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As I Lay Dying is an American melodic metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by their vocalist Tim Lambesis and having completed their first Line-up in 2001, the band consists of vocalist Tim Lambesis, drummer Jordan Mancino, lead guitarist Nick Hipa, rhythm guitarist Phil Sgrosso, and bassist Josh Gilbert, all of whom are Christians. Signed to Metal Blade Records, As I Lay Dying has released five studio albums, one split album, and two compilation albums. Read more on

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Thrash Hits’ Biggest Surprises of 2013

December 12th, 2013

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One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 024: The Thrash Hits Relaunch

May 21st, 2013

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In case you haven’t noticed, WE RELAUNCHED THRASH HITS. This week on the podcast, Raz and Hugh talk through the fancy new changes that we’ve made to the site (we’re pretty proud of it FYI), as well as giving the lowdown on our team-up with Songkick Detour (help us bring American Nightmare, SikTh, and a load of other awesome bands to London!), as well as talking about the only news story that’s mattered over the last week – Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying being arrested and charged with attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife.

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Album: As I Lay Dying – Awakened

September 13th, 2012

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As I Lay Dying
Metal Blade
24 September 2012

by David Keevill

As I Lay Dying have consistently trodden water on the edges of higher acclaim. Whilst they have shown a technical proficiency undoubtedly born, at least in part, from frontman Tim Lambesis’ instrumental polygamy, the music has always lacked innovation and heart. In short: AILD is a band whose potential has never quite been reflected in their studio output.

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Download Festival adds 14 more bands to their 2012 line-up

February 1st, 2012

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Download Festival have announced a veritable swathe of additional acts that will be gracing their festival at Donington Park this Summer. There’s even a fair few heavyweights in this announcement, including Megadeth, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Slash, and Thrash Hits’ personal favourite purveyors of intellectual metal, Five Finger Death Punch.

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Season’s Bleedings 2011: As I Lay Dying – Nick Hipa on how Michael Jackson and Macaulay Culkin were untouchable

December 12th, 2011

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As I Lay Dying might be one of the more well-known Christian metalcore outfits, but they didn’t get hung up on their love of that pesky Jesus fellow when we subjected them to our seasonal interrogation. Nick Hipa made sure to remind us of the importance of dead pop stars, small fluffy dogs, and alien invasions in this festive time of year.

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EP: Austrian Death Machine – Jingle All The Way

December 2nd, 2011

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Austrian Death Machine
Jingle All The Way
Metal Blade
19 December 2011

by Hugh Platt

Now is probably not the time to apply serious, intellectual rigour to the task of evaluating the new, Christmas-themed EP from Austrian Death Machine, the Schwarzenegger-obsessed side-project of As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis. Nor is it the time to point out (yet again) that ArnoCorps did it first, and if we’re honest, did it better. No, Christmas is a time for knocking back a dozen or so revolting egg-based alcoholic drinks one after the another, for watching cheesy Christmas movies for the umpteenth times, and for expressing goodwill to all men.

Even if those men are responsible for Austrian Death Machine.

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Photos: As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence & Heaven Shall Burn @ Sheffield Corporation – Tuesday, 30 November 2010

December 1st, 2010

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As I Lay Dying, the somewhat surprisingly successful San Diego metalcore mob, wrapped up their recent UK tour last night in Sheffield. They’d been bouncing across the UK for a week or so, with their fellow Californians, Suicide Silence, and those German chestbangers, Heaven Shall Burn, in tow as support.

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Album: As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise

May 26th, 2010

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The Powerless Rise
Metal Blade
10 May 2010

by Tomas Doyle

I’m not sure how I’d feel if I was in As I Lay Dying. Would I be proud to be in a band which helped ignite the metalcore scene into the omnipresent behemoth that it is today? Or would I be pissed off that there are now literally thousands of bands pursuing a similar sound from all four corners of MySpace?

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Download Festival announces 30 new bands; internet collapses under the weight of forum-bitching

April 12th, 2010

In the continued game of one-upmanship that Download and Sonisphere have been engaging in for no good reason, today Download decided to annouce thirty acts. How the hell are we supposed to come up with enough snide and bitchy comments about thirty bloody bands? I ask you.

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