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Lamb Of God

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  • Formed: Richmond, VA
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Website: http://www.lamb-of-god.com
  • Recent Activity: 01.28.15 Our new account is located here: @lambofgod
  • Lamb Of God

  • Lamb Of God

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Originally known by the less-than-subtle moniker Burn the Priest, Richmond, Virginia-based Lamb of God decided to change their name shortly after the release of a self-titled debut in 1998. Featuring vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Will Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler, the newly rechristened Lamb of God were launched in the year 2000 with their acclaimed New American Gospel album. The group then embarked on a lengthy touring spree, spending much of the next two years preaching its "pure American death metal" at major heavy metal festivals and small clubs alike.

Work on a follow-up effort with producer and Strapping Young Lad mastermind Devin Townsend took place in between many road jaunts, so that Lamb of God's sophomore LP, As the Palaces Burn, was released in summer 2003. Ashes of the Wake quickly followed it in 2004. Produced by Machine, it featured the most fully realized material of the band's career. Ashes was both a chart and critical hit and set up a year's worth of successful touring for Lamb of God. (Epic also reissued Burn the Priest, the 1998 debut from the original band.) The Killadelphia DVD appeared in 2005, documenting a particularly fierce stretch of shows in Philly, and the same program's audio edition dropped toward the end of the same year. Sacrament was released in 2006, followed by Wrath in 2009.

A massive three-disc retrospective entitled Hourglass: The Anthology was issued by Epic in 2010, covering their independent releases as well as their major-label years, and including a third disc of rarities. The set was released in two configurations: it was available for purchase in either three single-disc volumes or as a full box set. The band spent 2010 touring before eventually settling down in 2011 to record new material with producer Josh Wilbur. The result was their seventh album, 2012's Resolution.

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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler’s Five Favorite Drummers

By Phil Freeman, Contributor

Lamb of God are one of the best metal bands inAmerica, and drummer Chris Adler is one of their strongest not-so-secret weapons. Their latest album, Resolution, retains all the thrashing fury of early-2000s classics like As the Palaces Burn and Ashes of the Wake, but expands the group's range with bluesy acoustic guitar, lush strings and a female opera singer. Somewhat surprisingly, Adler, who's long been an advocate for the band to focus on its hardest,… more »

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New This Week: Cloud Nothings, Craig Finn and More

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

The first HUGE new release day of 2012, so strap in and get ready for a pretty comprehensive rundown! Dave Sumner's got your jazz picks, and I've got the rest. Here we go! Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory: ALBUM OF THE DAY. Dylan Baldi grows up in a nanosecond, making a snarling rock record that hurtles forward with the speed and fury of a meteor. The sonic touchstones here are '90s emo greats like Jawbreaker, the… more »

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