Watch First Trailer For “Paradise City” TV Series

A trailer for the first season of “Paradise City” has been released online. The show, which is a spin-off of the 2017 film “American Satan,” features: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), BooBoo Stewart, Bella Thorne, the late Cameron Boyce, Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Juliet Simms, Sid Wilson (Slipknot), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Jose Mangin, and more. Here’s an official synopsis:

“The lives of a rock star with ties to the occult and a young rookie kid who idolizes him collide through their broken homes built by the music business.”

Watch Anthrax, Lamb Of God, & Nuclear Assault Members Cover Discharge Tracks

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), and Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault) have shared footage of themselves performing Discharge’s “Doomsday” and “The Final Blood Bath” in quarantine. You can watch that below:

Benante commented:

“The influence of @discharge.official on modern aggressive metal cannot be overstated- their speed & abrasive sound made them true sonic pioneers, helping lead to the creation of the thrash and speed metal genres. The four of us are huge fans, and wanted to pay homage to the ones who paved the way for what we do today.”

The Hear nothing see nothing say nothing Record was constantly played, my mix tapes would Have so many of their songs on it. The bass tone on those records was so Amazing, it was frightening @wainwright.roy a Big Influence on SOD. I remember @scottianthrax and I taking #jameshetfield to see #brokenbones at @cbgbofficial back in the day and being Blown away. I hope you enjoy this quarantine Jam I put together. I 💜 Discharge-thanks to @drandallblythe #danlilker and @pieromedone”

Randy Blythe On New Lamb Of God Album: “This Whole Record Is Political”

During a new interview with Kerrang!, Randy Blythe talked a bit about Lamb Of God’s new self-titled album (out May 8). According to the frontman, the “whole record is political.”

Blythe said the following while discussing the band’s latest single “Checkmate“:

“It’s the most on the nose politically, but this whole record is political. There’s not a single song [on the album] about an individual. When we had [George W. Bush] during the (2004 album) ‘Ashes Of The Wake‘ era, he was a whole lot easier to write specifics about because we had the war in Iraq, the mythical weapons of mass destruction, but right now, the political world everywhere looks like Peewee Herman’s playhouse.”

He also added:

“They are two sides of the same coin. Civility and discourse is at an all time low, and that’s because people view political parties now not for their policies, but they support these different parties like sports teams. The lyrics reflect that. The system is a fucking fraud.”

Saudade Premiere New Song “Lions” Feat. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) & Lee “Scratch” Perry

Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Lions” via Revolver. This track features Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Blythe said the following about the song:

“For me, it’s a super big honor to have Scratch on the track, to be on a track with him because that’s something that, coming from my world and being in this heavy-metal band on tour with Slayer, if someone had told me, “You’re going to be on a track with Lee Scratch Perry,” I would have said, “Get the fuck outta here!”

If you read interviews with me and people ask me, “What metal are you listening to?” I’m like, “I’m not!” I’m listening to a lot of Seventies dub reggae, you know? You’ll see that again and again and again in interviews, and of course Scratch is such a huge component of that. And in music in general, like, people outside the sort of reggae world don’t understand the range of his influence he pioneered in his Black Ark studio.

I’m a huge fan. Anything that is dubbed out, like, weird, tripped-out stuff, that’s all coming from him working with analog equipment in the Sixties and Seventies. He’s a genius. I have a biography of him called People Funny Boy my wife got me that’s one of my favorite books.

If you understand what he did and him being the first guy to do this kind of stuff, really at the forefront of it, and you start looking for that influence in all forms of music, it’s there. A lot of people don’t even know that. So, for me, having him on the track, getting to be with someone who has really, truly influenced music in general, not just like our genre or reggae or whatever, but music in general — it’s a big deal.”

He also added:

“…I wrote all the lyrics, and if you read the lyrics on face value — I’ll send them to you — it’s a bit abstract at times. I use a lot of really heavy poetic imagery, but then it reads almost like a psychosexual, Natural Born Killers kind of vibe. I sing from a male voice about being with my love, and I want her to “draw her knife,” and I say, “death from above,” then the chorus is “We kill with a kiss.”

So, it kind of comes off as this whole Natural Born Killers, kind of psychotic thing. But what the song is about is an invasive species of fish called Lionfish. They’re from Asia and they have been introduced into our ecosystem here in the Caribbean and on the East Coast. They first showed up in ’85, I think, down in Florida. These are one of the most aggressively dangerous, invasive species in all of the marine world. They’re venomous — they’ll fuck you up — and they kill everything. They don’t have any natural predators here on the East Coast.

They think that Lionfish are here as a result of some bored aquarium hobbyist who let them loose in our waters because they’ve done genetic research, and the first ones they found matched stuff that came from the Philippines where most of the aquarium hobbyists came from. So, they think some aquarium people had these lionfish in their tanks, [and] instead of killing them, they just let them loose.

It’s a really big problem down in our ecosystem on the East Coast, particularly down in Florida and the Caribbean. I was in the Caribbean on a photo gig, and I was doing a lot of snorkeling and spear-fishing on the coral reef for these lionfish when I wasn’t working because one adult lionfish can reduce the juvenile fish population of a coral reef by 79 percent — all the fish. They’re killing everything.

So my wife came down to Cayman and I said, “Honey, we’re going lionfish hunting.” I had a homemade spear and took her out with me in the water hunting these lionfish. It’s pretty scary because if one stings you — they move slow, but they move aggressively so if you miss, one might rush you — but if one stings you … you should look it up. It locks you up. It’s not like a bee sting, it’s like if you got stung on your throat, your throat would swell up and you’d die in the water.

This song is about me and my wife going in the water and trying to eradicate some of this lionfish population. That’s the only way to keep them under control now, because they don’t have any fear. It was a neat image to me. It’s an environmental song, but it’s also kind of this crazy, Natural Born Killers story.”

You can read more from Blythe and Saudade leader Chuck Doom (Team Sleep, etc.) HERE.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Guest On New Saudade Song With Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe previously recorded vocals for a new Saudade (Team Sleep, Bad Brains, etc.) track and now it has been revealed that Lee “Scratch” Perry will be guesting on the song as well. The collective confirmed the news on Instagram:

[via The PRP]

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Join Pigface For Their Full Tour

Pigface, the industrial project led by Martin Atkins, have been out on their first tour in 14 years and they have recruited a number of guests for the trek including Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, who has now decided to stay with the group for the full tour. You can see footage of him in action below:

Pigface’s current incarnation includes the following:

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.