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.

More from Metal Blade:

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).



Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


Full Feature
All Features