Lamb of God have released two music videos this month, the most recent one being for the song, “Overlord.” The song starts off slow and almost grunge-inspired, with Randy Blythe actually singing, but launches into familiar Lamb of God territory in the second half. This new track is from the band’s upcoming new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, due out July 24th. This new clip comes after the release of, “512,” their music video that debuted earlier this month.
Said vocalist Randy Blythe via press release, on the new video:
“For years I’ve wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind’s eye could be translated into film for others to watch. Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for “Overlord” is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my “mental script” into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me.
I wrote the song about the dangers of self-obsession in our distressingly myopic and increasingly entitled “me-now/now-me” culture; just like the couple in the video, many people can’t seem to look past their own relatively small problems to see the bigger picture: the world is in serious trouble. Having a bad day at work, or a fight with your significant other, or getting a crappy haircut or table service does not in any way shape or form constitute an emergency. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we want them to- deal with it. People who only see their own problems eventually wind up alone because no one wants to hear their crap anymore- we all know someone like that, always whining and complaining about some inconsequential setback as if it were the apocalypse. This song is for those people.”
Lamb of God will hit the road on the same day as the release of their new album, on tour with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White.
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