As I Lay Dying have broken the silence regarding their controversial return, revealing that an official statement will be coming later this week. "It’s difficult to encapsulate all of the topics we want to address with a written statement," they said in a tweet. "We understand there are many questions and we plan to address them this week." You can see it for yourself below.

The band released their first new song in nearly six years, titled "My Own Grave," on Friday, June 7. It was also revealed through the track's accompanying music video that returning is the group's "classic" lineup of vocalist Tim Lambesis, guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, bassist Josh Gilbert and drummer Jordan Mancino.

Lambesis was incarcerated in 2014 for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife. Ultimately, he served three years of his six-year sentence and was released near the beginning of 2017.

Although no plans for an album have been announced, it was also revealed that As I Lay Dying will be performing their first comeback show next Saturday, June 16, at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, California.

For obvious reasons, the act's return has been controversial. We penned an op-ed discussing the moral implications and dilemmas behind the entire situation. We also compiled a list of musicians who have come forth with comments of their own.


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