As I Lay Dying members Jordan Mancino [drums], Phil Sgrosso [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Nick Hipa [lead guitar, backing vocals] and Josh Gilbert [bass, clean vocals] have commented on the arrest of their singer, Tim Lambesis, for allegedly hiring someone to kill Tim‘s estranged wife.
Lambesis was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday [May 7] around 2 p.m. at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Oceanside, California, according to San Diego Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with solicitation of another to commit murder of his wife, who resides in Encinitas.
Said his bandmates in a statement:
“To our fans,
As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can.
Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation – and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.
Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.
– Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh”
Let us hope and pray that it’s all based on a misunderstanding
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].
Killswitch Engage has announced its first headline tour in support of Disarm the Descent. Joining Killswitch Engage on the trek will be their longtime friends from San Diego in As I Lay Dying. Ohio will also be well-represented on this tour, with Miss May I and Affiance rounding out the bill. Dates & locations are listed below.
May 30 – Oklahoma City – Diamond Ballroom
May 31 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
June 01 – Houston, TX – | House of Blues
June 03 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
June 04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 06 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 07 – Syracuse, NY – F Shed at The Market
June 08 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
June 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
June 11 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
June 12 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
June 14 – Montebello, QC – Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theater
June 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
June 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 18 – Sauget, IL – Pops
June 20 – Denver, CO – Summit
June 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
June 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
June 25 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Grand
June 27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
June 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
June 29 – Billings, MT – Shrine Auditorium
July 01 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
July 02 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
July 03 – Wichita, KS – Cottilion
July 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
July 06 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
July 07 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
July 08 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Surtur Rising – European Autumn Tour 2011 [Review Nov. 2011]
Behind-the-Scenes Footage ‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Electric Eye’ Video [Dec. 2011]
As I Lay Dying – Decas [Album Review]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Entire New Album ‘Awakened’ Available For Streaming [Sept.2012]
As I Lay Dying – Awakened [Album Review]
‘As I Lay Dying’ First European Tour Webisode Posted [Oct. 2012]
‘Behind The Ink’ With ‘Tim Lambesis’ [Video] [Nov. 2012]
New Video Interview With ‘As I Lay Dying’s’ ‘Tim Lambesis’ [Dec. 2012]
‘As I Lay Dying’ New Lyric Video Posted For ‘No Lungs To Breathe’ [March 2013]
‘Killswitch Engage’s’ Announce Headlining U.S. Tour With ‘As I Lay Dying’, ‘Miss May I’ & ‘Affiance’ [April 2013]
‘Tim Lambesis’ Accused Of Hiring Hitman To Kill Estranged Wife ? + Video Report Update [May 2013]