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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'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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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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Lamb Of God TV Spot Posted Online

A 16 second TV spot for LAMB OF GOD's forthcoming release through Epic Records, ''Ashes of the Wake'', has been thrown online. It features video footage of frontman Randy Blythe, with the song 'Laid To Rest' playing in the background. Click the links below to view the streaming video or screen grabs:

Streaming Video:

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Lamb Of God Offered To Tour w/ Megadeth

Sin's Metal News has a brand new interview with LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, that highlights the band's post-OZZFEST 2004 plans, including offers to go out with MEGADETH and CHILDREN OF BODOM, as well as what Adler's management company OuterLoop Management is all about, and much more.

Read the full article at siN's Metal News.

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Lamb Of God Finalizes Tracklisting

Lamb of God have finalized the tracklisting for their Epic Records debut "Ashes Of The Wake." Heres what it looks like:

1. Laid To Rest
2. Hourglass
3. Now You've Got Something To Die For
4. The Faded Line
5. Omerta
6. Blood Of The Scribe
7. One Gun
8. Break You
9. What I've Become
10. Ashes Of The Wake
11. Remorse Is For The Dead

The cover art for the album can be found here.

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Lamb Of God Announces Album Release Date

The new Lamb of God album "Ashes of the Wake" will be released on Tuesday, August 31, 2004.

The Epic Debut “Ashes of the Wake,” is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2003 independent release on Prosthetic Records, “As The Palaces Burn” which Revolver Magazine calls “Album of the Year” and Rolling Stone praised “a meticulously crafted metal assault.”

Produced by Machine, the new Album” Ashes Of The Wake” includes guest appearances by Megadeth’s Chris Poland and Testament’s Alex Skolnick.

As this goes to press all basic tracks have been laid down - Drummer Chris Adler tells us: “The tracking sessions have been very intense and the vibe in the studio is exciting to say the least. My drum tracks were done in Jersey in May and Randy is done as of today. It's been a giant sonic puzzle and as Willie, Mark, John and Randy have layered onto the basic drum mix - you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It's like feeling the ground as a train approaches, you can tell how massive it is - and its coming fast. It's surreal at times - I think everyone involved knows we have a monster on our hands.”

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Bristow, VA Ozzfest Photos Online

I've finally got my photos from the second stage of Ozzfest on Sunday July 18 in Bristow, VA posted. You can check them out in the photo gallery.

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Ozzfest Report - July 18 in Bristow, VA

On Sunday, July 18, 2004 I enjoyed one of the best Ozzfests I've witnessed at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia, despite a day that started off pretty bad. To put it all in perspective, I'll start at the beginning. I awoke to prepare for the day and immediately noticed that my right eye which was slightly irritated the day before was swollen half shut. After 30 minutes or so of being awake, I was developing a serious headache from the pressure of my swollen eyelid being open. Although I had fully intended to arrive at Ozzfest by 9:30 and see every band perform, I quickly resigned to going in to the hospital to have my eye checked out. The decision was an easy one because the headache was already terrible and I could only imagine the situation worsening throughout the day as dust, rain, sweat, and/or sun screen got into my eyes.

After two hours in the hospital to get some antibiotic eye drops, I was on my way. One side effect of the eye infection was that I was forced to wear glasses instead of contacts, which totally sucks - it's kind of hard to headbang with glasses on.

Factoring in travel time, I arrived at Ozzfest just two hours into the show. The weather was overcast and comfortably cool 70's. They were calling for a 60% chance of rain, but the weather was holding, despite passing through some rain on the drive to Bristow. More...

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Lamb of God "Wall of Death" Footage Posted Online

Absolutely vicious, crushing, and brutal footage of various "Walls of Death" that have been taking place during Lamb of God's set during the song "Black Label" whilst the band has been on tour with Ozzfest 2004, has been posted online. You can see the video here.

The footage is also overdubbed by brand new Lamb of God material of the song "Laid to Rest," which is off of their upcoming effort "Ashes of the Wake" (expected to surface August 27th via Sony Records).

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Official Pigstock Website Updated

The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.

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More Ozzfest Pics From New York

Roving, on assignment SMNnews correspondant, Fecal Corpse guitarist, and former SMNnews staff member Mike Solomon has returned (in 1 piece) from his outing to Ozzfest 2004 at the Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY.

Pictures from:
Bleeding Through
Atreyu
Unearth
God Forbid
Lacuna Coil
Lamb of God

...as well as in-action shots of Judas Priest and the 1st live pictures of Black Sabbath have been made available online. You can view them here, as well as read Mike's personal 18-page account of the show here.

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Ozzfest Report - 12 July in Mansfield, MA

So, after quite some time and many doubts I have finally decided to share my thoughts about this year's Ozzfest. Actually, it's my first time on this festival since I'm from Europe and I've only been living in U.S. for two years now. Please, do consider this as you read along :)

I got to the Tweeter Center around 10:15 in the morning. Being my first time there, I wasn't sure how the whole thing was gonna go. The first thing that looked very weird were all those people on the parking lot who had brought BBQs and coolers and were hanging out by their cars. Very American, I thought. More...

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Photos From July 12 Ozzfest In Mansfield, MA

Our very own Gothique was at Ozzfest in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the the Tweeter Center on July 12 and sent a load of pictures from second stage of the show (hardly anyone is allowed to take pics of the main stage bands). Check em out over at the gallery page.

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Lots More Ozzfest Setlists

Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this years Ozzfest. Here they are so far:

ATREYU
Bleeding Mascara
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black

GOD FORBID
Force Fed
Anti Hero
Better Days
Broken Promise More...

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Lamb of God, Atreyu, God Forbid Ozzfest Set Lists

Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this year's Ozzfest.

LAMB OF GOD (in order)
Ruin
11th Hour
Pariah
As The Palaces Burn
Subtle Arts of Murder and Persuasion
Laid to Rest (new song)
Black Label

ATREYU (in no particular order)
Bleeding Mascara
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black

GOD FORBID (in order)
Force Fed
Anti Hero
Better Days
Broken Promise

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Hear New Lamb Of God Song, 'Laid To Rest', Online

A pre-production demo version of a new track from Lamb Of God's forthcoming new album "Ashes Of The Wake has surfaced online, you can hear 'Laid To Rest' here (Windows Media format). Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler recently commented on how the effort was sounding, here's what he had to say:

"The tracking sessions have been very intense and the vibe in the studio is exciting to say the least. My drum tracks were done in Jersey in May and Randy is done as of today. It's been a giant sonic puzzle and as Willie, Mark, John and Randy have layered onto the basic drum mix - you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It's like feeling the ground as a train approaches, you can tell how massive it is - and its coming fast. It's surreal at times - I think everyone involved knows we have a monster on our hands".

"Ashes Of The Wake" is set to arrive in stores on August 31st through Epic Records.

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Lamb Of God Studio Update, CD Release Date

LAMB OF GOD have left the following message on their official website:

"The new LAMB OF GOD album "Ashes of the Wake" will be released on Tuesday, August 31, 2004.

The Epic Debut “Ashes of the Wake,” is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2003 independent release on Prosthetic Records, “As The Palaces Burn” which Revolver Magazine calls “Album of the Year” and Rolling Stone praised “a meticulously crafted metal assault.”

Produced by Machine, the new Album” Ashes Of The Wake” includes guest appearances by MEGADETH's’s Chris Poland and Testament’s Alex Skolnick.
As this goes to press all basic tracks have been laid down -Drummer Chris Adler tells us:

“The tracking sessions have been very intense and the vibe in the studio is exciting to say the least. My drum tracks were done in Jersey in May and Randy is done as of today. It's been a giant sonic puzzle and as Willie, Mark, John and Randy have layered onto the basic drum mix - you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It's like feeling the ground as a train approaches, you can tell how massive it is - and its coming fast. It's surreal at times - I think everyone involved knows we have a monster on our hands.”

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Lamb Of God Issues Update

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has given the latest on the new cd, and other information, check it out.

"What's new everyone? Lot's going on over here. We have been keeping our heads very low at home writing the new CD, but things are a whirlwind around us. We've almost completed the writing and it feels very, very good. We demo'd 7 songs in late Jan. and have written 4 more since. I don't want to try and describe it because I will inevitably give someone some type of expectation and we purposely tossed any idea of expectations out the window when we began the writing process. We get a lot of mail asking if we have changed since the last record and if so how and why? The simple answer is 'Hell Yes!!!' - here's the how/why - We've individually all grown as players and have more to offer, together we know each other as musicians better than ever and are a better band for it, and collectively we now have even more experience making kick ass music.

We make the music we love, not radio jams or hit singles but strong, challenging and thought provoking music that we care about and put a lot into. At the end of the day when we look back on all of this, every member of this band wants to hold their head high and know we gave it our all and did it our way. That may not be the recipe for 'success' in this business, but it is the recipe to avoid regret - and for better or worse - that's how we roll. Enough about the new stuff, needless to say, we haven't disappointed ourselves - our toughest critics by far.

The DVD has been out for a bit and it's funny to hear the stories back from our friends and fans that have seen it and have similar stories of their own to tell. We were really excited to be able to offer that glimpse into our world and keep the price down. When it comes down to it, we're fans of music just like you. We go to the concerts and buy the t-shirts and DVD's and hate getting reamed on these things. The last thing we ever want to do is to rip off the people that support us. We will always fight to keep our quality high and our cost low out of respect for the people who help make it possible for us to do this. Thanks to everyone who picked up a DVD, we appreciate it and hope you enjoy it.
Ozzfest. Who knew? Yes, we turned it down last year. Yes, we accepted this year. Look at the difference in the billing. Case closed.

As for scheduling and release stuff - as crazy as it sounds (to us anyway), we're going to attempt to record the new CD before we tour this summer. There are a lot of things that play into this so don't hold me to it, but this will potentially allow for a fall 04 (Sept/Oct) release. There's a ton more happening including the release of As the Palaces Burn on vinyl, but I'll have to leave that till next time. Time to go 'make the donuts' (rehearsal).

Later,

Chris"

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