Origin: San Diego, California, USA  
Genres: Metalcore
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Last update/review: December 20, 2012

As I Lay Dying

Thrashy, crunchy metalcore is the order of the day from this San Diego band who has risen to the upper levels of the genre. Now four albums in with 2007's An Ocean Between Us, everything is in place -- clean and core vocals, speedy, crunchy riffs, a stellar production, this is what modern metalcore is all about. Vocalist Tim Lambesis also has a solo project, the humorous crossover act Austrian Death Machine.

Recent album: Shaped By Fire, released on September 20, 2019.

Current Members

Tim Lambesis

vocals (Austrian Death Machine)

Nick Hipa

guitars

Phil Sgrosso

guitars/bass

Josh Gilbert

bass

Jordan Mancino

drums

Former Members/Guests

Johnny Utah (guest)

vocals

Evan White

guitars

Noah Chase

bass

Aaron Kennedy

bass



Discography



Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes  
2001 Pluto
  1. In the Name of Freedom
  2. Condemned (In the Penal Colony)
  3. Kirillow's Bullet (Aleksjej Nilyc: A Russian Trilogy Pt. 1)
  4. D-Generation
  5. Icons in the Dust
  6. Un Petalo di Pietà
  7. Getsemani
  8. The Source Becoms Desert
  9. Holy Bleeds (Rodian Romanyc: A Russian Trilogy Pt.2)
  10. Pain, Pride and Regret
  11. Leaving No Trace Behind (Ivan Karamazov: A Russian Trilogy Pt. 3)
  12. In the Name of Freedom (Reprise)
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Johnny Utah
  • Evan White
  • Noah Chase
  • Jordan Mancino



Frail Words Collapse  
2003 Metal Blade
  1. 94 Hours
  2. Falling Upon Deaf Ears
  3. Forever
  4. Collision
  5. Distance Is Darkness
  6. Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  7. Undefined
  8. A Thousand Steps
  9. The Beginning
  10. Song 10
  11. The Pain of Separation
  12. Elegy
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Evan White
  • Aaron Kennedy
  • Jordan Mancino



Shadows Are Security  
2005 Metal Blade
  1. Meaning in Tragedy
  2. Confined
  3. Losing Sight
  4. The Darkest Nights
  5. Empty Hearts
  6. Reflection
  7. Repeating Yesterday
  8. Through Struggle
  9. The Truth of my Perception
  10. Control is Dead
  11. Morning Waits
  12. Illusions [view lyrics
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Jordan Mancino



A Long March: The First Recordings  COMPILATION
2006 Metal Blade
  1. Illusions (re-recorded)
  2. The Beginning (re-recorded)
  3. Reinvention (re-recorded)
  4. The Pain of Separation (re-recorded)
  5. Forever (re-recorded)
  6. Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
  7. Torn Within
  8. Forced to Die
  9. A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity
  10. Blood Turned to Tears
  11. The Voices that Betray Me
  12. When This World Fades
  13. A Long March
  14. Surrounded
  15. Refined by Your Embrace
  16. The Innocence Spilled
  17. Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
  18. Illusions
  19. The Beginning
  20. Reinvention
  21. The Pain of Separation
  22. Forever



An Ocean Between Us  
2007 Metal Blade
  1. Separation
  2. Nothing Left
  3. An Ocean Between Us
  4. Within Destruction
  5. Forsaken
  6. Comfort Betrays
  7. I Never Wanted
  8. Bury Us All
  9. The Sound Of Truth
  10. Departed
  11. Wrath Upon Ourselves
  12. This Is Who We Are
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Jordan Mancino



This Is Who We Are  
2009 Metal Blade
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Josh Gilbert
  • Jordan Mancino



This Is Who We Are  VIDEO
2009 Metal Blade



The Powerless Rise  
2010 Metal Blade
  1. Beyond Our Suffering
  2. Anodyne Sea
  3. Without Conclusion
  4. Parallels
  5. The Plague
  6. Anger and Apathy
  7. Condemned
  8. Upside Down Kingdom
  9. Vacancy
  10. The Only Constant Is Change
  11. The Blinding of False Light
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Josh Gilbert
  • Jordan Mancino



Decas  COMPILATION
2011 Metal Blade
  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 (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)



Awakened  
2012 Metal Blade
  1. Cauterize
  2. A Greater Foundation
  3. Resilience
  4. Wasted Words
  5. Whispering Silence
  6. Overcome
  7. No Lungs to Breathe
  8. Defender
  9. Washed Away
  10. My Only Home
  11. Tear Out My Eyes
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Josh Gilbert
  • Jordan Mancino
2012 Readers' Album #86




Shaped By Fire  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. Burn to Emerge
  2. Blinded
  3. Shaped by Fire
  4. Undertow
  5. Torn Between
  6. Gatekeeper
  7. The Wreckage
  8. My Own Grave
  9. Take What's Left
  10. Redefined
  11. Only After We've Fallen
  12. The Toll It Takes
  • Tim Lambesis
  • Nick Hipa
  • Phil Sgrosso
  • Josh Gilbert
  • Jordan Mancino




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