After unveiling it via Japanese iTunes yesterday, As I Lay Dying have presented the video for “My Own Grave,” their first new song in six years, as well as their first fresh material since frontman Tim Lambesis’ was released from jail after attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife at the time.
The clip has also confirmed what was widely speculated online – that the band is back with its classic lineup, featuring Nick Hipa, Josh Gilbert, Jordan Mancino and Phil Sgrosso, and Tim Lambesis.
Last October, guitarist Nick Hipa was asked on The Jasta Show whether he’d be interested in a hypothetical reunion, to which he replied:
“It’s just something that not really… Man, I’m on the spot…
“People ask us about it a lot. But what it comes down to, is just like, what makes sense with what we have going on in our lives.
“And we’ve got a lot of important things going on that don’t relate to that and we’ve made commitments to, and that’s what we are honoring at this moment.
“Honestly, it’s just not something we try and consume our thoughts with.
“Because it’s like, we have families, businesses, professions, and a band – and all these things we’re super invested into. It’s like all of our attention is there with that at the moment.”