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Wovenwar Shames Jailed As I Lay Dying Vocalist Tim Lambesis: “He’s Still The Same”

Posted October 18, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

Wovenwar is a band that was formed from the rubble of As I Lay Dying following the shocking arrest and conviction of vocalist Tim Lambesis just a couple of years ago. In 2014, in the midst of “purgatory”, the band released their debut self titled album to rave reviews yet a far cry from the success seen by their former band — As I Lay Dying.

Now, the band is pressing forward and actually taking a moment to be “pissed off” about what happened to them. The scandal that forced them to start from square one has left the former As I Lay Dying members rightfully pissed off.

Guitarist Nick Hipa also took issue with Alternative Press, for their publication of a lengthy interview with vocalist Tim Lambesis only minutes after he was sentenced to six years in prison. Hipa says the interview set the tone for fans’ perception of the other members of As I Lay Dying even though Lambesis was convicted for the murder-for-hire plot.

“The day he had to account for what he had done, all this comes out. And then the response to that was a lot of people supported him. A lot of people said negative things about Meggan and her family, and it was very hurtful to them,” Hipa said. “They felt like [as] the victims of the situation [they] never had a voice, never stood a chance.”

The interview published by Alternative Press “set the tone for so much of what we would encounter for the next year-and-a-half. You get things like that that would come out, and people would chime in on it. It would shape the way that people viewed us and what we were doing. People would go out of their way to personally tell me how terrible a dude I was, how much they hoped awful things would happen to me and my family.” He says many people are “overly opinionated and underinformed,” but it hasn’t made it easier for him to hear people say “[that Meggan] probably deserved it.”

“None of them know those kids or that woman like we do. They don’t understand what he put them through to get her to a place to be like, ‘You know what? I have to protect these children from you,’” Hipa says. “If anyone can look at the situation objectively, they can even see this guy tried to have someone murdered, and his reasoning was that he was on steroids so he was unable to think rationally, and he lost his religion, so he wasn’t able to make any moral decisions. This is who he says he was at the time, and that’s why he tried to kill her. If that’s the type of person you’re admitting to being, what sort of good mother do you think would let their kids hang around with that [kind of] personality?”

Hipa says his former frontman still seems to harbor the same darkness that led to his arrest, and points to a recent lawsuit filed for more than thirty million dollars to make his point.

“It’s sad to see somebody that we spent so much of our lives with end up in such a place,” Hipa says of the lawsuit. “He could have made such a great impact on this world, but he just gave in to the worst parts of himself. Even more discouraging for me is the fact that he’s trying to file a lawsuit for that amount. It says to me he’s still the same sort of personality at his core; nothing has changed. He thinks of himself a certain way, and he thinks of himself in a situation he created as a victim.”

Honor Is Dead, set for release this Friday, is Wovenwar’s chance to actually be pissed off about the very unfair things that happened to them. You can pre-order the album here.  The band has also premiered a new song, ‘Lines In The Sand’, and you can listen below. Read the full interview with Billboard here.


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