HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta addressed the return of AS I LAY DYING with an unchanged lineup after singer Tim Lambesis was released from jail for hiring a hitman to murder his wife at the time, noting via Twitter: “Nick, Jordan, Phil and Josh are incredible musicians and very nice people. There’s a bigger discussion to be had and when the time is right hopefully we’ll do it and they can give everyone insight behind their decision. Until then I will hold judgement.”
However, the singer also added in a subsequently-deleted post (caught by The PRP): “Think about how bad EVERY other job must be if you’re willing to go right back into a job with a guy who was gonna kill his wife/mother of his kids for $1k. Open invite to all AILD guys to come back on the podcast to discuss though.”
In related stuff, MetalSucks decided to stop posting anything related to AILD, noting: “Imagine if four or five years from now, after serving time in prison for rape and sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein tried to come back and make a new film. Or if Bill Cosby started touring the standup circuit again. Hell, imagine that just a few years from now, Donald Trump and NBC were to revive ‘The Apprentice.’ Would you support them?”
In May 2014, AS I LAY DYING singer Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hit man $1,000 to kill his wife. Approximately 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 Adult Parole Operations.