It was one of the worst-kept secrets in all of rock these past few weeks, but now it's 100% official: Chris Adler, drummer of LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind MEGADETH for the recording of MEGADETH's forthcoming 15th studio album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album during the in-progress recording sessions.
Pop Market, "the ultimate shopping destination for music fans and collectors," has been serving up some stellar daily deals on rare vinyl of late, and today they've got something special for those that are metallicly-inclined. LAMB OF GOD - HOURGLASS, is a limited edition box set that features the first six LAMB OF GOD albums (including their debut, as BURN THE PRIEST) on 180-Gram Vinyl. For 24-hours only, it's on-sale at over 35% Off, and there's just about 16-hours left to snag yours.
Watching the long-awaited LAMB OF GOD documentary AS THE PALACES BURN this weekend, I pondered what I might say about it for those who have yet to see it. For those already familiar with the band and well-immersed in the culture of metal - possibly even music in general, at this point - the story of it's creation is already one that's familiar. Band decides to partner with filmmaker Don Argott for a documentary feature that focuses on the bond between band and fans around the Globe... and then the frontman from said band lands in prison in the Czech Republic, and everything changes.
I have to say, since BORDERS went out of business, I have not seen a copy of UK-based METAL HAMMER on the racks anywhere near me. That said, there's a reason why METAL HAMMER is one of the last print mags standing, and they continue to show that every month. For METAL HAMMER 253, their February 2014 issue, they've taken things into STAR WARS territory, with the entire issue taking inspiration from a galaxy far, far away, starting off with a cover by SIXMOREVODKA (said to have the "blessing of LUCASFILM). The mag goes on-sale January 7 (you can order direct from their UK site), or you can subscribe via (my affiliate) Amazon, though you probably won't get this one in time. Take a peek...
The following message arrived at Rock Father HQ this morning regarding news that's been circulating since yesterday:
"LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Official Press Release: Today, LAMB OF GOD releases the first trailer for their projected 2013 feature film, As The Palaces Burn. The film, directed by award winning documentary filmmaker Don Argott and produced by 9.14 Pictures (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, Rock School), examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21stcentury world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence. Filming has taken place to date in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Israel. Filming in the United States will take place over the summer months.