Band Photo: Lamb of God (?)
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA, the technical extreme metal project masterminded by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), have announced the departure of drummer Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD), who has had to bow out due to other commitments.
Said Jarzombek: "We are sad to see Chris go but with his heavy work load with LAMB OF GOD it just wasn't gonna work out scheduling-wise. Chris said that for him to do the music justice would take too much time, and he doesn't have it right now. Chris and I hope to work together at a later time.
"So we are officially putting the word out that we are looking for a drummer to complete this lil' three-headed monster. Technical proficency and dedication aside, being able to read music is a major plus as we are writing and recording separately and sending files back and forth via the Internet. As of now we have 15 songs written and 2 more to go final recordings should start getting under way shortly after that."
Interested candidates can contact the band at email@example.com.
LAMB OF GOD's 'Killadelphia' DVD will receive it's long awaited European (PAL) release on November 28, 2005.
The live album 'Killadelphia' will also be available at all European concert appearances throughout December 2005, as well as the first ever European availability of the 'Burn the Priest' CD.
On December 13th LAMB OF GOD are set to release “Killadelphia” - in audio. The disc contains the live concert audio from their "Killadelphia" DVD, which was released earlier this year. With "Killadelphia" DVD sales reaching Gold status after just nine weeks, Epic Records now releases; LAMB OF GOD “Killadelphia” (audio) including close to 10 minutes of never before seen bonus footage, from the concert previously unreleased plus additional audio; this content will be available via Connected technology; where the CD acts a key to unlock the visual content at a secure website. “Killadelphia” (audio) is available in two formats with brand new packaging unique to each format; as a solo CD, or combined with the original DVD in DVD packaging, so, Killadelphia” will be available in every configuration possible to keep fans from double spending. All formats will be stocked in CD and DVD sections at retail outlets.
LAMB OF GOD's “Killadelphia” (audio) highlights every facet of the bands unforgiving live performance recorded from two unforgettable Sold-Out concerts at Philadelphia’s legendary Trocadero. This blistering live documentation features lead singer Randy Blythe’s storming vocals, the buzzsaw guitar slaughter of both Willie Adler and Mark Morton along with the powerhouse rhythm section of Chris Adler (drums) with John Campbell (bass). “Killadelphia” (audio) boasts live versions of tracks from the entire LAMB OF GOD and BURN THE PRIEST catalog, including: Laid To Rest, Hourglass, As The Palaces Burn, Now You’ve Got Something To Die For, 11th Hour, Terror & Hubris, Ruin, Omerta, Pariah, The Faded Line, Bloodletting, The Subtle Art Of Murder & Persuasion, Vigil, What I’ve Become, and the utterly classic Black Label; which inspires crowds worldwide to part seas for the infamous ‘wall of death’.
LAMB OF GOD have scheduled a brief break in their current writing sessions for their upcoming CD in order to head back to Europe for several select concert appearances. The stint will consist of 16 shows only, all in December of 2005. Support for these appearances will be provided by DEVILDRIVER and THE AGONY SCENE.
"This select run will represent the final concerts of the 'Ashes of the Wake' touring cycle," notes drummer Chris Adler. "It's been an insane year for all of us in the the LAMB OF GOD camp and there is not a better way to end it than to visit Europe again then spend the holidays with our families. We've been writing like crazy since returning home from headlining the Sounds of the Underground Tour and things are coming together very well. I'm not sure if we will be playing any of the new material in Europe, but I won't rule it out. Thanks to everyone who has come out to see us or in any way supported us — we are fortunate to have you on our side and we're looking forward to these upcoming concerts as well as delivering an amazing album in 2006."
Byzantine (Prosthetic Records), Halo of Locusts (featuring D. Randall Blythe of LAMB OF GOD), and The Dream is Dead (Escape Artists Records) are teaming up this fall for the "Under The Underground Tour" This tour will be a 3 week run through the Midwest, South, and Northeast and will kick off October 13. Chris Ojeda (Byzantine) states "We are truly ecstatic about hitting the road with Halo of Locusts and The Dream is Dead. D. Randall Blythe and Lamb of God gave us our start three years ago and now to be able to tour with his other band Halo of Locusts is amazing. We have truly came full circle and cannot wait to take this 3 ring circus into your town and destroy it." Judd Prather (Halo of Locusts) states "We are excited to be on this tour and look forward to traveling with our good friends in Byzantine. We’re going to bring the fucking ruckus and I know they will do the same. Its going to be good times."
As previously reported, Byzantine were expected to take part in the International Extreme Music Tour, which they were later dropped from under questionable circumstances.
LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell and drummer Chris Adler recently sat down with peta2 for an exclusive video interview in which the two vegetarians share their hardcore opinions on all things animal rights. Chris discusses why he decided to give up eating all animals: "We were on tour and saw a chicken truck go by with these chickens that were just bleeding … it was disgusting." John hopes that KFC CEO David Novak's money makes him comfortable in hell, and says, "Some of the most disgusting things you'll see is when corporations feed people, because they're bottom-line-minded." Both urge viewers to "think for yourself, think about what you eat, and try a little compassion." Watch the interview at Peta2.com.
Lamb Of God's "Killadelphia" DVD release has gone Gold, officially selling 50,000 copies since its release earlier this year. Regarding the milestone, LOG vocalist Randy Blythe stated, "I woulda never thought ten years ago that our antics would be seen by so many people. I hope the DVD is made out of real gold so I can hock it and buy a new lawn mower."
Meanwhile, drummer Chris Adler added:
"In today's age of gimmicks, lies and faux reality trying to make celebrities out of everyone with a few dollars, it was important for us to not stage or hype up a damn thing - to simply show LAMB OF GOD on the road; the good times, the bad times and one hell of a show- and for that stripped down, no-holds-barred approach to be received this well certainly flatters us, but also continues to make a dent in the industry full of fakes and talentless image. It's nice to know that we didn't have to be anything other than ourselves to achieve such success with this DVD, but the real praise should go to our friends and fans who picked up Killadelphia and in doing so have sent a message to the powers that be that we are sick of the over hyped, fake "real world" being shoved down our throats - we are all ready for the honest, genuine bands and music to take center stage once again. As a band we are extremely humbled by this achievement - it's rare that a band like ourselves receives this honor. Again, we pass along the thanks and praise to those of you who picked up Killadelphia. This is an accomplishment that we share with all of you. Thank you, congratulations and cheers!"
Lamb Of God are making plans for their next album, word on that can be found over at www.lamb-of-god.com.
Lamb of God will "bunker down and begin the writing process" for their next record this Autumn, having returned from a successful tour promoting their current album "Ashes of the Wake."
The new record has had no title or release date set, but drummer Chris Adler states that there are "already some killer ideas being thrown around".
He also takes the opportunity to thank "our friends and fans that have made this past year such an amazing time for us...stay metal!"
The photos for the Sounds of the Underground tour in Vancouver have been posted in the photo gallery.
On July 26, I got the chance to attend the Sounds of the Underground tour when they stopped in Vancouver, BC. The show was originally scheduled for the Pacific Coliseum but was moved to the PNE Forum, which is a lot smaller. My guess was that the ticket sales didn’t do very well. More...
The Sounds of the Underground Tour show in Vancouver on July 26 has been moved from the Pacific Coliseum to the PNE Forum. All tickets for the Pacific Coliseum will be honored at the door and are now general admission.
In a recent interview with ChartAttack.com, Lamb of God singer, Randy Blythe, gripes about being on the road. Several excerpts taken from the article:
ChartAttack: You’ve been playing for years and now you’re starting to see some success. How are you dealing with it?
Randy Blythe: I don’t really want to go on tour. I’ve been on the road for fucking ever. I don’t get to have a normal life like other people. In theory I’m excited but in reality, fuck it.
"Fuck it" seems to be the stance from most bands that only start to reap rewards from their music years after starting. It’s like they’re too tired to really enjoy it by this point.
We were never hoping for success. We formed a band to play music and we’re fortunate that we’ve gotten to the point we have. It’s my job now and I don’t have to work a regular job which is cool. But over the past year, people don’t realize that we’ve been together for a decade and on the road non-stop for that long. It burns you out. I didn’t plan on this happening and I’m not complaining, but I’m shocked.
I find it funny because you have reason to gripe. People complain about being away for two weeks of vacation and that kind of traveling.
Pussies. Weaklings. Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do but I’m fuckin’ tired! (laughs). That Sounds Of The Underground Tour? What fuckin’ idiot set that up? You can put that in the article too. What fuckin’ idiot? I sing for 14 shows in a row and I don’t exactly sing like Pavarotti… wait until my fucking throat blows out. I’m slowly becoming a crusty-fried burnout from this. We just got off the road with Slipknot, we’ve been through Europe and now I’ve got 14 more shows? Fuck!
Read the full article at Chart Attack.
CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster, WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler have joined forces in a brand-new project tentatively called MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA.
Commented Jarzombek in a posting on his web site: "For the past several months, I have been writing some heavy, brutal, technical, psychedelic, doomy music with Mr. 'Hammer Smashed Bass' himself Alex Webster, bassist for CANNIBAL CORPSE. Yeah, I know, holy crap! At the rate we are going, we will have enough material for a full CD by the end of the year. Of course, I don't want to give out a 'release date', but so far, we have about 40 minutes of material and aren't slowing down any time soon.
"Not totally decided on a name yet, we are tentatively calling the project MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA. On drums will be none other than Chris Adler from LAMB OF GOD. YIKES!!!!... Due to Chris' heavy touring schedule with LAMB OF GOD over the past months, he has had very little time to work on material, but the three of us are committed to making this happen. More...
I recently had the chance to attend Sounds of The Underground's stop in Philadelphia. I was stuck outside waiting until around 2:30 so I didn't get to see most of the bands. Anyway, this is how the day went for me: More...
The 26-year-old heavy metal fan who passed away during this past weekend's Pressure Festival in Germany died from complications brought about by a pre-existing heart condition and not as a result of injuries sustained while taking part in an aggressive form of slam-dancing, police in Bochum, Germany announced on Tuesday (June 28). The cause of Marco Grewen's death was found to be unrelated to the extreme type of "moshing" called "wall of death," a form of concert dancing where the crowd is split down the middle and on the signal, both sides ram into each other.
The German media had previously reported that approximately 2,000 people took part in the "wall of death" during HATEBREED's performance at the festival. A total of 25 people were reportedly taken to local hospitals to be treated for various injuries — including fractures — sustained during the three-day event.
The "wall of death" was famously popularized by LAMB OF GOD during their Ozzfest 2004 stint where it became a regular part of the group's live performance. [Download a Quicktime video file of the Wall of Death recorded during last year's Ozzfest.]
A 26-year-old German heavy metal fan died over the weekend from injuries sustained at the Pressure Festival in in Herne (near Dortmund/Bochum), Germany.
The accident occured Saturday when 26-year-old — whose named hasn't been released by the German media — took part in the "wall of death," a form of concert dancing where the crowd is split down the middle and on the signal, both sides ram into each other.
The impact on the fan's liver was reportedly so significant that he died the same night at a nearby hospital.
The German media, especially regional TV, are already talking about "casualties at a heavy metal concert", and calling the wall of death an "aggressive" form of dance.
The "wall of death" was famously popularized by Lamb of God during their Ozzfest 2004 stint where it became a regular part of the group's live performance. [Click here to download a Quicktime video file recorded during last year's Ozzfest.] More...
Everyday at the Sounds of the Underground Tour, all the bands playing will be hanging at their merch tents are various times looking to meet you. The times have been posted here. They change through the tour so check the date you're headed too and see what time the bands will be around.
The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.
Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.
Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).
Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.