It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but with one simple shot of an amp head, Lamb of God are getting a hell of a lot more than that. The band launched an Instagram account yesterday that included it’s only post, a shot of a Mesa Boogie Mark IV amp with the caption #lambofgodVII. “But wait,” you die-hard fans might be thinking, “wasn’t 2012’s Resolution the band’s seventh album?” Well, yes. And no. Technically, the band’s first album was with their previous name, Burn the Priest, so this will be the band’s seventh album as Lamb of God, even though it will be their eighth overall.
It’s actually not all that surprising that the band are back in the studio. Even last year, Randy Blythe said that what the band was writing sounded “pretty monstrous,” so it’s obvious the band have been working on new music. And with the band on tour this Summer with Slipknot, it would stand to reason that they might want to be promoting a new album. Here’s the picture that’s got the internets all abuzz:
And while singer Randy Blythe is all over Instagram, he mentioned that he doesn’t usually talk about Lamb of God on his personal account, but he acknowledge the band’s account, while also stating that he had nothing to do with the picture that went up:
Most of you know I don't ever talk about my day job here- it's not me being a dick, or snotty- in fact I interact with fans here quite often & openly discuss just about everything under the sun EXCEPT my band. This is for two reasons: #1. Talking about my band is boring as hell for me. Imagine talking about your job ALL THE TIME. I know people who are not in bands who talk about nothing but their job ALL THE TIME, & it makes me want to tear my hair out listening to them- SHUT UP ABOUT WORK. IT'S JUST WORK. LET'S TALK ABOUT LIFE, and, #2. In showing different aspects of my life & what I am interested in OTHER THAN BEING A BAND DUDE, I am trying to demystify the whole "rockstar" thing, because it is BULLSHIT. No one, no matter how hard they try to portray themselves as some sort of rockstar, is ANYTHING other than a HUMAN BEING. The rockstar crap just means you have a SOMETIMES interesting job (& I do stress the "sometimes" aspect strongly, because a lot of the time being in a band is boring as hell). So this is not a "lamb of god" account, I don't post lamb of god photos or talk about my band here, & I ain't about to start. HOWEVER… there is a lamb of god Instagram account now, and it is an official one: @lambofgod. So anyone with band questions or wanting to see band stuff- GO THERE & post away to your heart's content. Someone (& it's not me putting up posts- that is the truth) has started posting new stuff there starting today, or so I am told via the band grapevine. Hmmmmmm……
Either way, it seems pretty official that there’s work being done on the next Lamb of God album, which is exciting for everyone.
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