Phil Sgrosso is a songwriter, musician, and performer with additional interests in producing, engineering, composing, and managing.
He began his professional musical career in 2003 when he joined AS I LAY DYING. Since becoming a member, he has been the primary musical songwriter and recorded the majority of all guitar production for their albums.
In 2007, the band was nominated for a GRAMMY with their song "Nothing Left" and have collectively sold over 1 million albums worldwide.
On the Mayhem festival in 2012, Phil filled-in for SLIPKNOT while one of their guitar players was recovering from an injury.
He was also the principal songwriter and performer with WOVENWAR from 2013-2016.
From 2016 until present day, he performs live with SAOSIN- touring internationally with the band.
2016 also saw the release of his debut album with POISON HEADACHE, a side-project which he co-wrote, co-performed guitars and vocals, recorded bass, and handled production/engineer duties.
In 2016, he also filled-in for the power-violence band NAILS in support of their album You Will Never Be One Of Us.
Since 2017, he has been managing San Diego industrial-doom metal artist, AUTHOR & PUNISHER.
With the 2019 release of AS I LAY DYING's latest album, Shaped By Fire, Phil currently spends most of his time focusing on AILD with a few new musical projects in the works.
2021 begins a new musical chapter with the release of his progressive instrumental metal project, APATHIAN, which was then followed shortly by new solo material released as an instrumental 2-song digital EP titled "Tension Rising/Light of Day". The solo material coincides with his newly formed podcast titled "Raise the Bridge", where Phil interviews peers from throughout the music industry.