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. More reports surfaced that he was indeed working with an all-new lineup of musicians to forge a comeback, though the report did not cite any specific names of who Lambesis was (or is) allegedly working with. These have all been rumors and pretty much pure conjecture up until now.
As I Lay Dying has published 45 seconds of brand new music and what looks like the tease to a music video on their Facebook page, as well as a mysterious profile picture, potentially a teaser of the cover art. The video is very careful not to show anyone's face.
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