AS I LAY DYING BIOGRAPHY
As I Lay Dying is a christian metalcore band currently signed to Metal Blade Records. The band is most accurately described as metalcore, fusing elements of metal and hardcore music. AS I LAY DYING GENRES
As I Lay Dying was formed in 2001 in San Diego, California. Soon after their formation, the band signed with Pluto Records and released their first full-length album, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes in June of 2001. In 2002, the band recorded additional songs for a split CD with American Tragedy, also released on Pluto Records. After extensive touring and a marked increase in popularity, As I Lay Dying signed with Metal Blade Records in early 2003 after a short break-up and rushed into the studio and recorded Frail Words Collapse in two weeks. In July 2003, the band's second full-length album, Frail Words Collapse, was released and extensive touring with the likes of Himsa, Shadows Fall, The Black Dahlia Murder, By Nightfall, and other popular heavy music bands followed. In June 2005, the band released their third full-length CD Shadows Are Security as they went on the second stage of Ozzfest 2005.
The band also re-released their first two recordings previously issued through Pluto Records. Both Beneath the Encasing of Ashes (which was recorded two months after the band started) and their split EP songs (with American Tragedy) were re-released through Metal Blade Records on one CD in May of 2006, entitled A Long March: The First Recordings. The album features the As I Lay Dying side of the split release, followed by their debut full-length in its entirety, and closes with 5 re-recorded tracks from the 2002 split.
The latest As I Lay Dying album is entitled "An Ocean Between Us" and it was released on August 21, 2007 through Metal Blade Records. The latest album leans further from the metalcore genre, and more so towards a fusion of metal and melodic death metal.
AS I LAY DYING LYRICAL THEMES
Christianity, Relationships, Inner Struggles
AS I LAY DYING ORIGIN
United States of America (San Diego, CA), formed in 2001
AS I LAY DYING CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Metal Blade Records
AS I LAY DYING STATUS
AS I LAY DYING CURRENT LINE-UP
Tim Lambesis: Vocals (ex-Society's Finest)
Jordan Mancino: Drums (ex-Edge of Morality)
Josh Gilbert: Bass (ex-All In)
Phil Sgrosso: Guitar (+ Bass on "An Ocean Between Us") (ex-Tomra, Double Whammy, Saber Tooth)
Nick Hipa: Guitar (ex-Evelynn, Double Whammy, Master Originator)
AS I LAY DYING PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Clint Norris (ex-Fontane)