As I Lay Dying 主唱 Tim Lambesis 發表一份聲明 表明自己與樂團目前的方向與目標

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As I Lay Dying 主唱 Tim Lambesis 透過樂團的 IG 發出聲明表示自己目前的想法與生活上的方向,並對自己過去的行為,發出明確的反對立場。詳細說明了他現在的想法,以及如何看待這個爭議性的過去。
樂團於今年正式復出,雖然主唱過去的犯罪依舊充滿爭議,不過樂團的回歸依舊受到許多樂迷青睞甚至售罄,並且演出規模也正在不斷的升級中,雖然樂團回歸看似順利,但 Tim Lambesis 的前科紀錄,對樂團來說一就是個棘手的問題。
而今年10月西班牙的音樂季 “Resurrection Fest”,也因為 Tim Lambesis 的爭議性而將 As I Lay Dying 剃除演出名單。

"我反對自己過去那樣的人,也在追求重新生活的目標,AILD的團員都是。"
"支持AILD也不會支持過去的我,而現在我生活的一部分就是彌補過去所造成的傷害,並幫助其他有上癮問題的人,我相信我們的樂迷會支持人們會改變並擁有信念。
我永遠無法回到過去更正這個錯誤,但我相信去做些什麼事情,絕對會比放棄或什麼都不做的好。
AILD 全體譴責任何形式的暴力與虐待,這些行為沒有任何可以接受的藉口與理由。作為樂團的影響力,我們現在主要的議題是積極的支持與幫助那些在情緒上感到痛苦和傷害的人,並且與相關的團體與組織合作。不論是身體上的傷害、精神上的疾病、痛苦等,提供我們能做的協助是我們現在理念核心。
今晚我們將開始我們生涯中最重要的巡迴演出,目前在德國的樂迷並不知道,我們會將演出的一部分收入捐給 HeartSupport,我們相信這個組織能夠幫助更多有困難的朋友,不論是陷入上癮問題、身體傷害、性暴力或精神疾病與家庭問題等,為它們提供相關的協助與諮詢。
現在我們的目標與使命是不斷的尋找各種方式,幫助我們周遭的世界積極有意義的改變,所以現在我們不想錯過這個最重要的時刻,去完成我們的目標,我們被給予了第二次機會,我們再也不會有再一次的機會,更不會認為一切是理所當然的。
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Tim Lambesis

HeartSupport 是由 August Burns Red 的主唱 Jake Luhrs 發起的慈善機構,由許多音樂愛好者參與其中,並幫助各種身心困難與問題的單位。

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I stand against who I became in my past and am pursuing a new purpose in the rebirth of AILD. We collectively are. • People who support AILD are not supporting the person I once was, because part of my life’s work now is to undo the hurt I’ve caused and to help others in addiction. Instead, I think AILD fans are supporting the belief that people can change. • I will never be able to undo my greatest mistake, but I believe it’s better to do something rather than give up. • AILD collectively condemns all forms of domestic abuse and violence. Its aftermath is one of pervasive, long-lasting hurt and there is no acceptable excuse or defense for such behavior. Our agenda as a band is to actively back and work with organizations who offer support to those who are emotionally suffering and in pain. Whether it be from a history of abuse, hardship, or mental illness—pro-activity in healing and recovery is at the core of what this band is now. • Tonight we’ll play the biggest headline show of our career (topping our second biggest headline show earlier on this same tour). Our fans in Germany did not know this when they bought their tickets, but we will be donating a portion of proceeds from our show to HeartSupport; an organization we believe in that functions to provide emotional support and counseling to young adults caught in cycles of addiction, depression, sexual abuse, and family turmoil. Our mission is to continually seek and implement ways to facilitate positive, meaningful change in the world around us. • For now, we don’t want to miss out on bringing purpose into our biggest moment yet. We’ve been given a second chance we thought we’d never have again and we certainly don’t take it for granted. • Sincerely, Tim

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