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Nick Hipa Vents On Ex-As I Lay Dying Bandmate Tim Lambesis, Wovenwar Debut New Track


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A new Wovenwar track titled “Lines In The Sand” has officially landed online below via Billboard.com. The band feature a number of ex-As I Lay Dying members within their ranks, among them is guitarist Nick Hipa, who opened up to the aforementioned site on the fallout from As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ sentencing back in May of 2014.

Lambesis of course pled guilty to attempting to hire an undercover cop posing as a hitman to murder his then wife, Meggan. As his six-year prison sentence for solicitation of another to commit murder was handed down, Lambesis gave an interview to Altpress.com around his sentencing—the fallout from which hit both Hipa and Lambesis‘ ex-wife Meggan hard. Hipa went on to say of that interview:

“The day he had to account for what he had done, all this comes out. And then the response to that was a lot of people supported him. A lot of people said negative things about Meggan and her family, and it was very hurtful to them. They felt like [as] the victims of the situation [they] never had a voice, never stood a chance.”

He further said of the interview:

“[It] set the tone for so much of what we would encounter for the next year-and-a-half. You get things like that that would come out, and people would chime in on it. It would shape the way that people viewed us and what we were doing. People would go out of their way to personally tell me how terrible a dude I was, how much they hoped awful things would happen to me and my family.”

He also went on to say that most of the detractors were “overly opinionated and underinformed” people that “bought that lie [that Meggan] probably deserved it.” He continued:

“None of them know those kids or that woman like we do. They don’t understand what he put them through to get her to a place to be like, ‘You know what? I have to protect these children from you. If anyone can look at the situation objectively, they can even see this guy tried to have someone murdered, and his reasoning was that he was on steroids so he was unable to think rationally, and he lost his religion, so he wasn’t able to make any moral decisions.

This is who he says he was at the time, and that’s why he tried to kill her. If that’s the type of person you’re admitting to being, what sort of good mother do you think would let their kids hang around with that [kind of] personality?”

Hipa also spoke of Lambesis‘ recent 35.5 million lawsuit against prison medical staff for allegedly failing to prescribe him proper medication to help wean him off steroids, causing him to develop enlarged breasts. Hipa said of that:

“It’s sad to see somebody that we spent so much of our lives with end up in such a place. He could have made such a great impact on this world, but he just gave in to the worst parts of himself. Even more discouraging for me is the fact that he’s trying to file a lawsuit for that amount. It says to me he’s still the same sort of personality at his core; nothing has changed. He thinks of himself a certain way, and he thinks of himself in a situation he created as a victim.”

For more form Hipa, head to Billboard.com. Wovenwar‘s new album “Honor Is Dead” is due out this Friday, October 21st.

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