Josh Gilbert of As I Lay Dying
I had the great pleasure of FINALLY seeing As I Lay Dying last Wednesday when they played up at The Venue of Scottsdale. Over the last ten years, these guys have situated themselves at the forefront of the American metalcore scene. Their latest album, Decas, came out about a month ago on Metal Blade, and includes covers of Slayer, The Descendents, and Judas Preist, some remixes, and a few new songs. During their stop here, I had the chance to chat with Josh Gilbert, bassist of the band about Decas, their plans for a new full-length, and his favorite albums this year. Check it out below.
By the way, if you live in Phoenix and you’ve never been to a show at The Venue of Scottsdale… you gotta go. That place is by far the most unique music venue anywhere. It looks like a small village on the inside, complete with little fake storefronts. Phil Manansala, the lead singer of Of Mice & Men, said he thought it looked like an Olive Garden during their set on Wednesday. It’s a pretty strange & neat place to have metal shows.
Here’s their video for their cover of ‘Electric Eye’ by Judas Priest: