News•August 15, 2020 4:09 PM ET•96,274 views
As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa exits band
Earlier today it came to our attention that a few things have recently transpired with regard to the social media realm of As I Lay Dying that suggest guitarist Nick Hipa has had some sort of falling out with the band. Most notably, the official As I Lay Dying Instagram account previously followed all five members of the band: Tim Lambesis, Jordan Mancino, Nick Hipa, Josh Gilbert, and Phil Sgrosso. As of today, however, As I Lay Dying no longer follow Hipa. Moreover, Hipa used to follow vocalist Tim Lambesis on Instagram but no longer does. In fact, Hipa currently follows neither the band nor a single member of said band (the only member who doesn't follow the official band account). Likewise, none of AILD's members follow Hipa on Instagram. Given these developments, we put out some industry feelers regarding Hipa's status in the band, and Lambgoat can now confirm that Nick Hipa is not currently an active member of As I Lay Dying.