Austrian Death Machine
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Below is our complete Austrian Death Machine news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The fate of the recently crowd-funded Austrian Death Machine album was up in the air after Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife.
Apparently the album is still on track however, as the Austrian Death Machine Facebook page has now been updated with this statement:
"Tim finished all of his parts back before he went on tour in Asia. He was just waiting for me to do my parts and put together the finishing touches on the mix of the album. I'm working on that this starting this week now that I have the files. The CD should be done soon and then we'll start planning to manufacture.
AKA the Gummy Bear of Candycornia
AKA 7 time Mr Olympia
AKA The Greatest Actor in the World"
Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, Pyrithion) was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife Meggan, who filed for divorce last year.
Lambesis subsequently plead "not guilty" to the charges, and his bail was set at $3 million. Now NBC San Diego reports that Lambesis received a new bail hearing, and his bail has been lowered to $2 million, although he still remains in custody at this point and apparently has not made bail.
According to the article, Tim's attorney Tom Warwick has now made reference to steroid usage - which was widely speculated to be at the root of the issue when news of the arrest first broke. An excerpt follows:
The frontman started taking supplements, then steroids, that led to what Warwick referred to as “changes in his physiological and mental status.” He went from 170 to 220-pounds and in his attorney’s words, “Was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.” A forensic psychiatrist who consulted with the defense said Lambesis got “roid rage” after using steroids.
His attorney said Lambesis is now off steroids, going through withdrawal, and in total isolation in jail for protection from other inmates. He’s also getting personal counseling from a jail chaplain.
As Lambesis remains in jail, As I Lay Dying has dropped off the coming Killswitch Engage tour, with Darkest Hour and The Word Alive joining on the supporting slots instead.
Read the full article at NBC San Diego.
I personally find the idea of putting people on a pedestal to be incredibly naive and childish. At some point, whoever you idolize as being perfect will turn out to have some sort of horrible character flaws that you'll never be able to forgive. People are human, and with that comes not being perfect. Hence why I'm able to say that I don't mind somebody's offstage behavior as much as I do the actual music. In the same way, I don't care about lyrical themes that embrace politics that I disagree with. More...
After pleading "not guilty" on charges of soliciting the murder of his estranged wife, footage has now been posted online from Tim Lambesis' arraignment, which is available below.
During the proceedings the prosecution outlined its case and stated what allegedly occurred. According to the prosecution, Lambesis gave an undercover agent money, pictures of his wife, gate codes for her home, and dates when the murder could occur, along with specifically stating he wanted her dead - apparently all of which was recorded on audio.
In addition to the recent statement made by Tim's primary band As I Lay Dying, the members of his new outfit Pyrithion also comment:
"I want to thank everyone for their patience and for their concerns and good wishes that you have shown the band this last week. Obviously this is a situation that can't be planned for and therefor we have been trying not to speak out of turn. As of now, we don't have any more information on the situation than what we can find in the news but we want to make sure this plays out how it needs to and that we don't in any way interfere. Thank you so much for the continued support everyone, it means a ton to us."
As I Lay Dying / Austrian Death Machine / Pyrithion member Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, who previously filed for divorce from the metalcore front man.
The sheriff's department stated they learned of Lambesis' alleged attempts to hire a hitman on May 2nd and subsequently arrested him on the 7th.
UTSanDiego.com is now reporting that Lambesis pleaded "not guilty" when arraigned in court today, and bail was set at $3 million. It is unknown at this time if Lambesis will make bail or remain in custody.
Read the full article at UT San Diego.
In news that has shocked the metalverse, Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was arrested yesterday for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer to murder his wife.
Artisan News Service has now posted a video clip online with more details, including an interview with a member of the San Diego Sheriff's Department discussing the investigation and the arrest of Lambesis.
Although there has been no statement from any of Lambesis' various bands at this point (As I Lay Dying, Pyrithion, Austrian Death Machine), the San Diego Sheriff website does list Tim as being detained and set for arraignment tomorrow (May 9th) for charges of solicitation and conspiracy to commit murder.
It is assumed at this time that the band's tour with Killswitch Engage will be cancelled. Tim Lambesis also recently launched a crowd funding campaign to record a new Austrian Death Machine album, and the fate of that recording is likewise considered to be on hold or canceled. Tim also posted a video online just a few days ago defending his band Pyrithion from the religious fans of As I Lay Dying who were concerned with the darker and more extreme bent his latest project was taking.
Update: the band has now issued a statement about Tim's arrest, which can be read here.
Reuters reports that Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying and multi-instrumentalist for Austrian Death Machine, has been arrested for seeking the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed.
According to a statement from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after soliciting help from the detective. Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the crime, the department said.
A representative for the As I Lay Dying's record label could not immediately be reached for comment, and it was unclear if Lambesis had an attorney.
Austrian Death Machine has launched a new crowd funding campaign to record a third full-length album and follow-up to the "Double Brutal" album (reviewed here) and "Jingle All The Way" holiday single (reviewed here).
A video clip announcing the campaign can be found below, and you can help fund the record and a corresponding tour at this location.
Various perks are offered depending on how much you donate, including having Tim Lambesis be your personal trainer for a month, spending time in the studio with the band, and having your initials tattooed on Tim's rear end.
Austrian Death Machine has posted a song online taken off the band's new single "Jingle All The Way." Get a dose of Ahhhnold this Christmas by checking out "It's Turbo Time" in the SoundCloud player below. You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of the single at this location.
The one and only Austrian Death Machine spent some time in the studio recently, mostly to lift weights, but also to record a few new songs. The songs are based on the ultimate holiday movie, Jingle All the Way, which stars Ahhnold, of course! The songs are a regaling tale of the pursuit of a one "Turbo Man" doll, sung by Tim Lambesis and Ahhnold.
The digital version of Jingle All the Way will be available for download wherever downloads are sold as of December 6th, 2011 and the limited 7" vinyl single will be available shortly thereafter and can be pre-ordered now. This piece of vinyl will be the perfect stocking-stuffer for the most brutal of friends and family. Ahhnold only asks that the vinyl not be gifted to "puny wimps" or "girly men."
Austrian Death Machine has posted their latest music video, for "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle" online.
Tim Lambesis comments on the video: “Arnold is proof that you can be brutal and still have fun. Metalheads can still laugh at a party right? The theme for this video can go a few different ways. I think that no matter what drastic measures Ahhnold takes, he somehow only creates more fun for all. Other people may think there is an underlying story as a Terminator love story between Ahhnold and T-One-Million. However you interpret the video is fine with me, but if you sing along loud enough Ahhnold just might show up at your house too!”
Tim Lambesis has issued a new MySpace blog post, with the main point of note that he is considering naming the next Austrian Death Machine album "Keep It Brutal." He is open to fan suggestions, however.
Austrian Death Machine's "Double Brutal" was released in North America on September 29, 2009. Tim's main band, As I Lay Dying, is working on new material that they expect to have complete around the new year for a release in 2010.
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and Austrian Death Machine recently appeared for an interview on Johnny Orlando Jr.'s Antibiotic Resistant Metal Show. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.
AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE, the California group consisting of As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis and famed action hero Ahhnold, has just released the band's second single off of Double Brutal. The track "Who Told You, You Could Eat My Cookies" was inspired by the Arnie movie Jingle All the Way and will go live on the AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE MySpace page this Halloween. "I was so excited people thought my vocals sounded like cookie monster that I jumped at the chance to write a song about COOKIES!" comments Tim.
Go here this Halloween to check out the song "Who Told You, You Could Eat My Cookies."
Austrian Death Machine (Tim Lambesis) has revealed that comedian and voice actor Josh Robert Thompson did the "Ahhnold" voices on their new album, "Double Brutal." Chad Ackerman of Destroy the Runner did Ahhnold's parts on the band's first album, "Total Brutal." Lambesis commented:
"It's time to face it guys, Arnold is 62 years old and really angry so his voice has gotten a bit grainier and lower. haha... and pitch shift or studio effects were not used this time since that's what he really sounds like!"
Here's a video of Josh Robert Thompson doing some voice impressions, including Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Austrian Death Machine has posted a cover of Motorhead's “Iron Fist” on their MySpace player. The song is off disc 2 of "Double Brutal," which came out on Tuesday, September 29th.
Tim Lambesis adds: “Ahhnold and I were able to put together an entire CD full of great cover songs related to his movies. Since we released one song from the originals disc already, we figured it was time for everyone to hear a cover as well. Even now you've only heard less than 1/10 of the album, so make sure to pick up the whole thing on Tuesday!”
Ahhnold enthusiasts and metalheads will have a chance to catch Austrian Death Machine live soon on the west coast. The latest Austrian Death Machine tour dates are as follows:
10/07 Yuma, AZ The Mandarin Theatre
10/08 San Diego, CA Soma Sidestage
Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Skeletonwitch
10/09 San Francisco, CA Regency Center w/ The Black Dahlia Murder
10/10 Victorville, CA Karma not part of tour
10/11 Pomona, CA Glasshouse w/ Holy Grail (no Skeletonwitch)
10/12 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre w/ The Black Dahlia Murder
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"Songwriting has been going well with about 6-7 songs done. We decided to officially start recording the new AILD album on Oct 17. At that point we'll record as many songs as we can and then finish the album around the new year. I think this will be a good way to spread out our songwriting since most of our previous records have always been written within a few months.
"In the mean time, I had some free time to record a new Austrian Death Machine album which comes out TODAY! If you can't play metal and also have fun, then what's the point, right? Hopefully some of you AILD fans will pick it up, and thanks so much to everyone who already got their copy from the pre-order."
Austrian Death Machine is streaming the new song "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle" off the upcoming album "Double Brutal" online at their official MySpace page.
Austrian Death Machine creator Tim Lambesis comments on the new song: "My goal with this song is to get people to sing along to this classic line while filling in the gaps with brutal metal elements I believe are tried and true. Some bands try to write to songs that are outside the box, and some bands just want to box so we can punch other people in the face and call it a sport. Regardless of whether or not you want to be in or outside of the box, I hope everyone enjoys this song from Double Brutal."
"Double Brutal" is set for a North American release on September 29th.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and California frontman Ahhnold are back for round two with the release of AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’s "Double Brutal," the follow up to 2008’s highly successful release, "Total Brutal." This two-disc set features one disc of all new heavy tracks in the tradition of all of Ahhnold’s greatest cinematic moments and a second disc of cover songs including songs originally performed by METALLICA, MEGADETH, MISFITS, JUDAS PRIEST and more, with cover art once again being tackled by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, NOFX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, etc), and is set for a North American release on September 29, 2009. The album also features guest performances by BUZ MCGRATH (UNEARTH), ANDREW TAPLEY (THE HUMAN ABSTRACT), JAMES GERICKE (DEATH BY STEREO), MARK MACDONAL (MERCURY SWITCH), ROCKY GRAY (LIVING SACRIFICE), RUSTY COOLEY and more.
A new audio clip featuring sneak peeks at tracks taken from Double Brutal is currently available on Austrian Death Machine's MySpace page.
“Sometimes being stereotypically metal is fitting. I'm not trying to break new ground; I just want to break people's necks... and have fun doing it,” comments AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE creator Tim Lambesis.
Here is the complete "Double Brutal" track listing: More...
Metal Blade Records Release:
"The heaviest metal band in the world (by sheer mass) has finished their follow up to Total Brutal - get ready for Double Brutal! Not satisfied with the limitations offered by putting out a single disc album, Ahhnold demanded two full cds full of muscle pumping metal! When asked why they needed two discs and why he thought that was best, he quickly replied, “Two discs made it heavy and brutal enough to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentations of their women!!!”
"Double Brutal is packed with more “juice” than a professional athlete. Disc one features soon to be classics See You At The Party Richter, and Let Off Some Steam Bennett. Disc two is crammed full of metal covers, complete with Ahhnold’s take on them, including Metallica’s Trapped Under Ice and Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good by none other than Megadeth."
The tracklisting is as follows: More...