As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Sued By Woman Injured In Bonfire Incident

Late last year, As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis ended up suffering burns to 25% of his body after trying to use gas to light a bonfire. Now, it has been revealed that a woman named Vivienne Barcena has filed a lawsuit against the frontman due to injuries she sustained during the same incident. According to FOX5, Barcena filed the suit in a San Diego Superior Court last week. She claims that Lambesis put an accelerate into the fire causing it to “explode out,” resulting in her suffering burns to her arm, back and mid-section. She went on to say that the burns also left her with scars. Notably, Lambesis’ parents were also named as defendants in the suit, since the incident occurred at their house. This news come after Lambesis recently revealed that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year. It also comes as the musician has continued to face controversy in the metal world ever since he was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Reveals He Contracted COVID-19

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis has revealed that he recently contracted COVID-19. The frontman says he caught the disease after he recovered from the burns he suffered late last year while trying to use gas to light a bonfire.

Lambesis said the following:

“This year my physical life has been like an analogy for my life as a whole over the past 10 years. There are a lot of famous quotes about resilience or falling and getting back up. What do you think about this one though?…

“A person who falls and gets back up is stronger than a person who never fell.”

I don’t think that’s true of all people, because there is an extremely small percentage of people who have the strength and wisdom to never fall in the first place. However, it is true of me. This year I’ve become the best version of myself so far because I’ve had to get back up from so much.

Can this be the last big one this year though please? 😂 I had just gained back the 20 pounds of muscle I lost from being in the ICU and now I’ve lost another 5 from Covid 🤮

Still keeping my head up and keeping grateful though. The best is still ahead.”

[via The PRP]

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Offers New Recovery Update Following Recent Fire Incident

As previously reported, As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis recently suffered burns to 25% of his body after trying to use gas to light a bonfire. Now, the frontman has shared a new update regarding his ongoing recovery.

Lambesis said the following:

“Hey everybody, I wanted to give a recovery update. Today actually marks the first day in a little over three weeks that I’ve been out of bed for most of the day. And yesterday was actually the first day they changed my dressings without having to scrub my wounds. That’s a huge relief because scrubbing my wounds is by far the most painful part of the recovery process.”

He also added:

“I’m very, very thankful my face did not get burned. And for whatever reason — it’s a very common question, so I should let you know — my man parts did not get burned. I did lose 20 pounds from being stuck in bed for three weeks. And I do have shakes, as you can kind of see, from my nerves reconnecting. It’s not really something I can control quite yet, but I will get it all back together. And I just am very, very thankful for everybody that wrote me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis On Recent Fire Incident: “The Recovery From These Burns Has Been The Most Painful Experience Of My Life”

As previously reported, As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis recently suffered burns to 25% of his body after trying to use gas to light a bonfire. The frontman was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove some dead skin on December 16 and has since offered the following update on his condition:

“The recovery from these burns has been the most painful experience of my life, but I’m told I will eventually have a full recovery. I have to remember that on the tough days and be grateful I have the chance to be back to doing what I love again soon, because that is not the case for everyone in the burn center…”


As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Suffers Burns To 25% Of His Body In Freak Accident

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis recently suffered burns to 25% of his body after trying to use gas to light a bonfire. The frontman was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove some dead skin today (December 16).

Lambesis said the following:

“Keep your head up no matter what! I’m doing the best I can to make a thumps up on my way to surgery (in about 30 minutes).

I apologize to my friends that I have not had the time to fill in yet on what happened. The entire gas cap fell off when trying to use a little from the trickle tip to get a bonfire started. Gas got all over my clothes and I ended up burning 25% of my body.

I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday night, and I will be here for a couple more weeks most likely. Today’s surgery is to remove the remaining dead skin that we were unable to scrub off during dressing changes this week. It will be for the best so that we won’t have to scrub so hard during dressing changes, and that is a big relief for me. I am extremely thankful for the Burns center workers who are taking care of me.

I will try to update on my recovery. It will be a long road, but I will get back to full strength eventually.”

As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent Cancel North American Tour

As I Lay Dying have officially cancelled their tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“AILD fans, This may not come as a surprise but due to the global pandemic and uncertain status of live entertainment, we’ve decided to cancel the Burn To Emerge Tour that was set to take place in February/March 2021 with Whitechapel and Shadow of Intent. We feel this is the best course of action given the circumstances and would prefer our fans to have their money back sooner than later. Please contact your point of purchase for refunds. We remain optimistic for a long term solution to the Covid-19 crisis and hope to re-connect with our fans in the near future. In the meantime, please take care of each other.”

Did As I Lay Dying Part Ways With Guitarist Nick Hipa?

It looks like As I Lay Dying may have parted ways with Nick Hipa. According to Lambgoat, the band and Hipa recently unfollowed each other on Instagram. Furthermore, the guitarist has also unfollowed the other members of the group and vice versa. After discovering this evidence, Lambgoat reached out to sources in the industry and said that they have since confirmed that he has exited the band.

As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent Tour Rescheduled For 2021

As I Lay Dying have postponed their spring tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year.

Tour Dates:

02/17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
02/18 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/20 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
02/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
02/25 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
02/26 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02/27 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
03/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
03/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
03/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
03/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
03/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
03/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/20 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium

As I Lay Dying commented:

“To all of our US fans,

We want to officially inform you that all of the May and June tour dates from our Burn To Emerge US tour have been postponed and rescheduled. We suspect this comes as no surprise given all that’s been going on with the pandemic.

The new rescheduled dates will take place in February & March of next year, and we’re excited to be able to keep the same lineup with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent. All the new dates are listed below.

Your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows. However we understand if some of you are unable to attend the new dates. Anyone who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.

We are still working on a rescheduled date during our Feb/Mar tour for Richmond, VA, so unless you need an immediate refund please hold onto your tickets until further notice.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support. Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

with love and gratitude,
As I Lay Dying“

As I Lay Dying Release New Song “Destruction Or Strength” To Benefit Charity And Their Road Crew

As I Lay Dying have released a new song titled “Destruction Or Strength.” The track was recorded during the “Shaped By Fire“ sessions and it can be streamed below. Proceeds from the song and the band’s new shirt will go towards their road crew and Feeding San Diego.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“These are concerning and unprecedented times. Amidst the uncertainty of how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, or how severe its impact will be, there are countless people desperately struggling to weather the storm.

In an effort to make a positive contribution to our communities and the people closest to us, we are releasing an unreleased song from our Shaped By Fire album sessions called “Destruction or Strength“. It will be available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, including Bandcamp as a “pay what you want” download. We will also be selling a t-shirt featuring the single artwork.

Listen and download “Destruction Or Strength” here:

Purchase the “Destruction Or Strength” cover artwork t-shirt here:

All proceeds from both will be aggregated and donated to the following:

Travel restrictions and responsible social-distancing measures have crippled the entire live event industry. While touring is a substantial part of a bands’ income, it is the entire source of financial sustenance for the hard working and talented crew it depends upon. A portion of everything raised will be distributed to our techs and production staff to help alleviate the financial strain of lost income and work opportunity. We love these people as family and want to help them though this the best we can.

With the closures of all schools in our state, Feeding San Diego is being extremely pro-active in distributing food to support students who previously relied on free and reduced priced school meals as their primary source of nutrition. Feeding San Diego is also continuing their efforts in providing hunger relief to senior citizens, low-income families, and all of the workers in our local hospitality, service, and tourist industries who are facing financial hardships from unemployment. The remainder of everything raised will be sent as a monetary contribution to this organization, to assist them in serving the hunger needs of our community.

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.”