As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso recently posted the following update on his facebook profile. He also announced a fundraising campaign for his younger brother who is battling cancer.
‘I know a lot of you have been curious about what I’ve been up to lately and what the future holds for AILD. There will be a time (very soon) that some answers will surface and hopefully that will put your minds at ease. Sorry to be super vague and not provide any immediate info but I assure you that it will all be worth the wait.
So on to a more personal matter that I’d like to share with you all…
Some of you might follow me on Instagram and have seen a post awhile back with my little brother, Nathan, in the hospital.
Thanks to any and all of you who left warm wishes for Nate and the fam btw!
I’ll try to explain the process somewhat briefly. Last year, Nate had a cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball on his brain and had to have immediate surgery to remove it. Not all of the tumor could be removed though so Nate is still facing a long road ahead of him in defeating cancer completely.
My family is reaching out to those who’d be interested in helping Nate with his recovery process by donating through an Indiegogo campaign. I mainly associate the site with music/technology but it’s also a great way to increase communal support for health purposes. The page set up for Nate goes into detail about their approach and how he will benefit from the medicine/medical equipment needing to be acquired for his healing process.
I’m reaching out to any and everyone possible to help my brother because seeing a loved one suffer from any sort of illness is pretty hard to go through. Whatever it takes to get Nate past this and back to a normal life is the priority for my family.
Thank you very much for just reading this and if you’d like to get involved and help an incredible kid kick the crap out of cancer, you can follow the link below. My family and I thank you very much!’
As previously reported, As I Lay Dying frontman 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.
According to Radio.com, Lambesis‘ attorney offered no stipulated plea deal, which means the judge has the freedom to apply whatever sentence he determines appropriate, with a maximum of 9 years in state prison plus 4 years parole after release.
Sentencing is set for May 2 in front of the Honorable Judge Carlos Armor.
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].
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 [August 2013]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Guitarist ‘Nick Hipa’ Interviewed By ‘George Lynch’, Video Available [Feb. 2014]
‘As I Lay Dying’ Frontman ‘Tim Lambesis’ Pleads Guilty In Murder For Hire [Feb. 2014]