As I Lay Dying have teased their first snippet of new music in six years.
The Californian metalcore crew have been MIA since their frontman Tim Lambesis was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill his wife… but now, they’re gearing up for a comeback, and Lambesis’ status in the group remains shrouded in mystery.
The singer is of course back out on the street after completing his jail sentence last year, but the band’s new teaser clip — which has been splashed across all of their social channels — doesn’t show him; just a disembodied hand reaching for a microphone before cutting to black.
AILD have also purged their Facebook page of all previous photos, leaving only the new teasers, suggesting a new beginning for the group.
It’s definitely got fans speculating, and just generally venting some strong opinions about the impending comeback:
As I Lay Dying comeback hype is the Blue Lives Matter of metalcore
— borp (@borpis_kree) June 1, 2018
Tim Lambesis tried having his fucking wife killed WHY ARE YOU GUYS SUPPORTING THIS MAN?!?! WHY IS AS I LAY DYING BACK!?!?! FUCK OFF.
— Alex Brown (@btwn_eva_and_me) June 1, 2018
I doubt the rest of the metal community agrees with me but if As I Lay Dying were to reunite I will listen to it so hard. Wovenwar is not that good (sorry guys…) Poison Headache is sick as hell but we need those AILD riffs man! Not much compares. #Fact
— Justin Gerber (@Uncle_Gerb) May 31, 2018
To anyone I may know getting excited over an As I Lay Dying comeback can we please not forget that frontman Tim Lambesis LITERALLY TRIED TO HAVE SOMEONE ASSASSINATED and should in no way be supported or admired and it’s disgusting to think he’s about to be given a platform again.
— Lizard Baby (@itskinglizard) June 2, 2018
AS I LAY FUCKING DYING ARE BACK OH MY GOD TODAY IS THE BEST DAY
— sergeant metalcore (@DeathcoreFag) June 1, 2018
When you dont condone Tim Lambesis past actions but you see As I Lay Dying’s teaser pic.twitter.com/uC7m8GYXqs
— Edogā Basukesu (@ebv_nyy4l) June 2, 2018
As I lay dying gonna make new music soon!!! I’m freaking out pic.twitter.com/jG5a27bROg
— Hoe Lee Phuk (@Navazzz714) June 2, 2018
As I Lay Dying just posted a new teaser… did they all actually reconcile after Tim got out of prison?
— Mike (@FilthySchemes) June 1, 2018
Honestly I’ve listened to that 45 second snippet of new As I Lay Dying too much today. That Riff ! What an intro. So, so in. pic.twitter.com/aGyXFUavaw
— Tom Brownlee (@TBrownlee_) June 2, 2018
just a reminder tim lambesis tried to kill his wife so if you support as I lay dying coming back you are an actual piece of trash
— chelsea-leigh (@v_p_xx) June 5, 2018
Watch the teaser below and see what you reckon for yourself.