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Best accidental use of the Lamb of God logo ever

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM (PST)

LambofGod_logoWell now, this is pretty great.  It appears that the town of Salem, VA “accidentally” used the official Lamb of God logo to promote an Easter play appropriately titled, Lamb of God.  The town apparently does a play every year and that just happened to be the title this time around.

To check out a picture of the tickets and an official statement from the town click right here.  One has to wonder if whoever was in charge of promotions just Googled the name and used the coolest graphic they saw, or if they are just awesome and have a first class sense of humor?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know that Lamb of God’s lead singer Randy Blythe was recently acquitted of murder in the Czech Republic.   The band’s last album was titled Resolution and released by Epic Records.

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“When making this record fell in my lap and I had to write these riffs, I didn’t look at it as a negative. On the other side of it, trying to keep the band together… things were fucking toxic. We almost didn’t make it through. If we kept things the same we would have dissolved. If we broke free of it we had a shot at doing what we needed to do… Our last record was Band Of Brothers and it couldn’t have been further from the fuckin’ truth” – Tom Maxwell

If you thought Hellyeah were cool but they never quite reached the heights of their members former bands, rest easy. The leaner and meaner Hellyeah of 2014 is pretty much the band most of us always wanted them to be. Greg Tribbett and Bobzilla had some good contributions and no offense to those dudes. They surely pleased fans of the Damage Plan and Mudvayne days, but this new version of the group is sooo much more on fire. I can safely say that Blood For Blood, the pending new record from the group, is by far their best album and certain to be the best “mainstream” hard rock release of the year (even if it doesn’t feature a cover of “Revenge on Society”, haha). Anyway, This is what you would hope to hear from members of Pantera, Mudvayne and Nothingface…aggressive riffs, Vinnie Paul hitting the drums so hard the world shakes and Chad Gray at his absolute best whether handling eerie, heart sick melody or rapid fire screams and morbid yet hope-infused banter. While a semblance of the group’s party vibe remains, the lyrics are a lot darker and more real on Blood For Blood. Cleaning house really did the band favors and I am done bitching that Chad should just go back to Mudvayne. The more minimal sound and serious, angry themes here work fucking wonders as Tom Maxwell’s sick ass groove metal riffs and Vinnie Paul’s blatantly more excited drumming audibly shine loud and clear. The band sound excited and ready to fire on all cylinders. Hell yeah!

Look…have any of you ever thought about the fact that Tom must be a pretty fucking cool guy if Vinnie feels comfortable with him as his main guitar honcho after what happened to Dimebag? Anybody out there as big a fan of Nothingface’s Violence as I am? Well, this Hellyeah record is where it all comes together and hopefully marks the start of a great new era for the band. Tom talks to us about new member Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple, Monstro),Vinnie Paul playing heavier than he has in years, Chad digging really deep vocally, touring with Avenged Sevenfold and much more. Blood For Blood is a celebration of all things metal.Come June y’all better crank this bitch up to 11!

Tom was under the weather at the time of the interview but he manned up. Thanks, dude! For our exclusive interview with Tom click HERE.

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Lamb of God bassist leaves tour

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:26 AM (PST)

lamb of god - resolutionVirginia metal band Lamb of God’s bass player John Campbell has been forced to drop off of the current tour due to family emergency. His position is currently being filled by Matt DeVries of Fear Factory, at least for the next few shows in Canada.

DeVries commented: “I am stoked and honored to be out on such an incredible tour with some great friends!”

Lamb of God is currently on tour with Killswitch Engage and Testament.

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Rage Against the Machine to return for next year’s L.A. Rising?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM (PST)

It’s been more than exactly two years since Rage Against the Machine played their last show, but now, there have been reports that the band is returning for next year’s L.A. Rising, which is set to take place next August. It’s unclear at this time whether those reports are rumors or actual plans, but we’ll keep you updated.

Although they reunited back in 2007, Rage Against the Machine haven’t released any new material since 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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lamb-of-god-announce-first-tour-since-randys-acquittal-and-a-special-retreat-weekendRiding high on frontman Randy Blythe recently being acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb Of God have announced a North American tour and a week long mountain retreat for 170 lucky fans.  The tour begins Thursday May 16th in Asheville, NC, and wraps up on Thursday June 2oth in Norfolk, VA with opening duties being handled by Decapitated and Terror(until June 10th when The Acacia Strain takes over).

For a full list of dates and venues click right here.

Now for the coolest part.  The band is hosting something they are calling the “Metal On The Mountain” retreat at the Full Moon resort in Big Indian, NY.  The band has stated the following in a press release:

“The band announces today the Metal on the Mountain retreat July 15th through 19th to be held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The weeklong retreat, which is limited to 170 fans, will feature activities aimed at musicians and non musicians alike. The curriculum, created by the band, will include guitar and drum clinics with Mark Morton, Willie Adler, and Chris Adler as well as group instruction, songwriting sessions and competitions, nightly jam sessions with the band and fans, band Q & A, the premiere of the LAMB OF GOD feature film scheduled for a fall theatrical release, and a full band concert the final night of the retreat. Long time band album designer Ken Adams will discuss the creation of LAMB OF GOD album and t-shirt designs and band tour manager and sound man Brian Griffin will instruct fans on the art of mixing a live metal show. Non-musical activities will include motorcycle excursions with bassist John Campbell, a seminar on primitive fire building by Randy Blythe, and a casino night. Also, all of the fans will enjoy all of the amenities available at the Full Moon Resort. For more information on the Metal on the Mountain retreat, go to metalonthemountain.com.

Well that seems like a damn good time if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.  

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Randy Blythe’s trial delayed to March

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM (PST)

blythe (1)Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe recently returned to the Czech Republic for manslaughter trial. Although the trial was set to wrap up by the end of the week it has been delayed until March 4th due to the illness of a key witness. The delay was requested by the defense and Randy Blythe will return to the states in the interim.

Click here to read a rather uplifting statement taken from Randy’s Instagram.

If you are somehow unfamiliar with the charges facing Randy you can read about them here.

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Randy Blythe, frontman for Lamb Of God, is getting ready to head back to the Czech Republic in early February to face manslaughter charges.  The short version is that a fan died shortly after suffering injuries possibly sustained at a show in 2010 and Randy is being charged in connection.  You can click here to read more details on the story.

This last Sunday January 13 Blythe posted the following on his Instagram page:

“The last two or three days I have been getting ready mentally to leave my home and return to Prague to do this whole trial thing in early February. It’s not something I particularly WANT to do; but inside, my gut and heart tells me it is the RIGHT thing to do. I cannot turn my back on the right thing.”

Blythe is facing the possibility of ten years with no parole, so this whole thing must be terrifying.  To read statements from Blythe and his manager about possible outcomes and their feelings about the whole incident you can click right here.

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Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe indicted for manslaughter in Czech Republic

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM (PST)

This is probably the worst news anyone in the metal community has reported on/heard in the last few days, and it’s no different for us here at MR.  So here we go.  Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe has been formally charged with manslaughter by the Czech Republic and will have to go and stand trial.  Wow did that suck to write.  If you don’t know the deal click right here to find more but basically what they are claiming is that Blythe tossed a kid off stage and that he later died from injuries sustained.  There’s a lot of controversy on weather or not he ever even tossed the kid or if it was a bouncer and it looks like it might be up to the courts to decide now.

A Czech news portal called Novinky.cz is reporting that a Czech state attorney filed criminal charges against Blythe on Friday (November 30) related to the death of a fan in Prague two years ago. The attorney’s office spokeswoman Štepánka Zenklová told the Czech News Agency (CTK) the Prague City Court has three months to set the trial date or return the case to the police and state attorney for further investigation.

Blythe has always maintained that he would return to the Czech Republic to stand trial and unfortunately that may happen now.  To read several statements from Blythe on the incident click here because I’m running out of space here.

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Lamb of God returned to Manhattan this past Friday with special guests, In Flames, Sylosis, and – appearing only on the first two dates of the tour – Hatebreed (Hell Yeah replaces Hatebreed for the remainder of the tour.) This would actually have been Lamb of God’s second NYC show, but, due to singer Randy Blythe’s incarceration earlier this year in Prague, their first tour with Dethklok and Gojira, as well as the Mayhem Cruise, which they had been set to headline, was canceled.

Metalheads everywhere were eager for the chance to see Blythe back onstage where he belongs, and on November 16th 2012, it all went down at The Big Apple’s infamous Roseland Ballroom.

Click here for the full scoop.

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More news on Randy Blythe of Lamb of God’s legal troubles

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:42 AM (PST)

Richmond metal band Lamb of God’s frontman Randy Blythe’s legal troubles in the Czech are still unfolding and it looks like the Czech police have suggested that the prosecutors indict Blythe. If you are not up to date on all of this you have probably been living under a rock or just learned to read but you can get the gist of it here.

Click here to read the latest news.

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Is Rage Against the Machine really planning a new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Remember we reported last month that Rage Against the Machine were gearing up to make a new album? Well, bassist Tim Commerford was recently asked by TMZ.com if the band was really working on a new album, and he simply responded, “Definitely maybe…anything’s possible.”

You can watch the interview right here.

Although Rage Against the Machine have been back together for years, they haven’t released any new material since The Battle of Los Angeles, was released over exactly thirteen years ago on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Rage Against the Machine planning new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Well, it’s about f**kin’ time! Rage Against the Machine may have been back together for five years, but it looks like new material from the band is almost happening.

In a recent interview with TMZ.com, bassist Tim Commerford was asked if the band was working on a new album, and his response was “maybe”. You can watch the interview here.

Rage Against the Machine’s last album with original material, The Battle of Los Angeles, was released in 1999 on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton releases new song for free download

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:03 AM (PST)

Well, Lamb Of God are back in the news but this time it isn’t anything bad (see the whole Randy Blythe debacle if you aren’t in the know).  Guitarist Mark Morton has put up a brand new acoustic track he made for free download.  The track is called “Maybe” and you can find it right over here.

Morton had the following to say about the song:

“[I] tracked another tune [with] Matt Conner the other night. I played slide, a couple guitar tracks and sang some harmony vocals. We’re havin’ a lot of fun [with] this stuff. Hope you enjoy!”

Morton recently recorded another song with Conner which can be found right here.  Morton commented recently on that track as well clearing up a little confusion about who the writer of these songs actually is:

“I’m not sure how it got misconstrued, but ‘To Be Sure’ is not MY song… It’s written and performed by Matt Conner, a good friend and super talented cat. I only played rhythm and lead guitar on that record.”

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Mayhem Cruise gets canceled

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM (PST)

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Cruise has been canceled. The cruise was set to sail off on December 7, 2012 from the port of Miami, Florida and travel to the Bahamas, then return to dry land on December 10th, 2012.  On the bill for the event included Lamb of God, Anthrax, and Hatebreed, among others.

Click here to view statements from the organizers.

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is a free man…for now

Posted by jessepac on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM (PST)

Randy Blythe has had one hell of a 2012. From releasing the newest Lamb of God album in January, to playing the Soundwave and Download Festivals, before hitting the roughest patch in over a decade: imprisonment. For those not in the know, Czech police took Blythe into custody on mansluaghter charges stemming from a 2010 concert in which a fan died after sustaining injuries that may or may not have been caused while said fan rushed the stage.

Fast forward over a month and now Blythe is back in the USA and has released a statement on his time in an overseas jail.

“Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.”

Click here for the full statement!

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