Well, the day has finally arrived. As I Lay Dying will release their first new song in six years titled "My Own Grave" tomorrow, June 8. The information has been revealed by iTunes Japan, who has the song and sample up on their website. It is technically Friday in Japan.
No word on As I Lay Dying is releasing an album as well or if the classic lineup of the band is officially back together as we suspected, but I'd imagine all that information will come tomorrow.
In the meantime, enjoy a review of the song via FYM Music below that also doubles as a sorta-stream. Just know that you'll have to deal with the occasional yelling and interjections of the host. Update: 6/7/18 – The band posted the entire music video, which you can see below, and as speculated, it features the classic lineup. If you're not familiar with the story of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis' history and why the band disappeared, read up below.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was released from prison in early 2017. Lambesis was sentenced to six years imprisonment in May 2014 on a felony charge of solicitation of murder after attempting to hire a hitman to kill his then-wife. He served about two and a half years and was released right at the end of 2016, and has since remarried. We covered this story exhaustively in 2013 and 2014.
Lambesis has since published a lengthy apology regarding what he had done, apologizing to his ex-wife, children and fans. "Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the hurt that I have caused," the letter began.
A few months after it was revealed Lambesis was out of prison, he began teasing a potential comeback for As I Lay Dying. The band teased their first music in years last week, and the speculation is the classic lineup has gotten back together.