"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.
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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.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe has kept in close contact with his fans for many years, becoming somewhat of a social media king in the realm of metal. To promote his upcoming 'Dark Days: My Tribulations and Trials' memoir and to explain exactly what fans should and should not expect from the book, Blythe has launched a new Tumblr account, the first post of which details his life as Lamb of God's vocalist, his battle with substance abuse, his success in bringing justice to his Czech manslaughter case + much more.
Since releasing 'Resolution' in 2012, Lamb of God have experienced an incredibly eventful chapter of their career. After performing in nearly every corner of the globe and suffering a setback that left vocalist Randy Blythe in Czech court, Blythe has revealed he needs a break from Lamb of God and that he "will not be thinking about Lamb of God, touring, playing heavy metal writing new Lamb of God material" for a long time.
Due to a "family emergency," Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is currently sitting out the initial dates of the band's European tour. There's no official word as to how long Morton will be out for, but Lamb of God surprised Austrian fans last night (Jan. 6) by bringing out Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner to fill in for Morton.