As I Lay Dying Release New Song “Destruction Or Strength” To Benefit Charity And Their Road Crew

As I Lay Dying have released a new song titled “Destruction Or Strength.” The track was recorded during the “Shaped By Fire“ sessions and it can be streamed below. Proceeds from the song and the band’s new shirt will go towards their road crew and Feeding San Diego.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“These are concerning and unprecedented times. Amidst the uncertainty of how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, or how severe its impact will be, there are countless people desperately struggling to weather the storm.

In an effort to make a positive contribution to our communities and the people closest to us, we are releasing an unreleased song from our Shaped By Fire album sessions called “Destruction or Strength“. It will be available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, including Bandcamp as a “pay what you want” download. We will also be selling a t-shirt featuring the single artwork.

Listen and download “Destruction Or Strength” here:

Purchase the “Destruction Or Strength” cover artwork t-shirt here:

All proceeds from both will be aggregated and donated to the following:

Travel restrictions and responsible social-distancing measures have crippled the entire live event industry. While touring is a substantial part of a bands’ income, it is the entire source of financial sustenance for the hard working and talented crew it depends upon. A portion of everything raised will be distributed to our techs and production staff to help alleviate the financial strain of lost income and work opportunity. We love these people as family and want to help them though this the best we can.

With the closures of all schools in our state, Feeding San Diego is being extremely pro-active in distributing food to support students who previously relied on free and reduced priced school meals as their primary source of nutrition. Feeding San Diego is also continuing their efforts in providing hunger relief to senior citizens, low-income families, and all of the workers in our local hospitality, service, and tourist industries who are facing financial hardships from unemployment. The remainder of everything raised will be sent as a monetary contribution to this organization, to assist them in serving the hunger needs of our community.

We recognize this is an uneasy climate for everyone right now so there is no pressure to contribute. At the very least, we hope sharing unreleased music will have a positive impact for those of you excited to hear it.

Please be safe and kind to one another. We will get through this together.”

As I Lay Dying Cancel European Dates

As I Lay Dying have cancelled their European headlining dates. This news comes after the Impericon Festival shows were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“To all of our European fans,

With the postponement of the Impericon Festivals and all of the limitations imposed as a result of this global pandemic, we are unfortunately left with no choice but to cancel our upcoming headline dates in April.

We were really looking forward to these shows. However we realize that health and safety must come first at this time. So we’ll be looking to reschedule these dates in the near future.

For now, thanks for your understanding and please take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

With love and gratitude,
As I Lay Dying“

As I Lay Dying Announce Spring Tour With Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent

As I Lay Dying have announced a spring headlining tour. Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
05/21 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
05/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/23 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
05/24 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/26 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
05/28 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
05/29 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
06/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
06/02 Richmond, VA – The National
06/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
06/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
06/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
06/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
06/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
06/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
06/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
06/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
06/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
06/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/20 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Comedian Andy Dick Attends As I Lay Dying’s Los Angeles Show

Comedian Andy Dick was among those that attended As I Lay Dying‘s December 13 show with After The Burial and Emmure at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA. This news comes after Dick recently made headlines after only serving one day in jail after being charge with sexual battery and simple battery. However, the comedian wasn’t the only controversial figure at the show. As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis is continuing to face controversy himself considering the fact that he was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso: “I Think Over Time People Will See The Positive Change In Tim”

During a recent interview with Houston Press, As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso talked a bit about his bandmate Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Sgrosso had the following to say about Lambesis:

“It’s different for everybody on how they want to react to it but I think over time people will see the positive change in Tim. They’ll see the new person that he’s become as well as the new person he’s still trying to become, and the positive impact he’s trying to have on others.”

As I Lay Dying Set To Headline 2020 Impericon Festivals

As I Lay Dying will serve as the headliners at the 2020 Impericon Festivals. Here’s the dates:

04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe
04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA
04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs Joins As I Lay Dying Onstage In Stockholm, Sweden

During As I Lay Dying’s October 1 show in Stockholm, Sweden, the band were joined onstage by August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs for a performance of “Redefined.” That track is from the band’s latest album “Shaped By Fire,” which was released last month. The effort serves as the group’s first since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.