Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Says He Has “No Comment” On Chris Adler’s Status With The Band

As previously reported, Lamb Of God have been touring without drummer Chris Adler due to complications related to injuries he suffered during a 2017 motorcycle accident. Now, during a recent interview with WSOU, frontman Randy Blythe was asked about Adler’s status in the group and he responded with the following: “It’s hard to say what’s gonna happen with Chris Adler. I have no comment on him.” During Adler’s absence, the band have been touring with Art Cruz (Prong, Winds Of Plague).

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Falls Onstage In Camden, NJ

During Lamb Of God’s May 24 set in Camden, NJ, Randy Blythe ended up taking a fall after jumping and slipping on an ego riser. The frontman shared some photos and footage from the incident in the below Instagram post:

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I’m well known as an energetic front man. I’m constantly moving, jumping off shit, climbing on top of stuff, just generally running around like a rabid chicken w/his head cut off. This has always been my way, & this is what my favorite frontmen always did- you see, I came up seeing bands like Bad Brains & The Jesus Lizard- HR & David Yow WENT OFF on stage. So I give 110% EACH NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT. If you aren’t doing that, get off the stage, you damn weakling. I’m also 48 years old. That means that I’ve played hundreds & hundreds of shows. That means… shit happens. Let’s take last night in Camden NJ for example- last song of the set. I’m feeling good. The band, we are a’ rawking. I’ve been running around for 50 minutes, screaming my head off, jumping, kicking, throwing down. It’s near the very end of the last song. Time for one more high kick before the audience sings the last chorus. I approach the two foot tall welded metal ego box. I plant my left foot, balancing on the edge of the ego riser, & swing my right leg up. EXHIBIT A, PHOTO # 1: YEAH, RANDY, YEAH! FUCK YEAH! Just look at that kick! Damn dude- you’re looking GOOD! What grace! What poise! What POWER! That kick would take someone’s head clean off! Freddy Madball would be proud. WAIT! Uh-oh… the ego riser is slick. Something crappy is about to happen… EXHIBIT B, PHOTO # 2: NO, RANDY, NO! TOO MUCH POWER IN THE KICK ON A WET SURFACE! Shit! Left foot slides out from underneath you! This sucks! Mid-air, you realize: RANDY, YOU ARE NOT LOOKING SO GOOD, YOU GODDAMNED IDIOT. SHIT! FUCK! CURL INTO A BALL LIKE WHEN YOU SLAM SKATEBOARDING! HERE IT COMES! BLAM! & you slam into the ego box on your side- OUCH! 1st thought: please don’t let my ribs be broken. 2nd thought: PLEASE let @kevinwilsonnyc have caught that! Roll off ego riser, jump to feet in a split second, finish the song & the set. EXHIBIT C, PHOTO # 3- walk off stage. Tell horrified looking friends that you are not dead, & that nothing is broken. Notice imprint of metal box on back stamped into your flesh. Go ice down back. Wake up sore next day for last day of tour. Remind yourself that you are pushing 50. Walk it off, son… 😂😂😂 ROCK AND ROLL, BABY

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Three Men Arrested For Stealing Lamb Of God’s Guitars

According to CBS 5, 51-year-old Michael Blakeslee, 62-year-old William Widener, and 34-year-old Justin Pearson have all been arrested for allegedly stealing three guitars from Lamb Of God’s trailer before their May 2 show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoeenix, AZ. Widener and Blakeslee were both arrested on May 8, while Petersen was arrested on May 9. All three men have been charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property. Despite this, the instruments have yet to be recovered. One of the men tried to pawn one of the guitars, but he ended up getting turned away. One guitar also previously surfaced in an online marketplace.

DevilDriver & Lamb Of God Singers Relaunch SunCult Surf Apparel And Lifestyle Brand

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara has partnered with Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe to relaunch his family’s SunCult surf apparel and lifestyle brand. You can check out the clothing line HERE and get 10% off with the code “SunCultFam”.

Fafara commented:

“Watching the relaunching of the SunCult brand has been absolutely fulfilling in so many ways for myself and the Fafara family. We’ve brought in Randy, who from day one was a supporter and understood what we were trying to do with the brand, and has become family himself as he actually has a room here at the Fafara house!

We have truly upped the game with new designs as well as kept the aesthetic of the brand for the outcasts, the outsiders, and those who are on the fringes of society, much like ourselves. We are equal parts skate and surf, and are dedicated to the metal/punk rock music lifestyle we live daily – on tour, in the water surfing, or hitting the asphalt on boards!

We will be doing beach clean ups to give back to the community, as well as a few pop up shops to give buyers the chance to get in on SunCult. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where SunCult takes us in 2019 and beyond as we enter into discussions with stores and buyers that are reaching out to carry the brand! Thank you for the continued support – here’s to good times ahead!”

Blythe added:

“When Dez asked me if I wanted to become a partner in his family’s brand, SunCult, my answer was simple: ‘I kinda thought I already was.’ SunCult started as a surf-centric brand, and while surfing is one of the core elements of what we do (and always will be, since we surf SunCult boards together all the time), we wanted to expand it to encompass different aspects of our lifestyle that other people outside of surfing identify with.

That means including the darker aesthetics of the metal and punk music we listen to, the classic horror films we watch, and the urban aggression of a skateboard or bike ride through the cities we spend so much time in on tour. SunCult isn’t for the “beautiful people,” the Gidget-Beach-Blanket-Bingo set; it’s for the freaks, misfits, and weirdos who are already on a permanent aggro-vacation with Dracula.

Personally, in a creative capacity, it’s been gratifying for me to see a few concepts I helped sketch out turn into new designs (including one I’ve had as an idea for a tattoo for 20 years – so cool to see it on a shirt). I really enjoy bouncing ideas around with Dez and crew, then watching our artist bring them to life. I’m looking forward to doing some pop-ups, sponsoring beach cleanups, and meeting the people who ‘get’ what it is we are doing as the brand grows. We’ll know you when we see you…”

One Of Lamb Of God’s Stolen Guitars Surfaces On Online Marketplace

As previously reported, Willie Adler’s “Warbird” guitar and John Campbell’s one of a kind bass were stolen before Lamb Of God’s recent show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. Now, according the Phoenix New Times, a listing for the “Warbird” ended up surfacing on the online marketplace OfferUp. Adler and the police were both contacted, but the guitar was not recovered.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Vince Lewis commented:

“One did turn up on OfferUp. We have yet to name a suspect or recover either guitar. Our investigators are actively working this case.

The more we release, the harder it becomes to catch up with a suspect or locate these items before either go underground or into the wind.”

A Lamb Of God fan named Jay Thrash did attempt to meet up with the seller to try and get the guitar back with some vigilante justice, but the plan didn’t end up working out.

Adler believes the thief may have been an employee at the Ak-Chin Pavilion. Live Nation Entertainment have since commented on that:

“The venue is cooperating fully with local law enforcement. We cannot comment further as this is an ongoing investigation.”

You can read more and see various screenshots at phoenixnewtimes.com.

Two Of Lamb Of God’s Guitars Stolen Before Phoenix Show

On May 2, two of Lamb Of God’s guitars were stolen before their show at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ, including Willie Adler’s “beloved Warbird” and John Campbell’s “one of kind hand painted bass.” Adler posted the following about that:

Lamb Of God Premiere New Lyric Video For “Ashes Of The Wake” B-Side “Another Nail For Your Coffin”

Lamb Of God have premiered a new lyric video for their “Ashes Of The Wake” b-side “Another Nail For Your Coffin.” This song and several previously unreleased demos are available as part of the 15th anniversary edition of “Ashes Of The Wake,” which was released today (May 3). The clip originally debuted on Loudwire, who are also running an interview with guitarist Mark Morton, who took some time to reflect on the record. He said the following about “Another Nail For Your Coffin” in particular:

“Sometimes the reason songs get left off really just comes down to a vote. As I recall, there was some apprehension after I introduced that song, musically. The outro is this really soaring, kind of melodic, almost major-key piece. At the time, I think that some of the band members were a little apprehensive about stepping out of our lane to that degree.”