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      Origin San Diego, California, USA
      Genre Christian Metalcore
      Years active 2001 - present
      Label Metal Blade Records
      Website www.asilaydying.com

      Members
      Tim Lambesis
      Jordan Mancino
      Phil Sgrosso
      Nick Hipa

      History
      As I Lay Dying was formed in 2001 by vocalist Tim Lambesis after leaving Society's Finest where he was playing guitar. The San Diego band first took shape as a trio, with guitarist Evan White and drummer Jordan Mancino rounding out the lineup. They soon signed with Pluto Records and one month into their lifespan, the group hit the studio to record their first album Beneath the Encasing of Ashes, released in June of 2001. It is their most brutal, darkest and rawest record as their sound got more and more melodic and catchy with further albums. In 2002, the band recorded additional songs for a split CD with fellow San Diegans 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 March of 2003. In July, 2003 the band's second full-length album, Frail Words Collapse, produced by Tim Lambesis, was released and extensive touring with the likes of Himsa, Shadows Fall, The Black Dahlia Murder, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Hatebreed and other popular heavy metal music bands followed. Their "94 Hours" and "Forever" videos got heavy rotation on FUSE and MTV2's Headbanger's Ball, and the band was on No. 1 most-downloaded spot at the now-defunct MP3.com.

      At the beginning of January 2005, As I Lay Dying entered Big Fish Studios in Encinitas, California (the same place they’d recorded Frail Words Collapse). In June of 2005, the band released their third full-length CD Shadows Are Security as they went on another massive tour to support the album, including a prominent slot at the annual Cornerstone Festival and the second stage of Ozzfest 2005.

      In May 2006, both Beneath the Encasing of Ashes and their split album songs (with American Tragedy) were re-released through Metal Blade Records on one CD. The album contains the original and re-recordings of the songs from the split album. The CD was released because the band preferred to rerelease it rather than have listeners pay large sums of money to hear their early records. The band notably raised its profile in 2006 to that of a band on the verge of commercial success through their support slot on the Taste Of Chaos tour in the US alongside bands such as Deftones, Thrice, Dredg, Funeral for a Friend and Story of the Year. Reportedly, they befriended many of the bands despite their drastic stylistic differences.

      In the summer of 2006 As I Lay Dying established themselves as headliners when they closed the Sounds of the Underground Festival. Support for that tour included In Flames, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Gwar, and Terror.

      During Winter of 2006, As I Lay Dying parted ways with their bassist, Clint Norris due to his wanting to focus on married life.

      As I Lay Dying are recording a new album (Evolution) in March 2007 and will be due to be finished in the Summer of 2007.

      "I want to see the fucking horn!" \M/

    • My personal favorite, Empty Hearts.
      Check them out people. Mr. Green

      Edited by Rejected 13 Apr `07, 8:26PM
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    • Originally posted by Master -_-:
      good or not? i go download now Mr. Green

      good, if you like metalcore. Mr. Green

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    • Originally posted by missqi:
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    • Originally posted by Rejected:
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