As I Lay Dying Is Mixing A New Album
As I Lay Dying‘s singer Tim Lambesis was recently interviewed by Graspop Metal Meeting and confirmed that the band is finishing up their next studio album.
The new album is the first with new lineup; featuring Lambesis and longtime guitarist Phil Sgrosso, alongside drummer Nick Pierce (ex-Unearth), bassist vocalist Ryan Neff (Miss May I) and and guitarist Ken Susi (Unearth).
Lambesis said, “We partly self-produced [it], and then we also worked with another producer. So we spent about a year working on the album by ourselves before we gave it to the producer, who’s mixing the album now.”
And how the members have affected the band’s sound, “Well, [Nick, Ryan and Ken are] new for us, but, obviously, the guys have been around playing music for 20 years themselves. We’re familiar, just having spent so much time with Unearth, and then Miss May I having a pretty similar sound.
Lambesis added, “The songwriting within As I Lay Dying has historically been mostly Phil and I. Josh [Gilbert], our previous bass player, helped. But the core of the songwriting is the same. So this additional layer that we get from these new guys is almost like breathing fresh new air… a breath of fresh air.”
As I Lay Dying’s new album will follow-up “Shaped By Fire”, which came out in September ’19.
As you know, Lambesis was famously convicted in ’14 for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his wife. He was sentenced to six years in jail (in May ’14) after pleading guilty to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hitman $1,000 to kill his wife. 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.
What do you think about the return of As I Lay Dying?