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Burn the Priest is an American heavy metal band formed in 1990 in Richmond, Virginia. The band decided to change their name to Lamb of God shortly after the release of a self-titled debut album in 1998.

In 1990, guitarist Mark Morton, drummer Chris Adler and bassist John Campbell started a band named Burn the Priest. The band members knew each other from the college they were all attending, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. Morton left the band soon after its inception to receive his master’s degree. Adler and Campbell replaced Morton with Abe Spear. For the next five years, the band practised in Adler’s house and around Virginia. In 1995, the band released its self-titled first demo. After the demo, Burn the Priest recorded two split albums with Agents of Satan and ZED respectively. After the band’s first three demos, Burn the Priest added vocalist Randy Blythe to its line up.

In 1997, Morton returned to the band. The following year, the band released its first full-length self-titled album, Burn the Priest, through Legion Records. The album was produced by Today Is the Day guitarist and vocalist Steve Austin. Spear left the band, leaving an open position for a guitarist. Adler’s brother, Willie Adler, became the band’s second guitarist a year later, and a deal with Prosthetic Records was signed.


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  • Byron2606

    Does anyone have a link to Sevens And More? I'd love to get it in my library but I'm having some issues...

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • weed1988

    fuckin' best one!!!!!!!!!

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • GodLord0


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  • VxSxFxNxIx

    Greater than the songs whith in the new name

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Jordisson


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  • mudfucking


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  • Schiiizo_Punk

    Burn the fucking Priest!!!!!!! [2]

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • str8_bg

    ofc it's better. LoG are turning in to sell out. Doing it for the money you know. It's a shame

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MichaelMyers64

    Pretty good shit! I actually just picked this up at Bestbuy and I must say its alot better than Lamb of God's stuff today, this is much more heavier and raw than LOG. Love how there's some deep throat gutturals also, and the double bass drumming is just brutal! Glad I picked up their self-titled CD! \m/\m/

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Stern_J

    i am rather fond of both states of this band

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
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  • Mercenarion

    Really, really poor grindcore.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • knifeintheback

    "I love how people get all bent out of shape and "BTP was fucking awesome!!!OMG!!! LOG SUCKS!!" But it's the same fucking guys in the band....Fucking idiots. " Just because it's the same band doesn't mean there isn't a clear "evolution" in the sound/approach taken to the music. BTP was much more raw and has that air of unrefined hunger about it that some of us like more than LOG's current watered-down state...

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • d-ero

    Young and angry ukrainian groove metal band .............. Don't miss!

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Julian1666

    I meant Willie instead of Abe, haha. Mark just looks so different

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Julian1666

    I love how everyone's like "THIS IS BTP, NOT lamb of god!!!1 omg!" and the profile picture is of lamb of god (mark instead of abe)

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Julian1666

    I scrobble my BTP songs as lamb of god...

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Son-Of-Satan

    Grindcore, nuff said.

    24 May 2011 Reply
  • ReptilianC0mplx

    Resurrection #9 damn. what a song \m/

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jmd420

    I love how people get all bent out of shape and "BTP was fucking awesome!!!OMG!!! LOG SUCKS!!" But it's the same fucking guys in the band....Fucking idiots.

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
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