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AILD guitarist accuses Tim Lambesis of slander

Monday, May 19, 2014 1:15 PM PT

As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa has issued a statement addressing comments made by embattled singer Tim Lambesis in which Lambesis stated that Hipa and company had abandoned him following his arrest. Here is Hipa's statement:

"Last Friday I sat in a courtroom to support a friend. For the better part of a decade our professional and personal lives were woven in a relationship akin to family. As if family, the intention of my attendance was to publicly acknowledge the deep care and compassion I hold for this individual.

"I watched as she searched for the strength to behold her transgressor for the first time in over a year since learning of his plot to have her murdered. I listened to her describe the love she once possessed for this man whom she adored, trusted, and depended on as her husband. I followed along as she detailed his abandonment of her and her children; a betrayal he failed to own but opted to blame on a lost sense of morality. This excuse became further excused by a defense that drug abuse had clouded his judgement.

"She attempted to rebuild a life with three young children apart from a man who viewed them as disposable. The strength and resilience of these children—whom she saved from abandonment, poverty, and certain early death—were being further challenged by this domestic unravelling. Her desire was to give them love and stability, his response was to have her executed.

"I observed his defense acknowledge the crime but defend it once again with the argument that steroids created mental instability. I followed as the prosecution reminded the court of an intricately calculated series of actions occurring over the course of many weeks. A scheme which involved using her children to secure gate codes for a would be assassin, and his plans for their further exploitation as an alibi; a plot indicative of careful premeditation over momentary mindlessness.

"I watched as a Judge highlighted how many men use steroids but do not plot to murder innocent women, and for someone to move towards such action reveals something twisted within their character. He continued to point out that a willingness to involve children in such matters is deeply disturbing and reprehensible as well.

"The accounts I interpreted within this courtroom were details of people and a past that I had known and observed first hand. All and everything was as I knew it to be.

"I share this in response to an interview between Tim Lambesis and Ryan J. Downey that was released on AltPress.com moments after this women and her family were given their closure. Behind the facade of a penitent man with renewed outlook, restored faith, and apparent remorse is a fairly appalling agenda to further damage the lives and reputations of his non-supporters. It is the continued defense of behavior that leveled every facet of an innocent woman's being and traumatized children who have already persevered through the actual pain of an orphan's life.

"There is no contrition in his pseudo-philosophical jargon, and the verbalized assessment of his relationship with myself and former bandmates is absolute slander. I had spoken with him directly and in length of how 100% of my heart, love, and loyalty was being directed in support towards his victims. These victims being people I had opened my heart to as family for many years and whom I pray will find healing from his deep abuse. In complete disregard for the truth as I'm certain he understands it, he opted to fabricate motives that describe us abandoning him as a callous business decision.

"The intent of his defamation is to create an air of sympathy and support under the false pretense of a forthcoming tell-all. Unfortunately this has worked to a degree, as many strangers have put effort into projecting hatred towards those of us who chose to defend the guiltless subjects of his crimes.

"It is regrettable that he utilized this platform as a means to justify his conduct. The prosecution of this case profiled him as a sociopathic narcissist in definite need of rehabilitation. For those of us who truly know the man for who he is, it's shameful that in spite of all he is still as he ever was and just as they say.

"For Jordan, Phil, Josh, and myself, we'll continue to carry on knowing we behaved honorably, lovingly, and loyally to the individuals who truly needed it."


5/19/2014 1:27:02 PM
its all about the he said she said bullshit
i think you better quit
lettin shit slip
or youll be leavin wit a fat lip

5/19/2014 1:27:04 PM
Holy crap FIRST!!!!

5/19/2014 1:28:06 PM
Nvm :(

5/19/2014 1:28:15 PM
good read

5/19/2014 1:29:31 PM
"I supported the victims the whole time" so he didn't support Tim, which is what Tim said, so how is that slander?

5/19/2014 1:42:23 PM
I met Tim once backstage once at the Sounds of the Underground tour at the Gibson amphitheater. I walked up to him and told him I appreciated his success as a musician and hope the best for his band. He turned to me. Looked at my shirt. (Dimmu Borgir Puritanical euphoric misanthropia shirt) And turned back around to ignore what I said. From that day. I acknowledge him as a totally jerk.

5/19/2014 1:43:32 PM
he's been fcking her for years

5/19/2014 1:43:44 PM
This is the opposite of news. This is like the high school grapevine. Stop giving these morons attention.

5/19/2014 1:49:09 PM
How quickly lambgoat forgets that this is meaningless

5/19/2014 2:39:11 PM
bros before hoes....fck this pssy.

5/19/2014 2:46:55 PM
"how quickly lambgoat forgets that this meaningless" hahahhahhahaha. good one

5/19/2014 2:54:29 PM
Great "woven" usage, f a g g o t.

5/19/2014 3:04:19 PM
This isn't meaningless... someone that tryed to have his wife killed? This is about a terrible choice on the part of Tim who most of us adored (Music wise as well as band in AILD)... I feel Nick is totally honest. They didn't abandon Tim, He abandon them. But I believe Nick H. comments are 100% authentic. I did find Nick's interview a little funny with at first his comments when he used the word "woven". I wish Wovenwar the best of luck.

5/19/2014 3:09:25 PM
Maybe this dick spit will find himself woven into Tim's now former family to rectify the hardship. It's pretty sad (but admittedly funny) how distorted everyone in the situation is. Hail satan. Can't wait for the Lifetime special.

5/19/2014 3:30:54 PM
"This isn't meaningless... someone that tryed to have his wife killed? This is about a terrible choice on the part of Tim who most of us adored (Music wise as well as band in AILD)... I feel Nick is totally honest. They didn't abandon Tim, He abandon them. But I believe Nick H. comments are 100% authentic. I did find Nick's interview a little funny with at first his comments when he used the word "woven". I wish Wovenwar the best of luck."
President of the Wovenwar fan club.

5/19/2014 3:31:39 PM
Aids guitarist accuses Tim Lambesis of Islander

5/19/2014 3:43:35 PM
haha "dick spit"

5/19/2014 5:29:33 PM

5/19/2014 6:17:26 PM
I would have saved the time and energy and just told Tim to enjoy all that black stuff being pumped into his ass over the next few years. Hopefully so much he kills himself prior to release.

5/19/2014 7:43:23 PM
From ^^^
Now I can admit that his mistake was fcking dumb as sh*t and he deserves what he got if not more but mark my words...Wovenwhore will only be listened to for drawing comparisons...Tim will be released sooner then you can say "Christian metal singer's stomach gets pumped in prison because of copious amount of stuff ingested" and upon his release all of you will realize that he's far more interesting to listen to then these disloyal bunch taint lickers.

5/19/2014 8:06:35 PM
Ryan Downey is the Indiana version of Ron Burgandy. Your band Burn It Down sucked, stick to writing shitty bio's for Trustkill bands. Happy Holidays you fat face fck, see you in Chicago your pal Tony Brumell!

5/19/2014 8:22:41 PM
Lambgoat has now become TimMZ

5/19/2014 8:50:08 PM
He is banging the wife now. How convinent.

5/19/2014 11:19:38 PM
Also, I am not a homosexual

5/20/2014 12:42:39 AM
Burn it down were awesome. Shame there hasnt been a good hardcore/metalcore band in over a decade.

As i lay dying always fcking sucked. Bullshit music for bullshit people.

5/20/2014 12:50:58 AM
ugh everyone on here is letting me down....I used to come here for some quality laughter. People are talking shit about the interviewer's old band?? God what happened to you lambgoat.

5/20/2014 5:03:34 AM
this ain't funny

5/20/2014 5:20:40 AM
"I was hedging my bets, waiting to see how all this would turn out. Tim lost big time and now I am trashing him to distance myself and sells records... And so I can enjoy his wife sitting on my face guilt free. Does anyone want to buy three annoying little African kids?"

5/20/2014 6:06:52 AM

5/20/2014 6:12:33 AM
the real slander here is telling everyone the entire band banged brian slagel. yup. it happened. no joke.

5/20/2014 7:06:11 AM
Aids guitarist accuses Tim Lambesis of Islander


5/20/2014 7:06:20 AM
I'm guessing he paid his defense lawyer with a bag of jewels.

5/20/2014 8:05:24 AM
Very well written statement. Toured with these guys 10 years ago... Not into their music and hung out with them very little, but Nick was the most outgoing and nicest dude. I believe he is 100% sincere in his words.

5/20/2014 8:35:47 AM
i keep thinking about the trash talk song, slander.

5/20/2014 10:23:43 AM
Tim thinks it's ok to try to kill woman so he doesn't have to pay them alimony. Ronnie Radke told him it was ok. Just blame it on the roids. I love the AP article. It's 6 pages of it's not my fault...my wife wanted a big house and my money, my band was only with me for the money, Metal Blade was only with me for the money...I hear his new prison album is going to be titled Bend Over and the first song dropped on us is going to be "Don't drop the Soap"

5/20/2014 10:41:39 AM
headline tomorrow: " Nick Hipa marries former Lambesis wife"

5/20/2014 11:43:04 AM
Black stuff?

5/20/2014 1:15:34 PM
Tim just needs to do his time and shut up already. He`s a f u c k I n g juicer that failed at the oldest get rich quick scheme ever.

The one thing he`s not meant to have is an opinion

5/20/2014 1:57:08 PM
For those of us who truly know the man for who he is, it's shameful that in spite of all he is still as he ever was and just as they say.

5/20/2014 1:58:23 PM
I wish he got away with it, but I wish he also put a hit on his former band mates.

5/20/2014 2:00:58 PM
Well, I'm doing a mix tape right now with everybody on the scene that's doing well. Danny [Worsnop] from Asking Alexandria, Andy [Biersack] from Black Veil Brides is singing on it. It's all rap, but they're singing all the choruses on it. There's Jacoby [Shaddix] from Papa Roach. There's Deuce, and we've got Craig Mabbitt [from Escape the Fate] singing on it. There's more too, but every track is going to be someone.

5/20/2014 2:22:31 PM
just because some white guilt liberal whore adopts a few black kids doesn't make her a good person. she did it for attention. she wanted tim to suffer because he wouldn't be her slave, and she almost got what she deserved.

6/18/2014 7:40:40 PM
I just saw a comment from a "coward and possible racist ". This terrible individual said "she almost got what she deserved?". And she adopted "black children" for her own gain and fame. How dare you. I think this cowardly individual is the lowest of the low. How dare you. I hope you change your way of thinking one day.