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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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  • ThrashWork

    Banda foda do caraio

    10 Jan 8:05pm Reply
  • rusverm

    https://vk.com/kritikarokpesen?w=wall-51140227_6121 Lamb of God – Redneck крайне высоко оценена в критике рок песен, одна из лучших песен жанра!

    8 Jan 6:32pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    v you heard him!!!!1eleven!!!!!!!!!!!! [2] don't fuck with klun222

    5 Jan 7:08pm Reply
  • 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • ajesusgoat

    the dude kiled a dude, so hardcore bro

    7 Dec 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • GhostFame

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

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

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

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • klun222

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

    29 Nov 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • nnnienke

    Forever ♥

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
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    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Lamb of God

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • warhead547

    \\m/

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nomeutente94

    Last album is bad ass in all its grace.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • RicardoCarmine

    band is so much fun

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Ryker_Anzet

    Its pure Fucking American Heavy Metal !!

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Wacke666

    Wrath!

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
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