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CHRIS ADLER of LAMB OF GOD Joins DAVE MUSTAINE in the Studio for New MEGADETH Album

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Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to MEGADETH’s roots.

Dave Mustaine comments, “Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy toMEGADETH that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, MEGADETH originally worked as a three piece – guitar, bass and drums – when we laid down the framework to our GRAMMY® nominated platinum album ‘Rust In Peace.’ I want to thank the other members of Lamb Of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”

David Ellefson adds, “Chris has been an endearing friend to us in MEGADETH for many years now, and he truly appreciates our music and its legacy. His drumming has forged such an innovative and ferocious path for metal music and I’m very proud that he is anchoring our rhythm section with us on this new album. I can clearly see a new dawn of ‘utmost heaviness’ unfolding in MEGADETH’s next chapter.”

Chris Adler offers, “MEGADETH was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across ‘Killing Is My Business’ and the bible of all metal, ‘Peace Sells‘ in my formative years.”

“About 10 years ago, LAMB OF GOD toured with MEGADETH and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since,” adds Adler. “When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden camera show. “I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation. I’m coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the MEGADETH legacy.”

The new album is the follow up to MEGADETH’s 2013 release, Super Collider. Super Collider hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts consecutively. To date, MEGADETH has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has scored five Top 10 albums, two Top 5 releases.

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     -the Hellion

 

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere‏

Watch It Now: Metal Injection’s Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look at

LAMB OF GOD’s “As The Palaces Burn” Philadelphia Premiere

On Sunday, February 16thLAMB OF GOD premiered their feature documentary film, “As The Palaces Burn”, to a packed house at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The Metal Injection crew attended the show and got an exclusive insider’s look at the premiere and fan meet and greet. Earlier today, Metal Injection posted their official video coverage of the event, which includes exclusive interviews with Chris Adler, director Don Argott, fans in attendance, and other industry personnel involved in the promotion and creation of the film. The video also features a look at the band’s personal on-stage film introduction, with commentary from Randy Blythe and director Don Argott.

 

Watch the video for a unique, first-hand look at the premiere here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/lamb-of-god-as-the-palaces-burn-film-premiere-report

 

As announced last week, in February 27th anticipation of the worldwide release of “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m.  This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

 

In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

 

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to www.asthepalacesburn.com.

 

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LAMB OF GOD Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Distribution of “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film‏

LAMB OF GOD Partners with Specticast for Worldwide Distribution of “As The Palaces Burn” Feature Film

 

LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce that they have entered in to a worldwide distribution deal with Specticast (Led Zeppelin Celebration Day, Paul McCartney Rock Show) for their Don Argott (Last Days Here, Art of the Steal, School of Rock) directed feature film “As The Palaces Burn”. Filming for the feature began in 2012 and concluded in March of 2013.

 

“As The Palaces Burn”, not to be confused with the making-of documentary packaged with the recent re-release of the 2003 LAMB OF GOD album of the same name, was conceived to be a documentary focused on the power of music and its impact on cultures around the world and its ability to bring together people of all nationalities regardless of religious or political differences. After a worldwide casting call, filming took place in Colombia, Venezuela, Israel, India, and the United States. As filming reached its conclusion, the documentary was forced to take a major turn when the band’s lead singer, Randy Blythe, was arrested in the Czech Republic and charged with the murder of a fan in June 2012. Granted unique access to Blythe’s continuing saga, Argott’s filming covered Blythe’s 38 day imprisonment in Prague, his release and the band’s return to live performances, and finally Blythe’s trial for murder in Prague in February 2013.

 

“As The Palaces Burn” will debut worldwide on February 27th. Following the film, a 30 minute Q&A with the entire band and director Don Argott will be shown. The Q&A was conducted by VH1 Classics Eddie Trunk and filmed at the final show of the band’s North American tour in support of their most recent release, Resolution.

 

The trailer for the film can be found at www.asthepalacesburn.com.

 

The poster for the film is below.

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Modern Drummer Magazine Unleashes the March 2013 CHRIS ADLER Cover Issue on February 1st!

Modern Drummer Magazine Unleashes the March 2013 CHRIS ADLER Cover Issue on February 1st!

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After facing a trying year, modern metal’s greatest band, LAMB OF GOD, is being honored by one of our generation’s greatest music publications. Arriving just a few short weeks after the band’s fourth Grammy nomination, February 1st will mark the release of Modern Drummer Magazine’s March 2013 issue—featuring none other than LAMB OF GOD drummer CHRIS ADLER on the front cover. This is Chris’ second cover appearance with Modern Drummer Magazine.

In the exclusive Modern Drummer Magazine interview, CHRIS ADLER takes readers through his recent experiences and explains how mental toughness has kept him positive in his professional and personal life. Check your local magazine stand or bookstore for a copy starting February 1st!

CHRIS ADLER is heading out to Prague within the coming days to support his band mate and brother in music, Randy Blythe, during his trial. When he returns, Chris will announce his involvement in an upcoming drumming project. He will also put the finishing touches on his third book, “The Making of Ashes of the Wake”, coming soon.

In other news, CHRIS ADLER recently announced his exclusive North American endorsement and distribution deal with VRUK Corporation, specifically in conjunction with the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate—a vital tool for drummers looking to increase endurance and speed that CHRIS ADLER himself is distributing exclusively throughout North America. Head to this location to view a video about how the VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate works (click “watch video” link), read testimonials, grab coupon codes and more! To purchase or reserve your heel plate, visit www.chris-adler.com/onlineshop/ or www.vrukpedal.com/store.html.

 

 

 

 

 

LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER Announces Exclusive North American Endorsement and Distribution Deal with VRUK Corporation

New Video Launched Highlighting the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate

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LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER is pleased to announce his new, exclusive North American endorsement and distribution deal with VRUK Corporation, specifically in conjunction with the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate—a vital tool for drummers looking to increase endurance and speed that CHRIS ADLER himself will be distributing exclusively throughout North America.

The CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate acts as an attachment to your current pedal setup providing heel support, rebound acceleration and control, the key factor of any drum technique. Today, CHRIS ADLER released a brand new video that shows what the VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate is and how it works! Head to this location to view the video (click “watch video” link), read testimonials, grab coupon codes and more!

“In every aspect of my life, my intention is to seek out the very best. When it comes to drumming, I insist on it. I won’t use free because it’s free. I’ll overpay for the tools that allow me to exceed my own expectations,” says CHRIS ADLER. “When writing the Wrath album I wore ankle weights to increase my kick drum endurance and speed. One day after a long rehearsal, I took them off and one rested under my heel. I immediately noticed that securing and resting my ankle and heel while still playing heel-up allowed much more control over each stroke. I took the ankle weights on my US and European clinic appearances and shared what I had found. I used the ankle weights under my heels every night on the following two year world tour. Fast forward to the spring of 2012 and I began R&D on creating a device that could attach to my pedal and provide consistent support and control. Mr. Vruk had beaten me to it and we were immediately in touch. The VRUK design allows for secure attachment to any pedal and grip and heel support system far greater than my homemade designs. I recently used them at the US festivals that the band just played and not only did they perform well, I performed better. With my heel and ankle able to rest between strokes, my endurance and speed have noticeably improved. This product exceeds my expectations and helps me do what I love doing.”

For more information on the CHRIS ADLER Signature VRUK DrumMaster Heel Plate and CHRIS ADLER’s new endorsement and distribution deal, visit www.vrukpedal.com. To purchase or reserve your heel plate, visit www.chris-adler.com/onlineshop/ orwww.vrukpedal.com/store.html.

 

 

LAMB OF GOD/RANDY BLYTHE – MY PERSPECTIVE

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I’ve remained relatively quiet on the whole Randy Blythe/Lamb Of God issue up until now. I have been doing a lot of thinking about this recently. First off, I wasn’t there so everything I read and see is from the other persons point of view, so I can only speak as to how I feel. This whole incident is a great tragedy for everyone involved. I do not think the fan went to the show with the outcome that occurred in mind. Nor do I think Randy took the stage with the intent to cause any one harm. I believe an unfortunate sequence of events led to this tragedy. When Dimebag Darrell was murdered in cold blood on stage it got real for performers. It is unfortunate that now an artist has to fear for his/her life when performing so I can see reacting to someone “invading” your work space (yes the stage is a performers work space). Venues hire security to try and help prevent madness like this from occurring. As fans we need to act responsible as well, I know we are to have a good time, but let’s not ruin it for others by acting a fool. I have witnessed up close fear in the eyes of the performers when a crowd gets to unruly. All in all, an unfortunate sequence of events indeed. Should Randy be punished? In my opinion no, I believe he is punishing himself enough. These are just my thoughts and I do not expect everyone or any one to agree with them.

the Hellion

LAMB OF GOD MANAGER RESPONDS TO BLYTHE INDICTMENT

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December 3, 2012

LAMB OF GOD MANAGER RESPONDS TO BLYTHE INDICTMENT

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.

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the Hellion