BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying performs live during a concert at the Huxleys on Novembe
Frank Hoensch

Six months after police arrested Tim Lambesis for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer to kill his wife, the As I Lay Dying frontman stood in front of a California court Monday to learn whether his case would go to trial.

After hours of testimony, a San Diego judge decided the Grammy-winning metal singer will head to court on October 22 to face the murder-for-hire charge.

Lambesis pleaded not guilty to the charge several months ago, and his lawyer offered a clue to his potential defense back in May: 'Roid rage. "His thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use," the singer's lawyer said.

The 32-year-old musician is currently out on $2 million bail, a far cry from the $1,000 he allegedly handed a cop masquerading as a hitman to have his wife killed.