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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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  • henriiquecrvg

    @Holiday_Jim Ok sir adult...

    10 hours ago Reply
  • Holiday_Jim

    In what other genre in the history of music has there been so much inner-fighting and sub-genre bickering? None. Know why? Because metal fans are FUCKING RETARDED.Honestly, go on practically any metal page and nearly half the comments are children with down-syndrome arguing about the genre. Jesus

    Yesterday 4:35am Reply
  • andrei_r96

    Metalcore or not.. this band sound fucking awesome!

    24 Aug 9:08pm Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    "This sub-classifying shit is a pathetic attempt to say that you are reinventing the wheel. You're not. It's fucking heavy metal. Get over it." - Randy

    16 Aug 3:37pm Reply
  • HellHamMeR3

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

    16 Aug 10:23am Reply
  • zaxr182

    why is everyone so menstrual over genres. just enjoy the fucking music

    16 Aug 3:58am Reply
  • GonchyII

    You all need to stop complaining about the Metalcore tag. It is what it is. Isn't it just more impressive they managed to make such a horrible genre appealing? And whoever it was YES IT CAN BE GROOVE METAL AND METALCORE. Suggesting otherwise doesn't allude to a higher knowledge of music, it suggests you don't understand the concept of combining genres, something "revolutionary" music groups have been doing for years.

    15 Aug 5:22pm Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    just because there are breaks doesnt mean it is core.... grow up kids

    15 Aug 11:02am Reply
  • Grrrrw

    lol metalcore srsly phattmatt49??????? log isnt gay as everything that is tagged as "core"

    25 Jul 5:26am Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    Lamb of God não é metalcore, fdps

    22 Jul 2:41am Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    "Groove metalcore" isn't a thing.

    20 Jul 4:44pm Reply
  • NeilTheRockGuru

    Trailer for lamb of god documentary 'as the palaces burn' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgh2haYyMkc

    10 Jul 9:56am Reply
  • bassius

    groove metalcore definitely. chugging breakdowns all over the place... c'mon now.

    4 Jul 5:41pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    Last time i checked this band was groove metal.

    1 Jul 1:29pm Reply
  • VicBanger

    this v

    23 Jun 1:46am Reply
  • TheBlackCreep

    If LoG are metalcore, than Metallica are death metal. This tag is very, very inappropriate [2]

    22 Jun 12:41pm Reply
  • phattmatt49

    It's metalcore because it has a heavy emphasis on breakdowns

    20 Jun 3:38pm Reply
  • Dm169

    pure metal blood m/

    20 Jun 6:26am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Metalcore was pioneered by bands like Shai Hulud. Lamb of God are metalcore, just the kind of metalcore that came out before record companies put out really bland commercial bands.

    15 Jun 2:33pm Reply
  • octopuss22

    If LoG are metalcore, than Metallica are death metal. This tag is very, very inappropriate

    14 Jun 3:24pm Reply
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