This band’s singer was convicted of trying to have his wife killed. Now he’s back with the group. The strange history of As I Lay Dying
Stay tuned for more, I guess. How does the band recover from all this controversy and pain? The couple had been having child custody issues allegedly caused by Lambesis’ years of steroid abuse. A reformed and sorrowful Lambesis was released on probation in December 2016 and after a period of uncertainty, the 2013 lineup of As I Lay Dying began working on new music. What about all the backlash from music fans and the media? A short history of San Diego’s As I Lay Dying goes like this:
Band forms in 2000 and releases six albums over twelve years. Band reforms. All we have is this Facebook statement. While he was on ice, As I Lay Dying changed their name to Wovenwar with a new singer. Upon his conviction, the band breaks up. Singer is released from jail. Back up. Frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested on May 7, 2013, after he tried to hire an undercover cop to kill his wife. His initial plea of “not guilty” was later changed to “guilty.” He was sent to jail facing up to six years in custody. Hold on. On June 8, 2018, the group released a band new song called “My Own Grave.”
This is obviously a tricky situation. Let’s fill in some blanks. Singer then tries to hire a hitman to kill his wife.