In a recent interview with Billboard, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe revealed some details about the band’s latest album, VII: Sturm Und Drang.
First, it’s been finished since January. Second, he’s calling the new album, “the most cohesive record we’ve done in a long time,” having written “90%” of the lyrics – a task he usually shares with guitarist Mark Morton. Blythe said that writing the album with producer Josh Wilbur again, along with Morton and guitarist Willie Adler, led to a less “schizophrenic” record, as well.
Said Blythe on writing for the album:
“I didn’t set out to write this record about my perception of how people handle stress and difficulties … but as I was writing, it kind of started coming to me.”
Two songs on the VII deal with Blythe’s time spent in a prison in Czechoslovakia, one being the recently released “Still Echoes.” Another track, “Torches,” is about self-immolation.
The new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, will be out this July on Epic.
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