Established in San Diego, California (USA), As I Lay Dying owes its name to the self-titled novel published by Willian Faulkner in 1930. The idea of this project belongs to Tim Lambesis (vocalist), who decided in 2000 to leave the band he was playing guitar for (Society’s Finest).
The band was successful from the beginning. The fourth album, for example, “An Ocean Between Us”, ranked 1st in the Top Rock Charts and 8th in the Top Billboard 200.
After the first three released, the band was already on stage at some of the biggest international festivals such as Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Soundwave Festival, Sounds of the Underground, Warped Tour, Bloodstock Open Air or Taste of Chaos. “The Powerless Rise” (2010) was next, the 5th record enthusiastically received by specialty critics and fans and then “Awakened”, released in 2012, just before the group was silent for a while, until the beginning of 2018.
Reborn from ashes, the band returned with new forces and things to say. The first result of the new writings and themes explored, generated by the group’s hiatus and personal experiences, can be felt with “My Own Grave” single, released in 2018 included on the newest album: “Shaped By Fire” (September 2019).
The new record represents the musical expression of the explosive energy accumulated in these years, the energy embodied in a metal assault, which carries the artistic imprint that has made As I Lay Dying an extreme metal phenomenon for the last two decades. However, there is a secret ingredient that animates the creative force, as Nick Hipa (guitar) tells us: “For me,” Shaped By Fire “is the album with the highest significance. Each material captures and expresses what you are at that moment and the things you went through until then. At this point, we went through experiences that I would not have imagined and which made each of us evolve. I am proud of the band members and the result of their work on this album. We became better as musicians, as people and we wanted to share these things with our audience. Through “Shaped By Fire”.
Throughout their career, As I Lay Dying sold over 1 million albums worldwide, receiving the “Artist Of The Year” distinction at San Diego Music Awards (2005), the “Ultimate Metal God” distinction at MTV2 Music Awards ( 2007), they won a 2008 Best Metal Performance nomination at Grammy Awards (for the song “Nothing Left”) and have obtained hundreds of millions of broadcasts over almost twenty years of their career.
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