AS I LAY DYING Guitarist Hit In Head With Bottle During Sydney Concert

Guitarist Nick Hipa of the San Diego-based metallers AS I LAY DYING has issued the following update:

"So [Sunday] night [February 24] [during AS I LAY DYING's performance at the Sydney stop of Australia's Soundwave festival] I got hit in the head by an empty glass Maker's Mark bottle. While it did stun and disorient me, I am completely fine. Lucky for me the bottle was huge so it didn't break and I have no need for stitches. I'm sorry we had to stop our set but I was quite discombobulated for a good while, and more importantly the EMT dude wouldn't let me play because my head was bleeding quite a bit... or some sort of mumbo jumbo like that. I am happy to say that aside from having a bulbous lump and cut on top of my skull, I'm in good health and feeling like a gladiator. Thank you to everyone who has been expressing concern though, I really appreciate it."

Very rough fan-filmed video footage of the bottle-throwing incident can be viewed below.

AS I LAY DYING received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Nothing Left", the first single from the band's newest release, "An Ocean Between Us".

AS I LAY DYING recently completed a video for the band’s new track "The Sound Of Truth". The clip, a sequel to the story in the video for "Nothing Left", was filmed in Los Angeles while the band was between tours. It was directed by Brian Thompson.

(Thanks: Alex Logan)

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