Today is a big day for Lamb Of God. The American thrashers started the day with a bang and just announced their new label, new album and a new song to go with it. Go big or go home! Their new label is Nuclear Blast Entertainment, in case you are wondering. They will release their anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, this July via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with whom the band signed a record deal for all territories outside of North America. After several hints, the band is unleashing the brand new track today "Still Echoes" via their website. You can stream the track there. How do you like this new track?
It would appear that Lamb Of God have commenced working on the follow-up to Resolution. The band has launched an official Instagram account and posted some photos including a shot of a Mesa Boogie Mark IV amp and hints at their seventh album. Drummer Chris Adler, who is currently recording with Megadeth, has also confirmed that the band is working on new material. Whether the recordings have started or it is just the writing process, it seems pretty clear that there's work being done on the next Lamb Of God album.
The Summer's Last Stand Tour has been announced! This Slipknot trek kicks off in July with special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White. It will take Slipknot across the USA and Canada in the summer to promote their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates below. You might get a chance to catch this bill in a town near you.
TMZ is reporting that a man called William Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against concert promoter Live Nation regarding injuries he allegedly suffered during a 2012 Lamb Of God show. The gig happened at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on November 23rd, 2012. Tarantino alleges his spine was fractured after being trampled by the crowd in the standing-only section of the venue during the performance. Tarantino seeks more than $75,000 from the promoter for failing to provide adequate security at the event and claims he has suffered permanent injuries as a result of the show.
Lamb Of God have released a new video for an old track, more precisely "Vigil" from their album As The Palaces Burn. It is not random because as it was previously reported the group will re-release the album for its 10th anniversary. Due out on November 11th via Prosthetic/Razor & Tie, this anniversary edition is a remixed and remastered version of 2003's As The Palaces Burn. Lamb Of God is taking you back to that time with the video for "Vigil" which you can watch here.
Last year, American metallers Lamb Of God were working on a film called As The Palaces Burn about their fans all across the globe. However, Randy Blythe's arrest and trial caused that film to take a much different path. You can watch the new trailer for the revised version of this film now over here. The band promises to release more details about it soon. For now, you can enjoy this new twist. The film will premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam between November 20th and December 1st. Theatrical and home releases follow next year.
UPDATE on 04.09.2013: It seems like the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) has won the battle against Lamb Of God. The heavy metal group has been denied a permit to stage a concert in Kuala Lumpur on September 28th because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. As usual, the fans are those who suffer the most with this whole ordeal. The band also decided to cancel the show after reportedly being threatened.
Lamb Of God's vocalist Randy Blythe has recently posted on his blog a short film called The Devil Is The Details which he shot during his trial in Czech Republic where he faced manslaughter charges and later was found not guilty and cleared of all the charges. With a memoir also coming up next year, you can watch the result of Blythe's experimental just under five minutes short film here which ends with "Rest in Peace, Daniel", the young man who died at that 2010 show in Prague after suffering head injuries.
Lamb Of God is partnering up with Killswitch Engage, Testament and Huntress for the final North American Resolution shows. The Americans will end the North American portion of their last record cycle beginning on October 22nd with 28 US and Canadian shows. Joining Lamb Of God on these dates will be long-time friends Killswitch Engage and the support for all shows will be provided by Testament and Huntress. The dates for the tour are below.
After last year's ordeal which was only really over last month, it isn't surprising that publishers wanted to get hold of Lamb Of God's singer Randy Blythe. He has now confirmed that he has penned a memoir focusing mainly on what happened last year about his arrest, incarceration, trial and exoneration that will come out in the Spring of 2014 on Perseus/Da Capo Press in North America and Random House in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Australian metal fans now get their chance to celebrate the return of Lamb Of God because the band will be coming to Australia in September with Meshuggah along for the ride in support of their latest album Resolution. The tickets will be on sale on June 14th.
Following the recent troubles and acquittal of frontman Randy Blythe from all charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb Of God has announced today a North American tour of secondary markets from May 16th through June 20th. The tour continues the support of the album Resolution and hits 30 markets not yet visited on the current album cycle. Support on all dates will be Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10th and The Acacia Strain appearing on the remaining shows.