In regards to the update posted earlier (click here) at the band's official website, AS I LAY DYING guitarist Nick Hipa's Facebook page has been updated with the following:
"This morning an update was posted over at AsILayDying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all the bands' members. For Jordan (Mancino, drums), Josh (Gilbert, bass), Nick, Phil (Sgrosso, guitar), management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.
Though Tim (Lambesis) is the only one with access to the As I Lay Dying site, the rest of us have been releasing content through our personal social media accounts to reveal that we are carrying on in a new band. Our truest intentions were to make this unveiling interesting and exciting for anyone who has supported us over the past year. With information so instantaneous and disposable these days, we had hoped to show you how things were coming together rather than simply tell you.
We never want to capture attention dramatically, which is precisely why we've been off the radar for close to a year. Though the third-person statement released earlier compromises a lot of how we had hoped to unroll things, we remain positive in our outlooks and look forward to sharing new music soon."