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.
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.
A group of Lamb Of God fans will be staging a protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday, July 22nd regarding the imprisonment of Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic. The organizer of the mass rally, Tommy Streat, hopes that the mass protest will turn into a big party if the jailed rocker is released after his Prague court date on July 19th. Go to his Facebook page for more information.
He told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Hopefully, we'll be welcoming him home. But if not, we'll be sending the message that (we) will support him." The petition posted on Whitehouse.gov has been gaining momentum. It has already surpassed the 16,000 signature mark of the 25,000 signatures it needs by August 3rd to be brought before President Obama. More...
According to an article in The Gauntlet, Randy Blythe will have another bail hearing on Thursday, July 19th. The municipal court's three judge panel won't be convening until that date, so Randy will have his third shot at having his bail upheld. Even if the bail is upheld, the prosecutor can still have another court to rule on top of the municipal ruling. Blythe has been held for fifteen days in detention without an official charge being filed by the prosecutor's office, and has his U.S. attorney and two Czech lawyers assisting him with his case.
Czech courts deny bail when one is charged with murder (as opposed to manslaughter), terrorism and rape. They also will not grant bail when there is a danger of recidivism, tainting witnesses or fleeing the country. The video footage in question does not show Randy lifting a finger to the decedent (Daniel), and shows a security guard hired by the venue throwing him headfirst upon his third time jumping on stage and him staggering thereafter with a large gash on his head.
Read the full series of articles over at The Gauntlet.
As was previously announced, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe is currently being held in Prague for charges of manslaughter due to an incident at a live show two years ago. The band has now made its first official statement on the issue:
"First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.
"We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily. Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.
"We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.
"We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.
"In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident. Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.
"The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent. We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend."
To help donate to Randy's legal fund, head over to this location. You can also check out an interview about the situation with Lamb of God's manager over here. Further details will be announced as they come to light.
Czech online newspaper Blesk.cz recently conducted an interview with Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer, the following of which appeared in its newspaper today. This is the transcript of the interview, which we translated into English as best as we could. Read the full article here. This is what Larry Mazer has to say about the unknown plight of his client, Randy Blythe, as he continues his best to get him through this difficult time.
Blesk.cz: What is the current situation, when will Randy Blythe will be released?
Larry Mazer: I have no idea. The deposit was made on Tuesday morning. We tried to make it Monday, but it took longer than expected. Randy should have been released immediately.
His lawyer assured us on Saturday he'd be released soon. 'You bring the money, you get released.' I know in the US it would have happened.
Blesk.cz: How long will Randy be in jail?
Larry: They told me that it may take up to 20 days. The investigator may request more time for an investigation of the case.
Blesk.cz: What are the reactions of the other bandmembers to this?
Larry: Everyone is shocked. It's absurd. Is it a bad joke. Randy sits in prison and he didn't do anything. He's innocent.
Blesk.cz: Did you know about the Czech fan dying after the concert two years ago?
Larry: We hadn't been here for an entire two years. My data is unavailable, but I hadn't heard from the family. We didn't know a promoter. No answer.
Blesk.cz: When did you first learn about it?
Larry: Not until last Wednesday. The organizer of the concert at Klub Abaton told us that the Czech police contacted them three months after the boy died. I don't get it, no one responded. The boy was in a coma and then died, and no-one said anything.
Blesk.cz: Czech police said they contacted the American side ... More...
Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe, who was arrested at the Prague, Czech Republic airport last week and charged with manslaughter stemming from an onstage incident with a fan at a show in 2010 after which the fan died of a head injury, posted 4 million Czech Karuna bail (approximately $200,000) today. However, he won't be able to return home yet; considered a flight risk, Blythe will have to remain in the Czech Republic pending further court action.
According to a report by Blesk.cz, Blythe must remain in the Pankrác Prison in Prague for at least the next ten days. According to Judge Petr Fassati of Prague 8 district court, "There may well be certain conditions placed upon [Blythe's] release, such as staying in the Czech Republic, or the availability of a specific address. If the conditions are violated, it could lead to an international arrest warrant being issued." If convicted he faces up to ten years in jail.
The rest of the band flew back home to Virginia yesterday, and upon their arrival guitarist Mark Morton posted the following message on Twitter: "Finally HOME! 4/5 of us anyway. I can't wait to give Randy a big bear hug and kiss his pointy, stubbly face! Thanx for all the support y'all! Flooded with questions about Randy. I truly understand and appreciate [your] concern. But it would be irresponsible for me to comment on any of it. Again….thank y'all SOOOO much for your love and support during these difficult times. It means the world to us."
Read the full article here.
Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe appeared before court Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Czech time to address charges that he caused the death of a fan two years ago after a May 2010 show. The judge, believing Blythe to be a flight risk, imposed bail at $200,000 (4 million Czech koruna). Blythe claimed that the amount was more than he makes in a year. Randy will be remanded into custody until Monday when the banks open to make the payment. Blythe's lawyer, Vladimir Jablonski, echoed that Randy Blythe had no idea that after that Prague concert the fan had died two weeks later as a result of his injuries. Read the full article via translator here.
LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.
Metalsucks.net posted an update on the Blythe arrest in Prague this week. A show review for the Lamb Of God performance on May 24, 2012, which involved the incident relating to the recent arrest was detailed in a Czech metal blog called "Sic Maggot," the full article of which can be found at this location.
Stressing that this is all conjecture at this point, according to the blog it appeared that Blythe was unhappy with a couple of fans who jumped on stage. One of the fans apparently was struck by Blythe multiple times and allegedly held him down while still singing. The fan was apparently taken to the hospital and later died from bleeding in the brain 14 days later.
The very, very rough translation (provided by Google) of the portion of the report related to the incident reads: "Randy behaved exactly as I expected from him. [A] [f]ucker, who pisses everyone. This was confirmed by several pretty fired [up] few fans. [Randy was] [v]ery bothered ... when someone decided to visit the [stage]. Maybe the first one that got hit by Randy quite a bit, jumped after him and held him down while he continued singing."
"When the fan got up Randy took him by the hair and threw down quite quickly. Only thanks to the gentleman was so [dazed] [he] ... felt nothing. The second but ended up a shade worse, [it took] a little longer ... [to get his] breath back. That's enough to Randy, [who] does behave quite pretentious, but the performance was important [to him]."
More information on the incident will be posted as received.
An official news report on CBS 6 in Richmond, Virginia (WTVR) confirmed the arrest of Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe in Prague, Czech Republic, earlier this week. The report can be seen in the player below. The report cites a statement by Adrenaline PR that Blythe was "wrongfully accused" of causing a death of a fan who jumped on stage during the band's performance in Prague on May 24, 2010.
Check out the video here:
As reported by MetalSucks.net, citing an article on Novinky.cz, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter stemming from a "tragic incident" in Prague at a Lamb of God performance on May 24, 2010, which led to a death.
The article states that Lamb Of God performance scheduled tonight at Club Cafe in Prague was cancelled by the band's management, which identified no specific reason to local promoting agency Obscure.
The band was scheduled to perform with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch. Stay tuned for more information on this breaking story.
Today, Lamb of God releases the first trailer for the band's projected 2013 feature film, "As The Palaces Burn." Check out the trailer below.
The film, directed by award winning documentary filmmaker Don Argott and produced by 9.14 Pictures (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, Rock School), examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21st century world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence.
Filming has taken place to date in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Israel. Filming in the United States will take place over the summer months. More...
This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, Lamb of God and Dethklok will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1st in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.
The upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour marks the return of Lamb of God to North American stages where they will support latest album "Resolution," which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart when it was released earlier this year.
As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behind Dethklok, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. Building on the success of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum" and "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" from Williams Street Records, Small is currently in the studio working on the band’s third album release scheduled for later this year. Additionally, new episodes from the fourth season of Metalocalypse currently air on Adult Swim Sundays at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT). More...
From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination.
The maiden voyage sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea” by heading over to this location.
Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) will also perform full DJ sets each night. More...
Metal Injection spoke with Robb Flynn and Dave McClain of Machine Head on the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards and during the conversation Flynn revealed exclusively to MI that the band will be part of a Mayhem Fest cruise happening later this year, with Lamb of God, Suicide Silence and Anthrax.
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
Lamb of God has been forced to cancel the band's previously scheduled shows for March 7th in Auckland, New Zealand and March 9th in Anchorage, Alaska, due to a medical emergency regarding a family member.
The band intends to make up both shows during the Resolution tour cycle. Lamb of God has been touring in support of the band's new album "Resolution" (reviewed here).
Stay up-to-date with Lamb of God's latest touring activity by heading over to the group's official Facebook profile.
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Lamb of God, which released the new album "Resolution" (reviewed here) earlier this year, has canceled the band's previously announced show in Brazil. The following press release was issued about the cancellation:
"Liberation Music Company is very sorry to announce that, due to irreversible logistics problems, Lamb of God's appearance in Curitiba, Brazil with Hatebreed and Lacuna Coil on April 1st had to be cancelled.
"Lamb of God's appearance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which was originally going to happen on April 3rd, had to be moved to April 2nd, which ended up affecting the band's travel schedule in a very unfavorable manner and forced us to cancel their second show in Brazil.
"We would like to offer our apologies to the fans in the Southern part of Brazil and look forward to seeing them at the Lamb of God / Hatebreed / Lacuna Coil show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 31st. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...
The organisers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further five bands for this years edition of the event. Metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage has confirmed, as have NOFX, Nightwish, Shinedown and Black Veil Brides. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the United Kingdom.
The lineup is now as follows:
The Prodigy (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Chase and Status
Devin Townsend Project
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb Of God
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six