LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Won't Be Thinking About Playing Heavy Metal 'For A Good Long While'
Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD are planning to take a long break from the road following the completion of the touring activities in support of the band’s 2012 album, “Resolution”.
In a post on his official Instagram account, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe writes: “And so another album cycle comes to an end.
“This has been a very eventful, at times VERY STRESSFUL, album cycle, and it’s been about three years since we started on this one in our practice space.
“I need a break.
“Tomorrow is a 19-hour flight back to the USA, and then another one home to [Richmond], and except for two festival shows in 2014, I will not be thinking about LAMB OF GOD, touring, playing heavy metal, writing new LAMB OF GOD material — NONE OF THAT STUFF AT ALL — for a good long while.
“[It’s] time to do other things for a bit, and let my brain regroup, and be a somewhat normal human being.
“This has been a pretty wild ride, though, and to end it in Africa of all places still amazes the crap outta me.
“So thanks, Johannesburg, for an awesome end to the ‘Resolution’ tour cycle.”
LAMB OF GOD entered into a worldwide distribution deal with Specticast (LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Celebration Day”, Paul McCartney‘s “Rock Show”) for their Don Argott-directed (“Last Days Here”, “Art Of The Steal”, “School Of Rock”) feature film “As The Palaces Burn”. Filming for the movie began in 2012 and concluded in March of 2013.
“As The Palaces Burn”, which should not be confused with the making-of documentary packaged with the recent re-release of the 2003 LAMB OF GOD album of the same name, was conceived to be a documentary focused on the power of music and its impact on cultures around the world and its ability to bring together people of all nationalities regardless of religious or political differences. After a worldwide casting call, filming took place in Colombia, Venezuela, Israel, India, and the United States. As filming reached its conclusion, the documentary was forced to take a major turn when the band’s lead singer, Randy Blythe, was arrested in the Czech Republic and charged with the murder of a fan in June 2012. Granted unique access to Blythe‘s saga, Argott‘s filming covered Blythe‘s 38-day imprisonment in Prague, his release and the band’s return to live performances, and finally Blythe‘s trial for murder in Prague in February 2013.