AS I LAY DYING‘s longtime bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert has introduced his departure from the band.
Earlier right now (Monday, Could 16),Gilbert issued the next assertion through social media: “Hi there, buddies. After 15 years (nearly half my life),I’ve determined to half methods with AS I LAY DYING. Regardless of the ups and downs inherent, I am going to at all times be glad about the profound privilege of being to in a position to develop up touring the world taking part in music with the band. None of that might be doable with out the followers of the band, so for that I sincerely thanks all a lot for permitting me the chance. I want the perfect for AILD shifting ahead, and I hope to see all of you sooner reasonably than later.”
In a separate assertion, AS I LAY DYING mentioned: “As we’ve been nearing our first tour again because the starting of 2020, there have been a number of developments inside AILD that we might wish to share with our followers. The previous couple years off from the street with the uncertainty of how or when touring would decide up once more has supplied time to think about new endeavors in life aside from AILD.
“Josh Gilbert has determined to exit AILD to pursue different musical alternatives. Josh has been a powerful contributor musically for AILD since becoming a member of in 2007 so we’re grateful for all his contributions and his friendship over time. We want him all the perfect and are excited to see the place this new path takes him in life.
“AS I LAY DYING will honor our touring commitments for the rest of 2022 with the Two Many years of Destruction US Tour (June 10 – July 17) then European pageant season in August.
“We’re grateful to have Ryan Neff, of MISS MAY I taking up bass and vocal duties for our upcoming excursions. We first met Ryan down in Mexico Metropolis, taking part in collectively again in 2012, so we’re stoked to be sharing the stage with a well-recognized face and gifted musician.
“Becoming a member of us on second guitar for these two excursions might be our good pal Ken Susi of UNEARTH. We now have identified Ken for nearly 20 years, developing within the scene and taking part in many excursions collectively. Ken‘s fashion of guitar taking part in is carefully associated to AILD so we’re excited to have a detailed pal and ripper of a guitar participant becoming a member of us.
“We’re grateful for our followers’ continued assist as we enter a brand new chapter of the band with newfound power and enthusiasm. There’s been plenty of shifting components however what has and can at all times be the principle precedence of AILD is creating new music. We plan to have a brand new music out to you shortly earlier than finishing our full size by the top of the 12 months.
“We sit up for seeing many acquainted faces on our upcoming excursions and thanks for believing in us at each step of this band’s journey.”
Josh is the second AS I LAY DYING member to depart the band in lower than a 12 months. Final August, guitarist Nick Hipa confirmed his exit from AS I LAY DYING, explaining that he may not justify being a part of “a superficial pursuit” of the “story and that means” that the band’s 2018 reunion was constructed upon.
AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis was famously convicted in 2014 for his function in a murder-for-hire plot towards his estranged spouse.
In Could 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 music referred to as “Roots Under” which was initially a B-side leftover from when the classes for “Formed By Hearth”.
This previous March, AS I LAY DYING introduced the “Two Many years Of Destruction” tour. The U.S. leg of the trek will kick off on June 10 in Las Vegas. Becoming a member of the band for the 30 dates will WHITECHAPEL, SHADOW OF INTENT, BRAND OF SACRIFICE (June 24-July 17),and OV SULFUR (June 10-23) The tour will conclude on July 17 in Oklahoma.