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As I Lay Dying

Until their musical accomplishments were overshadowed by a shocking murder-for-hire scandal involving singer Tim Lambesis, As I Lay Dying were one of the leading lights of the ‘00s metalcore movement. Formed in the year 2000 by Lambesis and drummer Jordan Mancino, the band would rely on a decidedly fluid lineup over the next few years, while steadily making popular inroads with independent albums like 2001’s Beneath the Encasing of Ashes and 2003’s Frail Words Collapse. But with their elevation to Metal Blade Records for 2005’s breakthroughShadows Are Security, As I Lay Dying secured the services of guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso (who also co-produced the album with Lambesis) for the period of heightened activity and prosperity that followed. This including constant touring (Ozzfest, Warped, Taste of Chaos, Music as a Weapon, etc.) in support of 2007’s An Ocean Between Us, 2010’s The Powerless Rise, and 2012’s Awakened. Then the bottom fell out on May 7, 2013, when Lambesis was arrested, accused of attempting to solicit the murder of his wife from a hit-man who, unbeknownst to the singer, was actually an undercover police officer. Lambesis eventually pled guilty to the charge and was convicted to serve a six-year prison sentence, obviously putting As I Lay Dying on indefinite hiatus. His former bandmates, meanwhile, launched a new band named Wovenwar and released an eponymous debut album in 2014.

 
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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Denied Request for Reduced Prison Time

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis has been denied in his request for a shorter prison sentence after asking for credit for time served.

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Seeking Shorter Prison Sentence

Tim Lambesis is trying to get his time spent on house arrest credited towards his current sentence.

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Nick Hipa Claims As I Lay Dying ‘Weren’t Shocked’ About Tim Lambesis Murder-for-Hire Arrest

Former AILD guitarist Nick Hipa says Lambesis' act of attempting to hire a hitman to kill the vocalist's estranged wife "wasn't completely out of character."

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Former As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa Opens Up About Incarcerated Vocalist Tim Lambesis

Guitarist Nick Hipa talks about his incarcerated former bandmate Tim Lambesis in a new interview.

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HeAd’s KoRner: Brian ‘Head’ Welch on His Own Personal Pain and the Plight of Tim Lambesis

Brian ‘Head’ Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, contributes a popular monthly column called ‘HeAd’s KoRner’ to Loudwire. In his newest entry, Head talks about meeting and visiting As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis.

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Former As I Lay Dying Guitarist Nick Hipa Responds to Tim Lambesis’ Comments

On Friday, May 16, right after Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison on murder-for-hire charges, an incredibly in-depth interview with the As I Lay Dying singer was posted by Alternative Press. In the interview, Lambesis criticized his AILD bandmates in various ways, and in response, longtime lead guitarist Nick Hipa posted an in-depth statement on his personal Facebook page. 

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Talks Troubled Marriage, Steroid Use, Music Future + More

As we just reported, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is heading to prison for six years after being sentenced Friday (May 16) for his role in a murder-for-hire plot. Right after the sentencing was announced, AltPress.com published an extensive interview with the metal singer in which he talks about the case, his troubled marriage and his future in music.

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. The sentence was handed down earlier today (May 16) by Judge Carlos Armour of the San Diego Superior Court.

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Sentencing Postponed for As I Lay Dying Frontman Tim Lambesis

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis will wait a little while longer to learn his fate. The vocalist, who recently pleaded guilty of initiating a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife, was due to appear in court today (May 2) to be sentenced, but the sentencing has been pushed back.

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Wovenwar Frontman Shane Blay Confirms He’ll Also Continue With Oh Sleeper

Oh Sleeper frontman Shane Blay may have just signed on as the new singer of  the new band Wovenwar featuring the recent members of As I Lay Dying, but he confirms in a new posting that he not be leaving one band for the other. He makes it clear that he'll be a big part of both acts.

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