Welcome to the second round of the March Metal Madness 2014 Devil Horn Region. We're one step closer to determining the best metal album of the 21st century, as determined by your votes.
Lamb of God
It was one of the more emotion-fueled concert experiences of 2012 and many top rockers from the metal community joined the members of Suicide Silence to honor the memory of the band's late frontman Mitch Lucker. That special show has now been unleashed as the 'Ending Is the Beginning' CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release and the band has just served up the performance of 'You Only Live Once' with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe as a new video.
The second matchup in the March Metal Madness Devil Horns Region pits two of the most respected bands to have emerged in metal over the past decade plus. But which one will advance in the battle to determine the best metal album of the 21st Century? Let the debate begin.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been a busy man since being acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic last year. Having toured extensively with Lamb of God since then and just releasing the 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary about the trial, Blythe is directing his talents toward a more "highbrow" audience, composing a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet.
"Music is the only reason why I'm not in prison," Randy Blythe says during the intro of 'As the Palaces Burn.' The Lamb of God singer has no idea that he'll soon foreshadow one of his life's most traumatic and heartbreaking ordeals. Of course, in a tragic piece of irony, music became the reason why Blythe found himself one gavel away from spending the next 10 years in prison.
Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and film director Don Argott were the guests on Full Metal Jackie's radio show this past weekend. They spoke with Jackie about the creation of the 'As the Palaces Burn' documentary, which started off as a salute to the band's fans but morphed into something different when frontman Randy Blythe was arrested on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic. The film is screening in theaters across the country. For a list of theaters, check here. If you missed the chat, here's Jackie's full interview with Chris Adler and Don Argott.
You'll want to make plans Saturday night (Feb. 22) to check out VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.' The latest episode finds Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine sitting down for a chat with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to promote their new DVD 'As the Palaces Burn,' while Anthrax's Charlie Benante is on hand to show off some of his drum skills leading in and out of commercial breaks.