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Virginia, United States (2000 – present)

Lamb of God is an American groove metal band, originally formed under the name Burn the Priest.

The roots of Lamb of God were planted in the year 1990, when Mark Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell were friends at Virginia Commonwealth University. The trio began playing at Adler’s house in Richmond weathering chilly conditions. “There was no heat in the house,” recalls Campbell. “We would hang around the kerosene heaters, get really drunk and write metal songs. Fumes and Black Label beer were definitely what fueled our early days.”

After graduation, Morton moved to Chicago to pursue a master’s degree, but the band continued. A new guitarist, Abe Spear, replaced Morton as the band retired its instrumental sound and added Randy Blythe on vocals.

The quartet, known then as Burn the Priest, became a fixture in the tightly-knit Richmond music scene. To compete with the high-level of musicianship displayed by their contemporaries, the band adopted a rigid practice schedule. “To this day, we practice five days a week out of necessity,” says Campbell. “The bands in Richmond can flat outplay you and if you don’t practice, they will blow you off the stage. Bands like Breadwinner and Sliang Laos - two local math-metal bands - could play insanely complicated music note perfect. They inspired us to raise the bar musically and taught us the work ethic we needed to be a success.”

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  • the-wild-healer

    Maybe its just because I was into them the most when it came out, but Sacrament is one beast of an album. Their best I think.

    22 Dec 2:10am Reply
  • Sefyrot

    Burn The Priest мне не удалось нормально оценить, хорошо из уважения к первой пробе пера только. New American Gospel и As The Palaces Burn - прекрасные альбомы и любимые вещи данной группы. Ashes Of The Wake оставляет вполне приятное впечатление. Все дальнейшее, непонятно как, но лютая хуета.

    19 Dec 11:18pm Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    Ashes of the Wake is def their best album, but every album they've put out since then has been sum fukkin good headbanging shit too

    11 Dec 9:26am Reply
  • ajesusgoat

    the dude kiled a dude, so hardcore bro

    7 Dec 10:46pm Reply
  • Ape-2

    GhostFame: They were on hiatus for awhile after Randy's trial, but they have stated that they are back together again and writing new material. Possibly 2015 releaes? Who knows. Personally, I haven't been excited about Lamb of God releases since Ashes of the Wake, like many bands that make it to this level, the quality of the material went to shit after they got on that typical mainstream cycle of touring for 2 years and then cramming a record in a 2-3 month span. The next record, whenever it comes out, will likely be their best in awhile, but they'll undoubtedly start touring excessively like every other "mainstream" metal band and start churning out crap again. Sigh. As for the genre bickering. Bah. It's metal. It's heavy metal. It's not death metal or black metal. It's not as groovy as other groove metal bands but it's not as poppy as most metalcore bands. At this point, I stop caring.

    6 Dec 1:41pm Reply
  • GhostFame

    Does anyone know if they'll have new stuff out soon?

    3 Dec 7:53pm Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    v you heard him!!!!1eleven!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 Dec 7:06pm Reply
  • klun222

    Dont ever fucking mix thrash and metalcore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    29 Nov 1:24pm Reply
  • mephistoeles

    the fanbase is shit but that's how it is in most metal bands anyway, but this band right here has a very solid discography, packed with riffs and breakdowns

    23 Nov 12:04am Reply
  • nnnienke

    Forever ♥

    14 Nov 12:01am Reply
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    31 Oct 8:56am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Lamb of God

    24 Oct 8:28pm Reply
  • warhead547

    \\m/

    15 Oct 4:52am Reply
  • nomeutente94

    Last album is bad ass in all its grace.

    12 Oct 10:06am Reply
  • RicardoCarmine

    band is so much fun

    8 Oct 11:27pm Reply
  • Ryker_Anzet

    Its pure Fucking American Heavy Metal !!

    2 Oct 6:32am Reply
  • Wacke666

    Wrath!

    30 Sep 7:04am Reply
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    24 Sep 6:31pm Reply
  • HellHamMeR3

    Thanks for the PURE American Metal :) \\\\m/

    16 Sep 9:57pm Reply
  • NamelessDoubler

    Give a listen! LH05: Waltz of Death (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTyNJuljRXk https://soundcloud.com/lh05/waltz-of-death/ http://www.last.fm/music/LH05

    7 Sep 8:53am Reply
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