With their gold-standard modern metal bands Dez Fafara (Devildriver) and D. Randall Blythe (Lamb of God) they have traveled the world using music to uplift throngs of fans. Now with Charka Coin they will allow fans “put your money where your mouth is” with Chakra Coin, a new cryptocurrency designed to foster community and invest in charitable causes. A deflationary token allowing for passive income generation, the core Chakra Coin team pledge to donate a portion of profits to various causes and hope to encourage the whole community to do the same. Read about the launch in Variety:
Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Luminaries from across Metal and Rock have recorded video greetings to wish Machine Head a happy 30th anniversary. The band was founded in Oakland, California after founder Robb Flynn left the Bay Area Thrash band Vio-lence in 1990. Among the artists well wishing are members of of Metallica, Korn, Slayer, System Of A Down, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Exodus, Behemoth, Lamb Of God, Halestorm, Trivium, Fear Factory, Kreator, Hatebreed, Black Stone Cherry, Death Angel, Fit For An Autopsy, Repentance, Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, and many others. The band also released a 30th anniversary shirt via their merch company which you can order below. Watch the clip here
“Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast!”
This past spring, Lamb of God and craft beer brewers BrewDog released their Ghost Walker beer, a specially created non-alcoholic beer with help from Willie Adler and D Randall Blythe. Now Randy and BrewDog will host a virtual beer tasting and Q & A sesh. on Thursday Dec 10 and Friday Dec 11 at 7pm EST. Tickets are $75 and include access to the 25 person Zoom Happy Hour, and a 12 pack of Lamb of God Beer and merch item that’s shipped to your home to enjoy during the event. Plus 15% of each ticket will be donated to NIVA – National Independent Venue Association – an emergency relief fund fighting to preserve independent venues across the US. More details and ticket links can be found below.
Clutch has released their new single “Passive Restraints” today. “Passive Restraints” originally appeared as the title track to the band’s 2nd EP released in 1992. This newly recorded version is part of the Weathermaker Vault Series and features guest vocals by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God. Clutch and Blythe have collaborated on this track live for several years now, the last time at European festival appearances in summer 2019. Stream the song on Spotify and watch the music video, directed by David Brodsky, (The Black Dahlia Murder, Papa Roach).Continue reading
Lamb of God just released their new album, Lamb of God, last Friday via Epic Records (review here, exclusive interview with Willie Adler here). Following the Friday release of their new self-titled album, Lamb of God is connecting with fans through daily online activities today through Thursday, beginning with a “live quarantine video” today on YouTube. The video features three songs recorded by the band live from quarantine. Tune in to watch at the link below.
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
Lamb of God has released a new single “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. A visualizer for the track is available now at the link below.. Fans can pre-order Lamb of God, including a new alternate CD cover version signed by all five band members, now at the band’s official webstore.
House of Vans Chicago has released the full live performance of “Ghost Walking (Live From House of Vans Chicago)”. Lamb of God surprised fans with a free show at House of Vans Chicago on February 14, celebrating the announcement of the Virginia metal band’s new self-titled album coming this June 19th. The special event was curated by the band, with Harm’s Way opening the show as special guests and the event also included a photography exhibit featuring photos from D. Randall Blythe that are included in the new Lamb of God album artwork. The band has decided to release footage from the show as a gift to fans who are currently missing seeing live music. The song performed is the inspiration of their new non-alcoholic beer, “Ghost Walker” in collaboration with BrewDog Brewery. Continue reading
Last night in Chicago at House of Vans, Lamb of God played their first show of 2020. Performing at the intimate venue, with openers Harm’s Way, the band performed a set of hits, including their new single ‘Checkmate’, performed live for the first time ever. The free event included a photography exhibit featuring photos from singer D. Randall Blythe that will be included in the artwork for their upcoming self-titled album, due out on May 8th via Reprise Records.Continue reading
As the chaotic decade of the aughts was closing down, metal’s upper echelon of bands was never in better hands. Few bands embodied the changing of the guard like Richmond Virginia’s Lamb of God who ushered in the decade with New American Gospel (Prosthetic) after famously changing their name from Burn The Priest and really reset the bar of possibility for modern, popular metal bands. The upper tier of genre greats were struggling to find themselves, so along with other leaders of the era such as Mastodon, Gojira, Amon Amarth, and Machine Head, LoG spearheaded a new generation. The five albums (and one live album/DVD) the band put down in ten years really each marked their own distinct high point for the band. Wrath (Epic/Roadrunner) arrived with fanfare and expectations higher than ever. Three years after the slickly produced Sacrament, the band was craving the rawer, more direct approach of their earlier albums and went with producer Josh Wilbur at the helm. Of course, their musicianship was never higher and lyrically the album would touch on timeless themes of American politics, religion, fear-mongering, desperation, anger at systematic injustice, addiction, and self-analysis. Continue reading