“To our fans,
As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can.
Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation – and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.
Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying.
– Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh“
Varied opinions have been spewing since the headlines first emerged that Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, Pyrithion) allegedly attempted to have his estranged wife murdered. The facts are Tim was arrested Tuesday afternoon in an Oceanside, CA store and booked into jail the same night. He will have his arraignment today. According to reports, he initially attempted to solicit an undercover detective to do the deed on May 2nd (while touring in Asia).
This whole situation seems out of character for Tim Lambesis. He’s a fairly outspoken christian with adopted Ethiopian children and a clothing label set up exclusively to help kids. His wife filed for divorce earlier this year, but would that really trigger a man like Tim to such actions? I’m not the judge here. But if it’s true, it would be incredibly stupid / callous of him.
This will no doubt ruin his career if he is found to be guilty, taking down multiple metal acts and organizations in the process. Not to mention Tim is apparently worth $14 million dollars (according to Celebrity Net Worth).
If he’s somehow found to be innocent, this will all serve as very nice press for himself and his music. It will also make me feel better about my recent purchase of the Pyrithion EP. Only time will tell… stay tuned.
If you’re honestly feeling up to it after reading all of that, you can check some music from his various projects down below.