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Lamb Of God Drummer Thanks Fans For Success Of New Album, "Wrath"

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Lamb Of God are currently touring around the globe in support of their acclaimed new studio album, "Wrath." Drummer Chris Adler has checked in with the following message for fans:

"Tonight we are in Jakarta , Indonesia . Tomorrow is the last show of the first leg of the ‘Wrath’ tour. I can’t express in words how things have changed for us in the past 6 weeks. Wrath has debuted at #2. We are literally astonished. With the economy brittle and an abundance of copycat artists, we were able to shock the music world and pull off what no one else has done. To get a better understanding, the record industry has declined 30% since our last album, Sacrament, debuted in August 2006, yet we prevailed and outsold that record….with a new record that is brutal slap to the face of all popular music. I could not be more proud of the band for making the record we wanted, but more importantly you, the friends and family of this band, are the ones that made it a reality. The credit is yours. The revolution is ours.

"This is a triumph not only for us, but for metal. I look at it as objectively as possible - this is not about us in Lamb of God, this is the tide turning against the sing-song, look-alike pretty-boy industry. It’s unreal to be a part of, and at the moment leading, the charge in this important direction. I rejoice in the dent we have created in the establishment, but it never could have happened without you. I mean that. This is the time for us all to raise a glass to each other and understand that together we are dictating the future of real music. I can’t tell you how amazing that is to me. I now look forward to the future of music and the evolution of metal. Nu Metal is officially dead, and we can all hopefully begin look forward to cute teenage girls no longer being exploited with jingles written in back rooms by old men with music formulas. Together we’ve shocked the world, and we are proud and honored to have your support. This is your victory as much as it is ours. We are lucky you have our back!

"We did not do this in a void. Many bands before us, that came before their time, have influenced us and helped us create who we are. There are too many to list, but I can tell you that we are children of the ’80s metal/punk scene. We are the kids that skipped first period to smoke cigarettes and listen to our cassette Walkmans, just like you. We are the outcasts, the ones with “limited potential” and “no future.” Follow your dreams and do what is in your heart. There is no better advice I can give. To all that tried to stop us as individuals and as a band, I say unto thee, thank you. You have made it all so much sweeter.

"If you are reading this, you get it. We’ve never schemed to do anything other than have fun and be the best we can be. Love us or hate us, you have to admit that we are shattering doors that should have been opened long ago. All hail metal."

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1. RIFF-MASTER writes:

Strong words Chris...congrats! \m/

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RIFF-MASTER writes:

\m/ "The Subtle Arts Of Murder And Persuasion" by Lamb of God \m/

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Netromancer writes:

Well said. Seriously. I raise my glass to Chris and the boys with horns held high.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bbristowe writes:

Strong words chris.

NP: Roadrunner United - Annihilation at the hands of God

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Demoncleaner writes:

Lamb of God has earned, and deserves this achievement for creating such an incredible record. I love it when Metal can stick it to the popular garbage that always tops the charts. Watch out Taylor Swift the Wrath is coming. All Hail Metal \m/

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Zero 54 writes:

I really liked what he said, he didn't go on how they are the best band, but rather how metal is how metal is resiliant to a poor economy, a shifting record industry, and how nufads die off. Metal will never die, Congradulations Lamb of God

Np Kataklysm The Road To Devastation

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FocusShift writes:

^Agreed dude.

I have to say LoG's maturity about all this is awesome. I hope the fame just pushes them forward to make better music unlike what it usually does for popular metal acts.

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. necropsyche writes:

\m/ all hail metal \m/ thanks for the words Chris

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metal2death writes:

"nu metal is dead." its soo good to hear yet again that the trend is deaaaddd. haha lamb of god know what to do in this industry HAIL METAL!

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. murder667 writes:

love L.O.G

# Mar 10, 2009 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dee writes:

This is why I fu**in love these guys. Metal is still going strong & it will never die because we, the fans will make sure it won't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to Lamb Of God & keep doing your fu**in thing!!!!! I can't wait to see these guys @ the Roseland!!!!!! \m/

Now Playing: Blood Junkie-Lamb Of Muthafu**in God \m/

# Mar 14, 2009 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

^great song!
Fuk yeah, Chris! \m/

# Mar 14, 2009 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dee writes:

^ Thanx dude.

# Mar 14, 2009 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Yay for a two-some minute rant about bush(at least, I THINK it is...)

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