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As I Lay Dying is a Christian metalcore band currently signed to Metal Blade Records. The name of the band is taken from the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, although there is no lyrical correlation between the novel and the band. All members of the band are Christian.
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. 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.
In May 2006 both "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes" (which was re...
|years active||2001 - present|
|country||San Diego, California, USA|
|current members|| Tim Lambesis|