"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Lamb of God Confirmed Headliner For Sounds of the Underground Tour

Photo of Lamb of God

Band Photo: Lamb of God (?)

I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!

Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"

Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:

CLUTCH
POISON THE WELL
OPETH
UNEARTH
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
CHIMAIRA
GWAR
EVERY TIME I DIE
NORMA JEAN
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THROWDOWN
HIGH ON FIRE
MADBALL
TERROR
DEVILDRIVER
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES

Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:

6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


40 Comments on "Lamb of God Confirmed Headliner For SotU Tour"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. hated_by_all writes:

That f***ing rules. I saw LOG in OKC with Slipknot. They did one hell of a job. Slipknot was good too.

To anyone who disses the Knot. I don't care what you say about them because that's your opinion. But this is what I have to say. If you complain about the KNot going soft, they didn't. Think about....real musicians write thier best music with acoustics. Well it was kinda of inevitable that their would be a acoustic song or two on the album. I for one wasn't surprised. I love the songs, and the band. Joey is one of the best drummers out their next to Chris Adler,Adrian from Cradle of Filth, and Matt from Mudvayne. Diss all you want on the Knot. I don't care 'cause I know it's not true. Metalheads need to work ridding the world of gay bands like Good Charlotte and AFI. God they sucks so much. f***ing fags.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. ozzyrulez writes:

well said, i agree totally!!! good charolotte sucks!!!!! ive seen Slipknot in concert, and they kick a$$!!!!!!

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 8:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. ZerO writes:

they have some really good bands on the lineup.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. mel writes:

i saw lamb of god with slipknot. all three bands really kicked ass.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. CHARLIE MCCLOSKEY writes:

SLIPKNOT IS THE GREATEST METAL BAND EVER!!!!!

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Emperor4Ever's avatar

Supporter

6. Emperor4Ever writes:

I'm not quite sure why Opeth is not headlining this thing (it being an Underground tour), or at least the band that opens up for Lamb of God. Doesn't make too much sense to me.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. druid writes:

why the fuk would opeth be a headliner? its fukn background music compared to lamb of god, unearth and strapping young lad. it seems like ur a p***y, but i don't go to metal gigs to chill out.

plus opeth is not an underground band anymore. They're with koch records - prbly the primary independent music & vid company in US. they're not a fukn garage band strugglin for recognition selling cds out da back of their tour van.

geeky f***er o--o

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Negatyve_One's avatar

Member

8. Negatyve_One writes:

hated by all i was at that show, and left after the third slipknot song. LoG and SF kicked a$$ though.

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
9. arsonist writes:

"SLIPKNOT IS THE GREATEST METAL BAND EVER!!!!!"

listen to real metal you pussweed

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
10. skinheadmcgee writes:

yeah im back mother f***ers, you might remember me from such chat sites as the sound of the underground tour one. ok all i'm here to say is that slipknot suck d***...hard p***s. i mean they are just balls, they have three members that stand on the stage with bats, for f***s sake that is the god damn stupidest thing i have ever heard. so f*** them, with baseball bat. LAMB OF GOD kiks ass, i love you randal, and arsonist, i hope your mother gets AIDS...b****es

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. skinheadmcgee writes:

Negatyve_One, you are a good man, while ur name sux, you are still a bad ass... i look forward to meeting u in the pit, when we stomp the sh** out of all those god dam slipknot loving c***s. snooch to the nooch...bithces

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
12. doobie666 writes:

SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND f***ING SUCKS!. The only good bands their are f***in LAMB OF GOD, OPETH and UNEARTH(STRAPPING YOUNG LAD IS ALRIGHT!). Whoever the f*** came up with this crappy tour is a f***in loser. f*** THIS TOUR, I'M GOING TO OZZFEST WHERE THE REAL METAL IS. (OZZFEST IS WAY BETTER THAN THIS sh**TY TOUR).

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Emperor4Ever's avatar

Supporter

13. Emperor4Ever writes:

If you don't think Opeth is heavy, you should put Deliverance, or Still Life, or Blackwater Park, or (the list goes on) in your f***in' player and listen to it again. Lamb of God is f***in awesome yes, but they are so f***in popular now, that I'd figure them to be on Ozzfest. When I think "Sounds of the Underground", I think just that, sounds of the "Underground". Opeth does not get enough air time like they deserve. Everywhere I look I see at least one Lamb of God shirt, or I hear Lamb of God somewhere. Nobody knows who Opeth is hardly and to me Opeth belongs on this tour, where as LoG belongs on Ozzfest or something. That's my opinion. Oh and by the way... I agree with Negatyve_One, & skinheadmcgee in saying that Slipknot f***ing sucks ass. Seen 'em at Ozzfest last year, and saw Satyricon (with Jordison on drums) last year, and must say that Jordison needs to get out of Slipknot while he can actually play with someone at least half way more decent than Slipknot could ever be. He kicked a$$ with Satyricon, and sucked donkey d*** with Slipknot, I guess all and all because they suck. That's my 2 cents worth, and I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me, but f*** 'em.

# May 1, 2005 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
14. Anonymous Bastard writes:

Yes, f*** SLipknot, their gigs are for sheep... f***ing Maggotized Gimps!!!
All you wannabe wankers keep babbling on about them, and this tour has f*** all to do eith them.
Go spam another thread you make shift metal head wannabes...
Personally, I reckon the line up is decent, but agree that Opeth should be Headliners... They haven't gained enough credit for all the quality music they've produced over the years, and should at least be given this Tour to headline.
Long live LoG, I am not against them as I have always loved their sh**... Also quality music, with extremely talented members... They have become well known, which ain't too much of a bad thing, and should be steering toward bigger tours rather than continuing on the underground.

f*** SLIPKNOT, THEY DESERVE NOTHING!

# May 1, 2005 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
15. weiner writes:

i agree jordison need to leave slipknot and take the MURDER DOLLS to headline this tour. lamb of god is alright but theres better out there. and im sorry but i wont f*** slipknot (i dont swing that way). a band that should be on this tour is the Gentleman Homicide. they kick a$$ and are underground i bet you havent ever heard of them

# May 4, 2005 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
16. fridgenaked writes:

murderdolls sucks. i f***ing think slipknot kicks a$$ but sometimes i think that in concert, the memebers need to stay on their instrument, but if it wasn't for all of them, slipknot wouldn't sound as basass as it does

# May 5, 2005 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DEADMETAL's avatar

Member

17. DEADMETAL writes:

post 12 ..... have fun spending $300 for your one day of metal .... ozzfest is the most corporate sold out for money tour that ever existed ...... SOTU is gonna rock ..... cant wait to see SYL and LoG ......

# May 5, 2005 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
18. bloodpig writes:

2004 ozzfest had the best bands, it just depends on who is going. f*** warped tour. sadley, SOTU is gonna suk worse than ozzfest 2005 cuz lamb of god is the old good band going and for ozzfest 05. mudvayne if they r still good and robzombie r the only desent bands. what happened to hatebreed,slipknot, otep, and devildriver, now those r some klikass bands. LOG kicks a$$ and needs to stop touring with sorry punkrock bands that r trying to be metal

# May 5, 2005 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
19. bloodpig writes:

not old. only* good band. if you see where i messed up on typing

# May 5, 2005 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DEADMETAL's avatar

Member

20. DEADMETAL writes:

so ..... what about strapping young lad, opeth, throwdown, norma jean, terror, gwar? ...... chimaira, delvildriver (who you just named!) ..... its gonna kill ozzfest .... in AZ, SOTU is in an amphitheatre about half the size of the one ozzfest is always at, with no seats! its all general admission .... i can pit a couple feet from the stage for $30 !!!! much better than pitting on the lawn about 75 yards away from the stage!!!!! go SOTU

# May 5, 2005 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
21. BrIaN writes:

i saw lamb of god with slipknot when they came down to corpus, i was let down cuz ive seen lamb of god videos and that sh** was badass but live in person they didnt do any of that sh**, so i hope they do the wall of death at the next show in corpus with those descent but alright bands. unearth is pretty tight and devil driver is badass

# May 6, 2005 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Negatyve_One's avatar

Member

22. Negatyve_One writes:

Skinhead i cant help liking mudvayne, and their new album is alot harder. They were my first metal (Albeit nu) band.

SotU will kick major ass, LoG, Devildriver, if half you losers knew that the old Coal Chamber singer was in Devildriver ud be downloading them by now.

Unearth, f***ing Opeth finally, alot of good metalcore on the scene right now.

I bought 3, count them 3 SotU tickets for 90 dollars, floor seats, Dallas Tx.

1 Ozzfest pit ticket is 100

f*** that

# May 7, 2005 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Negatyve_One's avatar

Member

23. Negatyve_One writes:

Oh yeah, and All That Remains kicks ass. This Darkened Heart is an excellent metalcore song. Metalcore, is becomming the new metal, unfortunatly anything that follows nu-metals trend ends up in the sh**ter.

# May 7, 2005 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
24. brokenwings13 writes:

May head over to Dallas for the show. Road trip = gas money. BAH!!!

# May 7, 2005 @ 2:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Negatyve_One's avatar

Member

25. Negatyve_One writes:

If ure on the way from lawton oklahoma to dallas, or close to i can pick u up. Im not wierd and my wife is comming so dont let your mind trail off.

# May 7, 2005 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
26. B.Bananas writes:

THis tour sounds f***in awsome...well anything with LOG is....Unearth is pretty fair....Otep is a little slow an the singer hates men...shes hot though...but seriouly hates on dudes for being dudes.....I met Randy in Albany NY,he signed his own crushed beer can for my friend....see you in jeresy.......www.freewebs.com\darksilence

# May 7, 2005 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
27. brokenwings13 writes:

Nope, don't live anywhere near Lawton, I've been through there once before though.

Thanks for the offer.

# May 7, 2005 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DEADMETAL's avatar

Member

28. DEADMETAL writes:

to post 21 ..... a show is only as crazy as the people at the show .... if you went to a show with a bunch of puss 14 year old slipknot fans that didnt care about LoG then of course its not gonna be crazy .... here in AZ people went apesh** for LoG and we had some preety hardcore pits ..... all they can do is play their music, its up to you to make it a crazy show .....

# May 7, 2005 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
29. lamb of gods sucks donkey dick writes:

Lamb of God in my opionion is the worst f***in metal band, they have no real talent. my grandma has more f***in talent than those mother f***ers. I would rather lisent to the f***in Spice Girls than lisent to those punk a$$ b****es. And the Metal Underground Tour f***in blows. the whold line up sucks, and opeth o my god i will just leave it at that, so f*** Lamb of God and those punk a$$ b****es.

# May 11, 2005 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
30. ? writes:

all you little b****es do is complain....you richy little scremo fags

# May 11, 2005 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
31. fridgenaked writes:

post 29 your such a pop music fag, lamb of god has a lot of f***ing talent, they f***ing go off on their music. they r revolutionizing metal. i never heard anything like them so f*** you, you dont know what the f*** your talking about you stupid b****

# May 11, 2005 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DEADMETAL's avatar

Member

32. DEADMETAL writes:

to post 29 ..... the SPICE GIRLS? you little f ucking homo ..... you dont know sh** about metal if you think opeth and LoG suck ... go to iamaflamingfag.com and post on their chats ....

# May 11, 2005 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
my-0name-here's avatar

Member

33. my-0name-here writes:

post 29 your so gay you had a 69 with a dog. and a week later it asked for its next payment

# May 13, 2005 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
34. Skinheadmcgee writes:

This one is for post 29, aka "Lamb of God sucks donkey d***", which they don't. First off, you stole that sh** from south park "Bigger, Longer, and Uncut" so go f***urself, also there is no way in hell that your grandmother has more talent than lamb of god, i had copious amounts of sex with her, and she wasn't all that great, trust me, and now she has chlamydia. Also, to address your second point, the Spice Girls suck...my d***, at least i wish they did, cuz they had big tits, and i wish they had chlamydia, from me. To even state that the Spice Girls are better than Lamb of God is f***ing blashpemy. One the Spice Girls, as every other pop band of the ninties didn't write songs, didn't actually sing, i could go on. (For the sake of me not ripping your tesitcles off, I will only assume you made that as a joke, however, it is my duty as supreme chancellor of this website to fry, therefore i will). Ok, now that I"m done, on to Lamb o' God and how much they would kick a$$ and f*** your mother while you watch and cry like a little whinny b****. Numero une: Randal is a f***ing monster, his voice is like what Satan would sound like in battle, can you or the Spice girls, or your grandmother do the scream in "ruin?" or maybe "something to die for?" I didn't f***ing think so. Also their drummer Chris Alder is a f***ing christ at metal drumming. His speed kiks are amazing, and executed with extreme precission. Also, i love the sound of his china cymbol, it brings tears to my eyes. and furthermore, Lamb of God is amazing band because of their high fidelity and increasing quality of their albums, namely the amazing progression from "As the Palaces Burn," to "Ashes of the Wake." This amazing transition was done with in a six month period. i do not give a f*** who you are, but you have to appriciate the fact that the musicality is a vast improvement over "New American Gospel" and "As the Palaces Burn," (which are also good albums). and also sounds of the Underground tour will f***ing rape you. This tour is going to be f***ing amazing, devildriver, lamb o god, strapping young lad, chimaria, how could you f***ing ask for more? Also ozzfest this year? are you f***ing kidding me, muddvayne, bury your dead, velvet revolver (to name a few), are going to suck. Ozzfest last year, however, was probably one of the greatest tours in the past decade (would have been even better if Slipknot wasn't there). So in conclusion post 29, I hate you and I hope you die, f*** you, f*** your grandmother, and f*** the Spice girls. To all the rest of you who support lamb of god, i want to have sex with you. snooch to the mother f***ing nooch....b****es

# May 13, 2005 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
35. jaasom mdurendaz writes:

strapping young lad should play main stage

# May 18, 2005 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
36. fuck that bitch Skinheadmcgee writes:

Get a life why the f*** are you writing a god damn essay on some dip sh** who made fun of your favorite band? what are you in kindergarden b**** boy. I'll smoke you and your punk a$$ family. Lamb of God are the best thing in metal today

# May 20, 2005 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DEADMETAL's avatar

Member

37. DEADMETAL writes:

i agree, skinhead is a fag but LoG rocks!

# May 20, 2005 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
38. ME writes:

Lamb Of God, GWAR, Devil Driver, Chimaira, and Strapping Young Lad are f***ing amazing. I cannot wait for this tour!

# May 21, 2005 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
39. DEADGUY writes:

Slayer rules

# May 23, 2005 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
40. brokenwings13 writes:

I support Lamb Of God, but there is no f***ing way that skinheadmcgee is touching me.

# May 23, 2005 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.