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As I Lay Dying to feature 'classic' lineup

Monday, June 04, 2018 7:51 AM PT


As I Lay Dying lineup

With As I Lay Dying releasing a preview of new music on Friday, fervent speculation has begun regarding the reconstituted line-up of the band, which will feature founder Tim Lambesis on vocals.

We've essentially been told two different things. The first is that the group will now consist of its original (2001/2002) roster. This seems highly unlikely given As I Lay Dying's early line-up instability. Additionally, most of those guys haven't played with Lambesis since 2003.

The second scenario is that the group's 'classic' line-up of Jordan Mancino, Phil Sgrosso, Nick Hipa, and Josh Gilbert have returned. Although there was obvious animus at the time of Lambesis' arrest, that was five years ago and one could assume that perspective has significantly affected their relationships in the interim. And while those four have also played in Wovenwar since As I Lay Dying's dissolution, Wovenwar has been quiet for nearly a year now, as have its members, suggesting that something else has been occupying their time in recent months.

The case for the 'classic' line-up seems even stronger if one analyzes the teaser video As I Lay Dying released. We asked one of our minions to carefully inspect the video for clues, and here is what he came up with:

Jordan Mancino (drums): the drums (DW, etc.) look to be more or less identical to those recently used by Mancino; the kit set-up is quite similar to his; the drumsticks appear to be the same kind Mancino typically uses; the end of the video shows the drummer having long blonde hair

Josh Gilbert (bass): the tattoos on both arms match almost perfectly; the bassist is wearing Gilbert's favorite jean vest (if that's not Gilbert, then somebody is deliberately making it look like it is)

Nica Hipa (lead guitar): the tattoos and lack thereof match; the fretting and picking posture look quite similar

Phil Sgrosso (rhythm guitar): the tattoos and lack thereof match; fretting and fingers are nearly identical; appears to be a guitar he's used in the past

To summarize, Mancino and Gilbert have almost certainly returned to the band. Moreover, it appears that at least one of the guitarists are back, if not both.


92 comments


anonymous
260 days ago
Money over everything

anonymous
260 days ago
i don't know who the bigger piece of shit is. Tim? or these guys for enabling him. Sell out gets banded about a lot with bands for stupid reasons. This is not one of those times. Absolutely lame.

anonymous
260 days ago
Anyone who would be in a band with Lambest-ts are even bigger pieces of shit than he is. fck all of these people.

anonymous
260 days ago
"Wovenwar has been quiet for nearly a year now, as have its members, suggesting that something else has been occupying their time in recent months."

Or they realized absolutely no one gave a fck about Wovenwar

anonymous
260 days ago
Not going to be able to tour Canada that is for sure (they don't like letting felons in). Isn't he still on parole? he may not even be able to leave the state yet. That being said, hope the SJWs crawl out of the woodwork and shut this shit down like they do to the blackmetal bands

anonymous
260 days ago
Soap here, I'm drunk

260 days ago
Way to post a second AILD article without any actual news in it, web. All about that ad revenue.

Anyways, if these guys join back up with him after the shit they've talked it really proves how greedy and weak willed these idiots are.

anonymous
260 days ago
I think this is great news, hes paid his debt, let him do what he wants. Also Wovenwar is awful so Im excited these guys get back to making some decent music.

anonymous
260 days ago
Isnt this what was said on Rockfeed two days ago?

260 days ago
I heard this will be black metal now and Lambesis burns churches

anonymous
260 days ago
Former youth-group leaders who are now into craft beers are stoked.

anonymous
260 days ago
Aj freeman here Michigan hardcore legend. Won't be moshing will just be listening to black metal instead. fck breakdowns.

anonymous
260 days ago
that one queer Brian Storm from Metal called it

anonymous
260 days ago
i thought Phil was "over it" and joined some shitty hipster death metal band

anonymous
260 days ago
It was bad enough tim was doing this. These guys backpedaled and lost all credibility. Sad. Have some self respect

anonymous
260 days ago
i bet Josh Gilbert regrets wearing that jean vest now!

anonymous
260 days ago
reminiscent of Bernie supporting Hillary, except Hillary actually murdered people. but muh SJWs

anonymous
260 days ago
so they're just gonna forget that he tried to hire someone to kill his wife? Not to mention the mant-ts thing

anonymous
260 days ago
i'd love to make an As I Lay Dying joke, but Tim Might hire someone to kill me...

anonymous
260 days ago
Impending Doom and As I Lay Dying should tour together, the tour could be called the "I Am a Murderer, wash me clean" tour. Lol

anonymous
260 days ago
I'm so happy!!! lol

260 days ago
My best friend's son works for a Chick-fil-A, as one of their assistant managers and he met Tim last year. He was, apparently, so kind, friendly and a real laugh and agreed to have a selfie taken my friend's son. Wall-to-wall lovely.

anonymous
260 days ago
This is disgusting. Stop supporting bands filled with garbage people who abuse women. He hired someone to kill his wife, how is anyone even backing this? He should be in prison & anyone who supports them should seek therapy if they think that's okay.

anonymous
260 days ago
nobody has really brought this up. Do we have any hard proof tim is in this?

anonymous
260 days ago
"Aj freeman here Michigan hardcore legend. Won't be moshing will just be listening to black metal instead. fck breakdowns."

Whoa!!!!

260 days ago
fourthgradec-cktease--This is my work, no one makes you visit if you do not like it.


anonymous
260 days ago
tim lambesis doesn't eat at chic-fil-a. he only eats c-cks in prison

anonymous
260 days ago
they better release one good ass song

anonymous
260 days ago
what are the odds on them reclaiming the christian tag?

anonymous
260 days ago
Posted on the last article: lol at everyone sucking lambesis c-ck. This band was never huge, they were smalltime in every way. Small riffs, small audience, small dudes. They didn't define or create anything so why would anyone besides LG trolls be "stoked"? Small time trolls

anonymous
260 days ago
Holy shit I'm pretty excited for this!

anonymous
260 days ago
the guy wanted his wife killed and blamed it on roids? fck him, he just needs the money for alimony and child support for their 5 kids.

Young and in the Way broke up because the singer showed his dck to a chick at a house party 8 yrs ago but AILD gets back together.

fck you Lambesis, choke on c-cks in hell.

anonymous
260 days ago
> Holy shit I'm pretty excited for this!

LOL you wanker!

anonymous
260 days ago
oh yea like you chodes really care about his crimes.

you virtue signalling gaylords aren't fooling anyone.

anonymous
259 days ago
As I Lay Crying

anonymous
259 days ago
tim lambesis doesn't eat at chic-fil-a. he only eats c-cks in prison

^spotted the 12 year old

anonymous
259 days ago
Moobs are stoked. Dudes who stare wide eyed at the guy clearly on roids at the gym are stoked.

anonymous
259 days ago
oh yea like you chodes really care about his crimes.

you virtue signalling gaylords aren't fooling anyone.

spotted the jordan peterson fan

anonymous
259 days ago
If the classic line up is back then 85% chance they are reclaiming the Christian label. Secular society would never forgive him despite what this site says. The only people willing to totally forgive would be Christians. If Tim goes all in and weaves the story into a testimonial along with the other members they can bank $$$ like crazy. You jerks called all of us trolls but we've been telling you this since last year.

anonymous
259 days ago
True classic line up would mean playing Zao covers. Really doubt that is going to happen.

anonymous
259 days ago
^ Aye, if Tim says the right things christians will support him just like they support trump.

anonymous
259 days ago
Clint Norris > josh gilbert

anonymous
259 days ago
The funniest part is Tim already said they basically lied about being a christian band for a while to keep getting the sales from the christians. If the christians fall for this it shows what idiots they truly are.

anonymous
259 days ago
AILD/ZAO tour in 2019. Calling it now

anonymous
259 days ago
Featuring "Red" on cleans

anonymous
259 days ago
still scrambling to try and knock this. not working. we've told you all for over a year it will be the known guys lineup. the metalcore community will fall in line. headlining tour with legit support and venues. new album. all selling

anonymous
259 days ago
Is anyone really shocked these dipshits took Tim back to make a buck? Wovenwar flopped harder than a fish out of water. Only dipshit that would pick thes e guys up after lambest-ts tried to murder his wife is going to make sure these guys get defonced all over the US. I think he found his headliner for his shitty little dotn tour

anonymous
259 days ago
I think you may be shocked at how many bands will want to stay far away from this (at least established bands).

While i understand for the wovenwar guys it's this or deliver pizza. I can't imagine any band with ANY sort of traction would want to attach themselves to the stigma of this. not worth it

anonymous
259 days ago
ZAO has not been shy about their opinions on Tim since this all went down, no way they play with them.

anonymous
259 days ago
LOL ^ zao will be at the VFW down the road when AILD comes to town. they aren't even in the running for opening support. 18v, BT and WOJ are all being considered.

anonymous
259 days ago
BTs record flopped. they will be at the VFW as well

anonymous
259 days ago
BT wouldn't do it merely for Brandon's ego wouldn't allow him to open for somebody like Tim, especially at this point in time

anonymous
259 days ago
you all are acting like the last 2 AILD didn't suck dck. band was on their way out when this all went down. i would subtract maybe half the fans that bought the last one automatically because, well, you know, hitman bullshit... subtract half the fhe remaining ones because, well, since tim went away sales are down for EVERYONE. and they already admitted they lied about being christian to fleece that scene. so yeah, first single will get a lot of curiosity buzz, then vanish

anonymous
259 days ago
BT just released a video titled metalcore where the frontman praises the mid 00s and name drops AILD in a good light. they would agree in a ny minute to hop on this money train and next tour lmao

anonymous
259 days ago
lol at everyone sucking lambesis c-ck. This band was never huge, they were smalltime in every way. Small riffs, small audience, small dudes. They didn't define or create anything so why would anyone besides LG trolls be "stoked"? Small time trolls

anonymous
259 days ago
all convictions out the window when that money comes calling huh guys?

anonymous
259 days ago
As I Lay Sheetrock

anonymous
259 days ago
Tim is a meme and formulaic pull-off riffs / generic breakdowns are still just as boring this time around.

anonymous
259 days ago
Nick HIPocrite

anonymous
259 days ago
anonymous16 hours ago
oh yea like you chodes really care about his crimes.

you virtue signalling gaylords aren't fooling anyone.

spotted the jordan peterson fan

what is Ben Rhodes doing in here? go cry over the election

anonymous
259 days ago
5th tier metalcore zao wannabes

anonymous
259 days ago
these guys fcking suck

anonymous
259 days ago
Someone mentioned it above. Decas was awful and so was the album after that. Powerless rise was their last good album. This attempted hired man made them relive my again.

anonymous
259 days ago
Play in a band with a psycho roider or be a wage slave: the story of as I lay dying instrumentalists

anonymous
259 days ago
got the inside scoop from someone at metal blade. this whole thing is a farce. it will "FEATURE" the classic lineup. but not completely include it. Tim isn't in it. new singer.

anonymous
259 days ago
I KNEW IT!!! they went out of their way to JUST show enough of the other dudes to get everyone's panties in a bunch, but didn't show ANYTHING of the singer (if you should any torso shots we'd know it wasn't tim due to lack of t-ts, unless they got a female singer with t-ts).

anonymous
258 days ago
Tim LAME-besis LOL!!!1

anonymous
258 days ago
Not down with the new captcha

anonymous
258 days ago
i work at mb...

AILD x KSE massive late fall co-headline, someone up top was close

unearth - direct support
WOJ, TAS, evergreen terrace - support

select dates - 18v (west), BYD (northeast), chimaira (midwest)
CA dates - atreyu and ????

anonymous
258 days ago
ps - ???? is throwdown (shhh)

anonymous
258 days ago
If Tim ain't doing this then nobody will show up or care. Look at Wovenwar. Now play even older songs that are so played out. Recipe for success right there kids. Only a charismatic, lovely(? Wtf?) alpha leader like Tim can draw the crowds.

anonymous
258 days ago
you are all wrong, I work at sumerian. we just signed them to a 3 album deal. 1 million advance. new austrian death machine also on the way

anonymous
258 days ago
This will fail. Sjws have shut down other tours for less than this.

anonymous
258 days ago
they will be fine with Tim, the tour will do well. In this day and age, you can conspire to have your wife killed, all is forgiven within a few years. But if you call someone a F*gggot or trigger any of these sjw's with some kind of gender or political rant: BLACKLISTED FOREVERRR

anonymous
258 days ago
ok, tim if you say so. I say you guys are fcked because you are a piece of shit that thinks were a stupid. fck you tim.

anonymous
258 days ago
"anonymous4 hours ago
you are all wrong, I work at sumerian. we just signed them to a 3 album deal. 1 million advance. new austrian death machine also on the way"


You're all wrong. I heard Rise Records picked them up, $5,009.17 advance, and soon to be announce tour with Acceptance

anonymous
258 days ago
As I Lay Dying, Young And In The Way and Taake Tour.

anonymous
258 days ago
anonymous59 minutes ago
"anonymous4 hours ago
you are all wrong, I work at sumerian. we just signed them to a 3 album deal. 1 million advance. new austrian death machine also on the way"


You're all wrong. I heard Rise Records picked them up, $5,009.17 advance, and soon to be announce tour with Acceptance

Actually both of you are wrong. I work for Sony and we've lined up a MASSIVE world tour for them. Get ready to eat shit haters!

anonymous
258 days ago
small time band small time riffs

anonymous
258 days ago
they can't do a world tour... most countries wont let a felon in.

anonymous
258 days ago
OG metalcore swap is stoked, the OG Sammy is stoked

anonymous
258 days ago
"what are the odds on them reclaiming the christian tag?"

probably same odds as you and everyone else being obsessed with what other people believe.

anonymous
258 days ago
BIG TIME BAND BIG TIME RIFFS

anonymous
258 days ago
easily best metalcore band ever. this will sell and they will be in it for long haul again.

anonymous
257 days ago
^ So unbelievably false, nice try but you won't bait me ya ugly troll.

anonymous
257 days ago
just like metalcore would die out after mid 00s, just like AILD wouldn't put offerings in the BB top ten, just like Tim wouldn't be back, then just like the other known guys wouldn't be back... lmao keep taking Ls

anonymous
257 days ago
Band is generic Agnostic Front

anonymous
257 days ago
^has apparently NEVER heard Agnostic Front*

anonymous
257 days ago
band is a generic version of Youth Of Today smh

anonymous
257 days ago
Think they were making an "AF" joke as in "As fck", not an Agnostic Front joke. The internet is dumb. You're dumb.

anonymous
257 days ago
anonymous1 day ago
i work at mb...

AILD x KSE massive late fall co-headline, someone up top was close

unearth - direct support
WOJ, TAS, evergreen terrace - support

select dates - 18v (west), BYD (northeast), chimaira (midwest)
CA dates - atreyu and ????

This is all a lie, but 16 year old me could die happy after that show.




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