Kaaos TV conducted an interview with vocalist Tim Lambesis of San Diego metallers AS I LAY DYING after the band’s November 2 concert at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked for his memories of SUICIDE SILENCE singer Mitch Lucker, who died last week of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash, Lambesis said, “Mitch and I have a lot of similarities. We grew up in the same area. We both have the same kind of dogs. He gave me very kind compliments on how when their band first started that I inspired him in some way or another, whether it be this type of stage performance he has or… I would assume more just the energy; the music sounds a bit different.
“Mitch and I connected on a lot of things, and it’s really hard to think of [the] tour [AS I LAY DYING and SUICIDE SILENCE did together in Europe in late 2010]. It just seems like it was so recent, especially relative to our career; it was only a couple of years ago.”
He continued, “I’ve been riding Harleys for four years or so, and Mitch more recently got into riding and started riding more. And again, [that was] another similarity and something we were able to [share]… As friends, it’s good to have those things in common.
“When I get home from this tour, I usually look forward to getting home and getting on my motorcycle and just going for a drive. I don’t know if I’m gonna really enjoy that the same way, you know?!”
AS I LAY DYING‘s sixth album, “Awakened”, sold around 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on September 25 via Metal Blade Records, the CD was produced by Bill Stevenson, who has played drums for both the DESCENDENTS and BLACK FLAG and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by RISE AGAINST, NOFX, PROPAGANDHI, THE CASUALTIES, ANTI-FLAG and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT).