Every now and again, a record captures the mood of an era with such frightening accuracy that even though it might not be the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, it resonates so profoundly that you have no alternative but to sit up and take notice. Not since the ’80s, when the burgeoning thrash scene was fuelled by a world living in fear of murky politics and the threat of nuclear war, has the timing been so perfect for such a scathing indictment of present times. Continue reading
Ghost Cult had the honor of chatting with Willie Adler of Lamb of God recently, to talk all about the brand new self-titled album, due out on June 19th, 2020. Willie was in high spirits as we broke down the new album together, covering topics from the bands’ approach to the new album, his writing partnership with Mark Morton, how many throwback grooves went into this album, D. Randall Blythe breaking new ground asa singer, the bands’ veteran status in the scene, working with guests such as Chuck Billy of Testament and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Willie’s hand in helping create their non-alcoholic “Ghost Walker Beer”, thoughts on 30 years of LoG history, and much more. You can pre-order the album at this link and listen to our chat below. Continue reading
Vanguard level Metal band Lamb of God has set a self-titled release Lamb of God for their next album name and a May 8th date via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The new album will be the first without co-founder and former drummer Chris Adler who left the band in 2019. He was replaced by Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague). Cruz has been playing with LoG since 2018 and toured with Slayer on their farewell tour for his very first gigs. The record is their first since their comeback album VII: Sturm Und Drang in 2016, which saw them tour the world and become one of the dominant bands in the genre. The first single ‘Checkmate‘ was teased earlier this week and drops tomorrow, Thursday, February 6th. Continue reading
On of Modern Metal’s leading lights, Lamb of God has shared a video teaser hinting at their next release, due at some point in 2020. The clip shows the band in the studio and ends with a solemn “2020”. Watch it below. The new LoG album will be the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed VII: Sturm Und Drang (Reprise). The band also released a tribute EP to a fallen fan, The Duke in 2016, and also reconvened under their original moniker Burn The Priest to celebrate twenty years as a band in 2018 with an album of covers of Hardcore and Metal songs, Legion: XX. The new album will be the first without former co-founding drummer Chris Adler who departed the band in 2019. He was officially replaced by Art Cruz (Prong, Winds of Plague), who was a live fill-in for the band until he joined officially.
In a surprising move, Lamb of God has announced that Chris Adler is no longer a member of the band he helped build since 1999. In a report by Metal Injection, the band made a statement on social media today announcing the move. The band has welcomed Art Cruz (Prong/Winds of Plague) as the permanent replacement for Adler, whose brother Willie is still in the band. There has been no statement by Chris at this time. Adler has been sidelined from Lamb Of God’s live shows since 2018 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident and did not have a clear timetable for his return. Adler is booked to perform Russian tour dates this fall with Hail!, the metal supergroup-type shows. Continue reading
We were gathered at The BB&T Pavilion to pay respects to the life and times of the almighty Slayer. Joining us here in the congregation is Cannibal Corpse who showered us in hymns new such as ‘Red Before Black’ and old, like ‘Hammer Smashed Face’. A funeral pyre of from Amon Amarth which included ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’, ‘As Loke Falls’ as well as Raise Your Horns’. A fitting tribute.
In a statement just posted to their social media pages, Lamb Of God has announced that drummer Chris Adler will not participate in the Slayer tour, slated to begin tonight and run until the end of August. He will be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Art Cruz, best known for his work Prong and Winds Of Plague. Hopefully, everything is alright with Chris and his family, one of the best drummers and most admired people in metal. Continue reading