Their new album VII: Sturm Und Drang debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. In celebration of their new album’s success, Lamb of God will be performing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, August 27th. Tune in at 11:35 to catch the band performing new tracks from VII: Sturm Und Drang. If you want to catch the live show, get your tickets here.
The Richmond, VA natives originally formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest. The group met at college and began performing together doing rough demos and performing at meager divvy bars amongst the local scene. Four years later, the band changed their name to LAMB OF GOD, and began their ascent into top-tier stardom, releasing chart-topper after chart-topper, while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fan base, a rarity in modern music. In 2000, the band released their first album New American Gospel was immediately hyped as an instant metal classic. With the release came AllMusic’s spot-on summation of the album, “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.”
LAMB OF GOD has stood the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium, despite struggling hardships and battling personal demons. Vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague which resulted in the book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the front man, and the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn. The five-piece have proven their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality to heavy metal, receiving rave reviews from various music media folks.
“Although there’s plenty of LAMB OF GOD’s trademark guitar chug and Olympics-level drumming, the eerier moments (see the jailhouse tale “512”) and unexpected guests (including members of Deftones and the Dillinger Escape Plan) show a group that’s thirsty to evolve beyond its own established patterns.” – Kory Grow, Rolling Stone
“…LAMB OF GOD have made one of their most alluring albums in years.” – Grayson Currin, Pitchfork
LAMB OF GOD is currently touring with Skipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless in White. Pick up special fan VIP Packs and general admission tickets here. Tour dates are below. Their new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang is available in stores everywhere or via their website. Recently, LAMB OF GOD released two music videos for two tracks off the new album, “512” and “Overload.” Watch the vid for “512” below.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Remaining Dates
LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White
8/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/22 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center – NO SLIPKNOT
8/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
8/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
8/26 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds
8/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
8/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/4 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
By: Sarah Kelleher, Sr. Staff Writer