Watch Gojira Perform “Backbone” With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe At 2021 Knotfest Iowa

During their September 25 set at Knotfest Iowa in Indianola, IA, Gojira were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe for a performance of “Backbone.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Saudade Release Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords” Featuring Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have teamed up with Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for a cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Blythe commented:

“I’ve always wanted to cover ‘Day of the Lords‘— in my opinion, it is the heaviest of Joy Division songs. With Saudade, we have such a widely-varied pool of musical backgrounds to draw from that I knew we could add some interesting sonic layers to the tune while honoring the original.

The lyrics to ‘Day of the Lords’ are undeniably bleak— as well, the song was recorded during a pandemic, so I wanted the video to reflect the poetic isolation conveyed in the lyrics and the literal isolation felt by many across the globe at this time. Rizz did a great job of getting that stark loneliness across visually.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“This track came together in such a fun and organic way right from the first session. Gil and I tracked the basics with Drums, Steel Drums, Fender Rhodes, Synths and Bass. Our buddies Todd and Matt added guitars. When Randy came out Los Angeles we all spent a couple days working on the song together.

It was really fun to make music with friends in the same room again. We want to thank Rizz for creating a beautiful visual interpretation of the song for us to share. Much Love and Respect to Ian Curtis and Joy Division.”

Gil Sharone added:

“Covering ‘Day of The Lords‘ was a blast. When Randy mentioned it to Chuck I thought it was a killer idea and we jumped in the studio within days of that call. We started building the track with just drums and an outline of chords which isn’t the usual process.

It was awesome to see the track reveal itself as we kept adding more layers. I feel like we accomplished our goal of paying tribute to Joy Division but also making the song our own. The track feels like a journey. Every section has its own dynamic and keeps growing until the final climax. Randy’s vocal performance really captured what we were doing musically and I’m very proud of the track.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Urges Fans To Get Vaccinated And Wear Masks

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and Hatebreed officially kicked off “The Metal Tour Of The Year” in Austin, Texas earlier tonight (August 20) and prior to the concert, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe shared a message for fans planning to attend the shows. The frontman urges everyone to get vaccinated and to mask up to help keep others safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blythe said the following:

“Tonight’s the 1st night of our tour with @Megadeth, @Triviumband, & @Hatebreedofficial. Tour after tour is cancelling/rescheduling because someone tested positive for COVID, w/some folks I personally know getting VERY sick. Therefore, we are going to try our best to maintain #thebubble so we can get through this motherfucker (that means a strict NO GUESTS BACKSTAGE policy- ZERO exceptions, so don’t bother asking me.) We will be wearing masks backstage, not hanging out on other band’s buses, etc. Welcome to the #NOFUNTOUR2021.

These are weird times, but as Hunter S. Thompson said: ‘When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.’

BTW, we don’t get sick days out here, so spare me the ‘it’s just a bad flu’ crap. ‘A bad flu’ doesn’t work for a singer, ok? I’m a healthy dude w/a strong immune system- in 25+ years I have cancelled precisely ONE show due to illness (food poisoning in Vegas- shitting & puking violently at the same time), & I don’t want to start now.

On that note, if you are coming out to a show, if I were you, I would A) be vaccinated, & B) wear a fucking mask. These are outdoor shows, & while science tells us that outdoor transmission is much less likely, I would still go with better safe than sorry. If you think vaccines & masks are nonsense, I have ZERO interest in arguing with you. Good luck to you, & I mean that 100%- I wish illness on NO ONE.

Before I got sober, I cheerfully did: heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, Oxycontin, Xanax, Percocet, Vicodin, LSD, ecstasy, barbiturates, PCP, mushrooms, weed, opium, morphine, fentanyl, a bunch of other weird shit I had zero idea of what it was, & of course- UNGODLY amounts of alcohol.

Needless to say, I am not scared of a vaccine.

If you are on the fence, wondering ‘Hmmm… should I bring a mask to the show?’ my advice is… YES. Will it be hot & uncomfortable? Probably. Is it doable? Definitely. If my old ass can fly screaming across the stage for over an hour with giant blasts of fire going off all around me, you can wear a mask for a few hours to help protect yourself & others.

PSA over. Have fun & stay safe, y’all.”

Lamb Of God, Vowws, & Stolen Babies Members To Be Featured On Saudade’s Cover Of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords”

Saudade (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have recruited Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Matt Campbell (Vowws), Dominique Lenore Persi (Stolen Babies), and Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) for their upcoming cover of Joy Division’s “Day Of The Lords.” The track is expected to be released in September.

Randy Blythe commented:

“‘Day Of The Lords‘ has long been my favorite Joy Division song. I’ve always been amazed at the sonic gravity of the tune, despite being assembled from such relatively sparse instrumentation— I’ve wanted to cover it for quite some time now.”

Chuck Doom continued:

“My first thought when Randy suggested covering ‘Day Of The Lords‘ was to honor the original, second was to make it a bit of our own. As we started building the track it felt like our vibe was translating to the original in a cool and organic way.”

Gil Sharone added:

“When Chuck hit me up saying Randy wanted to cover ‘Day Of The Lords,’ I thought it was an awesome idea, and we were in the studio within days. We didn’t have anything planned going in except knowing that we wanted to do the original justice and make it our own. We had a blast during the process and it came together organically.”

“We built the track starting with the drums and an outline of the chord changes. It was amazing to watch it come to life with every new part being added. We were able to sneak in elements of dub, jazz, and metal, while still respecting the sound and feel of the original. Once Randy put his vocals down, it glued everything together and took the song to the next level.”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Preparing To Write Second Book

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is getting ready to write his second book. The frontman says he has submitted a proposal for the effort and that it has already been accepted by the publishers.

Blythe said the following:

“It’s been six years since my 1st book, Dark Days, came out. I’ve been kinda busy but I can’t screw around any longer- it’s finally time to write a new one. The proposal is done, the publishers accepted it, & the contract is hammered out & in the mail.

Shit- that means I actually have to write this thing! All I’ll say is: A) it’s another non-fiction book, & B) I just spent over two weeks utterly consumed by writing the freaking introduction. 2,296 words in 15 days- that not a lot, but I want it to be RIGHT. Plus, I’m just stretching the old muscles, getting back in shape for the brutal long haul that lies ahead. The sustained creative heavy lifting required to write a book makes writing the lyrics for an album look like preschool finger painting. Plus, if what you’re doing is turning out shitty, you can’t just blame the rest of your band. (sorry dudes 😂😂😂)

Most books on writing of are bullshit, collections of pointless “exercises” from people who haven’t sold any other books of their own (I should know, I’ve bought most of them.) No book on earth is gonna turn you into a good writer. There is no magic pill. Just like playing music, shooting photos, or pursuing any other creative endeavor- the ONLY way to find out if you’re any good is to DO IT. You gotta write, & the hardest part of writing is sitting your ass down to do it, & then repeating that process day after day after day. There IS a book that can help you start to do that though- “The War of Art” by @steven_pressfield. This book (& his other books) got me through writing my last book, & it will get me through this one, goddammit. As my friend the writer Brian Pulido said when he gave me a copy “It’s like a fireman’s hatchet when you’re stuck in a house burning down around you.” I can’t even remember how many times I’ve already read this book. I’m reading it again now.

If you want to try to be a writer (or pursue any sort of art) but you’re too intimidated to start, BUY THIS BOOK. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Read it. Do what it says. Then sit your ass down in the chair and write- you’ll find out eventually if you’re any good.

Cheers to all the writers out there- I’m rooting for y’all!”

Saudade (Team Sleep, Etc.) In The Studio With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

It looks like Saudade (Team Sleep, etc.) are collaborating with Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe once again. The collective recently shared photos of the frontman in the studio with Gil Sharone (ex-Marilyn Manson, etc.), Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep), and Chuck Doom (Team Sleep, Crosses):

Watch Lamb Of God, Quicksand, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have recruited 20 musicians for a hardcore cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” In addition to the show’s host, Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds, the track features: Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Urian Hackney (The Armed, Rough Francis), Rachel Rosen (Most Precious Blood, Indecision), Bo Lueders (Harm’s Way), Jeffrey Eaton (Modern Life Is War), Christina Michelle (Gouge Away), Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Vermapyre), Brody King (God’s Hate), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca), Lisa Mungo (Filth is Eternal, He Whose Ox Is Gored), Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Shawna Potter (War On Women), James Muñoz (The Bled, XED Out), Miss Eaves, Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective), Ryan Bland (Ache), Mike Lennon (Healthy Scratch), Peter Bruno (Tyrannosaur), and Malachi Kies (Dogmeat). “Two Minutes To Midnight” commented:

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Guests On New Voodoo Glow Skulls Song “The Walking Dread”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is featured on a new Voodoo Glow Skulls song titled “The Walking Dread.” That track is from the band’s new album “Livin’ The Apocalypse,“ which was released today (May 14).

Clutch Premiere Video For New Version Of “Passive Restraints” Featuring Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

Clutch have released a new version of their song “Passive Restraints” as part of their “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The updated take on the track features Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe and an official video for it can be found below:

Neil Fallon commented:

“‘Passive Restraints‘ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to. It was a staple of Clutch sets for years, but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb Of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet and finally we caved. And we were glad we did. Last time Clutch played ‘Copenhell‘ Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”

Blythe added:

“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints.’ We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at ‘Copenhell Fest‘ in Denmark, and I had a blast both times.

I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”