As I Lay Dying
Founded in 2000 with their debut album launching in 2001, As I Lay Dying, the American metalcore band from San Diego quickly rose to popularity. The band consists of founder vocalist Tim Lambesis, drummer Jordan Mancino, lead guitarist Nick Hipa, rhythm guitarist Phil Sgrosso, and bassist Josh Gilbert. Taking their band name from a novel of the same name by William Faulkner, the band started out as a duet with Tim and drummer Jordon.
It’s hard to believe that the veteran metal band could be just hitting their stride now, some 10 years and five full-lengths into an already stellar career. Still, even after just one listen to the quintet’s latest, The Powerless Rise, you can’t ignore the obvious: One of modern metal’s best just got better. Powerless is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2007’s Grammy-nominated An Ocean Between Us and the band’s RIAA certified platinum DVD This Is Who We Are. In addition to enjoying more than one million in total career sales in the U.S. alone, in recent years As I Lay Dying have toured extensively throughout the world, including headlining runs on Warped Tour, Sounds of the Underground, Bamboozle, Ozzfest and Taste of Chaos. They’ve shared stages with the likes of Iron Maiden,, Heaven and Hell, Slipknot, Deftones, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Unearth, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, and Lamb of God (to name a few). These accomplishments have undoubtedly earned the band a prominent place among metal’s elite, yet even with such lofty milestones behind them, AILD’s journey continues. Check out more on the band at asilaydying.com