Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Working On Two New Books

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe revealed that he is working on two new books. The first one, “Frontman,” will focus on “other people that do his job,” while the second one will serve as “a sort-of sequel” to his 2015 memoir “Dark Days.” He said the following about the latter:

“The last book was about personal accountability. The vehicle to that was the story about me getting arrested and going to trial. This book is about perspective — the core theme is perspective and changing it to a healthy one. In recent years, I’ve been listening to other people’s perspectives rather than just trying to figure out everything myself, because I’m not going to. The book is a collection of stories about different experiences I’ve had with people and what I’ve taken away from those experiences.”

Testament, Municipal Waste, Lacuna Coil, Etc. Added To Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat Cruise

More bands have been added to Lamb Of God’s upcoming “Headbangers Boat” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The updated lineup features: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Lacuna Coil, Gatecreeper, Fit For An Autopsy, Vio-lence, Malevolence, Bleed From Within, Dying Wish, and Mark Morton’s solo band.

Kreator And Lamb Of God Postpone European/UK Tour To 2023

Kreator and Lamb Of God have postponed their European/UK tour once again “due to unforeseen circumstances.” The trek is now scheduled for 2023.

Tour Dates:

02/15 Munich, Germany – Zenith
02/17 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
02/18 Riga, Latvia – Palladium
02/19 Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall Black Box
02/21 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
02/22 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
02/24 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
02/25 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena
02/27 Paris, France – Olympia Paris
02/28 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
03/02 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium
03/03 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
03/04 Essen, Germany – Grugahalle
03/05 Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics Arena
03/07 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
03/08 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
03/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
03/11 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
03/14 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 1
03/15 Madrid, Spain – Riviera
03/17 Zürich, Switzerland – The Hall
03/18 Saarbrücken, Germany – E-Werk
03/19 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle

Lamb Of God Recruit Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Etc. For First-Ever “Headbangers Boat” Cruise

Lamb Of God have revealed the details for their first-ever “Headbangers Boat” cruise. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The following artists will perform: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Mark Morton’s solo band. Jose Mangin, Riki Rachtman, and Jamey Jasta will host.

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe commented:

“Imagine the sheer horror on the faces of all the happy families aboard, let’s say, another cruise when they look across the sea and see GWAR decapitating someone on the main deck of a big-ass boat filled with a few thousand crazed metalheads. If there’s any better reason to go on the Headbangers Boat, I can’t think of one…well, that and all our other friends we’ve played shows on land with that will be joining us. It’s gonna be a party for sure – see y’all somewhere in the Atlantic!”

Guitarist Mark Morton added:

“A thrash metal cruise vacation to the Bahamas? Hell yea! Headbangers Boat! We’re stoked about this one y’all! Join us in a celebration of the heavy metal movement that these bands and these fans have been building for the last two decades. Lots of incredible bands with some more surprises announcing soon. LFG!”

Watch Lamb Of God Perform “Laid To Rest” With Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato In Irving, TX

During their October 20 show at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, TX, Lamb Of God were joined onstage by Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato for a performance of “Laid To Rest.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Badolato previously filled in for Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe in April and after Fit For An Autopsy released a cover of “Walk With Me In Hell.”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe: “I Plan On Making Music For As Long As I Possibly Can”

During an interview with Metal Hammer, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe took some time to reflect on the future. The frontman says he is planning to continue “making music for as long as [he] possibly can.”

Blythe said the following:

“I haven’t seen that exit ramp yet. That’s very specific to Lamb Of God too – not to music in general, as I plan on making music for as long as I possibly can. But nobody needs to see 70 year-old Randy Blythe up onstage jumping around and yelling ‘this is a motherfucking invitation.’”

He also added:

“I’m such a physical performer, that’s what it is for me. Total physical immersion in our music. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do that. I know for a fact that, unless something horrible happens, if we make it to 2025, that’ll be 30 years of the band. I gotta make it to 30 years, and I think my body can take that.”

Lamb Of God Share In-Studio Performance Of “Vanishing”

Lamb Of God have shared an in-studio performance of their song “Vanishing.” That track appears on the group’s latest album “Omens,” which recently debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. The video was recorded during a set at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, CA, which was previously released as part of the band’s “The Making Of: Omens” documentary. You can still check that out HERE.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe: “People Think That Their Uneducated Opinions Are Just As Valid As Those Of World-Renowned Experts”

During a recent interview with the Illinois Entertainer, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe shared his thoughts on humanity’s failure to do a partial reset amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The frontman says “people think, for some insane reason, that their uneducated opinions are just as valid as those of world-renowned experts.”

Blythe said the following:

“This is something that I’m currently struggling with, very hard, as I’m writing a new book. I’m working on a new non-fiction book — I wanted to write fiction, but my agent said, ‘You need another non-fiction book.’ And he was pushing me toward what they call, I guess, an ‘inspirational memoir’ or whatever. So I’m writing this book, and it’s about different perspectives from other people that I’ve tried to incorporate into my own life and take something from. Something positive from — things I have learned from people other than me. And it’s been very difficult to maintain any sort of positivity for a while now. It really has.”

He also added:

“Things have just gotten screwier and screwier and screwier. And I’m thinking, like, ‘What is the cause of this? Why are people acting the way they do?’ And I think that there’s a cult of toxic, narcissistic individualism that has made people think, for some insane reason, that their uneducated opinions are just as valid as those of world-renowned experts. On a bunch of different topics, everything from medicine to foreign policy to economics. I mean, I am in full possession of the fact that I am a man of average intelligence. But I’m smart enough and emotionally stable enough to realize that if I don’t know something, I need to refer to someone smarter than myself. But I think in today’s societal climate, people just don’t want to accept that. And they don’t want to accept uncertainty in their lives, so they go looking for answers and wind up finding some kook conspiracy theorist who provides them with a really strange, in my mind, explanation for things for which there are no concrete answers. It’s like a security blanket for the witless. I think people don’t like feeling insecure, unsure, et cetera, so they’re looking for someone to give them an answer that reassures them that none of their problems are their own fault, that someone else is to blame.”

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Watch Lamb Of God Perform “Redneck” With Three Guitarists

During their October 7 set at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, Lamb Of God were joined onstage by their frequent fill-in guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence) for a performance of “Redneck.” You can see fan-filmed footage of the three-guitar rendition of the song below: