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Lamb of God Frontman Comments On Success Of "Resolution"

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Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has posted the following message through his official Twitter account about the sales success of his band's latest album "Resolution."

"Thanks to all the people congratulating us for #3 chart spot in the US for “Resolution”! It’s pretty cool- we are proud of the record! This confirms something that @MarkDuaneMorton & I have been saying for a couple of years in the press, trying to explain to people about the difference of metal/hc fans- that the music is much more of a LIFESTYLE thing than regular pop “music”. Being involved in this scene runs deeper than just tunes- it provides a social group, I believe composed of primarily folks who think DIFFERENTLY than the status quo.

"To me, coming up in the HC/Punk scene was so much more than just records- it was friends where I had none before, an escape from the bullshit of normal life that I was totally fed up with. I believe that the metal scene is approaching that paradigm today- its smart, starting to become politically & socially aware. The metal fans also flat out SUPPORT their scene more as well, by going to shows even in tough economic times, and buying records to try and support the artists who make our music...

"The record industry is BROKEN, and a new model HAS to occur-there is no denying that. But I feel that the metal/hc/punk fans will embrace that new model & support the artists in a way that pop fans will not, or perhaps will do so only grudgingly. Here are some figures for y’all that illustrate what I’m talking about, that shows that metal fans still support the artists. Our record Wrath debuted at #2. Resolution debuted at #3. Wrath soundscanned 68,000 copies during release week. Resolution scanned over 52,000 copies first week. Now, you may look at these #’s and say “Wow, their chart position & sales have declined. Their fan base must be getting smaller.”

"NOT AT ALL. Consider this- album to album sales ACROSS the board are down approximately 40%. This is due to a bad economy and (ahem) downloading. Lamb of god’s album sales are down only about 20%. Take the guy with the #2 slot, Tim McGraw. His last record came in at 139,000 copies. His record that debuted last week came in at 69,000. That is about a FIFTY PERCENT DROP. So while he sold more records than us, his drop in sale was FAR LARGER than ours. It’s the norm EVERYONE on the charts.

"Everyone except……..yup, you guessed it, some of the more underground types of bands. During our second week, we can expect to see an 80% drop in sales. This is because we have a hardcore fan base who actually went out & got the record, most probably did ON THE DAY OF RELEASE. We aren’t a big radio band. We don’t have “hits” or AirPlay to drive us along the charts. But we have a fan base that will exist long after machine has EATEN the latest pop sensation and spit them out. How many pop singers have 17 year careers that keep growing? Not many.

"Flash in the pan bullshit. So we thank you for your support. We thank you for supporting our music. When I say “our” music, I mean OUR music- it’s YOUR music as well as lamb of god’s. Otherwise we would’t be where we are. Thanks again, and I’ll see ya in the pit."

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17 Comments on "Lamb of God Frontman Comments On New Album Sales"

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1. Lady2154 writes:

Heck yes Randy! It's a way of life, I'm 41 and just got back from Gigantour! I will always support my metal bands. It's part of me, and always will be. I imagine listening to slayer when I'm 80!

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2. wilco writes:

lady keep the faith
and yes log album kick ass

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3. this album sucked writes:

and so does lamb of god

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KanadianKoRn writes:

^^ i hope your 2 daddys rape you for that comment, and im not talking like nice surprise sex, i mean i hope they hate fvck the hell out of you. :) good day!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Well you're an expert in sucking things so I'll take your opinion for what it's worth. Nothing. This album kicks arse.

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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

My comment was directed at 3, not my buddy KK. Sup you fvckin Canuk? Lol.

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KanadianKoRn writes:

haha f*** all bg how ya brotha? :) just sittin here takin orders for dildos and p***s extenders lol! you would believe how many people buy this sh**!

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KanadianKoRn writes:

my bad on all the swearing and typos DB! hehe

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

You ever throw game down on the ladies that call?

On topic: You get this album yet?

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KanadianKoRn writes:

haha naa man ill get fired, i wish hahaha. ya i got it a long time ago, i fn love it! i find its got a great mix of style from all their albums, there for creating one of their best so far. BG u check out my son and his 1st metal scream in my pic? hahahaha

NP: standing on the edge - the browning

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11. hellrat writes:

Nice to ol Red ditch the nonsensical a$$ spray, and successfully convey a meaningful message, replete with some keen insight and several valid points.

Well done, much appreciated \m/

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. i don't care for this album writes:

It's repetitive and the riffs are not that interesting..... Am I not seeing something that you guys are not seeing? The vocals are pretty flat and boring. I'm bored sorry; cannot help it

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13. hellrat writes:

That's your boy Kanuck? Fvckin awesome man, right on!!

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14. hellrat writes:

Are you not seeing something that I am not seeing? Nah, I don't see how! You see?

its plain as day :)

# Feb 2, 2012 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

@12: You already said it sucked and so does LOG, so I'm guessing you're a moron if you actually took the time to listen to a band you claim sucks. You're credibility and opinion was shot in your first post (#3). Too bad your mom never learned to swallow.

KK: Awesome man! I was gonna ask you about that pic. I guess I see now why you haven't been around in a while. Congrats brothah! \m/\m/

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16. KanadianKoRn writes:

Hellrat and BG: yup thats my boy! Thx \m/

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17. hellrat writes:

Ha! The 'mom swallowing' line reminds me of these two spanish dudes back in high school arguing and then reaching an impasse:
The darker skinned one then suddenly blurts out, "Fvck you bro, yer dad got yer mom pregnant through the mouth!"
The lighter one takes a second or two and fires back, "Fvck that bro! That's why yer dark, cuz you were born from yer mom's ass!"

It was fvcking awesome :)

Congrats KK!! I raise my glass to you and your handsome little bambino, brother \m/

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