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Nick HipaLegendary axeman George Lynch [Dokken, Lynch Mob] conducted an interview with guitarist Nick Hipa of San Diego, California metallers As I  Lay Dying at this year’s NAMM [National Assocation Of Music Merchants] show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below [courtesy of Dangerous Guitar].

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is expected to stand trial later this year on charges he tried to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Lambesis‘ defense attorney, Tom Warwick, blamed the singer’s steroid use for the alleged murder-for-hire plot. He also revealed that the musician was going through steroid withdrawal while in custody.

Prosecutors allege Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as “Red“, and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple’s three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi.

Awakened, the sixth album from As I Lay Dying, has been released Sept. 25  2012 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Bill Stevenson, who has played drums for both the Descendents and Black Flag and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by Rise AgainstNOFXPropaghandi, The Casualties and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson  [Machine Head, Napalm Death, Slipknot].The cover artwork for Awakened was created by Metastazis with Tiffanie Uldry.

Related articles:
As I Lay Dying – Awakened [Album Review]
‘Behind The Ink’ With ‘Tim Lambesis’ [Video] [Nov. 2012]
‘As I Lay Dying’ New Lyric Video Posted For ‘No Lungs To Breathe’ [March 2013]
‘Tim Lambesis’ Accused Of Hiring Hitman To Kill Estranged Wife ? + Video Report Update [May 2013
‘Tim Lambesis’ Bandmates Comment On His Arrest [May 2013]
‘Tim Lambesis’ Bandmates In ‘Pyrithion’ Comment On His Arrest [May 2013]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Pull Out Of ‘Killswitch Engage’ North American Tour, Replacement Announced [May 2013]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Awakened’ Guitar Tab Book Now Available [May 2013]
‘As I Lay Dying’s’ Mainman ‘Tim Lambesis’ Released From Custody [May 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’ Drummer ‘Justin Foley’ Forced To Sit Out Shows; ‘As I Lay Dying’s’ ‘Jordan Mancino’ To Step In [July 2013]
‘Tim Lambesis’ Back In Court This Week [July 2013]
‘Tim Lambesis’ Granted Permission To Leave House For Physical Therapy [Aug. 2013]

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