Anyone who regularly reads ChristianMusicMakers.com knows that the site tends to cover adult contemporary-type music, and not too much “Christian metalcore” music. But there’s news about Christian metalcore band “As I Lay Dying” that warrants a posting on this site, since many young, impressionable kids listen to the band.
As I Lay Dying’s singer, Tim Lambesis, is in a bit of hot water lately. He allegedly hired a hitman to kill his ex-wife…but perhaps it was the steroids he was using at the time that caused some sort of ‘roid rage. Lambesis has been in jail for several weeks now, with bail set at $2 million.
The story gets weirder. The hitman, named “Red,” was an undercover cop. Lambesis has pleaded not guilty to a single count of solicitation of murder. Allegedly, though, Lambesis handed Red an envelope with $1,000 cash, and his ex-wife’s address and security gate codes, because he wanted his ex-wife “gone.”
Lambesis’ eight-year marriage ended last summer when he emailed his wife to tell her he no longer loved her or believed in God. She also learned he’d had several affairs during their marriage.
The couple had adopted three children from Ethiopia. As if they hadn’t been through enough drama in their lives!
Come June 10th, Lambesis returns to court, and if convicted, he may serve nine years in jail. This whole escapade does not give Christianity a good reputation. Surely a lot of kids who looked up to As I Lay Dying are confused as to what to think about Christ because Lambesis essentially turned away from the faith. We shall see what happens in the months and years to come.