May 162014
 

TIM_COURTAs I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was given a six-year prison sentence without probation for his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

Lambesis, 33, pleaded guilty in February to hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Meggan. The singer’s attorney offered no stipulated plea deal, which means the judge had the freedom to apply whatever sentence he determines appropriate, with a maximum of 9 years in state prison plus 4 years parole after release.

Prosecutors alleged 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.

A number of witnesses testified for the prosecution during a September 2013 hearing, including the undercover officer who posed as a hitman. The officer explained that Lambesis told him, “Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead.” Continue reading »

May 022014
 

Tim_Lambesis_in_court_May_2_2014_photo_by_Bob_Weatherston_3_t670_1_t670According to the San Diego Reader, the sentencing of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, for hiring a hit man to kill his wife was delayed two weeks, from this morning, May 2, until May 16.

Tim Lambesis and admitted would-be-assassin only spoke one word to the judge today, “Yeah,” when he confirmed that he would show up on the future date.

Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

Lambesis, 32, entered the change of plea in court Tuesday  [feb. 25], admitting that he hired a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

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Apr 212014
 

Wovenwar logoJordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act As I Lay Dying have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh Sleeper) to create the new band Wovenwar. Over approximately the last year, the band completed work on new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium).

Fans can now get their first full listen of Wovenwar’s debut single, ‘All Rise‘. While not the final mastered version, the song is a proper representation of what’s to come when Wovenwar‘s self-titled debut, set to drop late summer.. The song can be streamed below. Continue reading »

Apr 142014
 

Wovenwar logoJordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) of San Diego, California-based metal act As I Lay Dying have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh Sleeper) to create the new band Wovenwar. Over approximately the last year, the band completed work on new material recorded with producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) with mixing duties currently being handled by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium). Check out a teaser video below.

On Monday April 21, fans will get their first full listen of Wonwar‘s debut single, ‘All Rise’. While not the final mastered version, the song will be a proper representation of what’s to come when Wovenwar’s self-titled debut, set to drop late summer. Continue reading »

Apr 102014
 

As-I-Lay-DyingAs I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino (drums), Phil Sgrosso (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nick Hipa (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Josh Gilbert (bass guitar, clean vocals) have released the following statement:

“Yesterday, an update was posted over at www.asilaydying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all the band’s members. For Jordan, Josh, Nick, Phil, management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.

There have been a lot of questions from fans over the past year and we’ll hopefully be able to provide more answers over time. However, this update is only to address things related to AILD‘s future.

Originally, we said we’d update fans as soon as we knew more. We apologize for not sticking to that. It seemed best to wait until definitive news came in with a specific timeline. However, in light of speculation on other sites, an official update from As I Lay Dying seems to be the best way to clarify some things.
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