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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 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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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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