Former members of the Tim Lambesis-led As I Lay Dying metalcore band have emerged from the murder-for-hire scandal of their former frontman with a new band called Wovenwar and they are all declared ex-Christians this time.
Shortly before Lambesis was convicted of plotting to murder his wife in May, As I Lay Dying released a statement published in Metal Injection noting that most of the five-member band were not the practicing Christians some fans had been led to believe.
The statement, later revealed to have been written by Lambesis without the knowledge of his bandmates (guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, bassist Josh Gilbert and drummer Jordan Mancino), also highlighted that Lambesis' former bandmates would be starting the new band while he served out his prison sentence he later learned would be six years. more >>
A Swedish black metal band which openly professes their devout worship of the devil splattered fans with pig's blood poured from the skull of a goat, causing them to scream and vomit during a satanic ritual at one of their performances in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday night.
"You see the lead singer present the audience with a goat skull full of animal blood ... then drench the crowd. According to interviews with the band, they use REAL pig's blood. You hear audience members shriek ... and we're told some barfed and cried," noted entertainment website TMZ in a report on the event.
No one complained about Watain's ritual and its effects, according to the report and the health department did not raise any concerns. more >>
Former As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa dismissed convicted lead singer, ex-Christian and founder of the metalcore band, Tim Lambesis, as a "sociopathic narcissist" for trying to justify plotting to murder his estranged wife and claiming that his bandmates abandoned him after he was arrested.
On May 16, 2014, the day Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife and mother of his three adopted children, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, Alternative Press published a substantive interview with the former Christian singer.
In the interview, Lambesis discusses a number of personal issues such as the breakdown of his marriage, his descent into atheism, his steroid use and how his former bandmates shunned him after he was arrested. more >>
Tim Lambesis, lead singer and founder of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, recently confessed that he and other members of his band had become atheists but kept claiming to be Christians so they could keep making money selling records to Christians.
In a wide-ranging interview with Alternative Press shortly before he was sentenced to six years in prison last month for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, the singer addressed a claim he made last year in a YouTube video about his spiritual allegiance after fans started saying he had become a Satanist.
"A month before your arrest, you posted a YouTube video addressing fans who felt your new side project, Pyrithion, was 'satanic.' I remember watching the video at the time and noticing you never gave the easy answer: 'Of course not. I'm a Christian!' You knew people thought of you as a Christian. Weren't you lying by omission?" asked AP's West Coast editor, Ryan J. Downey, of the singer in the interview. more >>
Justin Bieber has reportedly worked to overcome some of his previous mistakes with Bible study and a recent baptism.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Canadian singer, used the n-word in two recent videos where he seemed to be making jokes with racial undertones. After the first video of Bieber using the word in a tape created five years ago came to light, the budding pop star issued a public apology.
When the singer faced public scrutiny and questions of him being racist, he turned to his Christian roots. According to TMZ, Bieber turned to Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz, Bible study, and baptism. more >>