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Lamb of God

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Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler. The band is considered to be a member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

Since its formation, Lamb of God has released six studio albums, one live album, one compilation album and three DVDs. The band’s cumulative sales equal almost two million in the United States. In 2007 the band received a Grammy nomination for their 2006 album Sacrament. Lamb of God has toured with the Ozzfest twice and appeared on Slayer’s The Unholy Alliance Tour in 2006. They have also played at many other major festivals around the world including Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival in the UK, Soundwave Festival and Gigantour (headlined by Megadeth).

Recently, (2008–2010) they have toured with Metallica (World Magnetic Tour). Lamb of God also played on the main stage on Mayhem Festival 2010. The band is currently recording their next album, which is tentatively due in late 2011/early 2012.

Lamb of God was on the 2010 Mayhem Festival on the Main Stage alongside Korn, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch. Paul Waggoner, guitarist for Between the Buried and Me, filled in for Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton during Mayhem Fest.

Lamb of God was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for the Best Metal Performance category for “Set To Fail”, but lost out to Judas Priest. They played the Download Festival 2010 after being confirmed via the official Download Festival website at 00.30 on February 16, 2010. It was their third appearance at Download Festival.

Lamb of God performed for the first time in the Philippines for the annual PULP Summer Slam on April 17, 2010 with thrash metal band Testament. The band also played in India for the first time on May 15, 2010, headlining the Summer Storm festival in Bangalore. They played for their Turkish fans at Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, on May 17.

On April 19, 2010, IGN released a ‘making of’ video that features Lamb of God working on their next single, “Hit the Wall”, which is available as Internet download, without vocals here. The single is featured in the Iron Man 2 video game. They were announced as one band (the other being Baroness) to support Metallica on their Australian tour in late 2010.

In a September 2010 interview, drummer Chris Adler mentioned that Lamb of God will enter the studio in February 2011 to begin work on a seventh album. In November, Chris also mentioned that the band will work with producer Josh Wilbur again.

In 2010, the band was confirmed as being part of the soundtrack for Namco Bandai Games’ 2010 remake of Splatterhouse. The band was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for “In Your Words” at the 53rd Grammy Awards but lost to Iron Maiden.

Lamb of God released the single “Hit the Wall” as a digital download in the US on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.


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