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…
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is an American metal 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 Last.fm
As I Lay Dying on Thrash Hits
May 21st, 2013
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.
September 13th, 2012
As I Lay Dying
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.
February 1st, 2012
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.
May 26th, 2010
As I Lay Dying
The Powerless Rise
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?
December 8th, 2008
Nick Hipa play guitars in literarily-leaning Californian metalcore merchants, As I Lay Dying. Half of his stuff is stuck in Thailand. If we were him, we would have stayed there and guarded it. At some Full Moon Parties or something.
What was your highlight of 2008?
Attending and performing at Wacken!
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Being marooned in Thailand as a result of political protesters shutting down the airports. Our equipment and personal effects are still over there somewhere. Where? We have no idea.