaven Shall Burn. AS I LAY DYING tour dates with Heaven Shall Burn are as follows:
04/11/10 – CH – Zürich – Volkshaus
05/11/10 – IT – Cervia – Rock Planet
06/11/10 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
07/11/10 – DE – Nürnberg – Löwensaal
08/11/10 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
09/11/10 – Paris – Le Trabendo
10/11/10 – LU – EschsurAlzette – Kulturfabrik
11/11/10 – DE – München – Tonhalle
12/11/10 – DE – Cologne – EWerk
13/11/10 – DE – Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA
14/11/10 – DE – Münster – Skaters Palace
15/11/10 – DE – Berlin – Columbia Club
22/11/10 – DE – Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit
23/11/10 – DE – Leipzig – Werk 2
24/11/10 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
25/11/10 – UK – Norwich – Waterfront Hall
26/11/10 – UK – London – Koko
27/11/10 – UK – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
28/11/10 – UK – Manchester – Academy 2
29/11/10 – UK – Glasgow – The Garage
30/11/10 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
I recently got out to see the Cool Tour in Baltimore for a much-needed break. Featuring eight bands from every corner of the metalcore genre, one might be surprised to hear that this is the new tour by some of the Sounds of the Underground organizers, in it first year of the planned annual outing.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: With a name like “The Cool Tour” and a lineup full of metalcore bands, one might expect a bunch of straight/floppy haired teens in girl jeans as the audience. Luckily this was not the case, but it was clear that this tour is marketed to the younger and more trendy crowd. This was not your typical metal crowd, as short hair was the order of the day, but it was not what I expected either. While the name and first impressions might actually be a turn off to older and “true” metalheads, a closer look at the lineup reveals a few good reasons to check it out. I realized that if nothing else, headliners As I Lay Dying would put on a great show, and I also wanted to check out the much-hyped Between The Buried and Me as well as highly underrated Cancer Bats. If you are one who hates all things ‘core, don’t bother, however.
This was my second show at Sonar, and my impression of the venue since the first time was much improved. It seemed more organized and the security and staff were extremely helpful, the latter putting up with bands’ verbal jabs at them looking bored while encouraging the crowd to crowd surf to give them something to do.
While the entire venue was in use, the bands played only the main stage. Fortunately they had the process of switching bands down to a science and there was only a 10 to 15 minute gap between bands’ 30 minute sets for the most part.
Note: with a only passing familiarity with many of the bands, I am not able to name many songs or give set lists for this tour, even for the bands whose CDs I own. But read on for my account of the concert. More...
Metalcore supergroup Arma Gathas played the ATAK in Enschede, The Netherlands, with Job for a Cowboy and As I Lay Dying. They have posted some photos of the show, which can be found here.
Arma Gathas were also quite impressed with their show-mates, saying "AS I LAY DYING played one of their best shows we have ever seen."
The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.
The download pack includes:
As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."
War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).
Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:
1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"
Hopetik Art recently conducted a video interview with Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying at the 2010 edition of France's Hellfest. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.
As I Lay Dying is currently out on tour in support of the new album "The Powerless Rise." The band has now announced the following upcoming European and North American tour dates:
6/18 2010 Degenaupark Jonschwill, Switzerlan, SWITZERLAND
6/19 2010 Complexe Du Val de Moine Clisson, France, FRANCE
6/20 2010 Atak (Grolsch Zaal) Enschede, Holland
6/22 2010 Glav Club St Petersburg, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
6/23 2010 Tochka Club Moscow, Russia, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
6/25 2010 Parco Della Certosa Reale Turin, Italy, ITALY
6/26 2010 VAINSTREAM ROCK FEST Munster, GERMANY
6/27 2010 Festival Park "Stenehel" Dessel, Belgium, BELGIUM
6/28 2010 Matrix Bochum, Germany, GERMANY
6/29 2010 Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg, Germany, GERMANY
7/1 2010 HOVE Festival Tromoy, Norway, NORWAY
7/2 2010 Borganasyagen 39 Borlange, Sweden, SWEDEN
7/4 2010 Flugplatz/Roitzschjora Leipzig, Saxony, GERMANY
7/12 2010 House of Blues-Buena Vista Orlando Orlando, FL, us
7/12 2010 Cool tour - House Of Blues ORLANDO, FL
7/13 2010 Cool tour - The Tabernacle ATLANTA, GA
7/14 2010 Cool tour - House Of Blues NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
7/15 2010 Cool tour - The Fillmore Charlotte CHARLOTTE, NC
7/16 2010 Cool tour - sonar BALTIMORE, MD
7/17 2010 Cool tour - sound academy Toronto, ON, CANADA
7/18 2010 Cool tour - royal oak music theatre ROYAL OAK, MI
7/20 2010 Cool tour - house of blues BOSTON, MA
7/21 2010 Cool tour - starland ballroom SAYREVILLE, NJ
7/22 2010 Cool tour - electric factory PHILADELPHIA, PA
7/23 2010 Cool tour - The LC Pavilion COLUMBUS, OH
7/24 2010 Cool tour - eagles complex MILWAUKEE, WI
7/25 2010 Cool tour - the pageant SAINT LOUIS, MO
7/27 2010 Cool tour - verizon wireless theater HOUSTON, TX
7/28 2010 Cool tour - the palladium ballroom DALLAS, TX
7/30 2010 Cool tour - mesa ampitheatre MESA, AZ
7/31 2010 Cool tour - hollywood palladium LOS ANGELES, CA
8/1 2010 Cool tour - the warfield SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Diego, California based metal outfit As I Lay Dying has posted their new music video online for the song, "Parallels." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "The Powerless Rise," which debuted at number ten on the Billboard charts upon it's release earlier this year.
As I Lay Dying will be appearing on the "Loveline" show tonight, Tuesday May 25th at 10:00PM PDT with Dr. Drew Pinksy. The band will discuss the new album "The Powerless Rise." Station and show time information can be found at this location.
After wrapping their headlining U.S. tour, As I Lay Dying will head overseas for shows in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Holland, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and the U.K. The band will then return to the U.S. to launch the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The nationwide trek will launch July 12 in Orlando and wraps up August 1 in San Francisco.
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
As I Lay Dying's new album "The Powerless Rise," which is set to be released on May 11th, 2010 via Metal Blade Records, is currently streaming online in its entirety. The album can be heard through the official As I Lay Dying MySpace page. All 11 songs will be available from today through Monday, May 10 at 6:00pm PST.
While As I Lay Dying cross the U.S. on their headlining tour with Demon Hunter, Blessthefall, and War Of Ages, the group has announced a day-of-release in-store at Rolling Stones Music (7300 W. Irving Pk. Rd. Norridge, IL 60706). The in-store signing will begin at 3:30 PM sharp and continue until before the band's headlining show later that night at the House of Blues (329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL).
The upcoming As I Lay Dying tour dates are as follows:
05/07 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
05/08 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
05/10 Nashville, TN Rocketown
05/11 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
05/12 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
05/13 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
05/14 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/15 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
05/16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
05/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
05/18 Eugene, OR Mcdonald Theater
05/20 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
05/21 San Diego, CA Soma
05/22 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.
“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”
“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
AS I LAY DYING has posted their new single, "Beyond Our Suffering," on their MySpace page (70% of the track is available). The song comes off their upcoming album, "The Powerless Rise," which will be released on May 11 via Metal Blade Records.
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
As I Lay Dying are set to release their new album "The Powerless Rise" on May 11th, 2010 via Metal Blade Records. The band worked with artist/musician Jacob Bannon (Converge) to create the cover artwork for "The Powerless Rise," which can be viewed here. Jacob also designed the covers of the group’s three previous Metal Blade releases.
The track listing for the new album is as follows:
1. Beyond Our Suffering
2. Anodyne Sea
3. Without Conclusion
5. The Plague
6. Anger and Apathy
8. Upside Down Kingdom
10. The Only Constant Is Change
11. The Blinding Of False Light
American metal outfit As I Lay Dying has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming fifth studio album, "The Powerless Rise." You can check it out at the bottom of the page. The album will be released through Metal Blade Records on May 11th.
The tracklisting is as follows:
"Beyond Our Suffering"
"Anger And Apathy"
"Upside Down Kingdom"
"The Only Constant Is Change"
"The Blinding Of False Light"
AS I LAY DYING has just announced a show in New Zealand for their upcoming tour nearing the end of March. The New Zealand show will take place on March 26th at the Transmission Room in Auckland. The band will also take part at this year's Toowooba Easterfest on April 3rd.
Here are the latest As I Lay Dying Australia and New Zealand tour dates:
Friday 26th March Transmission Room Auckland, NZ
Sunday 28th March Amplifier Perth
Monday 29th March Enigma Adelaide
Tuesday 30th March Corner Hotel Melbourne
Wednesday 31st March Annandale Hotel Sydney
Thursday 1st April Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Saturday 3rd April Easterfest (Christian festival) Toowoomba
Guitarist Phil Sgrosso of As I Lay Dying has checked in with the following update about their new album:
"Hey everyone, we've been pretty busy the past few months. We're about several last minute pickscrapes/thunderchugs away from finishing ALL tracking for The Powerless Rise. We've had Colin Richardson and his assistant Martyn 'Ginge' Ford out in San Diego working on mixes every day for about a month so far. It took a bit of time for us to get the guitar tone in the right place, but we've finally settled on something we all love and compliments the drums and bass quite nicely. Josh and Tim's vocals are sounding great as well. Colin and Ginge are doing a killer job!
"Besides stopping by the studio a couple days a week, we've all been preparing to start up the next tour cycle. We've got an Australian/New Zealand run in late March, the Revolver awards April 8th in LA, followed by a US headliner that'll be going on right around the time our new record comes out. It's been nice being home most of the past year but it's time to get back out there with some new songs and an entirely new stage setup to intensify the live show. I've been missing that adrenaline rush from playing to our fans and I assure you the new songs will bring our live energy to a new level. Keep an eye out, we'll be coming to you soon..."
The organisers of the French metal festival Hellfest has announced the last additions to the event's lineup. The already hugely impressive lineup will now also feature Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Saxon, Slayer, Deftones, Airbourne, Fear Factory, Carcass, Fields Of Nephilm, Infectious Grooves, Stone Sour, Hypocrisy, Exodus, Annihilator, Devin Townsend Project, Mass Hysteria, Doom, Dillinger Escape Plan, As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Tamtrum, Electric Mary Vulcain, Kalisia and Blaspheme. The festival will be held in Clisson from June 18th-20th.
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...