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Formed: 1999
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

The Richmond, VA 5-piece, Lamb of God, came together in the current form in the fall of 1999. The band has been around in various forms and under various names, most notably Burn The Priest, since '94, however, and the brothers, Chris and Willie, have been playing music together since '88.

Lamb of God signed with Epic records in 2004 and completed their major label debut in just 5 months before embarking on their first Ozzfest tour and subsequent US and UK tours.

Lamb of God play a caustic style of extreme metal that can be compared to few others. It can best be described as a raw mixture of death and doom metal elements, but that description does not do their sound justice. Go get their CD or catch a show and hear it for yourself.

Latest Lamb of God News

Below is our complete Lamb of God 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Experience A Day In The Life Of Lamb Of God

Metal Injection was invited to spend a full day with Lamb of God on the Long Island, NY stop of Summer's Last Stand tour a few weeks ago.

See what a normal day on tour for Lamb Of God is like including the band's warm ups, fan signings, coffee making and aquatic stage diving via the clip below.

Lamb Of God just dropped the chart-topping metal comeback album "VII: Sturm Und Drang" on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Several tracks from that release can be heard at this location.

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A Second Look At Heavy Metal In Video Games

Two weeks back we asked a simple question: why isn't there more heavy metal in the video game world?

Our Facebook page blew up with gamers offering up their favorite titles with metallic soundtracks, and we took a closer look at several worth your time. In that post still available here if you didn't read it, we looked at the king of heavy metal video games – Brutal Legend – as well as Saint's Row The Third, Killing Floor 2, Painkiller, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload.

After that post went online, Zynthetic – responsible for much of the music in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 – wrote up an article attempting to answer the question of why more metal doesn't show up in video games since they seem like a perfect and obvious match.

For his take on the lack of metal in gaming, including the difficulties in licensing existing music and the lack of metallic knowledge among composers, read the full article right here.

Since we love gaming and we love metal, it seemed like a good idea to keep checking in every so often with new entries that combine the two, and this week we'll cover four more solid games filled to the brim with extreme metal. Don't see your favorite game listed? Don't worry, we'll cover more in the future, but be sure to still give us your picks in the comments below.

Splatterhouse

Five years ago a reboot of the '88 arcade game Splatterhouse hit consoles, and it was very much notable for the inclusion of an all-metal soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God, Mastodon, Municipal Waste, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Goatwhore.

As the name would suggest, it's filled with buckets of blood and guts, and the action-oriented beat 'em up style is somewhat similar to Dante's Inferno/God Of war/etc. The frantic combat will see your character Rick frequently losing limbs and more, but that's not a problem because they grow back – and hey, you can pick up the severed appendages of your foes to continue beating them down!

This one's filled to the brim with all sorts of horror goodies (and ridiculousness) like time travel, cosmic horror deities, and plenty of nods to Lovecraft with names like “Dr. West” and places called “Arkham.” Someone helpfully put all the songs from the soundtrack together into one playlist at YouTube here, and you can check out a game trailer below:

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Lamb Of God To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last week, Lamb Of God's new album "VII: Sturm Und Drang" debuted at #2 on the U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts.

In celebration of the new album’s successes, the band will perform as the special musical guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live this coming Thursday, August 27, 2015. Make sure to tune your televisions to ABC at 11:35|10:35pm CT to catch the band performing new tracks from "VII: Sturm Und Drang."

Want to be there for the live taping? Get your tickets here.

Lamb Of God is currently on the road with headliners Slipknot and special guests Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White on the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour. Remaining dates are as follows: More...

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Lamb Of God Tops The Charts

On July 24th, Lamb Of God released long-awaited seventh full length album "VII: Sturm Und Drang" via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The numbers are in, and the proof that metal is truly alive and well lies within the album’s incredible #2 first week debut on the U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts.

Additionally, the album has charted extremely well internationally, surpassing the chart numbers for the band’s last album in every territory:

Canada - #1 debut
Australia - #2
Switzerland - #5
UK - #7, #1 Indie, #1 Rock
Austria Top 75 - #12
Germany #12
Japan - #13
Netherlands - #13
Finland - #3
New Zealand - #11
Sweden - #19
Denmark - #21
Belgium - #23
Ireland - #25, #1 Indie
France - #40
Italy - #84
Norway - #84

"VII: Sturm Und Drang" is available in various configurations at this location, and you can check out a few songs below. More...

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Lamb Of God Releases New Song

Lamb Of God just revealed a fourth track from the upcoming "VII: Sturm Und Drang" album hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24th, 2015 via Epic Records.

The new track “Embers” features Chino Moreno, lead singer of platinum group Deftones, and is available for streaming below.

"Embers" follows a series of previous tracks leaks ahead of the album's official release. Be sure to also check out "Erase This," as well as the music videos for "Overlord" and "512."

Lucky European fans can also catch Lamb of God live with Children of Bodom and Sylosis this fall. Dates are available at this location. North American fans meanwhile can see the band live this July and August, with dates available after the jump. More...

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Children Of Bodom Announces Tour With Lamb Of God

In support of upcoming record "I Worship Chaos" (due out October 2nd via Nuclear Blast), the Finns from Children Of Bodom will join forces with Lamb Of God (also presenting new album "VII: Sturm Und Drang") to tour Europe this fall.

COB fronter Alexi Laiho comments: “We're all super psyched to hit the road with Lamb of God this fall as we have a long history of touring and kicking some serious ass all over the globe with those guys! This is something you might not wanna miss, trust me!“

If you missed the new Children of Bodom song "Morrigan," be sure to listen in at this location.

Opening support will come by British death/thrash band Sylosis and for a few dates in the U.K. and Ireland the package will team up with Megadeth. Dates are as follows: More...

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Lamb Of God Streaming New Song "Erase This"

Lamb Of God is streaming a brand new song titled "Erase This" taken from the upcoming album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang" hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24th, 2015 via Epic Records.

Check out now "Erase This" below.

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Lamb Of God Posts "Overlord" Video

Lamb Of God just revealed an official music video for the brand new track “Overlord.” As with the previously released “512” track, “Overlord” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres.

“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24th, 2015 via Epic Records.

“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered Lamb Of God sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.

“For years I've wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind's eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for 'Overlord' is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my 'mental script' into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me. More...

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Lamb Of God Entire Hellfest Concert Posted

German/French TV station ARTE is streaming pro-shot live video footage of Lamb Of God's entire Hellfest performance, which took place last Friday, June 19th in Clisson, France.

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Lamb Of God Releases Music Video

Following a stream of the track "512," Lamb of God has now released a music video for the song. Check it out in the player below or over at Lamb of God website here.

“512” is the first official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.

In addition to listening to “512” on Spotify, fans can also pre-order "VII: Sturm Und Drang" via Amazon and receive this song + “Still Echoes” as instant-grat downlaod tracks. More...

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Lamb Of God Streaming "512"

Lamb Of God will release seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," on July 24th, 2015 via Epic Records.

Today the band unleashes the brand new track “512." Check it out below, and stay tuned for a music video to also soon drop for the song.

"VII: Sturm Und Drang" was once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay. THe album was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA.

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Lamb Of God Unveils New Album's Track Listing

Grammy-nominated, Richmond, Virginia outfit Lamb Of God will release its seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," worldwide this July via Epic Records. The CD was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, California.

"VII: Sturm Und Drang" track listing:

01. Still Echoes
02. Erase This
03. 512
04. Embers
05. Footprints
06. Overlord
07. Anthropoid
08. Engage The Fear Machine
09. Delusion Pandemic
10. Torches

The album's first single, "Still Echoes", was made available last month, if you haven't heard it yet, check it out below.

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Lamb Of God Signs With Nuclear Blast

Lamb Of God's new album "VII: Sturm Und Drang" is coming this July in North America via Epic Records. Today the band also announces a new record deal has been inked with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for all territories outside North America.

Markus Staiger, Nuclear Blast owner and founder, enthuses: “What an honour to work with Lamb Of God. I’ve always been a big fan of their music and we now get to work with them on their new crushing album!”

Added Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler: "Finally joining forces with Nuclear Blast Entertainment outside of North America is something Lamb Of God is excited to finally see happen. We first met back in 1997 - almost signed then, but have been flirting ever since! It's now time for a new chapter for us to connecting with our friends and fans overseas, which is long overdue! See you all very soon - with a nasty new album!"

If you missed it, check out the previously released first single "Still Echoes" by heading over to this location. More...

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Lamb Of God Reveals New Album Details

Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Richmond, VA based outfit Lamb Of God will release seventh full-length album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang," worldwide this July via Epic Records. Pre-orders are now online at this location.

New single “Still Echoes” will be available via all digital retailers and streaming services beginning Monday, May 18th (if you haven't heard it yet, check it out over here).

Frontman Randy Blythe states, “The time has come to give the fans their first taste of the new Lamb of God album. This is a very, very dark, yet sonically highly varied, record. As it's always good to come out of the gate hard with a fast and aggressive one, we chose this track "Still Echoes" to kick it off. Enjoy/destroy.”

"VII: Sturm Und Drang" is once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA. More...

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Lamb Of God Posts New Song

Lamb Of God has released a new website titled "Lamb Of God VII" (a reference to the fact the band has previously released six full-length albums).

This new website just dropped a new track titled "Still Echoes" as a teaser for an upcoming full-length release.

Head over to the band's website here to check out the track (also now available in the player below).

Lamb Of God also just announced the new album will be titled "Sturm Und Drang," with a July release date expected. Stay tuned for full info shortly. More...

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Lamb of God Posts Live In Manila 2015 Video-Recap

Lamb of God is streaming an official five-minute video recap ofthe band's March 6 performance in Manila, Philippines. Lamb of God is currently working on material for a tentative late 2015 release.

Check out now the "Live in Manila 2015 Recap" below.

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Randy Blythe's Book Up For Pre-Order

Lamb Of God had just landed in Prague for a concert in 2012 when D. Randall “Randy” Blythe, the band’s vocalist, was immediately arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of a fan two years prior.

In "Dark Days: A Memoir" (due out via Da Capo Press on July 14th, 2015), Blythe tells the story of his incarceration—and his crazy life leading up to it.

Several packages are available for pre-order now at this location including book & t-shirt bundles, book & hoodie bundles, bundles w/ signed lithographs of Blythe's photography prints, and more. Book signings are also set up for these dates:

July 13 @ 7:00pm - The Strand - 828 Broadway, New York, NY
July 14 @ 6:00pm – Bookends - 211 Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
July 15 @ 7:00pm - Book Revue - 313 New York Ave., Huntington, NY
July 17 @ 7:00pm - The Fountain - 1312 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA
July 19 @ 4:00pm - Book Soup (co-signing with Corey Taylor) - 8818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA More...

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Randy Blythe Announces Photo Exhibition

Randy Blythe is pleased to announce his upcoming photography exhibition, "D Randall Blythe: Show Me What You’re Made Of," taking place from May 2nd – June 30th, 2015 at Sacred Gallery NYC. The opening reception will take place on May 2nd from 8 - 11pm.

Sacred Gallery NYC is located in Manhattan's SoHo District at 424 Broadway on the northeast corner of Broadway and Canal.

In addition to his work with Lamb of God, Randy Blythe is also the author of the forthcoming memoir "Dark Days" (to be published July 2015 by Perseus/Da Capo books in the USA, and Random House in the UK and associated territories).

“I've been lucky enough to travel literally around the world several times for my job, and for the last few years I have carried a camera with me everywhere I go,” states Blythe. “Show Me What You're Made Of will showcase fine art prints of what I consider to be some of the most striking images that I have collected, both at home and during my travels. The body of work is quite diverse, and in an attempt to highlight that diversity, all the photos will be shown in custom made frames made of reclaimed wood, adding to the individuality of each piece. The frames are made by my friend, Richmond, VA musician Greta Brinkman (former bassist for Moby, The Deborah Harry Band, White Cross, and currently with RVA doom merchants Drug Lord). I am especially pleased to have my first exhibit at Sacred Arts, a gallery with such a solid connection to my community- the underground music and arts scene. I hope to see as many of you as possible at the opening, so come on out, check out some photography, and be sure to say hi to me and Greta!” More...

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Chris Adler To Guest On New Megadeth Album

After numerous photo and video-teases over the last weeks, it has now been finally made official that Megadeth hired drummer Chris Adler of Lamb Of God to play on the band's new album.

States Megadeth about the collaboration: "Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb Of God, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth's anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth's roots." More...

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Dave Mustaine & Chris Adler Photographed Together

A photo that was taken on Thursday, March 19th of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler having a discussion (courtesy of Twitter user @bobbryar).

Megadeth is rumored to have hired Chris Adler and Angra's guitarist Kiko Loureiro to play on the band's new album, which is currently being recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. More...

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