As I Lay Dying And Pentagram Shows In Memphis Cancelled After Uproar

Memphis, Tennessee based venue Growlers has announced that they have decided to cancel an upcoming concert by the reactivated As I Lay Dying, after a number of patrons, friends and local acts spoke out against the band’s vocalist Tim Lambesis, who previously was incarcerated for attempting to arrange the murder of his wife. A statement from the venue reads:

“After hearing the combined voice of disheartened friends, local bands, and patrons, locally owned concert venue and bar, Growlers, has cancelled their scheduled show with As I Lay Dying, previously set for April 5th, and will replace it with a local show to benefit victims of domestic violence. Growlers has also canceled a show with the band Pentagram, previously set for March 24th.

“In 2014, Tim Lambesis, singer of metal band As I Lay Dying, was sentenced to up to six years in prison after being convicted of hiring someone to kill his wife. While the plot never unfolded, Lambesis spent the next two years of his life incarcerated. Just a couple of years later, and he’s back on stage, but with a remorseful attitude.

“From Lambesis, “I stand against who I became in my past… People who support AILD are not supporting the person I once was, because part of my life’s work is to undo the hurt I’ve caused. I will never be able to undo my greatest mistake, but I believe it’s better to do something rather than give up. AILD collectively condemns all forms of domestic abuse and violence. Our mission is to continually seek and implement ways to facilitate positive, meaningful change in the world around us.”

“However, not everyone was ready to give Lambesis a second chance, and Growlers has created controversy in Memphis for booking his band in Memphis.

“While we believe in the justice system and the ability for rehabilitation, we are against domestic violence and will always listen to those that have gone through the pain that it has caused. Since As I Lay Dying returned to performing we’d had several requests to bring them to Memphis, despite the singer’s past. When the show was first announced, hundreds of people bought tickets right away. However, we’ve since heard the input of several people in the local community that we have the utmost respect for, and we want them to know that their voices are heard. Growler’s vehemently denounces all forms of physical and mental domestic abuse, and we’ll be replacing the As I Lay Dying show with a benefit show featuring all local bands. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping local victims of domestic abuse.”

“As a locally owned small business, supporting our community is the single most
important thing to us. In this instance, we’ve heard the community loud and clear, and we are going to do everything we can to ensure that we continue forward in providing an enjoyable entertaining environment that all of our patrons feel comfortable in. And to the people who’s comments were erased we sincerely apologize, just know we stand with you.”

Pentagram’s touring plans have also been met with controversy following the release of frontman Bobby Liebling from Montgomery County Detention Center, where he was serving an eighteen month sentence after pleading guilty to “abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult custodian,” who is believed to have been his elderly mother.

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Tremonti Posts New Music Video “Throw Them To The Lions” Online

Tremonti has just released another music video, for the latest single from the band’s Napalm Records release “A Dying Machine.” “Throw Them To The Lions” is an up-tempo metal song, something that Tremonti has come to be known for over their multiple releases through the years. The video was filmed at a recent sold-out show in the UK and can be seen below.

Last month, Metal Underground caught up with Mark Tremonti to talk all about “A Dying Machine” and the progress of a new Alter Bridge album. You can also view the interview below.

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Mortal Scepter & Deathroned Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Split Release

Mortal Scepter and Deathroned premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new split release, which will be out in stores December 23, 2018 via Dying Victims Productions.

Check out now the split in its entirety below.

Mortal Scepter / Deathroned – Split by Mortal Scepter / Deathroned

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Hexecutor Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Hangmen of Roazhon”

Rennes-based thrash metal quartet Hexecutor premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Hangmen of Roazhon”, which will be out in stores December 23 via German label Dying Victims.

Check out now “Hangmen of Roazhon” in its entirety below.

Hexecutor – Hangmen of Roazhon by Hexecutor

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When Plagues Collide Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Debut Album “Tutor of the Dying”

Belgian death metal band When Plagues Collide premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new debut full-length “Tutor of the Dying”, which was released November 1 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Tutor of the Dying” in its entirety below.

Tutor Of The Dying by When Plagues Collide

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Dødsferd Premiere Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Diseased Remnants of A Dying World”

Greek black metal band Dødsferd premiere title track of their upcoming new album “Diseased Remnants of A Dying World”, which will be out in stores by Transcending Obscurity Records on December 14th.

Check out now “Diseased Remnants of A Dying World” below.

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Uada Premiere New Music Video For Title Track Of Latest Album “Cult of a Dying Sun”

Black metal outfit Uada premiere a new music video for the title track off their latest album “Cult of a Dying Sun”, which is out now via Eisenwald.

Check out now “Cult of a Dying Sun” below.

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A Dying Planet Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Debut Album “Facing The Incurable”

A Dying Planet – the new outfit spawned by twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton, known for their work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more – will release their Facing The Incurable debut album this week, and the entire album is streaming early below:

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As I Lay Dying Post Behind The Scenes Recap Of June Reunion Show

Last month saw As I Lay Dying play their first live performance since 2013. Said show took place at the SOMA Sidestage in San Diego, CA on June 16th. As I Lay Dying have now shared their official behind the scenes recap of it streaming below.

Their lenghty hiatus of course came about as a result of vocalist Tim Lambesis being arrested in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife at the time.

In 2014 he pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder and spent roughly two years in jail as a result. The group have since released this video discussion, explaining their reunion with Lambesis.

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Footage Of As I Lay Dying’s First Live Show Since 2013 Streaming

As I Lay Dying performed their first show since their vocalist Tim Lambesis‘ 2013 arrest for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his then wife. The performance took place past Saturday, June 16t at the SOMA Sidestage in San Diego, CA. Some fan-filmed footage from it can be streamed below.

Past weekend As I Lay Dying also released this video discussionthis video discussion, explaining their decision to return and continue as a band with Lambesis.

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