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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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Interview With Willie Adler of Lamb of God

Shehzaad Jiwani of ChartAttack.com recently conducted an interview with LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On the band's fourth studio album, "Sacrament", which is due out in August:

"I'd expect this to be the best record we've ever done, by far. It's got hints of all the records we've done being encompassed in the sound, and a whole lot more. It's an overall very creepy and dark record.

"We got pretty personal this time around, straying from all the political commentary on the last album, and that's pretty evident on the songs and lyrics.

"The record was produced by Machine, who worked on 'Ashes of the Wake'. We are constantly writing while we're at home, be it Mark [Morton, guitar] or myself bringing in riffs or whole songs. We put our nose to the grindstone and went to work.

"Our work ethic is evident in the songwriting, which, for me personally, is leaps and bounds beyond anything else that we've accomplished in the past. When we're not on the road, we keep a pretty rigorous work schedule, similar to any other job. We practise five times a week, pretty much living and breathing our music."

On the current metal scene:

"Metal seems to be coming around again in 2006. We're lucky and blessed to be playing such an important role. I think that we've taken metal back. A lot of bands probably claimed that moniker in recent years past, but there were only a handful that were actually doing it — SLAYER and MEGADETH, to name a couple. We're just making the metal that we thought was sorely missing from the scene."

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Third Drummer Nation Announced

The drummers from Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall, Candiria, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, As I Lay Dying and more will all be featured on the upcoming third installment of the "Drum Nation" series. Dubbed "Drum Nation Volume 3", The effort will see a release on August 15th through Magna Carta and along with audio, will also feature various off-color video footage from the participants. More on it can be found here.

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Lamb Of God's "Redneck" Video Available Online

Lamb of God's new video for the song "Redneck" has posted online at Yahoo! Music here.

Lamb of God's new album, "Sacrament", is due to be released in a CD/DVD package via Epic on August 22nd. The cover artwork can be seen here.

The tracklisting for "Sacrament" is as follows:

1. Walk With Me In Hell
2. Again We Rise
3. Redneck
4. Pathetic
5. Foot to the Throat
6. Descending
7. Blacken the Cursed Sun
8. Forgotten (Lost Angels)
9. Requiem
10. More Time to Kill
11. Beating on Death's Door

The DVD will contain a feature on the making of "Sacrament", the video for "Redneck" and a hidden video, "Go Karts".

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Lamb of God Post Bonus Track Online

Lamb of God post the song, Nippon, on their myspace page for a limited time. the song was originally released as a Japan bonus track on their album New American Gospel. The song is available for streaming only.

You can also listen to LAMB OF GOD's new song, "Redneck," here. The track comes off their upcoming new CD, Sacrament, which is due out on August 22nd through Epic.

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Lamb of God Post New Song Online

You can listen to LAMB OF GOD's new song, "Redneck," here. The track comes off their upcoming new CD, Sacrament, which is due out on August 22nd through Epic.

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Lamb of God Post 'Redneck' Live Video Clip Online

A low-quality, amateur video clip of LAMB OF GOD performing their new new song "Redneck" on June 14 in Columbus, Ohio at the opening night of the Unholy Alliance tour has been posted online at Google Video.

"Redneck" is the first single off LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Sacrament", due on August 22 via Epic. A video for the song has reportedly been shot by director Bill Fishman (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GOOD CHARLOTTE).

"Sacrament" was produced by Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed the group's 2004 effort, "Ashes of the Wake".

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Lamb of God To Tour Australia In October

LAMB OF GOD have scheduled several international dates including the following:

Oct. 15 - Tokyo, JPN @ Loud Park 06
Oct. 17 - Brisbane, AUS @ TBA
Oct. 18 - Sydney, AUS @ TBA
Oct. 19 - Melbourne, AUS @ TBA

As previously reported, LAMB OF GOD will be teaming up with SLAYER, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THINE EYES BLEED for the "Unholy Alliance Chapter II: Preaching To The Perverted" European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late October.

LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Sacrament", is scheduled for release on August 22 via Epic. Produced by Machine (CLUTCH, KING CRIMSON, PITCHSHIFTER, 18 VISIONS, EVERY TIME I DIE), the CD's first single, "Redneck", will hit radio this summer. Plans exist for the band to film a video for the song with director Bill Fishman (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GOOD CHARLOTTE).

LAMB OF GOD began recording "Sacrament" on April 3 in New York with producer Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed the group's 2004 effort, "Ashes of the Wake".

In a recent interview with MTV.com, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton had the following to say about the upcoming CD, "The music's influenced by what the five of us are listening to, what we're writing about, the context in which we're writing, our lives and our experiences," he explained. "We made a deliberate effort not to be so politically motivated this time. We still care about and think about those things, but at this point, creatively, we wanted to step out of that for a moment, and address some other things. So the lyrics are more introspective and more personal, and I think just about anybody will relate to them. Not everybody pays attention to the war or politics."

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Lamb of God Frontman To Do Christmas Duet

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe plans to team up with Jewish folk-pop singer-songwriter Susan Greenbaum for a duet on her Christmas album. The two met while Greenbaum was recording the album at Sound of Music Studios at Third and Broad streets. She was working on her project downstairs and Blythe was doing preproduction work on the upcoming Lamb of God album upstairs.

"I have a very nice baritone voice, so I said I wanted to sing a duet with her," says Blythe, who calls the project "just weird enough for me."

For Blythe and guitarist Mark Morton, who will also play on the track, the collaboration is a hoot. "It's going to be awesomely retarded, especially since I f—ing hate Christmas and she's Jewish!" Blythe wrote on his MySpace Web page.

Greenbaum says her fans always request a Christmas album whenever she sings holiday songs. "Barry Manilow, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond — all the Jews are doing it, I figured I'd just be the next Jew to make a Christmas CD," Greenbaum says.

Both Greenbaum and Blythe seemed to have been impressed by the other. Blythe calls Greenbaum a "very sweet person," and she says she was surprised by how good Blythe's singing voice is, because it's not so much singing as screaming that he does on Lamb of God albums.

The three haven't decided on the song yet. Greenbaum says it will be something traditional, but "stylistically I don't know what it will be."

As for the exposure Greenbaum might get from her Lamb of God connection, she says, "It opens up a whole new demographic for both them and me, although it's a little less likely that my fan base will cross over, but I guess fans of mine that have kids will be stoked."

Blythe says he doesn't know or care what his fans will think. "It's a fun thing as a musician," he says.

Read the full article at Style Weekly.

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Lamb of God Select First Single From "Sacrament"

LAMB OF GOD have reportedly selected the track "Redneck" as the first single from their upcoming album, "Sacrament". Plans exist for the band to film a video for the song with director Bill Fishman (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GOOD CHARLOTTE).

LAMB OF GOD began recording "Sacrament" on April 3 in New York with producer Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed the group's 2004 effort, "Ashes of the Wake".

In a recent interview with MTV.com, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton had the following to say about the upcoming CD, "The music's influenced by what the five of us are listening to, what we're writing about, the context in which we're writing, our lives and our experiences," he explained. "We made a deliberate effort not to be so politically motivated this time. We still care about and think about those things, but at this point, creatively, we wanted to step out of that for a moment, and address some other things. So the lyrics are more introspective and more personal, and I think just about anybody will relate to them. Not everybody pays attention to the war or politics."

"Sacrament" is scheduled for an August 22 release through Epic Records.

As previously reported, Mark Morton and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler will be joining Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, the directors behind the critically acclaimed Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" documentary that focuses on the history of heavy metal music, to sign copies of the "Headbanger's Journey" DVD at F.Y.E in New York City (1290 Avenue of the Americas) on Tuesday, May 23 at 12:00 p.m.

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Unholy Alliance Tour Pushed Back To June 15

The Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," has confirmed that the tour will kick off on June 15 in Camden, NJ and not in Peoria, IL on June 10 as had been previously announced.

The rescheduling is due to Slayer's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's minor gall bladder surgery which successfully took place earlier this month.

"We wanted to give Tom an extra few days to make sure that he's at 100% before he puts one foot on the road," said Slayer's manager Rick Sales. We apologise for any confusion that this has caused, but Tom and the band want the fans to get the best Slayer shows possible."

The St. Louis date, originally scheduled for June 12, has been moved to June 21; Chicago, originally set for June 13, is now scheduled for June 20. The entire itinerary for Slayer's ""Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," featuring Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine
Eyes Bleed, is as follows: More...

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Lamb of God Set New Album Title & Release Date

"Metal Injection", the Internet streaming video show, was recently granted exclusive access to LAMB OF GOD's recording studios where the band are currently working on their new album, "Sacrament", for a tentative August 22 release via Epic Records.

In the episode, which is currently airing at this location, Randy Blythe gives a tour of LAMB OF GOD's recording facilities — the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA. He shows the viewer the entire setup for the upcoming record, and gives his first interview since the recording process began, in which he discusses their new record, the songwriting process, possible guests on the record, their upcoming Unholy Alliance tour with SLAYER, and future touring plans. "Metal Injection" also managed to sneak in a new riff into this episode. Also featured on this episode of "Metal Injection", the crew stops by Melissa Cross's studio where she is giving vocal lessons to Angela Gossow of ARCH ENEMY, as well as videos from LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, MASTODON, CONVERGE, ORIGIN, and much more.

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Unholy Alliance Tour Delayed, More Slayer News

The Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," featuring Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine Eyes Bleed, and originally slated to launch on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA will now kick off on June 10 at the East Peoria Convention Center in Peoria, IL.

Postponed and rescheduled shows are:

San Diego, CA - originally June 6 at the Sports Arena, now rescheduled for July 20 at the Sports Arena
Las Vegas, NV - originally June 7 at The Orleans, now rescheduled for July 24 at The Orleans
Denver, CO - originally June 9 at the Fillmore Auditorium, now rescheduled for July 26 at the Fillmore Auditorium

In addition, two sold-out "warm up" dates - June 2 at New Oasis in Reno, NV, and June 3 at Senator Theatre in Chico, CA - will be rescheduled to take place following the Denver date at the end of July.

Tickets purchased for all postponed dates will be honored at the rescheduled concerts.

The postponement of the tour's start date is due to Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's minor gallbladder surgery which successfully took place late last week. Araya is doing fine, recuperating at home.

With the tour's kick off now June 10, Six-Six-O-Six will still be a special day for Slayer fans. On that day, Slayer will release "Eternal Pyre," a limited edition EP that will preview "Cult," a brand-new song from the band's as yet untitled new album (due out July 25), a live version of "Dead Skin Mask" recorded at last year's Full Force Festival, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the new album, and, originally available only on 1995's now out-of-print "Live Intrusion" video, a 5-minute clip of the Slayer fan who carved the band's name into his forearm. "Eternal Pyre" will be available exclusively at all Hot Topic stores.

The members of Slayer - Araya, Kerry King/guitars, Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and drummer Dave Lombardo - are in the final stages of completing their new album, Slayer's first new studio album since Lombardo rejoined the band in 2003. The new album is being produced by Josh Abraham and executive produced by Rick Rubin and will be released on Slayer's long-time label, Rubin's American Recordings.

Titles for some of the album's new songs include "Cult," "Consfearcy," "Eyes of the Insane," and "Jihad." In a recent interview with MTV, Araya said about the new album, "It's fast - maybe faster than anything we've done before. No one's going to be disappointed. It's going to be brutal."

Confirmed tour dates for the "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted" are as follows: More...

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Lamb Of God's Guitarist Talks About New Record

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's upcoming CD, "Sacrament", due in August via Epic Records.

"The music's influenced by what the five of us are listening to, what we're writing about, the context in which we're writing, our lives and our experiences," he explained. "We made a deliberate effort not to be so politically motivated this time. We still care about and think about those things, but at this point, creatively, we wanted to step out of that for a moment, and address some other things. So the lyrics are more introspective and more personal, and I think just about anybody will relate to them. Not everybody pays attention to the war or politics."

LAMB OF GOD began recording "Sacrament" on April 3 in New York with producer Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed "Ashes of the Wake", and they're currently back in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia, finishing up vocals and guitars.

"The last record sounded so good, and we felt like we'd already made such a big improvement on that record, that we wanted to stick with him to see if we could get it even better the second time around," Morton told MTV.com. "The first time you do a record with someone, typically, you don't even know them, and over the course of the recording you build a relationship. To turn your back on someone and start that process over with someone new just didn't make sense. He was so invested in last record that we felt he had to be a part of this one, too."

Read more at MTV.com.

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Enter To Win Alexi Laiho ESP Guitar

You can win an exclusive ESP/LTD Signature Series Alexi Laiho guitar. This guitar is custom-designed by Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom. You've heard it all over COB's latest album, "Are You Dead Yet?" For more information and how to enter the competition, visit KNAC.COM.

Children of Bodom will be joining Slayer, Lamb of God, Mastodon and Thine Eyes Bleed on the upcoming Unholy Alliance Tour.Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Thine Eyes Bleed Re-Release Debut

Thine Eyes Bleed will be re-releasing their debut album, "In the Wake of Separtaion" on The End Records. The re-release will contain the song entitled, "Better Off Dead", which was previously only available in Japan and contain the video for the song "Cold Victim".

Thine Eyes Bleed will continue to push their name out to the metal masses as their tour supporting Soulfly starts April 21 in Anaheim, California. Following that month long tour, they will then embark on The Unholy Alliance tour which includes Slayer, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom) starting June 6.

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More Unholy Alliance Tour Dates Conifirmed

More dates have been confirmed for the Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching to the Perverted," which will kick off on 6.6.06 in San Diego, CA (see entire itinerary below). The seven-week trek boasts what has got to be the genre's coolest line-up - joining Slayer will be Lamb of God, Mastodon and Children of Bodom (who will rotate the second and third slots), and Thine Eyes Bleed who will open the
shows.

Here is the updated itinerary for the "Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching to the Perverted": More...

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Sounds Of The Underground DVD Info Revealed

Last year marked the inaugural Sounds of the Underground tour, which saw 17 of the best and most brutal metal acts around traverse the U.S. and Canada in what proved to be a very successful alternative to the more commercial Ozzfest. The tour hit the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 2nd, 2005, and with it came almost 5000 fans. Metal bands like A Life Once Once Lost and Strapping Young Lad hammered out their sets alongside hardcore acts like Madball and Throwdown in the sweltering 95+ degree midday heat. As the sun began to set, stalwarts like Chimaira, Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes played well into the darkness. All of the passion and power of that day is captured in Sounds of the Underground Live: Vol. 1, which will hit streets on June 20th.

DRT Entertainment will be releasing the DVD which documents the day's festivities, complete with performances from 16 of the 17 artists who participated in the tour. Along with over 90 minutes of performance footage, the DVD also features vignettes on every band on the tour, along with a host of hilarious 'guest interview' segments from members of GWAR, Every Time I Die and Throwdown. The DVD was filmed by Doug Spangenberg of Highroller Studios (Lamb of God's Killadelphia).

Featuring live performances from:

All That Remains
DevilDriver
A Life Once Lost
Madball
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
Throwdown
Norma Jean
Every Time I Die
Gwar
Chimaira
Unearth
Clutch
Poison the Well
From Autumn to Ashes
Lamb of God

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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Lamb of God Finish Tracking Drums For New CD

LAMB OF GOD have finished tracking the drums for their new CD at Spin Recording studios in Long Island City, New York. Produced by Machine (CLUTCH, KING CRIMSON) and engineered by Josh Wilbur, the follow-up to 2004's "Ashes of the Wake" is tentatively scheduled for release in late August via Epic Records.

LAMB OF GOD will be teaming up with SLAYER, MASTODON, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THINE EYES BLEED for the "Uholy Alliance Tour" beginning in early June. The band may introduce new material from their forthcoming album on the trek.

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More Slayer, LOG, COB, Mastodon Tour Dates

More dates have been added to this summer's Unholy Alliance Tour, featuring headliners SLAYER with support from LAMB OF GOD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MASTODON and THINE EYES BLEED. The tour kicks off June 6 in San Diego, California at the Sports Arena. The dates are as follows:

Jun. 06 - San Diego, CA @ The Sports Arena
Jun. 07 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Jun. 09 - Denver, CO @ Th Fillmore
Jun. 12 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Blue Moon
Jun. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Jun. 15 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Jun. 16 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
Jun. 17 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
Jun. 19 - Cincinatti, OH @ US Bank Arena
Jun. 23 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Jun. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Live
Jun. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Quebec, CANADA @ Centre de Foire
Jul. 03 - Montreal, CANADA @ The Bell Centre
Jul. 04 - Toronto, CANADA @ Molson Amph
Jul. 06 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Jul. 07 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Auditorium
Jul. 09 - Winipeg, CANADA MTS Center
Jul. 11 - Edmondton, CANADA Shaw Conf. Center
Jul. 13 - Vancouver, CANADA Qwest Field Event Center
Jul. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Qwest Field Event Center
Jul. 15 - Spokane, WA @ The Star Theatre
Jul. 16 - Salem, OR @ Salem Armory
Jul. 21 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena

SLAYER's longtime manager Rick Sales had previously commented on the tour, "We want to make 'The Unholy Alliance' tour an annual global event, so we decided to be smart about the design from the beginning. We chose to book most of the tour's shows at indoor venues, as that allows the bands and the fans amenities like air conditioning and indoor bathrooms, as well as the very best stage lighting, production, and sound and less expensive concession prices. The few shows that will be played outside will be played at night in permanent facilities with our lighting, production, and so on. Everyone wins."

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