Last Friday As I Lay Dying released the brand new song ‘My Own Grave’. The video showed us that despite everything that has happened around frontman Lambesis in the past years, that the band is back together in it’s classic line-up — Tim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals. So this is some good news for the fans or AILD!
Nothing was said by the band members, there was only the new single / video, until today:
“It’s difficult to encapsulate all of the topics we want to address with a written statement. We understand there are many questions and we plan to address them this week.”
As I Lay Dying will play its first comeback show on June 16 at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, California.
Prior to the arrival of the new song, As I Lay Dying hadn’t released any new music since it issued its sixth album, “Awakened”, back in September 2012.
In May 2014, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hit man $1,000 to kill his wife. Approximately two and a half years later — on December 17, 2016 — he was discharged from a California detention facility and was transferred to the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
Last December, Lambesis released a statement in which he apologized to his former wife and children for his “appalling actions.” He also accepted responsibility for being “the sole offender and the only one to blame for everything that happened.”
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 Against, NOFX, Propaghandi, The Casualties and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson [Machine Head, Napalm Death, Slipknot].
Video for ‘My Own Grave’