LAMB OF GOD’s Randy Blythe ‘Needs A Break’

Monday, 27th January 2014

According to a post from Randy Blythe’s Instagram account, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD may be planning to take a long break from the road following the end of their current tour in support of their 2012 effort, Resolution.

LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe writes via Instagram: “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.”

The rest of Blythe’s post may be read here.

“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 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.