Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Etc.) Comments On As I Lay Dying’s Controversial Return

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Downpour, & Hell Night) is one of the few members of the metal community to comment on the controversial return of Tim Lambesis and As I Lay Dying. Lambesis infamously tried to hire a hitman to murder his wife back in 2013 and was released from prison in 2016. Fair said the following:

“When I first heard of Tim‘s arrest I was shocked and disgusted to see someone I knew well, who built his following based on faith and righteousness commit such a heinous act directed at his family. I wrote “Serpent’s Tongue” by Downpour in response.”

“Their current revival has been tough to digest. I do believe in second chances but that doesn’t guarantee forgiveness or redemption. Those have to be earned with deeds and not words. I guess time will tell.”

“As far as the other members are concerned, I consider them friends and have to believe they see a change in Tim. I remain skeptical but will reserve judgement as this plays out.”

[via The PRP]

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Downpour (Shadows Fall, Ex-Unearth) Announce Debut Album

Downpour, the band featuring Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair, ex-Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill, guitarist Matt LeBreton and bassist Pete Gelles, have launched a PledgeMusic pre-order for their debut album. The effort was reportedly recorded in 2015, but they have been waiting for the right time to release it. If you missed it, you can check out their previously released song “Without The Fear” below: