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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 To Record Philly Dates For DVD

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.

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Tracklisting

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 ‘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"

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Meet Lamb Of God

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
(412)261-0900

October 9th Detroit, MI Rock A Billy's 3pm to 5pm
8411 Hall Rd
Utica MI 48317
(586)731-0188

October 10th Cleveland, OH The Exchange 3pm to 5pm
6271 Pearl Road
Parma Heights OH 44130
(440)845-0828

They'll also be making these in-store appearances in Canada:

October 26th Scrape Records 6pm to 7pm
17 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 1P1
Phone: 604-877-1676

November 12th HMV Superstore 5pm to 6pm
333 Yonge St.
Toronto, On
M5B 1R7
416-596-0333

Come on out, meet the band and get them to sign your new CD! More...

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LOG's "Ashes" Slams Suits Who Play Risk w/ Lives

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."
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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

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

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Lamb Of God To Embark On U.K. Tour

Lamb Of God will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced:

Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University
Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Dec. 06 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ Ifor Bach
Dec. 08 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 09 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Dec. 10 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

Support at the shows will come from Throwdown and As I Lay Dying.
Lamb Of God will be touring in support of their latest album, "Ashes of the Wake", which was released last month through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (White Zombie, (Hed)P.E., Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence) and includes guest appearances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and ex-Testament axeman Alex Skolnick.

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Children Of Bodom Prepares For US Tour

Finnish melodic thrash titans Children of Bodom will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside Fear Factory, Lamb of God and Throwdown this October. This will be the quintet’s third U.S. tour in support of their highly acclaimed new album, Hate Crew Deathroll. This trek, their last until the release of their next album, will also see the band performing a stunning 45-minute set for the very first time in the U.S. The track “Needled 24/7” will also be featured on the new MTV2 Headbangers Ball CD Vol. 2 released this week.

Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass) further describes the band’s excitement over the upcoming tour; “So Children of Bodom will return to the U.S. very soon. We have done a lot of shows over there lately, but we decided to do this tour because it’s a very interesting package. We are looking forward to play with all three bands, and it's going to be an extremely heavy tour. It is very cool for us that we can be part of this package, and we hope to see all the COB fans there too. I am really looking forward to it.”

Also, Alexi Laiho (vocals, guitars) is featured on Guitar World’s inaugural CD-ROM insert in November’s issue, currently on newsstands. Fans will be able to watch him run through various tracks step by step and see his technique in vivid detail.

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Lamb Of God: "Nu Metal Sucks"

Canada's Chat Attack scribe Pete Richards has produced this report on Lamb of God:

Metal is big now.

And Lamb Of God are now part of a handful of extreme metal bands to receive major label contracts recently, along with Shadow's Fall, Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed, which is recognition this type of music has never gotten before.

August 31 marked the first major-label release by Virginia blasphemers Lamb Of God with their new album "Ashes of the Wake" (Epic), the quick follow-up to 2003's critically acclaimed record "As the Palaces Burn" (Prosthetic).

"People are ready for angrier music," says LoG vocalist Randy Blythe before a sold-out show at Toronto's Opera House last week. The band had just wrapped up the summer's Ozzfest tour and are now headlining their own tour to promote the new album.

"Nu-metal sucks, so that's why that's dying off," Blythe says. "And I think with the socio-political and economic climate of the States, which of course affects the rest of the world — even Canada — people are ready for angrier music. I think people are ready for something that's real, not, you know, 'I did it all for the Nookie.'"

Lamb Of God are easily the heaviest band to sign with a major lately, and "Ashes of the Wake" is the soundtrack to the war. It's probably the band's most brutal album, combining death and black metal with old school thrash and new school hardcore, making nu-metal sound like music for babies. Fuck Slipknot — the real freaks listen to Lamb Of God.

"We were in Arizona a few shows ago," Blythe recalls. "We're playing and there's this guy with his arm around Mark and he's jumping up and down and Mark is trying to play, looking very pissed off. So I'm like, 'I gotta get this kid off of him before Mark smashes him with his guitar and we get a lawsuit.' So I go charging across the stage and as I get closer to the kid I realized he only has one leg and he's hopping up and down on his foot. Not only that, his colostomy bag is hanging down, flopping all on the stage. So I immediately stepped on the brakes, trying not to tackle him and not to step on the colostomy bag at the same time because it would have been fucking disgusting."

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Lamb Of God Sells Over 35,000 Albums In 1st Week

According to sources at Sony Music/Epic Records, Virginia's finest, Lamb of God notched up 1st week sales of over 35,000 albums sold for their major label debut "Ashes of the Wake," landing them a prized spot of #27 on the Billboard Chart.

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Headbanger's Ball Playlist

Here's the Headbanger's Ball playlist with special guests Lamb of God and Mastadon:

Bleeding Through - Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire (Premiere)
Fear Factory - Archetype
Mastodon - March Of The Fire Ants
Chimaira - Power Trip
Himsa - A Girl In Glass (Premiere)
Atreyu - Right Side Of The Bed
Mastodon - Iron Tusk (Premiere)
36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork (Premiere)
Minstry - No W
Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder
Lamb Of God - 11th Hour
Candiria - Blood
Testament - Over The Wall
Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache (Premiere)
As I Lay Dying - Forever
Lamb of God - Laid To Rest

Next week's special guests will be Megadeth.

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Few More Fear Factory, LoG Tour Dates Added

According to Pollstar.com, the confirmed dates for the Fear Factory, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Throwdown tour are as follows:

10/07/04 Tremont Music Hall @ Charlotte, NC
10/08/04 Station Square @ Pittsburgh, PA Rock Club
10/09/04 Harpo's @ Detroit, MI
10/10/04 Odeon Concert Club @ Cleveland, OH
10/11/04 The NorVa @ Norfolk, VA
10/13/04 Roseland @ New York, NY
10/15/04 The Palladium @ Worcester, MA
10/16/04 The Trocadero / Balcony Bar @ Philadelphia, PA
10/19/04 House Of Blues @ Lake Buena Vista, FL
10/20/04 The Masquerade @ Tampa, FL
10/21/04 The Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA
10/23/04 Granada Theatre @ Lawrence, KS
10/24/04 Ogden Theatre @ Denver, CO
10/26/04 Commodore Ballroom @ Vancouver, BC
10/27/04 Showbox @ Seattle, WA
10/28/04 Roseland Theater @ Portland, OR
10/30/04 House Of Blues @ Anaheim, CA
10/31/04 House Of Blues @ Las Vegas, NV
11/01/04 House Of Blues @ West Hollywood, CA
11/02/04 House Of Blues @ West Hollywood, CA
11/06/04 House Of Blues @ New Orleans, LA
11/08/04 Pop's @ Sauget, IL
11/09/04 House Of Blues @ Chicago, IL
11/10/04 The Rave / Eagles Club @ Milwaukee, WI
11/11/04 Al Rosa Villa @ Columbus, OH
11/14/04 Webster Theatre / Underground @ Hartford, CT

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Ozzfest Show Report For August 26th In Camden NJ

The day was August 26th, the day of the Ozzfest, the festival all metal-heads know and worship. Bringing the heaviest tour to the masses year after year. This year was a year to remember with bands like Slayer, Judas Priest, Lamb of God, Slipknot, and upcomers Atreyu, Bleeding Through, and Lacuna Coil; among others. More...

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More Fear Factory, LOG, COB Tour Dates Announced

The first batch of dates for the upcoming Fear Factory/Lamb of God/Children of Bodom U.S. tour have been announced:

Oct. 07 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
Oct. 09 - Harpo's Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
Oct. 10 - The Odeon - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 11 - Norva Theatre - Norfolk, VA
Oct. 13 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY
Oct. 15 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Oct. 19 - House Of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Oct. 21 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 23 - Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Oct. 24 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Oct. 27 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
Oct. 28 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
Nov. 06 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Nov. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
Nov. 09 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Nov. 10 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 11 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH

More dates will be announced soon.

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First 2 Tour Dates For Fear Factory, L.O.G. Tour

Two dates have been unveiled for the upcoming Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, Children Of Bodom and Throwdown tour, they are:
October 11th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
October 15th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
More will be unveiled shortly.

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Listen To Two New Lamb Of God Songs Online

A two-song preview of the forthcoming LAMB OF GOD album, "Ashes of the Wake", has been posted online at www.lambofgod.tv. The tracks available for listening in streaming audio are the album's first single/video, "Laid to Rest", and a song called "What I've Become".

"Ashes of the Wake" is scheduled for release on August 31 through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (WHITE ZOMBIE, (HED)P.E., PITCHSHIFTER, ONE MINUTE SILENCE) and includes guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland and ex-TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick.

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Win a Trip To Attend Lamb of God's Release Party

You can enter to win a flyaway trip for two to Richmond, Virginia to attend an exclusive "Ashes of the Wake" CD release backyard BBQ with Lamb of God and attend a live performance at their rehearsal studio.

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COB To Tour w/ Lamb of God & Fear Factory, EP News

COB confirmed to be part of the Lamb Of God and Fear Factory tour in The United States.
Tour will happen in October this year. This is band's third tour overseas with this album and most likely it will take a longer while when band is back there after this one. More details and the dates will follow soon.

The EP "Trashed, Lost & Strungout" will be released October 18th in
Austria (new)
Germany
Finland
Japan
The Netherlands
Sweden
Norway
Great Britain
Canada
Belgium
Denmark
Greece
Italy
Brazil

More territories will follow as soon as they are 100% confirmed.

EP will include two new COB songs "Trashed, Lost and Strungout" and "Knuckleduster," two coversongs (Alice Cooper's "Bed Of Nails" and Andrew WK's "She is Beautiful"), the video of "Trashed, Lost & Strungout" and footage of children's night out in Helsinki, "Trashed & Lost in Helsinki."

The single with one new song ("Trashed, Lost & Strungout") and Andrew WK cover "She is
Beautiful" will be released in Finland on August 25th.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

Videos you can vote for: More...

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Lamb of God's "Laid To Rest" Video Online

LAMB OF GOD's video for the their new single, "Laid to Rest", has been made available online in Quicktime format at this location (courtesy of Timecode Entertainment). The clip, which was shot late last month with director Chris Sims (EIGHTEEN VISIONS, POISON THE WELL), features performance footage combined with the conceptual footage that is being described as "frantic and fast-paced so that it matches the intensity of the song itself."

"Laid to Rest" comes off the group's new album, "Ashes of the Wake", due on August 31 through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (WHITE ZOMBIE, (HED)P.E., PITCHSHIFTER, ONE MINUTE SILENCE) and includes guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland and ex-TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick.

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Lamb Of God's Laid To Rest Video Premiere On HBB

Tonight Headbanger's Ball will premiere Lamb Of God's video for the new single 'Laid to Rest' from the upcoming CD Ashes of the Wake. As earlier reported, Lamb Of God filmed the video for ‘Laid To Rest’ on July 23rd with director Chris Sims. The video includes performance footage and conceptual footage. Ashes Of The Wake is due for release through Epic Records on August 31st.

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