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The Powerless Rise
5/11/2010

This Is Who We Are (3x DVD)
4/14/2009

An Ocean Between Us
8/21/2007
 
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Spirit Breath T-Shirt

Beheading T-Shirt

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Death Ringing T-Shirt

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As I Lay Dying Announce 2011 Headlining Tour
December 16, 2010


San Diego, CA's AS I LAY DYING will hit the ground running in 2011 with a full US tour. The dates start on February 12th at the Aggie Theater in Ft. Collins, CO and wrap up March 18th in Sacramento, CA. The tour will hit cities that the band hasn't been to in years and cities the band has yet to visit, including: Green Bay, WI, Pensacola, FL, Burlington, VT and much more. The full schedule is below and on asilaydying.com and thepowerlessrise.com. This is a great opportunity for fans to see AS I LAY DYING in an intimate club-setting.

On Tuesday, November 9, AS I LAY DYING released a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Fan Boxset. The package includes The Powerless Rise CD and 12" vinyl picture disc, The Powerless Rise DVD documentary w/in studio footage and interviews + extras: guitar, bass, and drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, song stems for "Upside Down Kingdom," expanded recording outtakes, a hardcover book w/ lyrics, photos and editorial from the band, 12" X 12" lithograph, 3 guitar picks, mini drumstick keychain, As I Lay Dying patch, As I Lay Dying window cling and metal As I Lay Dying logo pin. Quantities are limited and once sold out they are gone forever.

Released earlier this year, The Powerless Rise debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10 and marks yet another major feat for the metal band that refuses to compromise their sound to conform to the mainstream as they continue to deliver heavy and melodic music to their fans around the world.

As I Lay Dying w/ Winds Of Plague and After The Burial:
02/12 - Ft. Collins, CO - The Aggie Theater
02/14 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
02/15 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
02/16 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
02/17 - Green Bay, WI - Riverside Ballroom
02/18 - Lansing, MI - The Loft
02/19 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club
02/20 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
02/21 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
02/22 - Providence, RI - The Met
02/24 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
02/25 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
02/26 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
02/27 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
02/28 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
03/01 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
03/02 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
03/03 - Tampa, FL - State Theater
03/04 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
03/05 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
03/06 - Pensacola, FL - American Legion Hall
03/07 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
03/09 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
03/10 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
03/11 - Wichita, KS - The Cotilion
03/12 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
03/13 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
03/15 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
03/16 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew
03/17 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
03/18 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades



 
 
 
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Tim Lambesis Launches 'Modern Rebellion' Clothing Line
October 18, 2010
Tim Lambesis, lead vocalist of the popular San Diego, CA 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." - Tim Lambesis

Purchase merchandise from Modern Rebellion and learn more about Trees Of Glory below.

Modern Rebellion
Official Website - http://www.modernrebellionapparel.com
Trees Of Glory Website - http://www.hopechest.org/trees-of-glory/
 
 
 
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As I Lay Dying Confirm Pre-show Signings For Tour
September 14, 2010
As I Lay Dying will be meeting up with fans before every show on their 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 be signing a FREE poster for fans - so make sure to show up early to meet the band and get your poster. The tour kicks off today in El Paso, TX at Club 101. Tickets for the tour are available now on both www.asilaydying.com and www.thepowerlessrise.com, and a complete list of dates is available below.

As I Lay Dying's
highly anticipated limited edition Super Deluxe Fan Box will be in stores on November 9th, 2010. Once these are sold out, they will be gone forever - this is truly a limited edition! The fan box includes:

- The Powerless Rise CD and 12" Vinyl Picture Disc
- The Powerless Rise DVD Documentary w/In Studio footage and interviews + Extras: Guitar, Bass & Drum tabs featuring Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert - Song Stems for "Upside Down Kingdom" - Expanded recording outtakes
- Hard cover book includes lyrics, photos, editorial from the band
- 12" X 12" Lithograph
- Three (3) guitar picks
- Mini drumstick Keychain
- AILD Patch
- Window Cling
- Metal AILD logo pin

As I Lay Dying
Tour w/ All That Remains, Unearth, Carnifex:
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)

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As I Lay Dying In Store This Sunday At Hot Topic - SF, CA
July 28, 2010
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. To find out how to become a member, just head to www.hottopic.com.

As I Lay Dying
- Cool Tour 2010
w/ Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages:
07/28 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
07/30 - Mesa, AZ - Marquee Theater
07/31 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
08/01 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Theater

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'The Powerless Rise' Streaming On Myspace
May 10, 2010
As I Lay Dying's new album 'The Powerless Rise' (out Tomorrow, May 11, on Metal Blade) is currently streaming live on their MySpace page. Since Friday afternoon and continuing through today, Monday May 10 at 6:00pm PST the entire 11-song disc including the furious new single "Parallels" has been unlocked and streaming live. The group will be featured act on the MySpace front page and music pages through May 11.

In tech news, As I Lay Dying's blistering first single "Beyond Our Suffering" is now available for fans to play and download for FREE on Tap Tap Revenge 3 via the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Tap Tap Revenge is a popular music game in the tradition of Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution that puts rhythmic skills to the test in all-new ways. Tap through the beats or shake left and right as the arrows fall. Download exclusive tracks or take on your friends head-to-head in Tap Tap Revenge's unique two-player mode. For more info, visit: http://tapulous.com/taptap3.

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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
MEMBERS:
Tim Lambesis - Vocals
Phil Sgrosso - Guitar
Nick Hipa - Guitar
Josh Gilbert - Bass
Jordan Mancino - Drums

The members of AS I LAY DYING are the kind of musicians that refuse to be measured solely by their most recent accomplishments. The new album, An Ocean Between Us, is evidence of this fact, proving once again that these guys are not afraid to push the limits of their sound and always keep things moving. The music grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the album’s finish. Building upon the foundation that AILD has laid over the past several years, growing from a small San Diego outfit slowly and deliberately into a priority national act, the band has become Metal Blade Records’ biggest sellers with an extremely devoted following. AS I LAY DYING has the goods to take it all the way and stake their claim as the metal band “ you need to know about” in 2007 and beyond.

A brief history lesson: AILD’s Metal Blade debut, 2003’s Frail Words Collapse, effectively introduced this indie band to the world on the strength of the catchy but brutal songs, “94 Hours” and “Forever.” The album went on to be a label best-seller, surpassing 210,000 units sold. The follow up, Shadows Are Security, further spotlighted AILD as one of most influential bands to break out of the underground metal scene. Their high-profile, marathon tour cycle found the band as one of the featured attractions on the Ozzfest 2005 side stage, then as part of the second annual Taste Of Chaos trek in winter 2006 along with Deftones and Thrice, culminating in the headlining slot on the 2006 Sounds Of The Underground tour in front of 3000-5000 people per night. Shadows has sold nearly 275,000 records to date as word of the album and the band’s electrifying live show continues to spread through their ever growing fan base, fans that simply put are in it for the long haul.

Now, with An Ocean Between Us, the stakes have been raised, the ante upped. “It may have been comfortable for us to write a similar sounding record,” admits vocalist and founding member Tim Lambesis. “The basic elements of AS I LAY DYING are there, but on the whole, we took certain songs in a new direction. We can’t always do what’s comfortable or just do more of what our fans expect. We wanted to have more depth.” To achieve the desired depth, the band wrote and recorded as though their very lives depended on it. Lambesis says, “Everything was performed more spot-on than any of our previous records. The biggest focus was the songwriting. It’s more dynamic than previous records, and that helped the production sound bigger because there are ups and downs.” The band recruited noted producer (friend and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz to man the boards. Colin Richardson’s mixing skills also helped create the album’s bigger, fuller, crisper, and more dynamic sound. On An Ocean Between Us, driving melodic choruses are set to a backdrop of breakdowns, the kind that ignite moshpits to the apex of fury. Richardson named the record among his favorite, telling fans “It is brilliant, people! Amazing songs all over the place. It's a truly special album and Jordan [Mancino] has to be one the THE best drummers in metal. Seriously. It was a real honor to mix this album."

Musically, the core four –Lambesis, drummer and fellow founding member Jordan Mancino, guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso- wrote the album, and recruited bassist Josh Gilbert to record and fill the vacant bass position. Lambesis admits that on this album, the foursome where able to commingle all of their strengths. “From the start of this band Jordan and I were always the solid two members. Together we wrote a majority of the songs and were very passionate about every decision the band made. While we always expected that same passion from other band members, we didn’t always receive it. It wasn’t until Phil and Nick joined the band that we were finally able to find the other solid two.” Lambesis also feels the band played to everyone’s strengths when writing, making the process natural. He says, “We were conscious about focusing in on things. Like if we wanted Phil’s guitar melody style to be the showcase of the song. Or if we wanted to go towards the darker, thrashier songwriting style, we’d focus on that. We focused on separate strengths, so songs came out drastically different and it sounds more diverse.” Another musical step occurred on the song “Nothing Left.” Lambesis says the song was a step forward for him personally, because when demoing the song, he had to sing the clean background vocals to get a feel for how he wanted it to go, not because he particularly wanted to sing that part. He says, “It was my first time singing a chorus, and it’s now one of my favorite choruses, and not because I sing it, but because it has a unique feel.”

While Shadows Are Security was a concept record, Lambesis admits that An Ocean Between Us is more lyrically diverse, something that he did with purpose. “I tried to write about whatever was on my mind,” the singer reveals. “I did not have a certain conceptual direction, but because I tend to focus on certain topics, the album has a bit of a theme,” he reveals. “The title is about the separation we need to have between the expectations of the rest of the world and what our goals are. There are dreams we’re taught are normal, whether it’s money or success or any of those things, but we shouldn’t believe in those things if they are not important to us. There is an ocean between our real lives and what is expected of us.”

One thing that can’t be denied is the devotion and loyalty that AILD constantly receive from their fans. In fact, every time that AILD is up for some award that is voted on by the public, AILD’s fan’s never disappoint. The band has taken home the San Diego Music Award’s 2006 Artist of the Year (beating out Jason Mraz and Switchfoot) as well as being voted 2006’s Metal Gods by MTV2. One of the reasons that fans have latched on to AILD so passionately and fervently is that the band always has something thoughtful and positive to say while still playing a combustible, aggressive style of music. Instead of dwelling on what’s wrong with the world, they’re more interested in putting a positive spin on the obstacles that life throws your way. “For a long time in the metal scene, the lyrics weren’t easy for fans to relate to, on a personal level,” Lambesis says. “If you’ were angry, you listened to metal, but there was no positive advice or lyrics that inspired you to overcome struggles. That didn’t exist until more recently. We’d like to think that we’re a band that many younger people can relate to.”

With a fanbase that continues to grow exponentially, AILD plan to focus on what they know best, hitting the road. With a tour schedule that includes the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, they know that there are always new fans that haven’t been exposed to the music. “We’ll keep pushing forward,” Lambesis says. “There is always a chance for us to do more, even with more people that don’t necessarily listen to metal.” Thanks to their keen sense of melody that allows their songs to continually take up real estate in your brain, AILD is confident about winning over these new fans. Without question An Ocean Between Us is the right record to capture their attention.

Lambesis has always seen AS I LAY DYING as a metal band that still has a great deal of punk and hardcore influence in both their music and ethics, something that also draws different people to the band. “I’ve always appreciated how punk music has such a strong sense of melody, but with really fast beats,” Lambesis says. “Those melodies and tempos can also be found in our songs...just don’t let the double bass fool you. Also a large part of our melody comes from the guitars (as opposed to the vocals), something we have become known for. And beyond the music, I’ve always felt like we come from a punk and hardcore ethic as well, something that is embedded in the way we approach our music careers. As a band, being passionate about what we do and having meaning behind our music, that’s what we’re about. It’s not just mindless, mass marketed pop music. For me personally, within the band, and within my life, I want to stand up for what I believe in. That’s more important than the success or the popularity that comes from being in a band.”

With An Ocean Between Us, AS I LAY DYING are definitely on to something special. And with a touring schedule that would make the circus jealous, you can rest assured that AS I LAY DYING will be leaving an even bigger mark in 2007 and beyond.