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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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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 "Vacancy." 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.
Truthisscary.com conducted a video interview with As I Lay Dying's Josh Gilbert, which can be viewed below. The interview feature's Josh talking about how the documentary Zeitgeist questioned his bands Christian faith, questions of if 9/11 was an inside job, and Fema death camps.
San Diego, California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has 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.
The boxset is set for release on May 11, 2011. More information can be found at this location.
Tim Lambesis, lead vocalist of the popular San Diego, California metal band As I Lay Dying has formed a new clothing company called Modern Rebellion. The company has launched an official website and merch store through 3rd Degree Merch.
The mission of the clothing line is to spread a positive message of charity and to often put one’s personal needs second to those of others. With that mindset Modern Rebellion will be giving profits to Trees Of Glory, a non-profit dedicated to providing clean water for Children in Duber, Ethiopia.
"For many of us growing up, rebellion was a way to fight against what we felt were pointless and oppressive rules. Times have changed. Today we often submit to popular thinking without notice and believe that our greatest purpose is to serve ourselves. The truest form of rebellion left is to reject this mindset and live for something more.
"That is why I have partnered in starting Modern Rebellion. What I profit from this endeavor goes to support orphanages that I have personally visited and benefits a group of people much more deserving than myself. Beyond that, I think the apparel and designs themselves create a style that well represents my personal taste."
As I Lay Dying has issued the following announcement about adding on a second Seattle show:
"To all of our Seattle fans: We were just informed that due to a ticketing glitch the Friday Oct-08 Seattle show at El Corazon was oversold by 150 tickets. Since the venue is not by law able to hold this many people, and since we certainly don’t want anyone to get turned away at the door on Friday, we have decided on short notice to do a second show on Saturday Oct-09 at El Corazon.
"Due to the short notice, tickets will be at a reduced price as compared to the Friday show, and the venue will be refunding the $2.50 difference in ticket price to the first 150 ticket holders of the Friday show who are willing and able to attend the Saturday show. We hope this resolves the issue and we look forward to playing two great shows for all of our Seattle fans."
The details of the show are as follows:
Saturday, October 9
7:00 doors 7:30 show
All Ages bar w/ID
San Diego, California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted new live footage captured during the band's recent outing on "The Cool Tour." The band are currently on tour promoting its 2010 release "The Powerless Rise" which was released on May 11th through Metal Blade Records.
You can view the video below:
As I Lay Dying will be meeting up with fans before every show on the band's headlining tour for a meet and greet/signing. The band will be signing autographs for 30 minutes as soon as doors open and will wrap up right before Carnifex hits the stage. As I Lay Dying will also be signing a free poster for fans that show up to the sessions. As I Lay Dying's headlining tour kicks off tomorrow in El Paso, TX at Club 101 and also includes Carnifex, All That Remains, and Unearth. The dates are as follows:
09/14 El Paso, TX Club 101
09/15 Odessa , TX Dos Amigos
09/16 Abilene, TX Midnight Rodeo 3
09/17 Little Rock, AR The Village
09/18 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
09/19 Knoxville, TN Valarium
09/20 Covington, KY The Madison Theater
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
09/22 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
09/23 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
09/24 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
09/25 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
09/26 QUEBEC, QC Imperial De Quebec
09/27 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/28 Ottawa, ON Captial Music Hall
09/29 London, ON Cowboys
10/01 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
10/03 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
10/04 Calgary, AB Macewan
10/05 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
10/07 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
10/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/10 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
10/11 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
10/15 Yuma, AZ Club Blackout w/Carnifex, Beg For Life, Demise Of Hollywood
All That Remains has announced the following first four dates of the "For We Are Many" headlining tour, which more to be announced soon:
10/12 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10/15 San Diego, CA - SOMA
10/16 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues Sunset Strip
10/17 Las Vegas. NV - Fremont East District
The complete list of upcoming All That Remains tour dates are as follows: More...
Unearth has announced the following updated North American tour dates with All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, and Carnifex:
9/10 - Rex Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA
9/11 - Rocketown | Nashville, TN
9/12 - Diamo Ballroom | Oklahoma City, OK
9/14 - Club 101 | El Paso, TX
9/15 - Dos Amigos | Odessa, TX
9/16 - Midnight Rodeo 3 | Abilene, TX
9/17 - The Village | Little Rock, AR
9/18 - New Daisy Theatre | Memphis, TN
9/19 - Valarium | Knoxville, TN
9/20 - The Madison Theater | Covington, KY
9/21 - Orbit Room | Gra Rapids, MI
9/22 - Peabody's | Cleveland, OH
9/23 - Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY
9/24 - Northern Lights | Clifton Park, NY
9/25 - Webster Theatre | Hartford, CT
9/26 - Imperial De Quebec | Quebec, QC
9/27 - Metropolis | Montreal, QC
9/28 - Capital Music Hall | Ottawa, ON
9/29 - Cowboys | London, ON
10/1 - Garrick Center | Winnipeg, MB
10/3 - Odeon | Saskatoon, SK
10/4 - Macewan Hall | Calgary, AB
10/5 - Edmonton Event Center | Edmonton, AB
10/7 - Vogue Theatre | Vancouver, BC
10/8 - El Corazon | Seattle, WA
10/9 - El Corazon | Seattle, WA
10/10 - Rosela Theater | Portland, OR
10/11 - Senator Theatre | Chico, CA More...
Unearth has issued the following update about a North American tour with Carnifex, As I Lay Dying, and All That Remains:
"As promised, we are hitting up North America one more time in 2010 to support our latest album 'The March.' Teaming up with our buddies in As I Lay Dying, All That Remains and Carnifex will bring some sick fucking shows so bring your party hats and hand grenades. See you all soon."
The dates are as follows:
9/14 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
9/15 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
9/16 Abilene, TX @ Midnight Rodeo
9/17 Little Rock, AR @ The Village (no All That Remains)
9/18 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
9/19 Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater
9/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/22 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's (no All That Remains)
9/23 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/24 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
9/25 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (no All That Remains)
9/26 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
9/28 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
9/29 London, ON @ Cowboys
10/1 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
10/3 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
10/4 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
10/5 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
10/7 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/8 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/10 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/11 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre (no All That Remains)
Hang out with As I Lay Dying at 2:00pm this Sunday, August 1st, at the Hot Topic in the San Francisco Center at 865 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94103. Hot Topic members can purchase an As I Lay Dying CD or T-shirt to receive a wrist band to guarantee their spot in line. As I Lay Dying is also currently on the "Cool Tour" withUnderoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The upcoming dates are as follows:
07/28 Dallas, TX Palladium
07/30 Mesa, AZ Marquee Theater
07/31 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
08/01 San Francisco, CA Regency Theater
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: