ONI Share Music Video For New Song “Secrets” Featuring Iggy Pop & Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe

ONI have premiered a new video for their new song “Secrets.” The track, which features Iggy Pop and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, will appear on the band’s new album “Loathing Light,” which is set to be released on June 17.

Jake Oni said the following about working with Iggy Pop:

“He came down, we had some food and just chilled. And then he did his thing all over the song. He asked me for ideas about how to approach it, which was just crazy and cool. It all worked so well and came out sick.”

Randy Blythe added:

“It was awesome to work with Jake again, and of course the usual suspects, my compatriots Mark Morton and Josh Wilbur – always a good time. But to be on a track and film a video with one of my biggest influences as a frontman, the OG godfather of punk and living legend Iggy Pop? Completely priceless.”

Oni also commented on the new album:

“The songs are very much written from the first person, with a lot of ‘I’ and ‘me’ in the lyrics as opposed to ‘us’ or ‘you’. The music encompasses many different vibes, both light and dark. I really challenged myself to address difficult things I’ve gone through over the years.

Mark [Morton] helped me through a lot of stuff with mental health and addiction, things he’s gone through himself. He’s definitely been a big support for me. I worked with him before in a full band, but this time, it was just he and I, writing an entire album together, which was killer.

I don’t want anyone in there besides Mark and Josh [Wilbur] when I’m recording vocals. They get what I can do. They know my limitations and how to utilize my talents like nobody else really can fully.”

“Loathing Light” Track Listing:

01. “The Lie”
02. “Against My Sins”
03. “Secrets” (feat. Iggy Pop & Randy Blythe)
04. “Awaken”
05. “War Ender” (feat. City Morgue)
06. “Heart To Stone”
07. “Battery Tomb”
08. “Sequence Static”
09. “Gasoline”
10. “Golden”

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Fit For An Autopsy And Vio-Lence Members In Green Bay, WI

During Lamb Of God’s April 22 show in Green Bay, WI, the band performed with an adjusted lineup featuring Fit For An Autopsy frontman Joe Badolato on vocals and Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel on bass. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Badolato was filling in for Randy Blythe, who is still recovering from COVID-19, while Demmel was filling in for John Campbell, who needed to “take care a family matter back home.” The group commented:

“Thank you to our brother Joe Badolato (@joebad) for helping make Green Bay a special night. Sioux Falls – Randy will be in Sioux Falls and return to the stage tomorrow night! Additionally, John Campbell had to take care a family matter back home and will be away for a few days. We had time to plan for this so @PhilDemmel has graciously joined us and will fill in on bass. We support each other as family and look forward to John’s quick return.”

Lamb Of God Recruit Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato For Green Bay, WI Show

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 22 show in Green Bay, WI as he continues to recover from COVID-19. During his absence, Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato will be filling in. Chimaira’s Mark Hunter was originally filling in for Blythe, but he has since taken ill as well. The band commented:

“Green Bay – unfortunately, Randy will not be able to perform but we WILL see you tonight! Our brother Joe Badolato from Fit For An Autopsy will be stepping in to handle vocal responsibilities this evening. We expect Randy to return to our show on Sunday in Sioux Falls.”

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Chimaira, Trivium, & In Flames Vocalists

As previously reported, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was forced to miss the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band performed with several guest vocalists including: Chimaira’s Mark Hunter, Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, and In Flames‘ Anders Fridén. You can see footage of that below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Miss Grand Rapids, MI Show After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter To Fill In

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter will be filling in.

The band issued the following statement:

“Grand Rapids – Randy Blythe tested positive for COVID over the weekend and has been isolating away from the rest of the band. While his symptoms have been mild and he’s on the mend, he will not be able to perform tonight at the Van Andel Arena. However, the show will go on!

We are working to put together a special show with our brother Mark Hunter from Chimaira taking over the mic and a few friends helping out as well. We’ll see you tonight!

We are hopeful he will be able to return later this week and will update as soon as we can.”

Blythe also commented:

“After two years, the ‘rona finally got me. Regrettably, the symptoms of COVID look pretty much exactly like regular tour life for me- achey/sore throat/headache (I’m 51 years old, I scream & jump around like a maniac to very loud music for over an hour each night, so of course I ache & have a sore throat & a headache- that’s just called “tour”), so I thought what I was feeling was just normal.

However, after my throat got worse, just to be safe I took a test, & it popped up positive. I IMMEDIATELY isolated myself from my band & all other humans, contacted anyone I had been near to let them know, & will continue to isolate until I am no longer contagious. This is the correct, ethical thing to do- what feels like a really bad cold to me could mean something very, very different to an immuno-compromised person who is unable to be vaccinated like I am, or an elderly person.

I am already feeling better, but in order to protect my band, our fans, and the health of the tour, I have to miss tonight’s show. This sucks, but it’s the cost of doing business these days. Our old friend Mark Hunter of Chimaira fame will return to the stage & fill in for me tonight- thank you, Mark, you’re a solid dude & I know you will kill it! I only wish I could be there to see it!

I hope to be back onstage later this week. Thanks for your understanding in advance- this is nothing I wanted to happen, but I am doing my best to do the right thing here. Cheers- R”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Guests On New Mutually Assured Destruction Song “Spirit Liberation”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is featured on a new Mutually Assured Destruction song titled “Spirit Liberation.” This track is from the band’s new album “Ascension,“ which will be released on May 18.

Mutually Assured Destruction’s Ace Stallings told Revolver the following about the collaboration:

“I do a podcast called Forum of Passion where I interview people involved in hardcore, punk, and metal. When lockdown started I realized Lamb of God wouldn’t be on tour and that Randy might be available to talk with me. We didn’t know each other, but I took a shot in the dark and messaged him to see if he would be down. Much to my surprise he was and we had a great interview.

We struck up a friendship from that and when it came time to record the LP I thought, “LOG is a big influence on us and on the city, it’d be so cool to have him on this”. I sent him a couple tracks to pick from and he was more than happy to work with us. He wrote his own lyrics to his guest spot, came to our studio and busted it out in no more than 15 minutes. He sounds like a legitimate monster on that one. He’s a pro. Having him be a part of “Ascension” is really special.”

Lamb Of God Team Up With Megadeth Members For Cover Of “Wake Up Dead”

Lamb Of God have released a cover of Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead.” A video for the track, which features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro, James LoMenzo, and Dirk Verbeuren, can be found below:

Mustaine commented:

“We had a blast playing with Lamb of God on their cover of ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Almost as much fun as we’re going to have playing every night on Metal Tour of the Year. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe continued:

“The first leg of the Metal Tour of the Year back in 2021 was a total blast, and we’re about to take it on the road again. What better way to kick it off than a little inter-band jam session? All nine members of Megadeth and Lamb of God are on the thrash classic ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Turn it up, and we’ll see you on the road!”

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton added:

“‘Wake Up Dead’ was a massively important song for me as an aspiring young guitar player. It was one of the first songs that began my lifelong love of thrash metal and helped reinforce for me that, while solos may be fun, my allegiance is to the riff! So you can imagine what a thrill it’s been for Lamb to cover this legendary song with Dave and the rest of the Megadeth guys. Truly an honor. We all had a lot of fun putting this together and I think you can hear that energy in the track. I hope everybody enjoys this one and we can’t wait to see y’all on the Metal Tour of the Year.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Arch Enemy, Lamb Of God, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Appear In New Horror Movie “The Virginia Bitches”

“Bad Candy” directors Scott and Desiree Hansen have announced a new vampire and metal-themed horror movie called “The Virginia Bitches.” The film, which is being produced by Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster) and Chris Dudley (Underoath), will feature a number of metal artists.

Here’s a description of the movie:

“A female death metal band who are vampires break down in a town full of cannibals led by a Warlock..”

The cast includes the following:

  • Bill Mosely (“House Of 1000 Corpses”, etc.)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster)
  • Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies)
  • Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Scott Ian Lewis (Carnifex)
  • Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust)
  • Lucas Mann (Rings Of Saturn)
  • Cristian Machado (ex-Ill Niño)
  • Michael Vampire (Vampires Everywhere!)
  • Efro Kinyonez (Saint Diablo)

Fans can donate to the film and get some cool perks at Indiegogo.com.

Lamb Of God Played A Role In Helping A Leukemia Patient Find A Stem Cell And Plasma Donor

Here’s a feel-good story for you. A Lamb Of God fan named Todd Seaman recently helped out a 65-year-old leukemia patient by making a stem cell and plasma donation. The heroic deed came about after Seaman registered for the Be The Match bone marrow registry upon hearing the band’s 2016 song “The Duke.”

Frontman Randy Blythe commented:

“In 2016 @lambofgod released a song “The Duke” I wrote in honor of Wayne Ford, a fan who died of leukemia. With the release we had an awareness campaign for @bethematch, a free bone marrow registry that matches donors with blood cancer patients. 5 years ago, a lamb of god fan from the great state of Arkansas named Todd Seaman (@tseams) registered w/ @bethematch after hearing “The Duke”. 9 months ago he received an email saying he had matched with a 65 year old male leukemia patient here in VA.

2 days ago, Todd & his Dad Scott flew into DC, & I drove up to meet them. We went into the city & I showed them the sights- we walked 11 miles, from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to the White House, then had a nice dinner. There was a great & peaceful holiday feeling in the air. Yesterday morning, we got up at 6 am & I drove them to a clinic. Todd wore his best Big Lebowski socks, got hooked up to a machine for 4 hours, & donated one bag of healthy stem cells & one bag of plasma.

As you read this, the leukemia patient is receiving Todd’s donation. RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND, that man is receiving the best Christmas present ever- a 2nd chance at life.

To say that I am honored to have been a small part of this is a massive understatement. Yesterday Todd said “Dude- lamb of god saved someone’s life today”- I said “No, YOU saved someone’s life today. Lamb of god just helped you a little.”

Thank you Todd, for letting us know that what we do matters. These were two of the greatest days of my life.

There is much sadness in the world right now. Many people feel powerless to make things better. But you are not- YOU HAVE AGENCY & the ability to help people. One way to do this is to register with @bethematch— it’s painless & it’s free. You can do this RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND- you might even save someone’s life.

I watched it happen yesterday with my own two eyes.”

New Song With Vocals From Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Featured In Latest Trailer For “Metal: Hellsinger” Video Game

A new trailer has been shared for the upcoming video game “Metal: Hellsinger.” The clip includes a new song featuring Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. As previously reported, the rhythm shooter will also feature vocal contributions from Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Dark Tranquillity‘s Mikael Stanne, Soilwork‘s Björn “Speed” Strid, Jinjer‘s Tatiana Shmailyuk, and Black Crown Initiate’s James Dorton. The game was developed by The Outsiders and it will be released in 2022 on various platforms.