Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Says Metallica’s James Hetfield “Literally Helped Save [His] Life” In His Battle With Alcoholism

As previously reported, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently re-entered a treatment program to get help with addiction issues. A number of people have since offered the frontman their support, including Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe, who said Hetfield previously “helped save [his] life” in his battle with alcoholism.

Blythe said the following:

“I got sober while we were on tour with Metallica almost 9 years ago. The first day of that run, one of my crew guys came to me and said “Hey, Hetfield’s looking for you”- we had been touring with them in the States & Europe for over a year and I was just RAGING, especially in Europe, but inside I was MISERABLE.

He knew I had been trying to quit drinking, it wasn’t working for me anymore, & it all came to an end in Australia. A HUGE FACTOR in my willingness & ability to get sober while on fucking heavy metal tour was the fact that I had James & some of his crew who were also sober to talk to- I didn’t have to do it alone.

James & crew babied me through my first month of sobriety out there on the road- it was a heavy trip. I couldn’t have done it without them. When I saw the news about James today, I hurt so bad inside for him, because he was there for me when I was in such bad shape- I know how dark it can get.

But it was also a very strong reminder for me of what I am, & what waits for me if I fuck up & forget I am alcoholic. If you’re an alcoholic, NO ONE IS IMMUNE, no matter how long you have been sober. James is in the right place right now, though, & as he has gone there of his own volition, it sounds like to me he wants sobriety back- and that is the key to it all, you have to want it.

So my thoughts & prayers are with him- I love that dude. He literally helped SAVE MY LIFE.”

Blythe’s comments were made in response to Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta’s recent Instagram post, in which he said that Hetfield inspired him to get sober.

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Lamb Of God’s “Sacrament” Certified Gold In The U.S.

Lamb Of God’s 2006 album “Sacrament” has officially been certified gold by the RIAA. The band was presented with the honor to signify 500,000 units sold. This includes traditional sales as well as equivalent album units from downloads (10 tracks equal one unit) and on-demand audio and/or video streams (1,500 streams equal one unit).

Woman Sings Lamb Of God‘s “Ghost Walking” On Germany’s “The Voice”

A woman named Stefanie Stuber recently won over the judges on the German version of “The Voice” with a cover of Lamb Of God‘s “Ghost Walking.” You can watch footage of her performance below. It’s worth noting that Stuber has performed in a number of bands including Mission In Black, Sonic Rainbow, Enslave The Chain, etc.

Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Power Trip Announce European/UK Tour

Lamb Of God, Kreator, and Power Trip will be hitting the road on a European/UK tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/27 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
03/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
03/30 Oulu, FIN – Teatria
03/31 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
04/02 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
04/03 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
04/04 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
04/05 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/07 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
04/08 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/09 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
04/11 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
04/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
04/15 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
04/17 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
04/18 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
04/19 Brussels, BEL – AB
04/21 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
04/22 Manchester, UK – Academy
04/23 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
04/24 Birmginham, UK – O2 Academy
04/25 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton

Lamb Of God Officially Part Ways With Chris Adler

Lamb Of God have officially parted ways with Chris Adler. Art Cruz (Winds Of Plague, etc.) will now serve as the band’s permanent drummer.

The group commented:

“Dear Lamb of God fans,

We returned last week from a great European festival run and our final tour with Slayer in North America. We are excited to keep the momentum going and dive into the next record.

We’d like to officially welcome Art Cruz, who has been playing drums with us on tour for the last year, as the new drummer of Lamb of God. Art will be joining us in the studio as we begin pre-production and recording of a new album.

We’re very proud of everything this band has accomplished over the last two decades. We would like to thank Chris Adler for his contributions over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Thank you,

John, Mark, Randy & Willie”

Black Veil Brides & Lamb Of God Singers Pay Tribute To Late Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce

Actor Cameron Boyce has sadly passed away at the age of 20. His death was the result of a seizure that was related to an “ongoing medical condition.” Boyce was known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants,” the TV show “Jessie,” and Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” movies. He will also appear in the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City,” which stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria). A number of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor including Biersack and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see what they had to say below:

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“Shine on, Bright Star” Hollywood, CA. 1.5.2019 It is with a heavy heart that I must bid this young man, @thecameronboyce, a peaceful journey on his trip to the great beyond. I met Cameron working in Hollywood- we did some acting together for an upcoming production. Cameron was a Disney child actor, now growing into a young man- he was just 20 years old when he died last night of natural causes due to an ongoing medical condition. Despite being famous as a child star, he was as about as down to earth as a person could get, which greatly impressed me- there was absolutely zero sense of entitlement about him. We had a lot of laughs on set, not to mention good talks on the nature & perils of fame. Cameron was incredibly talented- he could dance, sing, & was a brilliant actor with a great sense of humor & a genuine curiosity about the world- just truly a joy to watch perform. I would watch him on set doing his thing & think “Man- he’s SO GOOD.” Incidentally, his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann (Allen) Boyce, is a Civil Rights icon, one of the first 12 African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the south, in 1956- I believe that this sort of upbringing lead to his strength of character, & philanthropic nature. Although he & I came from very different worlds- the Disney scene & the heavy metal music world are pretty much polar opposites- we got along well & I was really looking forward to seeing & working with him again. I extend my most sincere condolences to Cameron’s family & friends. The world needs more socially aware & kind hearted young men, & we certainly lost a good one last night. I took this photo on set- you can see the kindness in his eyes. Safe journey, bro- see you on the other side. #ripcameronboyce #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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Watch Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Lamb Of God & Jinjer’s Sets From 2019 Full Force Festival

ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Lamb Of God and Jinjer’s sets from the 2019 Full Force Festival in Gräfenhainichen, Germany. You can watch those below: