LAMB OF GOD // LIVE in Royal Oak, MI – PHOTOS by Chris Betea @fotobum @lambofgod
LAMB OF GOD stopped in Royal Oak MI in support of their new studio album VII: Sturm Und Drang, which launched via Epic Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts this past summer. Senior Concert Photographer, Chris Betea was at the show and reports the Sick Level at 9.4; impressive. Thanks to Randy and the boys for giving the Fans 110%.
VII: Sturm Und Drang is available for purchase now at physical retailers everywhere, or digitally via Lamb-of-God.com, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.
LAMB OF GOD 2016 Tour Dates w/ Anthrax, Deafheaven & Kylesa:
Fri/Jan-15 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE (Indoor)
Sat/Jan-16 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Jan-17 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Tue/Jan-19 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Fri/Jan-22 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Sat/Jan-23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun/Jan-24 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
Thu/Jan-28 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Fri/Jan-29 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Sat/Jan-30 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Sun/Jan-31 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Feb-02 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Thu/Feb-04 Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Fri/Feb-05 Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Sat/Feb-06 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
Mon/Feb-08 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Tue/Feb-09 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Thu/Feb-11 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri/Feb-12 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Stay tuned for more information coming soon about the tour and other upcoming show dates.
About LAMB OF GOD:
Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”
In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album Resolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). With the release of VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece have proven their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.
Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.
LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).