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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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Lamb Of God Announces U.S. Tour With Anthrax

After Randy Blythe was assaulted by feral Irish children in Dublin, Lamb Of God is pleased to announce an upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon.

The tour will begin on Friday, January 15 in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

Lamb Of God is touring in support of new studio album "VII: Sturm Und Drang," which launched via Epic Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts this past summer. More...

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Randy Blythe Assaulted In Dublin

Maybe Randy Blythe should stop leaving the country, as he's again run afoul of the locals, this time in Ireland. Blythe updated his Instagram account with this post about being attacked in Dublin:

"Sometimes doing what you love comes at a price: here's the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin, Ireland. Last night around midnight I walked one block away from my hotel to take some long exposures - right after I shot this very frame, I looked up & saw 5 or 6 teenage dudes (16 to 18 year olds?) in hoodies & track pants spreading out around me. 'Well, crap, I guess it's on' I thought.

"I started stepping quickly into the street away from the little cul-de-sac where I was (it was a bad spot to be trapped), trying to keep my eye on all of them at the same time. One kid drew up to my left getting close & BLAM - someone else hit me in the head from behind with something (I think they had a stick or whatever) - I saw stars for a second, then I heard car horns & a cabbie was driving at these kids & I was standing in the street trying to shake it off, because that little fucker had rang my bell pretty good.

"Like all cowards & weaklings all over the world, they came at me in numbers and struck from behind. I never even had a chance to smash one of the little shits because the cabbie (thank you, whoever you are) scattered them while I was regaining my wits. So now my glasses are gone (but I have contacts), my new Surf City hat w/the Black Flag bars is gone (but I brought another hat), my new e-cig is gone (but I have others), & I have a split open elbow & a bit of a headache (but it could have been much, much worse - I could have caught a knife). More...

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Just For Fun

Animated Lamb Of God Halloween Parody Posted

An animated Halloween parody of Lamb Of God's "Redneck" and "Now You've Got Something to Die for", done by Joey Siler creator of "Cooking Hostile", can be viewed below. Vocals and sound effects by Scott Mckay. Lyrics and Animation by Joey Siler.

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Watch "5 Minutes To The Stage Clip" w/ Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God is streaming a new clip providing insight in regards to playing shows with the band. The short video also captures the band readying themselves to perform in Las Vegas this past August.

You can now check out the clip "5 Minutes To The Stage Clip" w/ Lamb Of God below.

Five Minutes to the Stage - Lamb of God from Myspace on Myspace.

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Metal Allegiance Premieres New Music Video

Metal Allegiance premieres a new music video for the track "Gift Of Pain", taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which hits stores September 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The supergroup's core musicians include Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs. Joining them on "Gift Of Pain" are Lamb Of God's vocalist Randy Blythe and Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus with a guest solo.

Check it out now below.

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Teenage Time Killers Live Footage Posted

Supergroup Teenage Time Killers - featuring musicians of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Prong, Municipal Waste etc.- took to the stage September 12th for the band's first-ever live performance. The concert was held at "The Fonda Theatre", in Hollywood, CA.

Check out fan-filmed live footage of the Misfits cover "Where Eagles Dare" below, featuring Corey Taylor, Randy Blythe, Peter Stahl, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving:

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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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