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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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L.A. Church Cancels Lamb Of God Appearance

An article about the church banning Lamb of God from their venue was posted on The Mercury News website. Several excerpts from the article:

The church-owned Great Western Forum has cancelled an April 9 concert appearance by Lamb of God because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name, Burn the Priest.

The band was set to appear with Slipknot as part of the Subliminal Verses Tour. In a statement on the band's Web site, drummer Chris Adler called the church's decision "a bit ridiculous."

"If they had taken the time to look into what we do and who we are as a band, I don't think they would have made the same decision," he told The Associated Press.

"They have made it clear that they do not want us because of our name, our show and our crowd," Adler said. "The word from the powers that be is that Lamb of God is not the wholesome family fun that the good people of Los Angeles deserve."

The band intends to perform in Los Angeles and is fielding other offers.

Read the full article at The Mercury News.

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Machine Head and Lamb of God To Join Forces

According to a posting on MACHINE HEAD's web site, LAMB OF GOD have asked MACHINE HEAD to be a part of their U.S. Midwest tour beginning in May. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. MACHINE HEAD then plan to embark on a headlining stint immediately afterward in support of their upcoming live DVD, "Through the Ashes of England".

As previously reported, "Through the Ashes of England" was filmed at MACHINE HEAD's Dec. 5 headlining performance at the Brixton Academy in London, U.K. The show marked the first time MACHINE HEAD ever used pyrotechnics live. In addition, the band finished off the night playing encores of SEPULTURA, PANTERA and METALLICA tracks.

MACHINE HEAD recently completed their mammoth "World Turns Blue To Gray" European headlining tour with GOD FORBID and CALIBAN

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More "Subliminal Verses" Tour Dates Released

Even more new dates have been rolled out for Slipknot, Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall' "Subliminal Verses Tour", the latest are as follows:

April 22nd Kansas City, MO - City Market (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 23rd Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 24th St. Paul, MN - X-Cel Energy Center (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 26th Green Bay, WI - Resch Arena (Feat. American Head Charge)

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Lamb of God Set Release Date For 'Burn The Priest'

Lamb Of God have now set a March 22nd release date for the forthcoming remastered/re-mixed edition of their "Burn The Priest" effort, originally released in 1998 when the band themselves went by that moniker. In related news, Lamb Of God's label Epic will issue a DualDisc re-release of their latest album "Ashes Of The Wake" on the same date.

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Lamb Of God Readies Burn The Priest Re-Release

The long in the works re-release of Lamb Of God's original "Burn The Priest" debut outing will now hit store shelves through Epic this March. The effort will arrive remixed and remastered by Colin Richardson (Fear Factory, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse) and will feature extensive new liner notes courtesy of Today Is The Day's Steve Austin. If you're yet to have heard this album you can find two tracks from it here. Meanwhile, Lamb Of God's forthcoming DVD outing "Killadelphia" now looks to have been bumped back towards an April release date.

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Subliminal Verses Tour To Hit The West Coast

Some West Coast dates for the upcoming Subliminal Verses tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall have been announced, with From Autumn to Ashes set to open:

April 10 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
April 12 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
April 13 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
April 15 - Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
April 16 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

More tour dates: More...

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More Subliminal Verses Tour Dates Announced

Round two of dates for Slipknot's upcoming Subliminal Verses Tour with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall have been confirmed. They are as follows (with openers for the shows noted):

With The Bled:
Mar. 25 New Orleans @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Mar. 26 Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena

With Devildriver:
Mar. 28 Oklahoma City, OK @ Fairgrounds Arena
Mar. 29 Valley Center, KS @ Kansas Coliseum
Mar. 31 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Apr. 01 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Apr. 02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Live

With Trivium:
Apr. 04 Albuquerque, TX @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Apr. 05 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
Apr. 06 Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena
Apr. 08 San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena

Previously announced tour dates: More...

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Some Openers Announced For Slipknot Arena Tour

Some of the openers - including Gizmachi, Sworn Enemy, All That Remains, The Bled, and Devildriver - for the forthcoming SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL arena tour have been announced. They are as follows:

March 4 - Wallingford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre w/ GIZMACHI
March 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum w/ GIZMACHI
March 6 - Rutherford, NJ @Continental Airlines Arena w/ GIZMACHI
March 8 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena w/ GIZMACHI
March 9 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center w/ GIZMACHI
March 11 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena w/ GIZMACHI
March 12 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena w/ SWORN ENEMY
March 13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse w/ SWORN ENEMY
March 15 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena w/ SWORN ENEMY
March 16 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
March 18 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
March 19 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre w/ ALL THAT REMAINS
March 20 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center w/ THE BLED
March 22 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amp. w/ THE BLED
March 23 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome w/ THE BLED

More dates and openers to be announced soon. DEVILDRIVER will be opening all Texas dates.

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DevilDriver Frontman Answer Fan Questions

Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara (ex-Coal Chamber) has answered a number of fan questions about the group's upcoming album and touring activities via the group's official web site.

Q: After you get your CD finished you said you may start touring in February. Now in February Slipknot and Lamb Of God start a tour, would there be any chance you will be touring with them?

Dez Fafara: We have been asked to do five shows with Slipknot (all of Texas) from March 28 to April 5. We confirmed this a week before Christmas, and we are excited to see everybody. We'd like to thank Slipknot and Lamb Of God for having us on, we'll see you soon. From there it could be possible to see Devildriver to start their first headlining tour of the U.S.

Q: Just wondering, is your new album sounding a lot heavier than the first?

Dez Fafara: Less linear, more brutal, and intricately structured, faster, tons of groove and hook. I think working with (producer) Colin Richardson has brought out the best in all of us. The greatest thing about Devildriver and the new album ("The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand") is that both the media and the fans won't be able to paint us in a category. We are truly doing our own thing, and having a great time with it. And you can feel it in the room as it is being created. And now I would like to take the time to be self-indulgent and gloat at the fact that Devildriver has great musicians. The legendary Colin Richardson has been amazing to work with. We would like to thank Monte Conner, from Roadrunner Records, for pointing us in his direction. But to be fucking blunt with you, if you are a Devildriver fan now you will be more than pleased with what you hear in the future.

Read the full article at DevilDriver.

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Subliminal Verses Tour Presale On Now

Tickets for the Subliminal Verses Tour with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall are on sale for the first 14 dates of this tour (see dates below). A limited number of tickets offering you a chance to get on the floor or in the stands before the general public can be bought at slipknot1.musictoday.com.

Mar. 04 Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
Mar. 05 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 06 East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
Mar. 08 Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Mar. 09 Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
Mar. 11 Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
Mar. 12 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Mar. 13 Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 15 Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
Mar. 16 Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
Mar. 18 Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
Mar. 19 Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre 3/20 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
Mar. 22 West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheatre
Mar. 23 Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome

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Lamb Of God Set Tentative DVD Release Date

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.

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First Subliminal Verses Tour Dates Announced

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.

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Photos From Lamb of God's Exeter Show

Lamb of God performed in concert on Wednesday (December 8) at Lemon Grove in Exeter, England. Check out pictures from WireImage.

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Headline News

Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

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...

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Slipknot, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall To Tour

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...

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Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

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.

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As I Lay Dying Ruling Europe

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!

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Lamb Of God To Do UK In-Stores

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!)

Monday, 11/29
The Music Box
13, Market Place,
Wallingford,
Oxfordshire
OX10 OAD
Tel: 0149-183-6269

Thursday, 12/2
Crash Records,
35, The Headrow,
Leeds,
West Yorkshire,
LS1 6PU
Tel: 0113-243-6743

Tuesday, 12/7
Spillers Records.
36, The Hayes,
Cardiff,
South Glamorgan,
CF10 1AJ
Tel: 0292-022-4905

Wednesday, 12/8
Solo Music
22a, The Market Arcade,
Guildhall Shopping Centre,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX4 3HW
Tel: 01392-496-564

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Lamb of God, Fear Factory Report From Wash, DC

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...

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Lamb Of God: The Real Metal Deal

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.

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