AS I LAY DYING a new track called “Destruction Or Strength” which was recorded during the sessions for their latest album, “Shaped By Fire“. Proceeds from the single and an accompanying t-shirt will go towards the group’s road crew and a local charity.
“San Diego’s As I Lay Dying are a metalcore band whose sound employs elements of melodic death, grindcore, and hooky classic metal. After initially emerging as a Christian guitar/drums/vocals trio (whose lyrics never reflected their beliefs) with their highly regarded, self-recorded full-length Beneath the Encasing of Ashes in 2001, they signed to Metal Blade and became a quintet whose brutal attack and meaty riffs drew legions of fans across the globe, making them a festival headliner. Their 2007 long-player, An Ocean Between Us, debuted at number eight on the Top 200. In 2014, the band split after vocalist Tim Lambesis was sentenced to prison for his role in a plot to kill his estranged wife. Remarkably, As I Lay Dying’s members, who had previously sworn never to work with the singer again, reunited with him in 2018 and released Shaped by Fire for Nuclear Blast the following year.” – All Music