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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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
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.
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.
Children of Bodom w/ Fear Factory, Lamb Of God, Throwdown: More...
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."
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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:
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.