August Burns Red vocalist explains support for As I Lay Dying
Tue, August 6, 2019 7:24 PM PT16,662 views
While a significant portion of their metal peers remain reluctant to associate themselves with As I Lay Dying and vocalist Tim Lambesis, August Burns Red frontman Jake Luhrs has no such reservations. Not only did Luhrs appear on an As I Lay Dying single this past spring, but his own HeartSupport organization recently partnered with As I Lay Dying to release a mini-documentary detailing Lambesis' ascent from disgraced criminal to rejuvenated metalcore frontman. In a recent episode of Full Metal Jackie's radio program, Luhrs spoke about As I Lay Dying and HeartSupport, an online community created to help people overcome adversity:
"HeartSupport is all about acceptance, and encouraging and forgiving. Our slogan is: 'It doesn't matter the color of your skin, what you believe in, who you are in love with, what's been done to you, or what you have done, we accept you and want to help you where you are.' "I think that As I Lay Dying's story is a really beautiful one of redemption and forgiveness. It's one that I don't think a lot of people may think that forgiveness goes that far, or redemption is able at that point or forgiveness that we can really do that. "I really want to showcase and support them and give them a place to share that story and the truth about that and their process of forgiving each other and all of that, and kind of remind or see that we need to love each other. "We need to practice forgiveness and lean to second chances because it doesn't matter really. You can take that story, their story, apply that to your own life and in some degree, you will need acceptance for forgiveness; you're going to have to do that with other people. We're human. And if we choose love we can conquer a lot of evil and a lot of hurt and pain."For more information on HeartSupport and its mission, check out their website.