Dave Mustaine, of MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for LAMB OF GOD, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to MEGADETH’s roots.
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Lamb of God, Decapitated and Huntress
@ Brixton Academy, London
18th January 2014
Review by Ashlinn Nash
Photography by Graham Hilling
Brixton tonight is buzzing with anticipation for one of their favourite bands, from the crowd outside winding around the venue adorned in shirts displaying albums from the critically acclaimed “Ashes of the wake” to the most recently released “Resolution”. To the crowd at the bar deep in discussion over what tracks they would like to hear.
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LAMB OF GOD Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Distribution of “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film
LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce that they have entered in to a worldwide distribution deal with Specticast (Led Zeppelin Celebration Day, Paul McCartney Rock Show) for their Don Argott (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, School of Rock) directed feature film “As The Palaces Burn”. Filming for the feature began in 2012 and concluded in March of 2013.
“As The Palaces Burn”, not to be confused with the making-of documentary packaged with the recent re-release of the 2003 LAMB OF GOD album of the same name, was conceived to be a documentary focused on the power of music and its impact on cultures around the world and its ability to bring together people of all nationalities regardless of religious or political differences. After a worldwide casting call, filming took place in Colombia, Venezuela, Israel, India, and the United States. As filming reached its conclusion, the documentary was forced to take a major turn when the band’s lead singer, Randy Blythe, was arrested in the Czech Republic and charged with the murder of a fan in June 2012. Granted unique access to Blythe’s continuing saga, Argott’s filming covered Blythe’s 38 day imprisonment in Prague, his release and the band’s return to live performances, and finally Blythe’s trial for murder in Prague in February 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Bloodstock Open Air 2013
@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK
8th – 11th August 2013
Review by Anna Dumpe & Ben Spencer
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.
Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!
This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.
Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.
Tags: 2013, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, Accept, AMORPHIS, Amulet, Anthrax, AVANTASIA, Beholder, BELPHEGOR, Bloodstock Open Air, Bloodstock Radio, BOA, Breed 77, DARK FUNERAL, Daz & Emma B, Death Angel, DEVILDRIVER, Dying Fetus, Earthtone9, Evil Scarecrow, EX DEO, Exodus, Firewind, Fozzy, GAMA BOMB, gojira, Gormathon, Hell, Karybdis, Kataklysm, KING DIAMOND, Kremated, LAMB OF GOD, Mael Mordha, Mia Klose, Mitchell Emms, MUNICIPAL WASTE, neonfly, OAF, One For Sorrow, Power Quest, Ravenage, RSJ, Sabaton, Sacred Mother Tongue, SCAR SYMMETRY, Scarab, SLAYER, Tragedy, VoiVod, WHITECHAPEL, Wolfsbane
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LAMB OF GOD
@ The Limelight, Belfast
12th August 2013
Review by Melanie Brehaut
Photography by Paul Verner
For those of us who didn’t make it Bloodstock this year and knowing the next round of ‘UK tour’ announcements will almost inevitably leave out Northern Ireland (argh!), tonight’s Lamb of God gig in the Limelight gives up something to be whimperingly grateful for. In fairness, LOG has returned to both the north and south of Ireland several times (take note, other bands!)
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Long-time friends LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have joined forces for what will undoubtedly be one of the essential “can’t miss” tours of the fall of 2013. The tour launches October 22 in Toronto and canvases much of the U.S and Canada. The two bands are a dominant live pairing, and will combine for 28 North American shows in total. Support for all shows except Los Angeles will be provided by thrash legends Testament, with Huntress opening all shows.
LAMB OF GOD will end the North American portion of the Resolution record cycle with this tour. It will include a coast to coast visit to all major Canadian cities which will be LAMB OF GOD’s first visit to Canada on this cycle other than a festival play in June in Montebello and a show in Toronto in January 2012. In the last year, both Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament have been certified gold in Canada. LAMB OF GOD will finish the Resolution cycle completely with a visit to Europe and South Africa in January 2014. Details on that tour will be released late August. Read the rest of this entry »
Coming Spring 2014
During the next few weeks while Lamb of God is gearing up for several dates overseas in August, vocalist Randy Blythe is busy gearing up for the release of his upcoming memoir. The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of his life, is an incredible, harrowing, heartbreaking, and redemptive story told in Blythe’s already well-recognized writing style. It seems that almost every major media outlet has attempted to righteously cover the story of Blythe’s arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year, but now, the man at the center of it all unveils the truths of the ordeal, personally detailing every aspect in his own words. No ghost-writers, no co-authors, just Randy Blythe, himself.
According to ITV News, a Czech court has acquitted the frontman of US heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD, Randy Blythe, of charges he caused the death of a fan at a concert in Prague three years ago.
The prosecution had accused Blythe, 42, of causing the death of the 19-year old fan by pushing him off the stage at a 2010 concert.
If found guilty of manslaughter, Blythe faced up to ten years in prison. Daniel Nosek’s family was also demanding the equivalent of over $500,000 in damages.
The State Attorney immediately announced his intention to appeal the verdict; he has eight days to put this in writing.
Randy Blythe: “I Am A Free Man. Please Remember The Family Of Daniel Nosek In This Difficult Time”
Randy posted the following via Instagram: “I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. This photo (shown below) was taken by my friend @aceyslade- it says it all. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support- Randy”
WTVR.com are reporting that LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe will return to the US this week after it was announced in court that his trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a fan, Daniel Nosek, at a Prague concert over two years ago, would be delayed. Nosek’s parents are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
Blythe’s defense team asked for the delay because a key witness was sick, according to Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane who is helping cover the trial for WTVR.com. The defense team wanted that witness to testify in person. Another witness is scheduled to testify Thursday, after which the trial will be postponed until March 4th, Crane said.
Blythe will be allowed to return to the US until his trial resumes. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month, Crane said.
Blythe was held in custody in the Czech Republic after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27th. It is alleged that during a May 24th, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed the 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.
More of WTVR.com’s coverage of the Randy Blythe trial can be found at this location.
LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER Announces Exclusive North American Endorsement and Distribution Deal with VRUK Corporation
New Video Launched Highlighting the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate
LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER is pleased to announce his new, exclusive North American endorsement and distribution deal with VRUK Corporation, specifically in conjunction with the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate—a vital tool for drummers looking to increase endurance and speed that CHRIS ADLER himself will be distributing exclusively throughout North America.
The CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate acts as an attachment to your current pedal setup providing heel support, rebound acceleration and control, the key factor of any drum technique. Today, CHRIS ADLER released a brand new video that shows what the VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate is and how it works! Head to this location to view the video (click “watch video” link), read testimonials, grab coupon codes and more! Read the rest of this entry »
As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:
“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show. As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.
While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death. The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage. In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.
At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.
Currently on tour in the United States supporting their latest album Resolution, LAMB OF GOD is pleased to partner with AXS TV for a live broadcast of their Philadelphia show on November 24th from the Electric Factory. Traveling with a full multimedia production, the band chose Philadelphia, site of the platinum DVD Killadelphia, knowing that it would be a wild night of metal. The broadcast will run from 10 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. ET. For more information on AXS TV and on the Lamb of God broadcast go to www.facebook.com/
As part of the promotion for the broadcast, LAMB OF GOD has given AXS TV a signed Willie Adler ESP guitar for a giveaway. Here is the Facebook link to sign up for that promotion: http://bddy.me/P8hF53
Check out LAMB OF GOD’s exclusive announcement about the LIVE concert event on AXS TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Resolution U.S. tour continues until December 16th with In Flames and Sylosis on all dates. Hatebreed will appear until November 19th and then HELLYEAH will appear through December 16th. Dates are below.
LAMB OF GOD Tour Dates:
7-Nov / St. Louis, MO / Pageant / Buy St. Louis Tickets Here
8-Nov / Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room / Buy Indianapolis Tickets Here
9-Nov / Milwaukee, WI / Eagles Ballroom / Buy Milwaukee Tickets Here
10-Nov / St. Paul, MN / Myth / Buy St. Paul Tickets Here
12-Nov / Louisville, KY / Expo Five / Buy Louisville Tickets Here
14-Nov / Stroudsburg, PA / Sherman Theater / Buy Stroudsburg Tickets Here
15-Nov / Glens Falls, NY / Glens Falls Civic Center / Buy Glens Falls Tickets Here
16-Nov / New York, NY / Roseland Ballroom / Buy NYC Tickets Here
17-Nov / Silver Spring, MD / Fillmore / Buy Silver Spring Tickets Here
19-Nov / Orlando, FL / House of Blues/ Buy Orlando Tickets Here
20-Nov /Atlanta, GA / Tabernacle / Buy Atlanta Tickets Here
21-Nov / Charlotte, NC / Fillmore / Buy Charlotte Tickets Here
23-Nov / Wallingford, CT / Oakdale Theater / Buy Wallingford Tickets Here
24-Nov / Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory / Buy Philadelphia Tickets Here
25-Nov / Boston, MA / House of Blues / Buy Boston Tickets Here
26-Nov / Niagara Falls, NY / Rapids Theater / Buy Niagara Falls Tickets Here
27-Nov / Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE / Buy Pittsburgh Tickets Here
28-Nov / Richmond, VA / The National / Buy Richmond Tickets Here
30-Nov / Chicago, IL / Congress Ballroom / Buy Chicago Tickets Here
1-Dec / Detroit, MI / Fillmore / Buy Detroit Tickets Here
2-Dec / Columbus, OH / LC Pavilion / Buy Columbus Tickets Here (Cannibal Corpse replacing HELLYEAH)
3-Dec / Grand Rapids, MI / Orbit Room / Buy Grand Rapids Tickets Here
4-Dec / Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom / Buy Des Moines Tickets Here
6-Dec / Houston, TX / Bayou Music Center / Buy Houston Tickets Here
7-Dec / Dallas, TX / Palladium Ballroom / Buy Dallas Tickets Here
8-Dec / Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater / Buy Kansas City Tickets Here
9-Dec / Denver, CO / Fillmore / Buy Denver Tickets Here
11-Dec / Farmington, NM / McGhee Park / Buy Farmington Tickets Here
12-Dec / Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues (Rescheduled from 11/1 show) – Tickets purchased for original performance will be honored
13-Dec / San Francisco, CA / Warfield / Buy San Francisco Tickets Here
14-Dec / Medford, OR / Medford Armory / Buy Medford Tickets Here
15-Dec / Spokane, WA / Knitting Factory / Buy Spokane Tickets Here
16-Dec / Seattle, WA / Showbox SoDo / Buy Seattle Tickets Here
LAMB OF GOD Announces Fall U.S. Tour; IN FLAMES to Support, HATEBREED and HELLYEAH Split Tour Appearances; SYLOSIS to Open
After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining LAMB OF GOD as direct support for the entire tour is In Flames. Hatebreed will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point HELLYEAH will replace them for the remainder of the shows. British band Sylosis will open all dates. Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, Resolution, which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will begin to go on sale the weekend of September 21st.
Below are the dates for the tour:
Tue/Oct-30 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Wed/Oct-31 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Thu/Nov-01 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sat/Nov-03 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
Sun/Nov-04 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Mon/Nov-05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Nov-07 St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Thu/Nov-08 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Fri/Nov-09 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Sat/Nov-10 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mon/Nov-12 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Wed/Nov-14 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Fri/Nov-16 New York, NY @ Roseland
Sat/Nov-17 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Mon/Nov-19 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Tue/Nov-20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Wed/Nov-21 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Fri/Nov-23 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
Sat/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Nov-25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mon/Nov-26 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Tue/Nov-27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Wed/Nov-28 Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri/Nov-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
Sat/Dec-01 Detroit, MI @ State Theater
Sun/Dec-02 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (no HELLYEAH)
Mon/Dec-03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Dec-04 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Thu/Dec-06 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Fri/Dec-07 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Sat/Dec-08 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Mon/Dec-10 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Tue/Dec-11 Farmington, NM @ McGhee Park
Thu/Dec-13 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Fri/Dec-14 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
Sat/Dec-15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sun/Dec-16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel, MEGADETH’s David Ellefson, Slash, and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Also Contribute
While LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe is back home in America after five weeks in prison in the Czech Republic, his legal problems are far from over. Manslaughter charges are still hanging over Blythe and at some point over the next few months he will have to return to Prague and stand trial. Faced with continuing massive legal bills, LAMB OF GOD has decided to create an eBay auction of equipment and memorabilia to raise money for Randy’s legal bills. All equipment was either used on tour or in the recording studio or in a video. The auction features items provided by all five members of LAMB OF GOD.
In addition, a number of musicians have offered equipment to be used in the auction. Guitars have been donated by Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel as well as Slash and Five Finger Death Punch. Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael have each contributed a bass and the members of Five Finger Death Punch also have contributed a signed skateboard.
Justice Now, the site set up for donations, will remain open for those wishing to donate to Randy’s defense fund. The band appreciates all of the support Randy has received since his arrest on June 28th and is thankful for all of the donations that have been made in these tough economic times. As stated before, without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.
15-16/6 – 2012
Live pictures and reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson
Here comes a review of the great Copenhell festival that took place during two slightly rainy days in the middle of June. Acts that performed included Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Immortal, Saxon, Gojira etc.. Lets take a closer look at what the festival had to bring…..