7/28 // LAMB OF GOD @ DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE
7774 SASHABAW ROAD – $26-$66 ADV – DOS: 6:00/SH: 7:00
*4X GRAMMY NOMINATED & BILLBOARD TOP 5 CHARTERS ON TOUR WITH SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE & MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
*NEW ALBUM: VII: Sturm Und Drang out July 2015 via Epic Records!
*Hear the first single off of VII: Sturm Und Drang titled “Still Echoes” HERE
*A new breed of modern American metal was erected in the 2000s, with LAMB OF GOD serving as architect, and setting the standard by which those that came after would be judged. LAMB OF GOD rewrote the rules, and the genre was irrefutably and forever changed on their arrival.
Richmond, Virginia’s Lamb of God are one America’s most popular heavy metal bands of the third millennium, with sold out concert tours, several million albums, and numerous awards bestowed upon their aggressive blend of groove, death, and mainstream metal. First founded in 1994 as Burn the Priest, a moniker under which they released an independent self-titled album five years later, the group adopted the Lamb of God name ahead of signing with Prosthetic Records and releasing the following year’s enthusiasti-cally received ‘New American Gospel’ album. Band members Randy Blythe (vocals), Duane Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass) and Chris Adler (drums) then proceeded to tour for two solid years, greatly developing their fan base before recording 2003’s ‘As the Palaces Burn,’ which won top honors from both ‘Revolver’ and ‘Metal Hammer’ magazines, and led to a major label deal with Epic Records. Lamb of God continued their inexorable career march with the following year’s ‘Ashes of the Wake,’ 2006’s Grammy-nominated ‘Sacrament,’ 2009’s ‘Wrath,’ which amazingly climbed to number two on the Billboard charts, and 2012’s ‘Resolution,’ which paved the way to the band’s most extensive global touring yet. Then, on June 27, 2012, singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague on accusations of inflicting bodily harm upon a fan who had died after Lamb of God’s performance in that city, two years earlier. Blythe was eventually cleared of all charges, but the incident cast a pall over the entire band and continues to haunt the musicians (including Blythe, who is working on a book) as they prepare to record Lamb of God’s next studio album, with an expected 2015 release date.