Austrian Death Machine Postpone Select Crowdfunding Perks Due To Tim Lambesis’ Murder-For-Hire Case


Austrian Death Machine have commented on their plans (see below) to move ahead with the release of their successfully crowdfunded new album “Triple Brutal” on April 01st through Artery Recordings.

The update includes word that perks involving personal time with Austrian Death Machine (and As I Lay Dying) frontman Tim Lambesis have been put on hold “until we hear more in the next month about Tim‘s availability.”

As part of the crowdfunding campaign, 99 people each donated $99 for personal workouts with Lambesis and a copy of the album. 3 others chipped in $500 a piece to have Lambesis be their personal trainer for the month (as well as a copy of the album, workout book and more.) Meanwhile, one lone fan paid $1500 to record vocals on a song.

Tim Lambesis is of course currently out on bail, facing a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder. That charge stems from him allegedly attempted to hire an undercover detective posing as a hitman to murder his estranged wife last year. He will appear again in court later this month as part of the case. Royalties from “Triple Brutal” will be going towards the World Vision Charity.

“Thank you all for your patience and we apologize for the massive delays that we faced scheduling the release for the Triple Brutal. As many of you already know, the album is set for release on April 1st (not a joke). The stuff for anyone who contributed to the campaign ship March 28.

We have been putting forth our best effort to fulfill what we have promised. If there are any address changes, please email [email protected] and we’ll make sure it’s noted before we start filling up packages next month. In addition to the CD, we are getting ready to manufacture all of the material for the perks.

If we can’t fulfill the exact perk for whatever legal reason, we have ideas to provide cool alternatives. More info on that as it comes. Lastly, the in-person perks are on hold of course until we hear more in the next month about Tim‘s availability. In the meantime, we plan to include extras along with the CD’s going out to those people.”