As I Lay Dying Premiere New Song “Roots Below”

As I Lay Dying have premiered a new song titled “Roots Below.” This track will appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “Shaped By Fire.”

Tim Lambesis commented:

“It’s exciting to be working on music again after some downtime. ‘Roots Below‘ was originally a B-side leftover from when we recorded ‘Shaped By Fire‘, but Phil and Josh 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.”

Phil Sgrosso added:

“‘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. Apart from the studio versions of ‘Roots Below’ and ‘Destruction or Strength,’ there will be an assortment of live songs captured on tour from 2019 in Europe, several ballad/electronic re-interpretations, a studio version of an instrumental track we wrote exclusively for the live show, an instrumental version of the entire album, as well as some other transitional pieces from our set that we wanted to share as part of this release. This has been a very productive first step towards getting back into the creative zone and beginning to focus on new material for next year.”

Here’s the tracks that will appear on the deluxe edition of “Shaped By Fire”:

01. “Re-Separation” (instrumental)
02. “Roots Below”
03. “Destruction Or Strength”
04. “My Own Grave” (re-interpretation)
05. “Redefined” (re-interpretation)
06. “Pre-Shaped By Fire” (live intro)
07. “Euphony From Ashes” (live outro)
08. “Blinded” (Live from Munich)
09. “My Own Grave” (Live From Munich)
10. “Burn To Emerge” (instrumental)
11. “Blinded” (instrumental)
12. “Shaped By Fire” (instrumental)
13. “Undertow” (instrumental)
14. “Torn Between” (instrumental)
15. “Gatekeeper” (instrumental)
16. “The Wreckage” (instrumental)
17. “My Own Grave” (instrumental)
18. “Take What’s Left” (instrumental)
19. “Redefined” (instrumental)
20. “Only After We’ve Fallen” (instrumental)
21. “The Toll It Takes” (instrumental)

As I Lay Dying Issue New Statement On Nick Hipa’s Departure From The Band

As I Lay Dying have officially commented on guitarist Nick Hipa’s departure from the band. The group said that they “respect Nick’s decision to move on from the band and forging a new path in life.”

Here’s As I Lay Dying’s full statement:

“We’ve been laying low for the past 18+ months adapting back into normal home life routines as the world tries to navigate itself through the Covid pandemic. It brings us a lot of excitement seeing live events coming back with many of our peers and friends returning to their life’s passion, playing shows.

Through this downtime from touring and being creatively active with AILD, we’ve found ourselves reflecting on which direction each of us must take individually and collectively as a band. We appreciate all the patience from our fans and close community in regards to an official band statement on the departure of Nick Hipa from AILD over a year ago.

The remaining members of AILD respect Nick‘s decision to move on from the band and forging a new path in life. We will certainly look back fondly at the many great memories, experiences, and accomplishments we shared together over the years. We will be nothing but supportive and encouraging to all of Nick‘s endeavors post-AILD and we wish him the absolute best moving forward.

Thanks to our fans for understanding and we will update everyone shortly on more future plans for AILD.”

This news comes after frontman Tim Lambesis previously issued his own statement:

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Comments On Nick Hipa’s Departure From The Band

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has officially commented on guitarist Nick Hipa’s departure from the band. He said the following:

“Being able to have different opinions or priorities but to still deeply care for another person’s wellbeing is something that’s often lost in our current climate. I just want to say that I truly wish Nick Hipa the best in his next chapter of life, and I’m thankful he wishes me/AILD the same. I’ve wanted to focus on music for past few years because it takes me back to why I started AILD in the first place 20 years ago. I look forward to writing new music and seeing many of you on tour again soon!”

As I Lay Dying Announce 20th Anniversary European Tour With Dying Fetus & Emmure

As I Lay Dying will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on a European tour next year. Dying Fetus and Emmure will open.

Tour Dates:

03/19 Saarbrucken, GER – E-Werk
03/20 Paris, FRA – Elysee
03/22 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
03/24 Madrid, SPA – La Rivera
03/25 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
03/26 Bilbao, SPA – Santana27
03/28 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
03/29 Wurzburg, GER – Posthalle
03/30 Tilburg, NET – 013
04/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
04/02 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
04/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
04/04 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
04/06 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
04/08 Helsinki, FIN – House Of Couture
04/09 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
04/10 Riga, LAT – Palladium
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
04/13 Prague, CZE – Roum Karlin
04/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
04/15 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
04/16 Vienna, AUT – Impericon Festival **
04/17 Zürich, SWI – Impericon Festival **
04/19 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz **
04/20 Rome, ITA – Orion **
04/22 Munich, GER – Impericon Festival **
04/23 Leipzig, GER – Impericon Festival **
04/24 Oberhausen, GER – Impericon Festival **

** With Fit For A King (No Dying Fetus)

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis commented:

“I’m incredibly grateful to have a chance to go back out on tour and for the tremendous support we‘ve had on the ‘Shaped By Fire‘ touring cycle so far. When I started As I Lay Dying I never imagined we’d have a chance to travel the world as we have, and now we’ll be going back to places that feel like a second home at times. The band has been such an important part of my life personally, so it is very meaningful to see our music connect with so many other people as well.”

Phil Sgrosso added:

“It’s a huge milestone for the band to reach the 20-year mark, something which couldn’t have been done without the support and encouragement from our fans. We feel that it is our responsibility to them to keep pushing ourselves in providing better music and a better live show.

That is why we are looking to go bigger than we ever have before with our stage production as well as curating a live setlist that will span and highlight pinnacle moments from the band’s career. We are excited to return to the stage to celebrate this monumental occasion and hope to see many familiar faces in the crowd.

Big thanks to Impericon for having us as this year’s festival headliner as well as Dying Fetus and Emmure for joining us on the trek.”

Nick Hipa Officially Announces His Departure From As I Lay Dying: “The Story And Meaning We Built Our Reunion Upon Decayed Considerably Over Time”

Nick Hipa has officially announced his departure from As I Lay Dying. The guitarist says he “left because the story and meaning [they] built [their] reunion upon decayed considerably over time.”

Here’s Hipa’s full statement:

“I am deeply appreciative for the love, care, and concern I have been messaged with over the past year while being largely absent from social activity. My days have been occupied with a motion design career, deep focus on my family, taking care of my health, and working on other creative projects. Real life has a way of crowding out time for things like social media, so I apologize to those of you who reached out to me for answers regarding my disassociation from As I Lay Dying and never heard back. I’ve been trying to move on peacefully in life.

At this point though, it has been well over a year since I have distanced myself from them on a personal and professional level. In that time they have only given fans merchandising posts and show announcements. This sort of activity highlights and reinforces our differences.

Respectfully, I left because the story and meaning we built our reunion upon decayed considerably over time. What primarily endures is a superficial pursuit I cannot justify supporting or being part of. This is not an indictment on any who choose to remain or be involved. There is tremendous good that can be accomplished through singular focus on the power of music. However to my memory and recent experience, it comes at the cost of tolerating behavior which at times mistreats, disrespects, and hurts other people. I do not have it in me to walk that road again.

The talent and unshakeable ambition of the band is undeniable. They will continue to release successful music and do great business. On a human level, I hope everything else fares well for them.

I am grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and the incredible people I’ve been able to meet and connect with the past 17 years.

I’ll still be around.

Love to all,

Nick Hipa“

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…”

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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.”