It’s raining and gloomy here in NYC today and that is making me spend far too much time surfing around the web and “ugh” on Facebook but fortunately my email has been hefty with awesome news to share with the readership to get me away from the drivel over there. With that being said, once such note announced an early 2016 tour with a headlining Lamb Of God who will be bringing along Anthrax as direct support and both Deafheaven and Kylesa as the lead off bands. I’ve embedded the tour poster and the official press copy for your indulgence and then I’ll return with my two cents.
The Press Release:
“World-renowned American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce their upcoming January/February 2016 U.S. headline tour featuring direct support from very special guests and thrash metal legends Anthrax, with additional support from two more bands to be announced soon. The tour will begin on Friday, January 15th in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12th. Please see below for all confirmed tour dates. General on-sale for tickets begins this Friday, November 13th at 10:00am local time. American Express Card Members can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 P.M. local time through Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 P.M. local time, in select markets. LAMB OF GOD is touring 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. 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” (I’ve embedded a code to Amazon.com below this narrative for your ease of use). End of Transmission.
Continue reading Lamb Of God & Anthrax Shall Deliver Us To Metal In Early 2016
Lamb of God’s latest molten Metal release is “Sturm und Drang” and comes care of Epic Records. Fans can order a copy via the link below.
As I write this my phone is telling me that it is 87 degrees outside and while I prefer to stay inside with the air conditioning, I felt the best way to prepare myself both physically and mentally for the heat was by amping things up inside with the newest video by the mighty Lamb Of God. The clip showcases their recently unveiled tune entitled “512” from the forthcoming album “Sturm Und Drang” (that’s “storm and drive” in German in case you were not too sure) and was directed by Jorge Torres-Torres. Check it out and then we can discuss.
Continue reading Watch The New Lamb Of God’s Video “512” From “Sturm Und Drang”
While many of the press outlets have gotten to see the film and offer up their take, today is the official opening day for the Lamb Of God documentary “As The Palace’s Burn”. The poster is below.
About the Film: As The Palaces Burn is a feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow the band and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can’t find any other common bond. However, during the filming process in 2012, the story abruptly took a dramatic turn, bringing the band into a Kafkaesque nightmare, when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic. What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats.
Continue reading Opening Today: Lamb Of God’s “As The Palaces Burn” (2/27/2014)
Artist: Lamb Of God
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Acacia Strain
Label: Epic Records
Are you prepared New York City? I ask you this because the one and only Lamb Of God were back with a brand spanking new album called “Resolution” and tonight would performing over at Irving Plaza if you could believe that bit of shocking information. I had to admit that I was shocked when I learned that this incredible venue was going to be playing host to such a band because let’s face it, Lamb Of God has sold out the Roseland Ballroom a few times over the past few years and you can fit about seven Irving Plazas in that space. The exciting show sold out almost immediately after it went on sale and the bands tour was going to bring along Too Late The Hero and The Acacia Strain as support for the run. I made sure to arrive nice and early to see how the whole show played out and here is what you missed if you were unable to attend.
Too Late The Hero: Tonight was the first time I had heard of this opening band Too Late The Hero and to be brutally honest about their sound I would define them as a pretty standard Melodic Metalcore band. It first struck me strange to find such a mystery group on a killer slot like this but then I learned how they were signed to LoG drummer Chris Adler’s label ReThink Records so it made total sense since he only stood to gain a little extra attention for the new label. The band appeared young and had a good energy to them but most of the audience was restless from the moment they got into the venue and only wanted to see Lamb Of God. I did hear some chants of Bieber being directed at the singer based on his sporting a similar hairstyle and while it did make me chuckle a little, let’s give anyone up on stage some respect for giving us their all. Some of the tunes struck me as interesting while others I felt that I had heard 100 times. Let’s see what comes of them. Should I obtain a copy of the release I will give it my objective thoughts for your benefit. Now it was time to really get this party started with The Acacia Strain.
Continue reading Lamb of God @ Irving Plaza (1/24/2012)