As They Sleep

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As They Sleep


Detroit, Michigan, United States


Death metal, Technical death metal, Technical metal, Extreme metal, Melodic metal, Melodic death metal, Deathcore

Years active:


Associated Acts:

Arsinal, Wülfhook, Decrypt, Mutilated

Current members:

Aaron Bridgewater
Nick Morris
Barry Gomez
Derek Kosiba
Tony Luktish

Former members:

Paul Burklett

As They Sleep is a technical death metal band that originated out of Detroit, Michigan in the United States. The band was formed in 2003 by Vocalist Aaron Bridgewater and two other members, with the two remaining members joining later.[1]

History Edit

As They Sleep began in 2003 between three members of the band, with the other two joining on soon thereafter, which rounded the lineup out with Vocalist Aaron Bridgewater, Guitarists Nick Morris, and Barry Gomez, Bassist Derek Kosiba, and Drummer Paul Burklett.[1][2] The band released a self-titled EP in 2005, independently.[2]

Following the EP's release, the band signed with Morris' label, Luxor Records.[3] The band would record and release their debut album, Blacken the Sun via Luxor.[2] The album would become very successful and define their death metal style.[4] After the release of the album, the band would sign with Solid State Records.[5] Soon after signing with the label, the band released their sophomore album, Dynasty, which was also very well received.[6][7][8]

The band seemingly went on hiatus, being active enough to depart from Solid State and resigning with Luxor. Bridgewater would also mention in an interview that ther next album would be titled The Hallowed Abstract, whenever it was released.[1]

Members Edit


  • Aaron Bridgewater - Vocals (2003-present)
  • Barry Gomez - Guitars (2003-present)
  • Nick Morris - Guitars (2003-present)
  • Derek Kosiba - Bass (2003-present)
  • Tony Luktish - Drums (2009-present)


  • Paul Burkett - Drums (2003-2009)


  • Steve Longsworth - Keyboards (2008)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Blacken the Sun (2008)
  • Dynasty (2010)
  • The Hallowed Abstract (TBA)


  • As They Sleep (2005)

Other songs

  • "I Walk the Line" (2012; originally by Johnny Cash)
  • "The Stroke" (2013; originally by Billy Squire)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bridgewater, Aaron (December 9, 2015). "Hot Butter Podcast Episode 70 - As They Sleep". Hot butter Podcast. Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ShroudOvSerpents (October 30, 2010). "As They Sleep". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on October 24, 2019.
  3. "Luxor Records". Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  4. "As They Sleep". Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  5. "As They Sleep signs with Solid State Records". Lambgoat. Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  6. Reimer, Wayne (November 27, 2010). "As They Sleep, "Dynasty" Review". Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  7. Voutiriadou, Maria (December 19, 2010). "As They Sleep - Dynasty Review". Metal-Temple. Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
  8. Steve (November 18, 2010). "Album Review : As They Sleep - Dynasty". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on October 23, 2019.
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