As I Lay Dying Make Statement
2013-05-09 by Nu Metal | 100 Comments

In the latest installment to the breaking news story of the alleged foiled murder-for-hire plot crafted by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis, the rest of the band have released a statement to fans and media writing on their Facebook,

"As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep you informed as best we can.

Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation - and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.

Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.
- Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh"


As I Lay Dying's distributor, Metal Blade Records shared the band's official statement and declined to make any further comment on the matter.

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Vakarian12
May 9th 2013

3709 Comments


#freeTim

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TwoMonthsInTheCold
May 9th 2013

288 Comments


Gotta feel sorry for the band. Is Tim still in AILD or not?

Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh


BigPleb
May 9th 2013

35585 Comments


Sensible statement to make.

These guys have always been good to their fans.

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


Tim is fucked.

If the band were to continue who would be a suitable replacement for Lambesis? Finding a traditional
Metalcore vocalist with a similar degree of talent would be a tall order.

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Ire
May 9th 2013

41753 Comments


tim lambesis jail ambient album 2014

TheCollectiveFacade
May 9th 2013

654 Comments


lol @ nonapplicable

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


Whatever dude, go be redundant somewhere else. Lambesis is the best harsh metalcore vocalist IMO.

DegausserGuernica24
May 9th 2013

1134 Comments


Howard Jones would make a great replacement.

sspedding
May 9th 2013

4752 Comments


he's one of the best.

Vakarian12
May 9th 2013

3709 Comments


"Howard Jones would make a great replacement."

fuck no. He's decent but I just can't see him fitting in with AILD

If Tim gets put away they should call it quits on AILD and start a new band or simply shelve it until Tim is released.

Keyblade
May 9th 2013

14640 Comments


If the band were to continue who would be a suitable replacement for Lambesis? Finding a traditional
Metalcore vocalist with a similar degree of talent would be a tall order.

yea because he doesn't sound like every other melodic metalcore vocalist

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BigPleb
May 9th 2013

35585 Comments


Haha agreed.

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


Most metalcore vocalists sound similar to an extent(much like other genres of metal), but when I hear
Lambesis I definitely know it's him. His technique and range is pretty much better than any other
metalcore vocalist I can think of.

I'm also not just talking about his voice. His songwriting ability and other contributions to AILD's
music is also appreciated. Having any run-of-the-mill vocalist replace him would be a detriment to the
entire band.

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


@Keyblade Why do you feel compelled to criticize a genre you don't even listen to? Like I said, go be redundant somewhere else.

TheFantasticDangler
May 9th 2013

1154 Comments


people who dont recognize how distinct lambesis is, havent listened to aild enough. not in the sense that you MUST listen to them

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Keyblade
May 9th 2013

14640 Comments


@Keyblade Why do you feel compelled to criticize a genre you don't even listen to? Like I said, go be redundant somewhere else.

i do listen to metalcore and i wasn't even criticizing the genre. hell, i have The Powerless Rise at a 4. i was just saying he sounds like your average metalcore vocalist. don't get me wrong, he's pretty damned good, but it's not like his vocals are incredibly unique or anything

BigPleb
May 9th 2013

35585 Comments


Key speaks truth.

TomAkaVeto
May 9th 2013

1618 Comments


"If Tim gets put away they should call it quits on AILD and start a new band or simply shelve it until Tim is released."

Yeah, because they'll wait 9 years to let the guy (who tried to have his wife murdered) back into the band.

They'll either call it quits or replace him.

chemicalmarriage
May 9th 2013

1912 Comments


dudes should jam hard in prison

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


i do listen to metalcore and i wasn't even criticizing the genre. hell, i have The Powerless Rise at a 4.

I took a look at your pie chart and it doesn't reflect your statement. I don't expect you to rate everything you listen to, but come on.

At the time of this post, you haven't rated any AILD records. I call BS on that one.

_

I mentioned that you were criticizing the genre because you were generalizing. I could say that all Death Metal or Black Metal vocalists sound the same, but I know that isn't entirely true.

I also agree that Lambesis isn't unique, but I do think he is distinct.

GuanoBumbershoot
May 9th 2013

1436 Comments


Sometimes I wonder how much time of the average sputnik users life is spent scrolling through ratings just to justify an argument with someone they will never meet.

Captain North
May 9th 2013

6784 Comments


He's not that distinct. Go look at my pie chart, I listen to a lot of metalcore. AILD are an average band and he is an average vocalist. There are hundreds of fans who could take his place and do it just as well

SadAndHolyGlow
May 9th 2013

1511 Comments


I still just don't know how to react to this.

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SingForTheDead
May 9th 2013

94 Comments


Get Skrillex to come back to using his voice instead of his wubs to replace the Lamb-EZ. #freeTim

Keyblade
May 9th 2013

14640 Comments


I took a look at your pie chart and it doesn't reflect your statement. I don't expect you to rate everything you listen to, but come on.

yea because i have to have metalcore in my pie chart to have an opinion on how the vocalists sound. cmon man

skoopy48
May 9th 2013

1477 Comments


He really isn't that distinct. I love the genre and the band, and Tim's does have phenomenal range, but he doesn't have an incredibly distinctive harsh vox.

Spec
May 9th 2013

27107 Comments


He's not that good anyways.

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KjSwantko
May 9th 2013

9262 Comments


RIP

EvoHavok
May 9th 2013

1353 Comments


I always feel sorry for band members that have to go through stuff like this due to singer's problems.

Devastator
May 9th 2013

2478 Comments


In a article his wife said that he became obsessed with bodybuilding. In other news the sun is bright.

CaptWaffles
May 9th 2013

192 Comments


@NonApplicable

Do you know what redundant means?

mast3rshake16
May 9th 2013

109 Comments


all I know is he was super creepy looking when this band first came out.. I look at recent pictures and now he looked like a bearded god - son of thor

UnderJOath
May 9th 2013

75 Comments


No one is focusing on the real issue here. Is the wife hot? Maybe she'll send me some nudes. No she won't? Why I oughta have her kilwait a minute...

ZilbelPing
May 9th 2013

6099 Comments


yo talk about murder plots and whatnot. No one cares how "distinctive his screams are" or "who will replace him" damn

RivalSkoomaDealer
May 9th 2013

740 Comments


Lil Wayne recorded verses from prison...

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DeafMetal
May 9th 2013

8584 Comments


they didn't even reference god in their statement


THIS BAND IS NOT CHRISTIAN ANYMORE THEY ARE PAGANS AND ARE GOING TO HELL, YOU WILL TOO IF U CONTINUE LISTENING TO THEM BELIEVE THAT!

Katechon
May 9th 2013

684 Comments


Sputnik is full of good news lately isn't it?

NeoSpaz
May 9th 2013

4518 Comments


yet again, nonapplicable brings a bad opinion to a thread.

DotEight
May 9th 2013

5482 Comments


Tim will have no problem surviving in prison, that's for damn sure.

Inveigh
May 9th 2013

24879 Comments


It would be kind of hard to replace him considering he started the band and wrote most of the songs on their first 2-3 records. If I'm not mistaken he even recorded guitars on the first and maybe second album...

But yeah this is some fucked up shit

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Inveigh
May 9th 2013

24879 Comments


Yea don't think it matters how big you are when you're getting gang raped by 5 dudes

TheSpirit
May 9th 2013

17651 Comments


you can be the biggest motherfucker on the planet but once you're in jail it's being a different world

also he has long hair

his butt is destined for a pounding

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syco722
May 9th 2013

492 Comments


I will be so pissed if this means no new Austrian Death Machine, which I do believe was just in the midst of being recorded. Hopefully this turns out to be false, though I doubt it.

JokineAugustus
May 9th 2013

5858 Comments


If were going to say metalcore vocalists all sound similar, just compare Zao, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, and Every Time I die. I can tell quite a huge difference between them. Whatever. This is a pointless post. Sputnik is getting boring, just the same old drama.

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Keyblade
May 9th 2013

14640 Comments


but nobody's saying that tho

JokineAugustus
May 9th 2013

5858 Comments


I was extremely late to the conversation.

ILJ
May 9th 2013

6651 Comments


"Tim will have no problem surviving in prison, that's for damn sure."

just because he's got some muscle doesn't mean he can fend off murderers and rapists. he's a long haired tattooed fairly good looking man, he's gonna have some problems on his hands.

ILJ
May 9th 2013

6651 Comments


or rather several problems up his ass, repeatedly

ffs
May 9th 2013

4863 Comments


why did he murder that czech dude

pbass0
May 9th 2013

520 Comments


If he gets convicted they should just quit As I Lay Dying and start a new band. It would suck if they got screwed like that though

pjquinones747
May 9th 2013

763 Comments


Regardless of the chances, seeing HoJo in AILD would be very interesting.

The show must go on.

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JeetJeet
May 9th 2013

719 Comments


Just turn into an instrumental band. Problem solved.

Scoot
May 9th 2013

17716 Comments


this has been the year of the jailed metal frontman

Durrzo
May 9th 2013

1094 Comments


I'll definitely miss Tim as a vocalist if this all ends up being true. I think they should try to find a suitable replacement for him instead of breaking up though. Tim isn't the make or break factor for the band, the rest of them do great work too.

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DeathsThread
May 9th 2013

214 Comments


Bit of a stretch but isn't Spencer Chamberlain not really doing anything right now?

TooLateToGoBack
May 9th 2013

1759 Comments


That would be awesome, but I don't think Spencer wants to do harsh vocals anymore.

moshpotatoes
May 9th 2013

534 Comments


#freeTim2013'

bloc
May 9th 2013

34740 Comments


Man this is truly a disaster.

The guy is a beast vocalist and frontman not to mention a role model for young teenagers I bet.

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NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


yet again, nonapplicable brings a bad opinion to a thread.

The pattern with you haters is that you don't listen to Metalcore. Seems pretty telling to me.

DaisyHill
May 9th 2013

168 Comments


Maybe they could go rescue Phil from All That Remains and make him good/relevant again?

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


Isn't Phil a good vocalist trapped in a shitty band?

DaisyHill
May 9th 2013

168 Comments


Precisely my point, i think he could fit in AILD quite well

DaisyHill
May 9th 2013

168 Comments


Precisely my point, i think he could fit in AILD quite well

bach
May 9th 2013

12271 Comments


Tim Lambesis and Ian Watkins are: The Stoney Lonesome Boys.

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NeoSpaz
May 9th 2013

4518 Comments


The pattern with you haters is that you don't listen to Metalcore. Seems pretty telling to me.

Actually, I DO listen to metalcore, I just don't rate any because a. I can't be fucked rating everything single piece of audio that I listen to, it just makes things hard and b. I'm not a hater, I'm literally making the most obvious statement. you come into threads with the opinion that EVERYONE hates. And for some weird reason it is always the opposite of the general consensus.

The fact is, your contributions to threads are always the same. On the new Korn song, you said "is it bad that I want more dubstep" or something of that sort, when most people dislike the stylistic alteration that they made. On my Sylosis review, you fanboy'd the fuck out and actually caused there to be a short copy paste about you.

Finally, this thread. You come into a thread about a band that has never really done anything exemplary, rather opting for an average sound in an awfully average genre. You claim the vocalist is original and different, when in fact, several metalcore vocalists from the newish wave of metalcore could pull it off with ease. Even a girl could put it off effectively, the vocalist of The Agonist for example.

This is why I made my above statement and stand by it.

ViralOblivion
May 9th 2013

7679 Comments


"I took a look at your pie chart and it doesn't reflect your statement. I don't expect you to rate everything you listen to, but come on."

Not everything shows up on your fucking chart that doesn't even reflect what you listen to most of the time and stop being so asshurt that someone doesn't like a metalcore vocalist

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


The point of the Pie chart is to reflect your musical taste. I said earlier, "I don't expect
everyone to rate everything they listen to". At a point however, if someone has rated many albums
and less than 1% of the are metalcore then I call foul.

No idea what liking Kornstep has to do with any of this.

You have a good memory NeoSpaz, you remembered that Sylosis back and forth =). I don't mean to put
you down, but the consensus was that review was rather biased. Some of the statements you made were
rather silly as well. Anyway, I would like to keep on topic.

You claim the vocalist is original

The other pattern I find is that people like to put words in my mouth. I never claimed Lambesis is
original, but I did say he had better range and technique than everybody(IMO).

I try not to make outlandish statements like you did in your last paragraph; they sound rather
ridiculous. Statements like that are why I know you're a metalcore snob.

This is getting counter productive and I'm sure others are growing tired of our bull shit. I'll keep
my comments to a minimum.


UnitK2K
May 9th 2013

106 Comments


Can't really believe this is really happening... well what can you do


SarcasticBastard
May 9th 2013

164 Comments


Ain't nobody rape Robert Downey Jr. in prison.

cagedescending
May 9th 2013

4124 Comments


"a metalcore snob."

who would bother being that

NeoSpaz
May 9th 2013

4518 Comments


Why the hell would I bother being a metalcore snob? Such a large portion of modern metalcore is ridiculously bad, there is no reason to even be a snob.

ShadowRemains
May 9th 2013

20503 Comments


Ain't nobody rape Robert Downey Jr. in prison.


fuck yeah nobody did

NonApplicable
May 9th 2013

1946 Comments


[A]http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Was_Robert_Downey_Jr_raped_in_prison

Is this true?

Captain North
May 9th 2013

6784 Comments


I made a comment and I listen to a lot of metalcore. Fuckin invisible up in here

Nomos
May 9th 2013

823 Comments


Bad vocalist, bad band

Now he has attempted murder under his belt. Wow, really going places. May he rot in jail.

#AsILayRotting


SarcasticBastard
May 9th 2013

164 Comments


Not according to him it isn't. He got into a fight once but allegedly whooped the other guy's ass by cheap shotting him first. As for getting raped, "Hell no!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbfSOaGKWpk

Vakarian12
May 9th 2013

3709 Comments


http://www.metalinjection.net/as-i-lay-dying-frontman-in-court-video.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=as-i-lay-dying-frontman-in-court-vide

video of the arraignment

ITsHxCTOASTER
May 9th 2013

2488 Comments


Hahaha Ire hahahahahaha

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


At a point however, if someone has rated many albums
and less than 1% of the are metalcore then I call foul.

holy shit are you serious? if i don't have 1% metalcore in my pie chart i can't have an opinion on it? if you've noticed i've only rated about 300 albums which isn't even 1/5 of my collection so don't draw too many conclusions from that.

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


somebody thinks everybody is "hating" on metalcore just because people think Tim sounds like your average metalcore vocalist

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


he's good, but to say he's irreplaceable is lol

Feather
May 10th 2013

1284 Comments


RIP [2]

Captain North
May 10th 2013

6784 Comments


Tim was only ever special because of Austrian Death Machine. He is good but sounds exactly the fucking same as many other super popular melodic metalcore bands. I am absolutely positive people wouldn't stop listening if they replaced him

Dunpeal
May 10th 2013

3643 Comments


1 week before nobody gives a F

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NonApplicable
May 10th 2013

1946 Comments


Dude... Keyhole you need to just stop. Even after I stopped, you still can't drop it. Go ahead, keep twisting my words around, but nobody wants to hear your uninformed opinion anymore(nor mine for that matter). All our communication has been based on your negativity. So instead exhausting your energy on a band or a vocalist you couldn't give a fuck about, go and discuss a band that you love.

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


wtf is wrong with you? I didn't say anything negative about this band. I even told you that if I were to rate TPR I'd give it a 4 so keep your assumptions to yourself. all I said was it won't be difficult to replace this guy because he isn't anything special. how hard is that to take and understand? ugh fuckin metalcore kids

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


He is good but sounds exactly the fucking same as many other super popular melodic metalcore bands

don't say that man, people can misconstrue that as an attack on aild and the entire genre of metalcore. no wait, you can say that as long as you have a minimum of 1% metalcore in your pie chart!

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2013

21768 Comments


According to NBC San Diego, Lambesis emailed his wife in August saying he didn't love her anymore and he no longer believed in God. He later filed for divorce and his wife learned he had multiple affairs.

Allegedly, Lambesis approached members at his gym asking if anyone knew somebody who could have Meggan killed. Authorities became aware of Lambesis' plot and set up a sting operation.

When Lambesis met with the undercover cop posing as a hitman named "Red" on May 7th, Lambesis said “that it’s better for his children to have one healthy relationship with one parent rather than two unhealthy ones.” He told Red he wanted his wife gone.

Lambesis was specifically asked if he wanted his wife dead, and he said "yes, that's exactly what I want." The prosecution allegedly has an audio recording of this exchange.

After Lambesis confirmed he wanted his wife gone, he handed Red an envelope with one thousand dollars in cash, Meggan's address, photos of his wife, security gate codes instructions on how and when to enter the home, when he would have the children in his custody, allowing for Meggan to be murdered.

Yeah he fucked

ViralOblivion
May 10th 2013

7679 Comments


1000? To kill someone? Bullshit it would cost so much more than that

But yea he's fucked

ViralOblivion
May 10th 2013

7679 Comments


And Non stop going full retard

pissbore
May 10th 2013

9935 Comments


lesson: don't do metalcore

NonApplicable
May 10th 2013

1946 Comments


You're still going. How pathetic.

Omeggia
May 10th 2013

120 Comments


He is rather fucked.

The whole things seems very half assed somehow though... Paying someone called "Red" a 1000 to kill his estranged wife? It's like he knew it was going to fail.

NonApplicable
May 10th 2013

1946 Comments


I can't believe Tim would plead not guilty after all that incriminating evidence. It's a shame that he
has turned out to be such an asshole.

ViralOblivion
May 10th 2013

7679 Comments


Those cops must be laughing at how easy it was lmao

BigPleb
May 10th 2013

35585 Comments


Forget it Tim, you're out of your element.

NonApplicable
May 10th 2013

1946 Comments


@andcas

I hope you're right. Have you seen the video? It really is sad. That stare he gives pretty much says
it all. "I fucked up my life"

Keyblade
May 10th 2013

14640 Comments


You're still going. How pathetic.

yea and you're not eh

greydawn
May 12th 2013

6 Comments


Happened to see AILD play the China gig on May 5th. Kind of sad knowing that might be my last time (my first time actually) seeing Tim on stage with AILD.
A man pays for whatever choices he make , christian or not.
Hopefully Tim would not stay too long in jail. Evidences seemed solid enough

really sad story

Evreaia
May 12th 2013

4009 Comments


thats one crappy metalcore vocalist out of the way. yes.


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