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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other bands of the same genre; they were slightly heavier than most.
* DrugsAreBad: It turns out Lambesis was using steroids as an aid for his body building...needless to say, [[http://www.ryansrockshow.com/php2/news/13773-tim-lambesis-bail-lowered-admits-to-steroid-use.html it didn't turn out well]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other bands of the same genre; they were are slightly heavier than most.
* DrugsAreBad: It turns out Lambesis was using steroids as an aid for his body building...needless to say, [[http://www.ryansrockshow.com/php2/news/13773-tim-lambesis-bail-lowered-admits-to-steroid-use.html it didn't turn out well]]well]], and even tried to initially blame his infamous actions on these along with a poor marriage.



* NewSoundAlbum: Arguable. The band stills play the same genre, but thrash influences began showing up in An Ocean Between Us.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Arguable. The band stills play the same genre, but thrash NewSoundAlbum:
** Thrash
influences began showing up in An ''An Ocean Between Us.Us,'' in addition to more guitar solos This carried over to ''The Powerless Rise.''
** ''Awakened dialed the Thrash influences back, but kept the guitar solos
** ''Shaped by Fire'' instead had a more pronounced MelodicDeathMetal.



* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', Tim's voice became deeper, less phleghmy, and easier to understand.

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* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', Tim's voice became deeper, less phleghmy, and easier to understand. The 2021 song "Roots Below" introduced DeathMetal growls that originated in Pyrition.


On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. During this time, the remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. Lambesis was released near the end of 2016 and in 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave". They then resumed touring together and released a new album in 2019 called ''Shaped by Fire''.

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On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. During this time, the remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Phil Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. Lambesis was released near the end of 2016 and in 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave". They then resumed touring together and released a new album in 2019 called ''Shaped by Fire''.



* Jordan Mancino - drums (2000-2014, 2018-)

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* Jordan Mancino - drums (2000-2014, 2018-)2018-present)



* StartMyOwn: Hipa, Sgrosso, Gilbert, and Mancino all started Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper after Lambesis' arrest, while Sgrosso additionally helped found Poison Headache and later split with Wovenwar to focus on it.
* ThrashMetal: Not a full-fledged example, nor even a partial example, but they had elements of in in their later work, but ditched it on their last album prior to Lambesis' arrest.

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* StartMyOwn: Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Sgrosso, Gilbert, Phil Sgrosso and Mancino Josh Gilbert all started Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper after Lambesis' Tim's arrest, while Sgrosso Phil additionally helped found Poison Headache and later split with Wovenwar to focus on it.
* ThrashMetal: Not a full-fledged example, nor even a partial example, but they had elements of in in their later work, but ditched it on their last album prior to Lambesis' Tim's arrest.



* VocalTagTeam: Of the SopranoAndGravel variety, with Lambesis providing the screams and Gilbert providing the singing.

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* VocalTagTeam: Of the SopranoAndGravel variety, with Lambesis Tim providing the screams and Gilbert Josh providing the singing.


* Tim Lambesis (lead vocals) (2000-)
* Nick Hipa (guitars) (2004-2014, 2018-)
* Josh Gilbert (bass + vocals) (2007-2014, 2018-)
* Phil Sgrosso (guitars) 2003-2014, 2018-)
* Jordan Mancino (drums) (2000-2014, 2018-)

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* Tim Lambesis (lead vocals) (2000-)
- lead vocals (2000-present)
* Nick Hipa (guitars) (2004-2014, 2018-)
* Josh Gilbert (bass + vocals) (2007-2014,
Jordan Mancino - drums (2000-2014, 2018-)
* Phil Sgrosso (guitars) 2003-2014, 2018-)
- rhythm guitar (2003-2014, 2018-present)
* Jordan Mancino (drums) (2000-2014, 2018-)
Josh Gilbert - bass, backing vocals (2007-2014, 2018-present)



* BreastExpansion: In 2016, Lambesis sued a medical team for not allowing him to take his prescription, which would combat the side effects of steroid withdrawal. As a result, he developed gynecomastia.

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* BreastExpansion: In 2016, Lambesis Tim sued a medical team for not allowing him to take his prescription, which would combat the side effects of steroid withdrawal. As a result, he developed gynecomastia.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Beneath the Encasing of Ashes'' is far less melodic than their later works, with some {{Grindcore}} influences and Lambesis using the occasional DeathMetal growl in addition to his usual screams. Overall, it sounded a ''lot'' like Music/{{Zao}}, who were one of their biggest influences.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Beneath the Encasing of Ashes'' is far less melodic than their later works, with some {{Grindcore}} influences and Lambesis Tim using the occasional DeathMetal growl in addition to his usual screams. Overall, it sounded a ''lot'' like Music/{{Zao}}, who were one of their biggest influences.



* MetalScream: This is Lambesis's specialty. He began with a type 3, but eventually moved toward type 1.

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* MetalScream: This is Lambesis's Tim's specialty. He began with a type 3, but eventually moved toward type 1.



* TookALevelInBadass: Compare Lambesis's look [[https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/1500x992_gallery/public/media/as-i-lay-dying-portrait-2010-billboard-1548.jpg in 2010]](he's the one in the center) to [[https://www.concertcapture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1C6A6458.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's the same guy. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass. He's since then been atoning since being released.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Compare Lambesis's Tim's look [[https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/1500x992_gallery/public/media/as-i-lay-dying-portrait-2010-billboard-1548.jpg in 2010]](he's the one in the center) to [[https://www.concertcapture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1C6A6458.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's the same guy. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass. He's since then been atoning since being released.



* TheSociopath: After his arrest, Hipa publicly called Lambesis a psychopath and said that the behavior on display was not new, and that while they never expected him to go ''quite'' that far, it wasn't inconceivable. Ultimately subverted as Lambesis did learn from his misadventure and has done his best to mend bridges after being paroled.

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* TheSociopath: After his arrest, lead guitarist Nick Hipa publicly called Lambesis Tim a psychopath and said that the behavior on display was not new, and that while they never expected him to go ''quite'' that far, it wasn't inconceivable. Ultimately subverted as Lambesis Tim did learn from his misadventure and has done his best to mend bridges after being paroled.



* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', Tim Lambesis's voice became deeper, less phleghmy, and easier to understand.

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* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', Tim Lambesis's Tim's voice became deeper, less phleghmy, and easier to understand.


On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. During this time, the remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. Lambesis was released near the end of 2016 and in 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave". They then resume touring together and released a new album in 2019 called ''Shaped by Fire''.

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On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. During this time, the remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. Lambesis was released near the end of 2016 and in 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave". They then resume resumed touring together and released a new album in 2019 called ''Shaped by Fire''.


* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that. This is even the main lyrical theme of ''Shaped by Fire''.

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* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that. This is even the main lyrical theme of ''Shaped by Fire''.



* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25069897/Tim+Lambesis+TimLambesis1.jpg Lambesis]] in 2010 compared to him in [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's him. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass. He's since then been atoning since being released.

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25069897/Tim+Lambesis+TimLambesis1.Compare Lambesis's look [[https://www.billboard.com/files/styles/1500x992_gallery/public/media/as-i-lay-dying-portrait-2010-billboard-1548.jpg Lambesis]] in 2010 compared 2010]](he's the one in the center) to him in [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.[[https://www.concertcapture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1C6A6458.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's him.the same guy. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass. He's since then been atoning since being released.



* TheSociopath: After his arrest, Hipa publicly called Lambesis a psychopath and said that the behavior on display was not new, and that while they never expected him to go ''quite'' that far, it wasn't inconceivable.

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* TheSociopath: After his arrest, Hipa publicly called Lambesis a psychopath and said that the behavior on display was not new, and that while they never expected him to go ''quite'' that far, it wasn't inconceivable. Ultimately subverted as Lambesis did learn from his misadventure and has done his best to mend bridges after being paroled.


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* VocalTagTeam: Of the SopranoAndGravel variety, with Lambesis providing the screams and Gilbert providing the singing.


On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave".

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On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being During this time, the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In Lambesis was released near the end of 2016 and in 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, to the shock of the metalcore community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave".
Grave". They then resume touring together and released a new album in 2019 called ''Shaped by Fire''.


* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that. This is even the main theme of "My Own Grave", alluding to Lambesis' reflecting on his poor life decision.

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* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that. This is even the main lyrical theme of "My Own Grave", alluding to Lambesis' reflecting on his poor life decision.''Shaped by Fire''.



* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25069897/Tim+Lambesis+TimLambesis1.jpg Lambesis]] in 2010 compared to him in [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's him. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass.

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25069897/Tim+Lambesis+TimLambesis1.jpg Lambesis]] in 2010 compared to him in [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579555_204455583009292_152128986_n.jpg 2012]]. Yes, that's him. Sadly, it also came with a ''huge'' TookALevelInJerkass. He's since then been atoning since being released.


* ''Shaped By Fire'' (2019)



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other bands of the same genre.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other bands of the same genre.genre; they were slightly heavier than most.



* ThrashMetal: They have elements of in in their later work, but ditched it on their last album prior to Lambesis' arrest.

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* ThrashMetal: They have Not a full-fledged example, nor even a partial example, but they had elements of in in their later work, but ditched it on their last album prior to Lambesis' arrest.


* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that.

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* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that. This is even the main theme of "My Own Grave", alluding to Lambesis' reflecting on his poor life decision.



* ChristianMetal / NotChristianRock: Despite the lack of overtly religious lyrics, they had embraced the "Christian band" label for most of their career, as all five members were Christian. However, many fans noticed that the lyrics to some tracks from ''Awakened'' expressed heavy skepticism and criticism of Christianity and religion and general. After the events that led to his arrest and guilty plea, Tim elaborated that a severe crisis of faith had caused him to briefly identify as an atheist, and that he had since returned to the faith.

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* ChristianMetal / NotChristianRock: Despite the lack of overtly religious lyrics, they had embraced the "Christian band" label for most of their career, as all five members were Christian. However, many fans noticed that the lyrics to some tracks from ''Awakened'' expressed heavy skepticism and criticism of Christianity and religion and general. After the events that led to his arrest and guilty plea, Tim elaborated that a severe crisis of faith had caused him to briefly identify as an atheist, and that he had since returned to the faith.



* ThrashMetal: They have elements of in in their recent work.
** Averted slightly with their latest record.

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* ThrashMetal: They have elements of in in their recent work.
** Averted slightly with
later work, but ditched it on their latest record.last album prior to Lambesis' arrest.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Beneath the Encasing of Ashes'' is far less melodic than their later works, with some {{Grindcore}} influences and Lambesis using the occasional DeathMetal growl in addition to his usual screams.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Beneath the Encasing of Ashes'' is far less melodic than their later works, with some {{Grindcore}} influences and Lambesis using the occasional DeathMetal growl in addition to his usual screams. Overall, it sounded a ''lot'' like Music/{{Zao}}, who were one of their biggest influences.

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* TheAtoner: The rest of the band says Tim is a lot nicer of a person since getting out of jail than he was for the few years before that.


As I Lay Dying are an American [[Metalcore]] band that formed in 2000. They are named after [[Literature/AsILayDying the book of the same name]]. They have released 6 albums, Awakened being their latest release. On their first two albums, they had a more standard sound, though they would add elements of MelodicDeathMetal beginning with the widely acclaimed ''Shadows are Security'' and ThrashMetal in their music starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', which has been so far been regarded by fans as their best work to date.

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As I Lay Dying are an American [[Metalcore]] {{Metalcore}} band that formed in 2000. They are named after [[Literature/AsILayDying the book of the same name]]. They have released 6 albums, Awakened being their latest release. On their first two albums, they had a more standard sound, though they would add elements of MelodicDeathMetal beginning with the widely acclaimed ''Shadows are Security'' and ThrashMetal in their music starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', which has been so far been regarded by fans as their best work to date.



* ''Shadows are Security'' (2005)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum An Ocean Between us]]'' (2007)

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* ''Shadows are Are Security'' (2005)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum An Ocean Between us]]'' Us]]'' (2007)


As I Lay Dying are an American MetalCore band that formed in 2000. They are named after [[Literature/AsILayDying the book of the same name]]. They have released 6 albums, Awakened being their latest release. On their first two albums, they had a more standard sound, though they would add elements of MelodicDeathMetal beginning with the widely acclaimed ''Shadows are Security'' and ThrashMetal in their music starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', which has been so far been regarded by fans as their best work to date.

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As I Lay Dying are an American MetalCore [[Metalcore]] band that formed in 2000. They are named after [[Literature/AsILayDying the book of the same name]]. They have released 6 albums, Awakened being their latest release. On their first two albums, they had a more standard sound, though they would add elements of MelodicDeathMetal beginning with the widely acclaimed ''Shadows are Security'' and ThrashMetal in their music starting with ''An Ocean Between Us'', which has been so far been regarded by fans as their best work to date.




!!!Notable Past Members

* Nick Hipa (guitars) (2004-2014)
* Josh Gilbert (bass + vocals) (2007-2014)
* Phil Sgrosso (guitars) 2003-2014)
* Jordan Mancino (drums) (2000-2014)

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\n!!!Notable Past Members\n\n* Nick Hipa (guitars) (2004-2014)
(2004-2014, 2018-)
* Josh Gilbert (bass + vocals) (2007-2014)
(2007-2014, 2018-)
* Phil Sgrosso (guitars) 2003-2014)
2003-2014, 2018-)
* Jordan Mancino (drums) (2000-2014)
(2000-2014, 2018-)


On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to the shock of the metalcore community]], the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave".

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On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved. In 2018, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to the shock of the metalcore community]], community, the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave".


On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved.

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On May 7, 2013, frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He initially plead not guilty, but eventually switched his plea to guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014. The band is currently on hiatus, with Lambesis and Mancino being the only members who are technically still a part of it (Mancino didn't quit like the rest of the members because him and Lambesis share the name rights as original members). The remaining members went on to form Wovenwar with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper (in addition to Sgrosso's side project Poison Headache, which eventually became his main band after he split with Wovenwar) and have been met with a decent amount of success. In 2017, Lambesis announced he would make new music under the As I Lay Dying name, with none of the other members involved.
involved. In 2018, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to the shock of the metalcore community]], the original lineup reunited and released the song "My Own Grave".

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