With all the mind blowing news last year in the As I Lay Dying camp, fans were wondering what the remaining members were going to do. Last week, they first provided the public with that answer. The four remaining members joined up with Nick Hipa’s good friend and old bandmate, Shane Blay, from their old band Evelynn, to form Wovenwar. (Blay is currently, and will remain in, Oh, Sleeper.)

They are back together after 12 years of being in other bands. Metal Blade released the first single, “All Rise,” earlier today. The record is hitting the streets early this fall. We look forward to see what the future holds for this band of veterans.

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Wovenwar, featuring the talents of Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass/vocals) of San Diego-based metal act, As I Lay Dying, and Shane Blay (vocals) of Oh, Sleeper, has just released their first single, titled “All Ride,” off the band’s upcoming self-titled debut. (The version below) is the final mastered version that will appear on the album dropping in late summer 2004.

Over approximately the last year, WOVENWAR completed work on the new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium).


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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