Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler spoke with The Times of India in a Q&A, where Chris talked about their prior visit to India in 2010, how the audiences in the country are “much more excited and keyed up about our music” than in other locations, heavy metal being a healthy addiction, viewing their opening act and India natives Sky Harbor as the future of metal, hoping ‘Resolution’ won’t be their last album, and where he sees the metal genre heading.
“We’ve seen several bands copying different styles from other bands,” Adler explained. “There will be no room for copycat bands. Though I really can’t predict what will be the next big thing in heavy metal, the focus will be more on lead guitar and drums.”
Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe R and Chris Adler chat to Kerrang! backstage at their recent headlining show at London’s Brixton Academy, getting some toilet maintenance during the podcast. The guys talked about how the tour has been going, boozing in Manchester, the crowds “mauling each other” during the shows, what they’re expecting for the Brixton show and the venue’s history, and how they’d manage in the event of a power outage. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Thrashpit caught up with Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, where he was asked about how their 2006 release ‘Sacrament’ seems much more personally confrontational than the group’s prior records. “We had two highly political records we wrote with ‘As the Palaces Burn’ and ‘Ashes of the Wake’,” Blythe explained. “With ‘Palaces’ we’d been having a hard time over in the Middle East and with the Bush Administration of course. With this one, Mark and I were like ‘well, we might want to step back from politics on this one.’ I’m a political science major and I’m a punk rock kid, and punk rock and politics generally go hand-in-hand, so we were worried after ‘Palaces’ we’d get branded as a political band. After ‘Palaces’ we wanted to write something not as political but the climates at the time were still pissing us off enough that we again wrote it politically. We generally write about issues that anger, sadden, or depress us. Again, when ‘Sacrament’ came around, we wanted to move away from the political thing. We aren’t a political party and we conscientiously wanted to try something a little more personal and a little more accessible. We wanted fans to be able to take a song and give it their own meaning, maybe put their own personal experiences to it. That’s just how our music goes though – we just don’t want to write the same album again and again!” Read more.
Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Devildriver and Soilwork took the stage together to honor ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbot by playing ‘5 Minutes Alone’ by Pantera at Nokia Theatre in Dime’s hometown Dallas on Saturday (December 8). Watch footage below.
Hatebreed, Lamb Of God, Lordi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Static-X performed at Ozzfest in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday (August 18) at the New England Dodge Music Theatre. Check out pictures from FilmMagic. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Randy Bythe of Lamb of God appeared on Al Di TV, where the singer talked about his cooking skills, calling himself a ladies man, listening to hip hop and reggae, why he skipped the Grammy Awards, appearing on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and Max Weinberg being a big fan of the band, karaoke, and more. Randy said after watching the finished product: “Dear Most Honorable and Awesome Al, I just watched the first part of our interview on your website- I fu**ing loved it! You are the Chinese/Canadian Pimp Daddy of ALL music journalists! YOU ARE THE FU**ING KING, Al- I will beat up anyone that says otherwise. **ck them- I represent and fully back Al Di TV – word to the motherfu**er.” Watch the interview below.
Lordi, Lamb Of God, Static X, and more performed during the Ozzfest 2007 on Monday (July 30) at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Kansas City, Missouri. Check out pictures from WireImage. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Static-X, Lamb Of God, Mondo Generator, Lordi, and 3 Inches of Blood performed as part of Ozzfest 2007 at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 19th in Mountain View, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler has offered a brief update on recent and current activities at the band’s blog at Myspace on Thursday (July 12):
Here’s a quick update on what’s been happening around the LOG camp. Following our spring tour with Gojira, Machine Head and Trivium, we headed over to Japan, Australia and New Zealand for a few weeks. Truly amazing part of the planet and I feel lucky to have had the chance to return. Incredible shows, totally insane signings and meet and greets, and real hospitality that make us all look forward to heading back.
Once home, we barely had enough time to catch up on our sleep before we flew back over the pond to begin a month across Western Europe. This trip included most of the European summer festivals including shows and festivals in the beautiful Nordic countries. We had done a few of the festivals several years ago, but this time was beyond any expectations. The word of LOG has obviously spread! These were some of the biggest shows of our career (Download festival was ~75,000 people!!!). It is an amazing and exhilarating feeling to perform in front of such incredible audiences. I for one am very thankful for the opportunity it is a dream realized and I will never forget it.
While there, we were invited to attend and perform at the Metal Hammer awards going into it I didn’t really know what to expect since we don’t have anything similar over here, but basically it’s like the Grammy’s for Metal in the UK. Red carpet and all. Good thing I had my camo shorts!
We arrived home just a few days ago and immediately went to work preparing for Ozzfest. We fly to Seattle in just a few days. Just this morning we loaded the semi and sent it on its way. There’s a million behind the scenes stories, bloopers and blunders to tell, and I promise they will see the light of day in part 2 of the Sacrament DVD, but for now, I gotta get some rest! If you’re able to, come say hi on Ozzfest. Help us and many of the bands continue to enlighten and push metal further than it’s ever been. We plan on putting on our best show yet and what the hell – even if you hate us we’ll make sure you get you money’s worth!!!
Ozzfest is slated to begin on July 12 in Seattle, Washington.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, former M2M star Marion Raven, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Chimaira, Death Stars, Lamb Of God, Breed 77, and Heaven and Hell attended the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards at Koko Club on Monday (June 11) in London, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage (arrivals / pressroom).