As I Lay Dying Release New Documentary “Misery Evolving – The Story Of Tim Lambesis & As I Lay Dying”

As I Lay Dying have released a new 15-minute documentary, titled “Misery Evolving – The Story Of Tim Lambesis & As I Lay Dying,” through August Burns Red vocalist Jake Luhrs‘ HeartSupport organization. The film tells the story of frontman Tim Lambesis and the band from their own perspectives. Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness month, a time committed to raising awareness and resources for people struggling with all forms of mental illness, we’ve partnered with Heart Support to share a video detailing more of the personal side of our experiences through the years. We wanted to share this part of our story exclusively through an outlet that exists to provide emotional support for anyone dealing with inner turmoil. Whether it’s with addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, or abuse, we believe in the community they’ve created to connect with those who are in need of recovery or healing.

Through this video, our goal is to share our experiences so that others going through troubled times know there is help around even when feeling desperate and alone. Healing can be a long and indefinite journey. It is one we are continuously proactive in walking towards personally and together. Our past has shown us there are devastating consequences in leaving emotional and mental turmoil unaddressed. Our hope is to highlight the importance of actively seeking help, directing traffic towards a resource for doing so, and encouraging anyone who knows they need it to take the first step.

With Love and Gratitude,

–Jordan, Nick, Phil, Josh, Tim“

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Ken Susi Discusses Unearth’s Decision To Tour With As I Lay Dying

As previously reported, Unearth, Chelsea Grin, and Fit For A King will be opening for As I Lay Dying on their European tour despite Tim Lambesis’ criminal past. The singer was released from prison back in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013. Now, during an appearance on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast, Unearth guitarist Ken Susi has discussed the band’s decision to take part in the trek.

Susi said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“Not to get into a huge As I Lay Dying/Tim Lambesis conversation, because I know that’s what forums or… everyone’s going to be hyper focused on what I have to say about it.

When Tim went to prison it was a shock for all of us. We couldn’t believe it, after knowing him for so many years it was tough to wrap our heads around what actually went down. The fact that he did what he did. But with everything, with life. Nothing ever happened—nothing happened in the sense that no one was hurt, thankfully. But what he did was incredibly wrong.

A lot of my guys were conflicted about doing the run in general. But at the end of the day, me personally, speaking on my behalf—not my band—I can say that we’ve known As I Lay Dying just as long as we’ve known about anybody else. We knew them back when they were on Pluto Records.

Funny enough Tim gave us a demo tape outside a VFW hall when we were touring maybe with Indecision back in 2000 or 2001. And we became friends with them off of him handing us a demo tape, and us staying in touch over time.

Back then we weren’t frequenting the West Coast as much, so it was just good to know somebody back then, and they were always really good genuine guys.

Beyond that, Jordan Mancino played drums for us for a year, year and a half when Nick blew his back out and had to get surgery.

We’ve been super tight with those guys from doing Slipknot tours, and headliners and co-headliners and all the stuff throughout the years, being labelmates with Metal Blade, especially at that time and even now. The bands have a lot of camaraderie, us and Black Dahlia Murder, a lot of the bands that were just signed to that label at that time, it was a family atmosphere…

Also I’m a rep for Fishman Pickups and Fishman brand and I’ve supported Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso the whole way, even when they were in Wovenwar, or if they didn’t have a band I told them flat out that they’re my friends I wanna support them regardless. They didn’t do the horrible thing that has been inflicted onto their band, and their legacy. I don’t think we should hold them accountable.

Tim did something wrong, he spent time in jail. In my opinion, he’s done his time. What he did is unspeakable, and I don’t condone it, and I don’t think at this point he does either.

Like I said to him when he and I had a talk, he’s gotta walk this earth humbled at the fact that MAYBE people will give him a second chance or not. Hopefully he’s a changed man, I wish them the best.

Thing is this: a lot of people may say that’s a bad thing, and no one deserves a second chance after that. But I’m not the one to make that decision, neither is my band.

We’ve known that band for a long time and supported that band, minus Tim, and we’re not gonna change our position on that… because the guys in the band are extraordinary people.”

Other artists, such as Zao‘s Scott Mellinger, have called out Lambesis for his crimes. Susi also touched on that a bit as well:

“It’s good that things worked out for Zao as far as the Tim Lambesis thing goes, but Tim Lambesis is a hot button topic. If I didn’t have the relationship that I have with him for all these years, I may have a different perspective—and I know a lot of people have a different perspective.

It’s just one of those things. What he did was wrong. He knows it. I hate to say it, I treated him, when he came to talk to me, like I would my brother, I was VERY hard on him. I think a lot of people were too.

So it’s a hot button topic, but the thing is, the best part about America is that anyone can have their own opinion and people can do whatever the hell they want and we shouldn’t really typecast people, for instance, for their beliefs.

So for instance, if someone chooses to side with Tim—which I’m not saying I do—and some people that chose to go against him, or support him—which I believe there are plenty of people that are practicing right now. The best part about our world is we have the choice… to follow the bands we want to follow, listen to whatever music we wanna listen to and as long as that’s still happening, I’m a happy person.”

As I Lay Dying Premiere Music Video For New Song “Redefined” Feat. August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs

As I Lay Dying have released a new song titled “Redefined.” The track features August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs and an official video for it can be found below. This is As I Lay Dying’s second new song since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying To Release New Song “Redefined” On Friday

As I Lay Dying have announced that they will be releasing a new song titled “Redefined” on Friday (April 12). This will be the band’s second new track since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying Announce European/UK Tour With Chelsea Grin, Unearth, & Fit For A King

As I Lay Dying have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Chelsea Grin, Unearth, and Fit For A King will serve as support. As previously reported, As I Lay Dying also appear to be working on new music. The group previously released a single titled “My Own Grave” in June 2018. That track was the band’s first since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013.

Tour Dates:

09/24 St. Petersburg, RUS – Cosmonav (As I Lay Dying only)
09/25 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub (As I Lay Dying only)
09/27 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
09/28 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
09/30 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
10/01 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
10/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/03 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/04 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
10/05 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/06 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/07 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/09 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali
10/10 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
10/11 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique
10/12 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo
10/13 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
10/15 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
10/16 Brussels, BEL – AB
10/17 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/18 Saarbrucken, GER – E-Werk
10/19 Cologne, GER – Palladium

As I Lay Dying Appear To Be Recording New Music

As I Lay Dying are currently on tour, but it looks like they started recording some new material before they left. The band shared the below photo from Signature Sound Studio in San Diego, CA, while also confirming that drum tracking has already been completed. The group previously released a single titled “My Own Grave” in June 2018. That track was the band’s first since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013.

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Drum Tracking ✔️

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Phinehas, Currents, & Frost Koffin Added To As I Lay Dying’s Spring North American Tour

Phinehas, Currents, and Frost Koffin have been confirmed as the openers for As I Lay Dying‘s spring North American tour. With this news, an April 5 show at the Apollo Theater AC in Belvidere, IL has also been added. The band were originally scheduled to perform at Growlers in Memphis, TN on that date, but the concert was cancelled due to backlash stemming from Tim Lambesis’ criminal past. The frontman infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016.

Tour Dates:

03/15 St. Louis, MO – Pops
03/16 Peoria, IL. – Monarch
03/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/18 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
03/19 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/20 Rochester, NY – The Montage Music Hall
03/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
03/24 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
03/25 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore SoundStage
03/26 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/27 Columbia, SC – The Senate
03/29 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
03/30 Jacksonville, FL – 1904
03/31 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
04/02 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
04/03 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
04/04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
04/05 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater AC
04/06 Springfield, MO – The Complex