San Diego metalcore icons As I Lay Dying performed live at Wacken Open Air 2022 – below is pro-shot footage of three tracks – “Blinded”, “My Own Grave”, and “Nothing Left”.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was featured in a new interview with Heavy New York, available below. He confirms that the band is in the studio recording a new album, discusses the future of As I Lay Dying, and talks about a new project dubbed Born Through Fire.
Lambesis on the new As I Lay Dying album with a new line-up:
“Nick Pierce (ex-Unearth) just finished tracking drums for the As I Lay Dying record a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, in modern times, that doesn’t mean the record’s coming out very soon, but it’s in the works. We’re working with Ryan Neff (bass). (Unearth guitarist) Ken Susi’s doing some solos. Nick Pierce already tracked the drums. So to answer some of those questions about, ‘Are those guys contributing in any way?’, obviously they are. We just haven’t really had a final product to deliver yet.”
As I Lay Dying issued the following update via social media in May 2022:
“As we have been nearing our first tour back since the beginning of 2020, there have been several developments within AILD that we’d like to share with our fans. The past couple years off from the road with the uncertainty of how or when touring would pick up again has provided time to consider new endeavors in life apart from AILD.
Josh Gilbert has decided to exit AILD to pursue other musical opportunities. Josh has been a strong contributor musically for AILD since joining in 2007 so we are grateful for all his contributions and his friendship over the years. We wish him all the best and are excited to see where this new path takes him in life.
We are thankful to have Ryan Neff, of Miss May I taking on bass and vocal duties for our upcoming tours. We first met Ryan down in Mexico City, playing together back in 2012, so we’re stoked to be sharing the stage with a familiar face and talented musician.
Joining us on second guitar for these two tours will be our good friend Ken Susi of Unearth. We have known Ken for almost 20 years, coming up in the scene and playing many tours together. Ken’s style of guitar playing is closely related to AILD so we are excited to have a close friend and ripper of a guitar player joining us.
We are grateful for our fans’ continued support as we enter a new chapter of the band with newfound energy and enthusiasm. There’s been a lot of moving parts but what has and will always be the main priority of AILD is creating new music. We plan to have a new song out to you shortly before completing our full length by the end of the year.
We look forward to seeing many familiar faces on our upcoming tours and thank you for believing in us at every step of this band’s journey.”
Bassist Josh Gilbert issued the following statement: “Hello, friends. After 15 years (almost half my life), I’ve decided to part ways with As I Lay Dying. Despite the ups and downs inherent, I’ll always be grateful for the profound privilege of being to able to grow up traveling the world playing music with the band. None of that would be possible without the fans of the band, so for that I sincerely thank you all so much for allowing me the opportunity. I wish the best for AILD moving forward, and I hope to see all of you sooner rather than later.”
Guitarist Phil Sgrosso comments, “After two years of anxiously awaiting the safe return of live events it’s finally our time to get back out on the road to celebrate Two Decades of Destruction with Whitechapel, Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice and Ov Sulfur. We’ve had enough time to fully recharge and can’t wait to feel that energy of performing onstage again. We’ve certainly missed our fans so we look forward to reconnecting with everyone as we celebrate our 20-year milestone and get back on the road. See you soon!”