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ex-As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa explains why he quit the band

It's been one year since Lambgoat broke the news that guitarist Nick Hipa had left As I Lay Dying. In the interim, neither As I Lay Dying nor Hipa have addressed the matter, that is, until today.

Hipa has now issued the following statement in which he explains why he left the band:

"I am deeply appreciative for the love, care, and concern I have been messaged with over the past year while being largely absent from social activity. My days have been occupied with a motion design career, deep focus on my family, taking care of my health, and working on other creative projects. Real life has a way of crowding out time for things like social media, so I apologize to those of you who reached out to me for answers regarding my disassociation from As I Lay Dying and never heard back. I've been trying to move on peacefully in life.

"At this point though, it has been well over a year since I have distanced myself from them on a personal and professional level. In that time they have only given fans merchandising posts and show announcements. This sort of activity highlights and reinforces our differences.
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"Respectfully, I left because the story and meaning we built our reunion upon decayed considerably over time. What primarily endures is a superficial pursuit I cannot justify supporting or being part of. This is not an indictment on any who choose to remain or be involved. There is tremendous good that can be accomplished through singular focus on the power of music. However to my memory and recent experience, it comes at the cost of tolerating behavior which at times mistreats, disrespects, and hurts other people. I do not have it in me to walk that road again.

"The talent and unshakeable ambition of the band is undeniable. They will continue to release successful music and do great business. On a human level, I hope everything else fares well for them.

"I am grateful for the lessons I've learned and the incredible people I've been able to meet and connect with the past 17 years.

"I'll still be around. Love to all."

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anonymous 347 days ago

What happened to Tim Lambesis's wife?


anonymous 347 days ago

How 'bout you say you quit because Tim Lambesis hired a hitman to kill his wife? Yadda yadda yadda but no mention of that. Enjoy your new career doing whatever you living in denial loser.


anonymous 347 days ago

Tim Lambesis's wife is still alive because the hitman Tim hired to kill her failed to kill her.


anonymous 347 days ago

What kind of Chinese is this guy?


anonymous 347 days ago

They're probably doing the Zao thing and stopped caring about God probably.


anonymous 347 days ago

If I was in a band with tim lambesis every argument would end with "at least I didn't try to kill my wife"


anonymous 347 days ago

What kind of Asian you mouthbreather. My guess Filipino or Hawaiian from his complexion.


anonymous 347 days ago

No one cared a year ago no one cares now


anonymous 347 days ago

Shame on every promoter & venue who books this band, every band who plays shows with this band & every person who attends shows by this band & supports them in any other way. As My Wife I Hired A Hitman To Kill Lays Dying (In My Mind Cuz The Murder Plot Failed)


anonymous 347 days ago

Meanwhile Tim banging out 2 plate push presses on the daily as a warmup. Not 2 shits given. Tim's banging a woman 5x hotter than you will ever see in your so called "career".


anonymous 347 days ago

just admit you are f*cking his ex wife and taking care of his first kids like a true beta.


anonymous 347 days ago

Shame on every promoter & venue who books this band, every band who plays shows with this band & every person who attends shows by this band & supports them in any other way. Imagine patting yourself on the back for this kind of bullshit virtue signaling. You're going to be massively disappointed when you find out how many formerly and current Bad People shape and participate in the world around you, you snowflake sucking muppet.


anonymous 347 days ago

As opposed to a Tim Lambesis dicksucking puppet like you. Tim ain't gonna f*ck you bro. Virtue signalling = the new PC. Real simple f*cko: Tim hired a hitman to kill his wife. You book, play with, pay money to see his band, you support a man who does that thus you're a scumbag, deal with it & come clean by saying YDGAF - be honest. LOL @ you paying attention to how many plates he carries & who he's banging if anyone.


anonymous 347 days ago

Hey Mr.Virtue Signalling Is Bullshit, First you defend the rapist Regulate drummer then you defend the murder-plotting AILD vocalist. Get a life.


anonymous 347 days ago

As I Lay Dying of laughter over these Cuzin Joe of Black 'n' Blue Productions posts - good shit!


anonymous 347 days ago

Lol what a bitch.


anonymous 347 days ago

The real story is that Tim tried to hire somebody from Unity to do the hitman job and that's exactly why Tim got ratted out for hiring a rat


anonymous 347 days ago

Funny that they will delete posts about cuz joe. They are 100% accurate. Dude really is encouraging ppl to take an experimental horse de wormer. Grow some balls web master


anonymous 347 days ago

Tim didn't say anything because he doesn't have to like a true alpha, he's too big for that shit, literally and figuratively. His ex stayed around as long as she did because he was hung like a horse. Now his lucky wife gets it all.


anonymous 347 days ago

I was on tour selling merch and cds, on sounds of the underground one year with inflames, as i lay dying, gwar etc.. and out of the entire band and tour Nick was the nicest person to me on that tour. He said hello, he chatted with me everytime he saw me.. I wish him the best, great dude, great attitude


anonymous 347 days ago

People still listen to metalcore ?


anonymous 347 days ago

band hasn't been good since the first full length who the f*ck cares about the tim thing anymore jesus christ


anonymous 347 days ago

"Hey guys, remember when I quit this band last year? No? Oh, well, please let me discuss it in a wordy social media post while I pretend to have "fans"."


anonymous 347 days ago

As I Lay Peepeeing and Poopooing My Pants


anonymous 347 days ago

Tim isn't married to the girl he cheated on with his wife, they divorced over a year ago


anonymous 346 days ago

I see Tim's bro, Tommy Vext, is posting A LOT today.


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim ain't gonna f*ck you bro. Virtue signalling = the new PC. Real simple f*cko: Tim hired a hitman to kill his wife. You book, play with, pay money to see his band, you support a man who does that thus you're a scumbag, deal with it & come clean by saying YDGAF - be honest. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz "people don't hate bad man the way I hate bad man so im gonna force feed people my shid" save this diarrhea for tumblr, you nerd.


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim isn't married to the girl he cheated on with his wife, they divorced over a year ago Source?


anonymous 346 days ago

lol remember when tim hired a hitman to kill his wife, then he went to prison and expected them to keep providing him with steroids so he sued the prison for growing man tits, then that time tim said he wasn't even a christian and was using that label to sucker money like a metalcore televangelist, then he got out of prison and released a cringe mini-doc where he was crying crocodile bitch tears and tried to sweep it all under the rug i can't imagine why anyone would still defend the guy and attribute not defending him to neo-lib twitter culture


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim's wife is vaxxed.


anonymous 346 days ago

I don't care who shoots who. Never did. Leadbelly capped people. Murderers make the best music.


anonymous 346 days ago

Good for him. At least he's got some tegrity


anonymous 346 days ago

Is Tim vaxxed?


lake_flaccid 346 days ago

what a whiny comment section, jesus


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim is not vaxxed, why would he be? He's fit like a god.


anonymous 346 days ago

Amanda Dubord is still his wife f*cktards. She is why he tried to kill his ex. He married Amanda while in prison. His bicep size makes her drip every night.


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim is an asshole, I'm glad his second wife left him, I hope he kills himself.


anonymous 346 days ago

It should be illegal for Tim to wear a mask because why would you cover that beautiful smile.


anonymous 346 days ago

More like his biceps make you drip bro LOL.


anonymous 346 days ago

Im just here to say f*ck unity 21 And f*ck gulch and f*ck pull your card


anonymous 346 days ago

If I released an album as a metal veteran with production value as piss poor as the most recent record is quit too. I mean Jesus Christ who was the engineer/producer in charge of that shit


anonymous 346 days ago

"Real life has a way of crowding out time for things like social media" Some sage like wisdom here. Gotta love when these dorks who sweat over social media, step away for a short while - and act as if they've had some kind of unique revelation. Real life tends to be more important than social media?! I guess this is a revelation if you're a teenager, or from California.


anonymous 346 days ago

It's for the best. The only person actually making any money in AILD is Tim. Best of luck at Home Depot or Lowe's.


anonymous 346 days ago

Of course Tims the only one making any cash from this dumpster fire of a band reunion especially when the other members are perpetually swinging from his nutsack ever since little Timmy went to anger management for spending a single paycheck to off his wife and got smoked and then literally smoked as a burn victim lol dudes life is a comic book strip


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim served his time. I don't follow the band anymore but whats the point of serving time if even after you can't consider yourself rehabilitated or move on in life.


anonymous 346 days ago

He probably wasn't cool with Tim Lambesis hiring a hit man to kill Frankie Palmeri


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim divorced Amanda Dubord. Y'all are retards.


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim served his time. I don't follow the band anymore but whats the point of serving time if even after you can't consider yourself rehabilitated or move on in life. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ You have to at least try and act rehabilitated, moron. Tim's so room temperature he couldn't hide his narcissism in prison and when he got out, if he ever gets married for a third time he's bound to try a hitman again


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim did not divorce Amanda, she even has a post on her gram recently drooling over a sweaty Tim on stage


anonymous 346 days ago

How do you all know this chicks name?


anonymous 346 days ago

It's on Wikipedia


rick_tocchet 346 days ago

I rock my As I Lay Dying shirt every Friday night to Happy Hour at bars downtown where I live, just to piss off crying libs. I banged a couple fat scene chicks recently too. As I lay Dying still gets me pu$$y. Thanks br0.


anonymous 346 days ago

Was Tim ever a good vocalist or lyricist?


anonymous 346 days ago

Waaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaa others people's problems are my problems and now your problems cause f*ck you I said so. Grow up and find your own problem to solve instead of problematic idiots in the music scene that have nothing to do with you. Buuuuut she's a victim and he's an abuser. Guess what- literally has nothing to do with you eat shit


anonymous 346 days ago

First and foremost - Tim is a philosopher. Poet being second to that. He needs no additional support to be the best he is. HE makes others better and brings them up with HIM. Nick is just another one of Tim's successes.


anonymous 346 days ago

*this website is a toilet plunger, because all you idiots do -is bring up old shit* I'm not defending Timmy's previous acts or intentions-I'd like to know what Skeletons, Everyone of you keyboard warriors are hiding within your closets. every single one of you -has a blow up doll, that took out a restraining order against you.


anonymous 346 days ago

It's pretty funny, all the sane AILD fans jumped ship a long time ago, so all you're left with is literal retards that cope by politicizing attempted murder (how the f*ck do you make that jump?) or jiffy lube employees that see themselves in Tim because they wish they could kill their shift manager


anonymous 346 days ago

"If I released an album as a metal veteran with production value as piss poor as the most recent record is quit too. I mean Jesus Christ who was the engineer/producer in charge of that shit" literal facts though. This is the real crime here, how come no one talks about this? Who cleared that garbage?


anonymous 346 days ago

All the sane fans left? Try again loser. All the sane fans realized that Tim never even committed a crime. He was framed by his gaslighting ex in an attempt to get all his money. Tim was devoted and never even did anything. The justice system is f*cked and Tim was the victim, emotionally and legally.


xburnfacex 346 days ago

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah


anonymous 346 days ago

N-n-no guys he didn't do anything w-wrong grrrrrr he just was stupid enough to get honeypotted in hitman stings, c-c'mon give him a break he wasn't going to even pull the trigger, he was j-just paying someone else to do it. He totally got screwed by the legal system it's not fair it's not fair it's not fair wahhhhhhh


anonymous 346 days ago

talk about a Hipa violation, sheesh.


anonymous 346 days ago

Libturds still screaming about the wife of Lambesus who is alive...while they smoke Joke Biden's pole after the tens of thousands of deaths and counting that he's responsible for. Die.


anonymous 346 days ago

It's actually the libtards that support AILD. A real conservative would never adopt kids from different countries like they did. Tim is a perfect example of a liberal with a f*cked brain.


anonymous 346 days ago

Muscle bloaties are stoked.


anonymous 346 days ago

So they've been saying that Tim got the role for playing Tom Glavine in the upcoming BIG baseball movie. That's going to be so sick when he's pitching and his muscles are showing through the uniform!!!


anonymous 346 days ago

f*ck, that sound so hot.


anonymous 346 days ago

If he's still around why is he saying goodbye and deleting all this social media?


anonymous 346 days ago

Comment 69 babyyyyyyy


anonymous 346 days ago

i'm not gotta read any of this and just assume he said something like "because i'm a huge pussy begging to be f*cked"


anonymous 346 days ago

Tim should have paid more attention to Dan's lyrics on Awake? when he was "producing" it. Would have done him some good.


anonymous 346 days ago

I never liked AILD. I always thought their music was pretentious and fake. When dude was released from prison, I made a whole heap of popcorn because I knew shit was about to get interesting. Because people are stupid. Clearly, I was half wrong. There's nothing interesting here, but there are plenty of stupid people. The man was convicted and punished for his crime. The purpose of punishment is to make the person aware of their wrongdoing, allow them to reflect on it, and change. I find it understandable that people will still be angry, but let the man mess up again, before you put him on trial. He has yet to do anything to deserve such venom being spit at him since getting out of prison (beyond releasing new music). The people defending him, you nitwits are worse. A lot of you would do well to just come out. Society is becoming quite accepting of your ambiguous sexuality, so you shouldn't meet a lot of backlash, unless those around you are at least half as ignorant as y'all.


anonymous 346 days ago

Falsely convicted and still did the time like a true soldier. Now he's free let the past be done and let's move on and bang our f*cking heads \m/


anonymous 346 days ago

how tf was he falsely convicted, the man sent a letter to his wife saying he didnt love her and was f*cking another woman while he's travelling, she files for divorce, and he asks some narc at the gym to off her, ignores the technique where the cop asks multiple times to clearly define he's paying 20k to kill her. that's clear f*cking cut???


anonymous 346 days ago

he thought he was talking to a bro. he was talking shit and letting off steam like normal guys do at the gym. Imagine if the fbi was on this website and then several people got arrested for being a threat to society??? Fair??? Cuz that's what happened to him


anonymous 346 days ago

He admitted it, and tried to defend it by saying his juice use made him crazy. The judge said lots of people use roids and don't make intricate plans to murder their spouses. He was not falsely convicted. I like the positive attitude, but seriously, stop proving me right.


anonymous 346 days ago

As I Lay Bandless


carveyournamein 345 days ago

Who?


anonymous 345 days ago

Nick is a professional musician who doesn't wanna deal with the drama surrounding AILD. Tim, on the other hand, is a self-righteous f**k whose rich parents got him off the hook.


anonymous 345 days ago

ZAO


anonymous 345 days ago

Tim's cheeks got clapped in prison. That's the only reason he made it out alive.


anonymous 345 days ago

The amount of hate towards this dude on this post is just AMAZING! People, go to therapy is good for you!


anonymous 345 days ago

I love all the hate and demands of how Tim MUST act according to YOUR rules. Like it or not, he was convicted of a crime, served the sentence handed down to him, and was released. He is under no obligation to live his life according to YOUR standards. He doesn't have to spend each waking moment being remorseful. Stop worrying about a dude with Kenny G hair and Dolly Parton titties, and worry about YOUR own life.


anonymous 345 days ago

Tim sucks, AILD sucks, Wovenwar sucks Hitmen are pretty cool though


anonymous 345 days ago

He admitted it, and tried to defend it by saying his juice use made him crazy. The judge said lots of people use roids and don't make intricate plans to murder their spouses. He was not falsely convicted. I like the positive attitude, but seriously, stop proving me right. Of course he admitted it, because his lawyer told him to. If he didn't he would be up for an even longer sentence. Just because someone pleads guilty doesn't mean they are guilty, it's just the best choice available to them at the time.


anonymous 345 days ago

ironically, Tim hiring a "hitman" was the closest time As I Lay Dying wrote a "hit" song. Ghost Writing at its "Finest."


anonymous 345 days ago

someone literally suggested to "let the dude mess up again" before judging Tim. so until he is successful in having someone killed? You're a f*cking idiot. i hope its your mother u bitch


anonymous 344 days ago

" so until he is successful in having someone killed? You're a f*cking idiot. i hope its your mother u bitch" You are just as imbecilic as the closet cases whose only defense for Tim is that he has muscles and where his penis goes. I'm pretty sure you're in the same boat, but got heartbroken when you heard of his charges. I understand your disappointment, but you should take solace in the fact that your celebrity crush could possibly have been rehabilitated. Maybe now he's the man you always dreamed he was. And there's also the fact that you wished death upon any other human, while I was essentially just saying that it's a waste of energy to hold such hatred for someone who went to prison, and served the time for their wrongdoing. Not only are you a total dolt, you aref lower than sewage. I eagerly await your reply. I'm sure you won't understand this, since you have the vocabulary and reading level no higher than a 3rd grader.


anonymous 344 days ago

Zao is better anyway so who cares


anonymous 344 days ago

i really wish somebody would help us unload these AILD splatter vinyl nobody wants. sincerely, metal blade mail order clerk


DarkRabbitDisciple 344 days ago

Damn so youre telling me being around a roided out narcissist whose willing to pay to kill anyone that doesnt fit his vision, isnt fun to be around? Damn


anonymous 344 days ago

lol imagine giving a shit about anything related to this shit band in 2021? defending lambesis is super cringe/beta behavior.


anonymous 344 days ago

One of the nicest dudes out there! Stay positive Nick!


anonymous 343 days ago

Holy crap, everyone in these comments is a piece of shit asshole.


anonymous 315 days ago

i swear to god i have never seen a thread more toxic than this one wow





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