Lamb Of God Biography
This Richmond, Virginia USA-based outfit started out as a quartet comprising vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarist Mark Morton, bassist John Campbell and drummer Chris Adler; the band began in 1997, playing gigs in the local Death-Metal, Thrash-Metal circuit, initially under the name Burn The Priest. After only one album, the group were joined by guitarist and brother to Chris, Willie Adler; a year later, Burn The Priest, changed its name to Lamb Of God and signed a record deal with Prosthetic Records.
Lamb Of God's debut full-length album, "New American Gospel",
was released in September of 2000, it received positive reviews in the
indie Metal scene and the band spent the next two years on the road opening
for many contemporary acts such as Mushroomhead.
The Virginia-based Metal quintet returned with their second effort in the spring of 2003; "As The Palaces Burn", which featured guest performances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, cemented their position as one of the emerging extreme music bands and landed them a recording contract with Epic Records.
In August 2004, Lamb Of God, released its major label debut, "Ashes Of The Wake", that turned the band into true contenders for the Metal throne; the CD crashed into the top 30 of The Billboard 200 chart spawning the Active Rock radio minor hit "Laid To Rest".
Towards the end of 2005, the band stopped all touring and came home to Richmond to begin writing the next chapter. An intense 8 month writing process followed and in August 2006 they churned out "Sacrament" which hit the top 10 of The Billboard 200 Sales chart; the 11-track set includes the single "Redneck".