AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis has responded to longtime drummer Jordan Mancino‘s announcement earlier within the month that he would sit out the band’s present tour dates as a result of “numerous ongoing inner points” that “haven’t but been resolved.”
Every week in the past, Mancino launched a press release through social media wherein he stated: “To all of our followers, my mates, household and supporters throughout the business. There have been numerous ongoing inner points with AS I LAY DYING that have to be labored out. It was my want to keep away from any additional touring till these points had been resolved. Since they haven’t but been resolved, it’s with a heavy coronary heart that I announce I cannot be acting on any upcoming tour dates till additional discover. Due to all of you to your understanding.”
Earlier at the moment (Friday, June 17),Lambesis launched the next assertion through social media: “There was a public assertion just lately made by Jordan Mancino concerning ‘inner points inside AILD‘. We really feel that it’s a necessity to share slightly extra data with the followers on the matter with the intention to higher perceive the scenario and keep away from making any wrongful assumptions.
“For concerning the previous 2 years, Jordan has ex-communicated himself from the remaining members of AILD informing us that he needs to solely communicate by legal professionals transferring ahead.
“There have been quite a few makes an attempt by the remaining members to reconcile with Jordan to search out frequent floor in the best way to proceed AILD in a wholesome and constructive method.
“In preparation for post-pandemic band exercise, the remaining members felt it unfair to have our ambitions hindered by somebody who refused to contribute or talk overtly. We really feel this isn’t an environment friendly manner for a band (or enterprise) to function productively.
“We supplied Jordan the prospect to get collectively and jam outdated songs, and even simply get right into a room collectively to speak weeks previous to a longtime deadline earlier than needing to discover a fill in drummer for the upcoming excursions. We had no response till we had been met with authorized paperwork that Jordan wished to maneuver on from the band and anticipated a cost in return.
“The remaining members really feel that we should discover different options to maintain AILD transferring ahead with out Jordan Mancino concerned. There may be nothing private with this example in any manner. We need to proceed enjoying music and we can’t be an efficient group if a member desires to restrict all progress and productiveness by refusing to speak.
“The remaining members who write the songs, deal with touring logistics, merchandise, and so on really feel assured that we are able to pursue our inventive ambitions transferring ahead with larger ease understanding that each one members, producers, brokers, crew members, and so on are enthusiastic to be concerned. The driving drive of AILD continues to be nicely in tact.
“Jordan has had an extended profession of performing AILD songs very nicely, and his drumming on our earlier information particularly actually pushed the style as an entire. We’ll without end be thankful for his contributions and the great occasions we shared.”
On June 10, AS I LAY DYING introduced that it had recruited drummer Nick Pierce (ex-UNEARTH) to take a seat behind the package for the band’s present tour. Later that day, AS I LAY DYING‘s new touring lineup made its dwell debut on the Home Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The U.S. leg of the “Two Many years Of Destruction” trek will conclude on July 17 in Oklahoma. Becoming a member of the band for the 30 dates are WHITECHAPEL, SHADOW OF INTENT, BRAND OF SACRIFICE (June 24-July 17),and OV SULFUR (June 10-23).
In its assertion saying Pierce‘s addition to the band, AS I LAY DYING stated: “We have toured with Nick many occasions over time so we’re stoked to haven’t solely a very long time pal out with us, however an outstanding musician. The extent of precision and energy in Nick Pierce‘s enjoying has taken our songs to an entire new stage.
“Nick had the duty of studying 20 songs in a restricted period of time and he almost performed your entire set flawlessly at our first rehearsal. It has been inspiring to witness his dedication and powerful work ethic to maintain AILD acting at the usual our followers count on from us.”
Mancino‘s announcement got here lower than a month after AS I LAY DYING‘s longtime bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert revealed that he was leaving the band. In a press release, the remaining members of AS I LAY DYING stated that Gilbert “determined to exit” the group “to pursue different musical alternatives.” Josh is being changed on the highway by Ryan Neff of MISS MAY I. Taking part in second guitar on the trek will likely be Ken Susi of UNEARTH.
Josh was the second AS I LAY DYING member to go away the band in lower than a 12 months. Final August, guitarist Nick Hipa confirmed his exit from AS I LAY DYING, explaining that he might not justify being a part of “a superficial pursuit” of the “story and which means” that the band’s 2018 reunion was constructed upon.
Lambesis was famously convicted in 2014 for his position in a murder-for-hire plot in opposition to his estranged spouse.
In Might 2014, Lambesis was sentenced to 6 years in jail after pleading responsible to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hitman $1,000 to kill his spouse. Roughly two and a half years later — on December 17, 2016 — he was discharged from a California detention facility and was transferred to the Division of Grownup Parole Operations.
In June 2018, AS I LAY DYING performed its first present with Lambesis in 5 years and launched a brand new single. Lambesis additionally owned as much as his crimes in an extended apology on the band’s Fb web page after his launch.
In September 2019, AS I LAY DYING launched its seventh full-length album, “Formed By Hearth”, through Nuclear Blast.
The return of AS I LAY DYING raised some questions, significantly since Hipa categorically denounced the band’s disgraced frontman as a “sociopathic narcissist in particular want of rehabilitation” in a social-media put up again in 2014.
Final September, AS I LAY DYING launched a brand new track referred to as “Roots Beneath” which was initially a B-side leftover from when the periods for “Formed By Hearth”.