To Tim, and to Nick, Josh, Phil, and Jordan. I hope you read this.
One i just want to say that i don't really have any opinion on whether he is guilty or not. Of course i hope he isn't, for many reasons. Of course i hope that this is just him being framed. Being as a lot of media like video games, movies and music (mainly stuff that gets labeled metal whatever). Also the whole incident with Randy Blythe gives someone who thinks that the metal scene is nothing but violence. Also AILD is a pretty big band for Metalblade Records, so even more of a reason to target him.
Now i've always wanted to voice my opinion of this band and what it means to me, so this may get some what deep(or whatever). Around 2011 when i was just getting into metalcore i discoveredAILD. they pretty much made me fall in love with the genre, and now i listen to dozens of bands in the genre, like converge, dead to fall, and johnny truant etc. Also when i was getting into this band i was experiencing the worst things in my life, i wont go into detail but it was bad to the point where i didn't even want to get out of my bed. but Timslyrics and just the songs in general actually gave me some strength, not sure what it was, but it helped either way. The Darkest Nights really means something to me. was also my 1st song i listened to, and 1st song i learned on guitar. I consider that song perfect, i consider Shadows Are Security to be a perfect album for me. Songs like Through Struggle really touched me. I can easily say this band changed me to who i am today. Nick and Phil are great song writers, great players. Josh has some sweet cleans, and Jordan is a damn beast on those drums, great double bass work. What i am getting at here is that if Tim reads this, i want him to see that his songs have really helped me in my life, his lyrics carried me threw the darkest nights and through the struggle to the point i overcame all of my strife in my life, with the help of my best friend and lover, both AILD and her have basically saved me. I really hope that you(Tim) didnt do this, cause all of your songs will be ruined for me. i felt like sharing some thoughts and my opinion.