Sep 242021

San Diego metallers As I Lay Dying have released a new song called ‘Roots Below’. You can now listen to the track below.

Frontman Tim Lambesis comments: “Its exciting to be working on music again after some downtime.

“‘Roots Below’ was originally a B-side leftover from when we recorded [the 2019 album] ‘Shaped By Fire’, but Phil [Sgrosso, guitar] and Josh [Gilbert, bass, clean vocals] really brought new life to it when they recently finished it and added new layers.

“It’s been refreshing to get back to the creative process with the same team of songwriters being intact that have been writing with me since they joined the band.

“The lyrics were influenced by someone I recently met who shared a story of trauma with me that would have destroyed most people, yet from that struggle came strength, openness, and growth that inspired me.”

Sgrosso states, “‘Roots Below’ was a track I initially wrote for the ‘Shaped By Fire’ album, but at the time we collectively felt it needed more time and attention to develop to its fullest potential. We were finally able to piece it all together along with some other material taken from the ‘Shaped By Fire’ touring cycle, bundling it all into a deluxe version of the album.

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May 112021

According to City News ServiceAs I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been sued by a woman who claims she suffered second-degree burns when he sprayed a flammable liquid into a fire pit at his parents’ house at the end of last year.

The incident occurred on December 12, 2020 when Vivienne Barcena was allegedly standing near the fire pit and Lambesis squirted an accelerant into it, causing flames to “explode out” and up her arm, back and mid-section.

Lambesis‘s parents were also named as defendants in the lawsuit, which as filed last week in a San Diego Superior Court.

Tim himself sustained burns to 25 percent of his body in the incident, which he first revealed in an Instagram post on December 16, 2020. At the time, the 40-year-old singer claimed that he was pouring gas into a bonfire when the top slipped off and the liquid ended up getting all over his clothes. He later said that he lost 20 pounds from being bedridden for almost three weeks and suffered some nerve damage. He also assured fans that his “man parts” were not harmed during the incident.

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Aug 172020

Lambgoat are reporting that guitarist Nick Hipa has exited As I Lay Dying. Citing a number of changes on the band’s and Hipa‘s own social media accounts (the two parties are no longer following each other), Lambgoat have apparently got confirmation from an unnamed source that Hipa is no longer in the band. Thus far an official statement on the matter has yet to be issued.

Last May, the band announced that its May/June 2020 “Burn To Emerge” U.S. tour would be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new dates will take place in February and March 2021, and will keep the same lineup with Whitechapel and Shadow of Intent.

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Mar 282020

Californian metallers As I Lay Dying have issued a previously unreleased song called “Destruction Or Strength”. The track, which was recorded during the sessions for 2019’s “Shaped By Fire” album, is available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, including Bandcamp as a “pay-what-you-want” download. As I Lay Dying will also be selling a t-shirt featuring the single artwork.

All proceeds from the single and the “Destruction Or Strength” cover artwork t-shirt will be aggregated and donated to the As I Lay Dying road crew and Feeding San Diego.

As I Lay Dying, whose April European tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe, said: “We recognize this is an uneasy climate for everyone right now so there is no pressure to contribute. At the very least, we hope sharing unreleased music will have a positive impact for those of you excited to hear it.

“Please be safe and kind to one another. We will get through this together.”

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Jan 312020

California metallers As I Lay Dying have posted an 8-minute video featuring highlights from the bands’ shows, travels, and interactions during their Shaped By Fire European Tour 2019. Check it out below.

As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso recently said that he now has ” the most positive relationship” he has ever had with the band’s singer Tim Lambesis, who was famously convicted in 2014 for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife.

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