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Lamb of God is an American groove metal band, originally formed under the name Burn the Priest.

The roots of Lamb of God were planted in the year 1990, when Mark Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell were friends at Virginia Commonwealth University. The trio began playing at Adler's house in Richmond weathering chilly conditions. "There was no heat in the house," recalls Campbell. "We would hang around the kerosene heaters, get really drunk and write metal songs. Fumes and Black Label beer were definitely what fueled our early days." Read more on Last.fm

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The future of British rock and metal festivals

April 1st, 2014

With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?

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What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.

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Photos: Lamb of God, Decapitated + Huntress @ Birmingham O2 Academy – 17 January 2014

January 20th, 2014

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It’d be fair to say that 2013 is probably a year that Randy Blythe from Lamb of God would like to forget, having spent much of it dealing with his trial and subsequent acquittal for manslaughter of Czech fan of his band, Daniel Nosek. They’ve certainly not wasted any time getting their 2014 off to a running start, hitting Europe for a 14-date extension to their long-running Resolution tour. We sent Gobinder Jhitta down to Birmingham to catch Randy and co.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

August 11th, 2013

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You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Bloodstock Open Air 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013: Lamb of God @ Main Stage – Saturday, 10 August 2013

August 11th, 2013

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Partway into Lamb of God’s Saturday night headline set at Bloodstock Open Air 2013, the crowd barrier at the front of the stage broke. Now, on the one hand you could hold that up as a sign that the crowd was rowdy as all hell. On the other, you could look at it that it’s bloody dangerous, and you’d hope the festival organisers are taking a long hard look at their setup for 2014. Given that Lamb of God – understandably – have some serious concerns were stage safety is concerned, the break in their performance this caused sorely messed with their momentum. Opinions are mixed, but the Virginians never quite managed to get up to their very best afterwards.

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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 005: 05-11 August 2013

August 7th, 2013

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In this week’s Cloudcast, Hugh’s recording solo is what appears to be an underground cavern – get your goddamn reverb sorted out, Hugh! Anyway, once again we’re running through some of our favourite tracks from the albums getting released this week, and close the show with a triple-bill of tracks from the headline acts from Bloodstock Open Air 2013, which is taking place this weekend.

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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2013

July 14th, 2013

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In just four weeks time, arguably the “most metal” (whatever that means) of the UK summer festival season takes place: Bloodstock Open Air. To get ourselves in the mood for a weekend of wearing denim vests and drinking mead out of horn, we’ve put together a gigantic Sunday Spotify Slaylist, featuring the best of this year’s line-up.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 019: The New Year Catch-Up

January 15th, 2013

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Well, since Christmas and the New Year are now well and truly out of the way, we figured now was the perfect time to throw the next episode of the Thrash Hits podcast out there for you to digest. This week, Raz and Hugh are talking about the various ins and outs of certain legal cases (Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, Harley Flanagan – formerly – of Cro Mags, and, of course, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God) that have been going on while we were on our Christmas break, as well a a discussion on the nature of making tips and predictions, and even a little bit about what’s going on with Thrash Hits for 2013. HINT: BIG PLANS.

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Bloodstock Open Air confirms Lamb of God as their Saturday night headliner for 2013

November 7th, 2012

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There you go – yet another festival announcement, and yet another headline that pretty much tells the entire story. Lamb of God will be headlining the Saturday night of Bloodstock Open Air 2013, in what’s being billed as their only UK of next year.

Also added to the bill today were Dark Funeral and Amorphis. These three new additions join the previously announced King Diamond, Anthrax, Fozzy, Firewind and Accept over on the bill over at Catton Hall, which in 2013 takes place on the weekend of 08-11 August. Early Bird Weekend Tickets are on sale now for the bargain price of £100, so if you want to save a few quid for one of the many, many beers you can buy at Bloodstock, now would be a good time to cough up some cash.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 013: Summer? GTFO

September 6th, 2012

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With Reading and Leeds Festivals over and done with, the UK summer festival season is officially over. Well, it’s over as far as we’re concerned. This week, Raz and Hugh look back on their highlughts and lowlights from Reading and Leeds respectively, as well as taking a look at this week’s top news stories: the new album announcement from Deftones, and Sylosis bunking off from a European tour with Devin Townsend and Fear Factory to go gallivanting around the USA supporting Lamb of God.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

August 2nd, 2012

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It’s a short and (not so) sweet podcast from Raz and Hugh this week, looking at some last minute controversies surrounding Hevy Festival, the consequences of British metal bands moving to major labels, and what the impact will be of Terror deciding to boycott the Czech Republic on their forthcoming European tour in support of Randy Blythe. We might’ve been too busy being drunk and watching the Olympics this last week to prattle on for as long as usual, but that doesn’t stop it degenerating into a discussion regarding the quality of a naked arse pinned to the wall of Raz’s office. What on Earth does that mean? We guess you’re going to have to download the podcast to find out.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

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