AS I LAY DYING has recruited drummer Nick Pierce (ex-UNEARTH) to sit down behind the package for the band’s upcoming tour.
The U.S. leg of the “Two Many years Of Destruction” trek will kick off tonight (Friday, 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.
Earlier at the moment, AS I LAY DYING launched the next assertion through social media: “We’re happy to announce that Nick Pierce, previously of UNEARTH, will probably be taking part in drums for AILD this tour.
“We have toured with Nick many instances through the years so we’re stoked to haven’t solely a very long time good friend out with us, however an outstanding musician. The extent of precision and energy in Nick Pierce‘s taking part in has taken our songs to a complete new stage.
“Nick had the duty of studying 20 songs in a restricted period of time and he almost performed the complete 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.
“We’re simply pulling up into Las Vegas for night time 1 of the ‘The Many years of Destruction Tour’, we will not wait to carry out and see our followers once more!”
On Thursday, longtime AS I LAY DYING drummer Jordan Mancino introduced that he would sit out the band’s upcoming tour dates as a consequence of “quite a lot of ongoing inside points” that “haven’t but been resolved.” The 39-year-old musician launched an announcement through social media wherein he stated: “To all of our followers, my associates, household and supporters inside the business. There have been quite a lot of ongoing inside points with AS I LAY DYING that should be labored out. It was my want to keep away from any additional touring till these points have 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. Because of all of you on your understanding.”
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 an announcement, 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 street by Ryan Neff of MISS MAY I. Enjoying second guitar on the trek will probably be Ken Susi of UNEARTH.
Josh was 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 which means” that the band’s 2018 reunion was constructed upon.
AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim 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 a protracted 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 Fireplace”, 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 publish 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 classes for “Formed By Fireplace”.
We’re happy to announce that Nick Pierce, previously of Unearth, will probably be taking part in drums for AILD this tour.
Posted by As I Lay Dying on Friday, June 10, 2022