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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Lamb Of God are said to now be eyeing a tentative March 08, 2005 release date through Epic for their forthcoming new live DVD effort, which will feature footage culled from their October 16th/17th performances at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The first dates have been announced for the upcoming "The Subliminal Verses Tour" featuring headliners Slipknot alongside Lamb of God and Shadows Fall. They are as follows:
Mar. 04 Meadows Music Theatre - Wallingford, CT
Mar. 05 Wachovia Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 06 Continental Airlines Arena - East Rutherford, NJ
Mar. 08 Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
Mar. 09 CSU Convocation Center - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 11 Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL
Mar. 12 Cobo Arena - Detroit, MI
Mar. 13 Conseco Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 15 Paul E. Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA
Mar. 16 Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA
Mar. 18 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
Mar. 19 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 20 Pensacola Civic Center - Pensacola, FL
Mar. 22 Sound Advice Amp. - W. Palm Beach, FL
Mar. 23 USF Sun Dome - Tampa, FL
Tickets go on sale January 15, 2005 (with the exception of Cleveland, Pensacola and W. Palm Beach, which go on sale January 14) and there will be a special pre-sale for fans at this location beginning December 28.
Lamb of God performed in concert on Wednesday (December 8) at Lemon Grove in Exeter, England. Check out pictures from WireImage.
This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...
Slipknot are to headline an arena tour of America, starting on March 4. They'll be supported by Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall and an as-yet undisclosed opening act. More information to follow as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Dates and venues haven't yet been confirmed, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...
MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.
Their first three European shows were a huge success for As I Lay Dying. The band played three headlining shows in Holland and Germany. They enjoyed great turnouts and unbelievable reactions from the audiences. 200 people in Arnhem, 400 and something in Berlin, and over 500 in Karlsruhe screamed, danced and stagedived to the songs of AILD. “The folks in Berlin experienced some of the most brutal pits the German capital has ever seen”, says an attendant of that particular show!
Right now AILD are supporting Lamb of God on their UK tour before they get back to the States to start the recordings for the long awaited new album!
Lamb of God will be signing copies of their Epic Records debut "Ashes of the Wake," at the following Independent Retail Accounts. Come out and meet the band! All in-stores are from 4:30-5:30pm except Oxford which starts at 3PM. (Please check the store to confirm as schedules may change - thanks!)
The Music Box
13, Market Place,
35, The Headrow,
36, The Hayes,
22a, The Market Arcade,
Guildhall Shopping Centre,
Sunday, November 14, I attended the Lamb of God and Fear Factory concert (with Children of Bodom and Throwdown) at the 9:30 club in Washington, DC. I attempted to take some photos of the show with little success, as they did not have photo passes which allowed me to get behind there barrier that night. The few decent photos I did get that night have been posted in the Photo Gallery. More...
Canadian music magazine Chart Attack has posted an interview with Lamb of God vocalist, Randy Blythe:
If you haven't heard "Ashes Of The Wake," the new album from Virginia metal band Lamb Of God, then you are weak. Undeniably brutal, "Ashes Of The Wake" is the band's first album on a major label. In a scene that prides itself on being, it's up to the metalheads to decide if this newfound attention is a good thing or the not. Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe spoke with ChartAttack recently to say that he doesn't really give a shit what the metal community thinks. To him, music's just music, man. Regardless of what label it's on, if you haven't heard "Ashes Of The Wake" yet, do so because it will kick you in the privates.
Read the full article at Chart Attack.
siN's Metal News had posted this interesting bit:
The 'Wall of Death', made ever so popular by bands like LAMB OF GOD, much like the 'devil horn' gesture developed by DIO that even rappers do nowadays, has hit a new all-time low. For those of you interested in seeing YELLOWCARD's version of the 'Wall of Death', click here (right click / save as).
Being one of my favourite bands, the minute I found out that Children of Bodom was coming to town again, I thought to myself that I definitely had to go see them this time. And not only did I get to see them live, I also got to interview their bass player, Henkka. I was supposed to interview Mark Morton from Lamb of God too. But unfortunately, due to some complications, I was unable to.
The doors to the Commodore Ballroom opened at 7. Throwdown went on stage at 7:45. They weren't bad for an opening band. I was impressed by how much energy they've got and how they got everyone jumping up and down in the circle pit they've created. Rumour has it that there are tires under the floor of the Commodore so that it adds bounce...or something like that. More...
Live pics from the CHILDREN OF BODOM, LAMB OF GOD and FEAR FACTORY show from Oct 15th in Worcester, MA have been posted at Return To The Pit- a website dedicated to the local (New Englang) metal scene. View them here.
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton, and bassist John Campbell, all filled out absentee ballots before they left their home state of Virginia for their current North American tour. Asked who they supported, the articulate and thoughtful Chris politely takes the Fifth.
"That's an interesting question to ask, and I'm not necessarily going to answer it," said the timekeeper, on the line from a Whistler, Massachusetts tour stop. "I'm only opposed to telling you because recently we've been getting a lot of politically themed questions. I guess that's to be expected, because that's what we write about. But our lyrics don't tell people to vote for George Bush, or John Kerry, or Ralph Nader — we're saying to people, 'Think for yourself.' And I'd rather that people do that when they go to the polls."
Read the full article at Straight.com.
NationalNoise magazine is asking you who your favorite artist of 2004 is. The list of artists you can vote for include Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. Go here and cast your vote.
Lamb of God have posted this message on their official website:
Lamb of God's Oct. 16 and 17th concert performances at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. Behind the scenes footage taken throughout the current "Ashes of Wake" tour will also be included.
There is no better time or place - we love our fans in Philadelphia and we are bringing the best show we ever have ever been able to put together - these two nights will be amazing and live forever.
The track listing for Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (out Tuesday October 5, if you're into that sort of thing) has quite a number of metal bands on it.
Frank Sinatra - "That's Life"
The Doors - "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"
Ramones - "Rock â€˜N Roll High School"
Sugarhill Gang - "Rappers Delight"
Metallica - "Whiplash"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Power of Equality"
The Stooges - "1970"
X - "Los Angeles"
Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"
The D.O.C. - "Whirlwind Pyramid"
Jimmy Eat World - "Pain"
Rancid - "Fall Back Down"
The Explosion - "Here I Am"
Melvins - "Sweet Willy Rollbar"
Distillers - "Beat Your Heart Out"
Less Than Jake - "That's Why They Call It A Union"
Faith No More - "Mid Life Crisis"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Joy Division - "Warsaw"
Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer"
Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down"
Cut Chemist - "Drums of Fire"
The Germs - "Lexicon Devil"
Disturbed - "Liberate"
The Living End - "End of the World"
Fear - "I Love Livin In The City"
Audio Two - "Top Billin"
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "Soul Brother #1"
Das Oath - "Awesome R***"
Libretto - "Volume"
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity"
Zeke - "Long Train Running"
Lamb of God - "Black Label"
3 Inches of Blood - "Deadly Sinners"
The Hiss - "Back On The Radio"
25 Ta Life - "Over the Years"
Nebula - "So It Goes"
Aesop Rock - "No Jumper Cables"
Living Legends - "Night Prowler"
Atmosphere - "Trying To Find A Balance"
Suicide Machines - "High Anxiety"
The Casualties - "Unknown Soldier"
Diverse - "Certified"
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Ego Trippin"
Camaros - "Cheesecake"
Steele Pulse - "Born Fe Rebel"
Ministry - "No W"
Grand Puba - "I Like It"
Operatic - "Interested In Madness"
Mike V & the Rats - "Never Give Up"
Dead End Road - "Sin City"
Melbeatz feat. Kool Savas - "Grind On"
Lamb of God will be signing copies of their new CD, "Ashes of The Wake," at the following Independent Retail Accounts before their tour dates with Fear Factory:
October 8th Pittsburgh, PA Eide's Entertainment 4pm to 6pm
1121 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222
October 9th Detroit, MI Rock A Billy's 3pm to 5pm
8411 Hall Rd
Utica MI 48317
October 10th Cleveland, OH The Exchange 3pm to 5pm
6271 Pearl Road
Parma Heights OH 44130
They'll also be making these in-store appearances in Canada:
October 26th Scrape Records 6pm to 7pm
17 West Broadway
November 12th HMV Superstore 5pm to 6pm
333 Yonge St.
Come on out, meet the band and get them to sign your new CD! More...
MTV has posted this report on Lamb of God:
One morning in May, Lamb of God guitarist and lyricist Mark Morton awoke in the early afternoon, flipped on the TV and watched a news report that turned his blood to ice. A 26-year-old Philadelphia telecommunications contractor named Nicholas Berg had just been beheaded by Islamic militants in the latest episode of bloodshed in the Middle East.
"Every time you think things are as bad as they could possibly get, there's a dude getting his head sawed off," Morton said, recalling the incident with disgust. "We've got all these rich white dudes in suits playing Risk with 18-year-old American kids who are dying over there, and it feels like Armageddon. It seems like we're bringing on our own demise."More...
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here