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As I Lay Dying - Split With Drummer

After not being in "best" relations in recent years, As I Lay Dying have now apparently split with their long-time drummer Jordan Mancino. You can read a full statement from the band's vocalist Tim Lambesis down under.

Statement from Tim Lambesis reads as follows: "There was a public statement recently made by Jordan Mancino regarding internal issues within AILD'. We feel that it's necessary to share a little more information with the fans on the matter in order to better understand the situation and avoid making any wrongful assumptions.

"For about the past 2 years, Jordan has ex-communicated himself from the remaining members of AILD informing us that he wishes to only speak through lawyers moving forward.

"There have been numerous attempts by the remaining members to reconcile with Jordan to find common ground in how to continue AILD in a healthy and positive manner.

"In preparation for post-pandemic band activity, the remaining members felt it unfair to have our ambitions hindered by someone who refused to contribute or communicate openly. We feel this is not an efficient way for a band (or business) to operate productively.

"We offered Jordan the chance to get together and jam old songs, or even just get into a room together to talk weeks prior to an established deadline before needing to find a fill in drummer for the upcoming tours. We had no response until we were met with legal documents that Jordan wished to move on from the band and expected a payment in return.

"The remaining members feel that we must find other solutions to keep AILD moving forward without Jordan Mancino involved. There is nothing personal with this situation in any way. We want to continue playing music and we cannot be an effective team if a member wants to limit all progress and productivity by refusing to communicate.

"The remaining members who write the songs, handle touring logistics, merchandise, etc. feel confident that we can pursue our creative ambitions moving forward with greater ease knowing that all members, producers, agents, crew members, etc are enthusiastic to be involved. The driving force of AILD is still well in tact.

"Jordan has had a long career of performing AILD songs very well, and his drumming on our earlier records in particular really pushed the genre as a whole. We'll forever be grateful for his contributions and the good times we shared."

Band profile: As I Lay Dying
Posted: 19.06.2022 by Abattoir


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Comments: 5   Visited by: 49 users
19.06.2022 - 20:28

In just recent years three long time members have left the band. Some drama here for sure.
The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
19.06.2022 - 21:52
Meat and Potatos
Wow this poor band... Hasn't it suffered enough?
Maybe it's bad luck, or a curse... Try changing the name or something...
Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
20.06.2022 - 00:42

They're kinda over at this point. This previous lineup was what made this band standout. Musically doesn't make sense for them to keep going, besides, Tim has is own projects.
20.06.2022 - 01:24
Aries Rising

Stick a fork in them, they're done.
20.06.2022 - 12:58

This is really disappointing as a fan.

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