Now carving a new path as they write the latest chapter for the band, As I Lay Dying are currently setting the world ablaze and they are set to return to the Philippines as part of their World Tour, years after the band first scorched Manila.
Hot on the heels of their brand new album Shaped By Fire, the metalcore behemoths are on track to reconnect with their Filipino fans, who last caught the band at PULP SUMMER SLAM XIII: ‘Til Death Do Us Part. With their long-awaited Manila comeback on the horizon, we will soon witness the rebirth of a band that has been shunned and shamed by those who fail to see the sincerity beyond frontman Tim Lambesis’ time in prison and his subsequent release in 2018.
With tracks like “Redefined,” “Blinded,” and the title track “Shaped By Fire,” As I Lay Dying’s seventh album was released last September 20th through Nuclear Blast Records. Coming seven long years since their previous full-length release Awakened, Shaped By Fire marks the band’s return to the scene, with Tim Lambesis (vocals), Jordan Mancino (drums), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) Nick Hipa (guitar), and Josh Gilbert (bass) reuniting after “a previous chapter of pervasive hurt and pain.”
From ashes, the band reignited a fire that now burns brighter than it ever has now that the brotherhood has reassembled, following Tim Lambesis’ release and subsequent reconciliation with bandmates. “With everything that’s happened and all of the time away, there really was no other option than to be the best version of As I Lay Dying we could possibly be,” Tim has said in a statement. “We wanted to make sure we made an album that represented our best selves. Individually and collectively, a similar rebirth happened.”
“We are tremendously grateful to have found positive resolve from the worst moments of our history,” the band comments. “Subsequent years found us on varied paths—all of which slowly led towards resolutions of growth, healing, and reconciliation.”
“As I Lay Dying’s collective purpose is to share a message of hope for everyone through the empowering outlet of music, and we are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from family, friends, and fans so far.”
Indeed, Shaped By Fire marked a triumphant return for a band that, despite circumstances that set them back for years, has found it in them to forge on, as they’ve been reborn with a new purpose following a long-winding journey of reproach and redemption.
Powered by PULP Live World and Skesh Entertainment, AS I LAY DYING ASIA TOUR LIVE IN MANILA happens this January 20, 2020, Monday, at the Skydome, SM City North EDSA with special guests Massacre Conspiracy from Malaysia.