Posted in metal | music on June 26, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Lambesis (center) with As I Lay Dying
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Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying's vocalist Tim Lambesis was recently sentenced to six years in prison after he plead guilty to attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife (the hitman was a San Diego police officer), and things aren't going to be looking up for Lambesis any time soon. In an interview with Alternative Press leading up to his incarceration, Lambesis said that he was actually an atheist. (At least one religious site has explained to its readers that Lambesis didn't try to kill his wife because he's an atheist.) He even went further and said two of his bandmates were atheists before him, and threw untold number of bands under the bus when he said "maybe one in 10 Christian bands we toured with were actually Christian bands." Here's a bit from the interview:

We toured with more "Christian bands" who actually aren't Christians than bands that are. In 12 years of touring with As I Lay Dying, I would say maybe one in 10 Christian bands we toured with were actually Christian bands. I actually wasn't the first guy in As I Lay Dying to stop being a Christian. In fact, I think I was the third. The two who remained kind of stopped talking about it, and then I'm pretty sure they dropped it, too. We talked about whether to keep taking money from the "Christian market." We had this bizarrely "noble" thing, like, "Well, we're not passing along any bad ideas. We're just singing about real life stuff. Those kids need to hear about real life, because they live in a bubble."
There are lots of other interesting reveals in the interview, including Lambesis talking about cheating on his wife and his admissions about using steroids and his opinions on "roid rage" (doesn't believe in it, like God). Head over to the Alternative Press to check it out.

Meanwhile, check out a medley from one confirmed fake Christian band below...

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Comments (32)

God is bummed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:33 PM

He's a total sociopath, but it really is such a smart career move from a financial perspective. Christians don't steal (music).

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:34 PM

Stryper.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:37 PM

Oh, this writer and his sausage concerns!

Nothing quite like being an adult that focuses on issues that generally occupy the thoughts of an average Caucasian 9th grade beta male...


...AMIRITE?!?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:44 PM

1:44 pls xplain

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:46 PM

Jesus will forgive though. No human is perfect. All we can do is try to be better people through his grace.

“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13; cf. Joel 2:32)

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:52 PM

1:44 pretty much nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:56 PM

1:52 NAILED it.. get it?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:10 PM

^ Yes, and Jesus still loves you anyway. Always will too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:14 PM

their music still sucks, so I guess it doesn't matter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:14 PM

Isn't anyone of "Faith" faking it in some way

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:20 PM

^ Even if they are Jesus will still forgive them. His love is boundless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:22 PM

what prison is he serving in?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:25 PM

^ In truth he's been serving in a prison (so to speak) his whole life. One only accepting Jesus Christ as his one true Lord & Savior could ever set him free from.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:29 PM

his own. oh wait, that was a different "christian" group.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:30 PM

^lol. not too shabby

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:33 PM

Can you take me highahhhh

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:36 PM

I would bet that about half of "Christian" bands aren't actually Christian. Its a brilliant marketing tool though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:51 PM

This post reminded me that I never finished his interview with AP. AP may be a complete pre-teen shit-rag as of the past decade or so, but this interview is quite extensive. It's only on their website of course. Cant take up precious magazine pages that are better suited for All Time Low and Ronnie Radke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:58 PM

^lol u mad

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 3:04 PM

no, seriously..i want to know what prison he is in. I can't find him listed in any of the prisons in california. I need to reach him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 3:23 PM

I wonder how many girls were "saving themselves" until they nailed them backstage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:04 PM

There was a south park episode where cartman fronted a Christian band and sold tons of records, all of the songs featured innuendos, pretty funny, I was going to say the guy in the pic is pretty jacked up but I guess the roids explains that

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:06 PM

Tales of Horrors of Extreme Mallore. Film at 11

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:52 PM

Apparently it's comment bait day here on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:21 PM

Faith Minus 1

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:21 PM

YouTube is blocked at work so I didn't realize the South Park ep was mentioned in the blog post :(

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:56 PM

2nd from left guy's facial hair is inducing incredible bouts of uproarious laughter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:25 PM

Faked Faith is the best band name I've heard in a while

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:31 PM

This is most poweful diagnose and offline programming tool for Porsche

Posted by piwis porsche | June 27, 2014 6:33 AM

The interview is a really good one, really gets into everything. Way better than anything one would expect from Alternative Press.

Too bad if they wouldn't put it in the print magazine - though it is pretty long.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Faith No More?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:08 AM

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