As I Lay Dying members: statement wasn’t from us
The statement released this morning purportedly from the As I Lay Dying camp was apparently written and released by a party (seemingly vocalist Tim Lambesis) other than members Jordan Mancino, Phil Sgrosso, Nick Hipa, and Josh Gilbert. The foursome has subsequently taken to Facebook to express some dismay with the statement, particularly the part in which the singer of their new project was unceremoniously revealed. Here’s what they had to say:
“This morning an update was posted over at www.asilaydying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all of the band’s members. For Jordan, Josh, Nick, Phil, management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.
“Though Tim is the only one with access to the As I Lay Dying site, the rest of us have been releasing content through our personal social media accounts to reveal that we are carrying on in a new band. Our truest intentions were to make this unveiling interesting and exciting for anyone who has supported us over the past year. With information so instantaneous and disposable these days, we had hoped to show you how things were coming together rather than simply tell you.
“We never want to capture attention dramatically, which is precisely why we’ve been off the radar for close to a year. Though the third-person statement released earlier compromises a lot of how we had hoped to unroll things, we remain positive in our outlooks and look forward to sharing new music soon.
“With love and gratitude, Jordan Josh, Phil, Nick.”