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Lamb of God's Randy Blythe sits down with Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann for a round of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'.
Hey, what's up, it's, Randy from them, God and you're, watching Loudwire.
Everybody grommet here from loud wire with Randy blye Lamb of God, yes and we're gonna do some Wikipedia Factor, fictions like golf.
So happy to have you here.
Sorry, you're excited.
Am, especially for this segment, beautiful all right.
So it's, pretty self-explanatory I'll read out some stuff.
It was a fact or fiction and elaborate if you so choose.
Okay, first of all you're born February.
21St, 1971, David, Randall, Bly, that's, right, Bly.
Why? The? Th, e is silent there you go.
So it's just fly like fly with a be totally fly.
Pretty fly for a white guy.
Oh yeah, how's the stupid things aside really.
Okay as a teenager.
You looked up to the Sex Pistols.
__, ], no Bad, Brains, yes.
God, yes, Slayer, mmm, I like them, but I don't like the term looking up.
Okay, I didn't, look up to anyone that much, but like but Sex Pistols and Bad Brains.
Yes, oh really.
I liked Motorhead somewhat last, but not least guar, um, looking up to Guara zko anything.
Well think about it well now, technically I guess I was a teenager, it's still a teenager.
The first time I saw them, but I was in college.
No so I went I think teenager, I think like high school.
Yeah, I didn't see formative years.
Yeah, I was already formed into the idiot that I am by that point.
But I as far as guar goes it's, not looking up to them as a teenager, I look up to them today.
Yes, they're like older brothers to my band and recipes day Brockie.
He taught me.
Well, absolutely one of our favorite I know, no Megadeth.
No I did not listen to that stuff.
I'm, not a metalhead.
Dude, I come back round.
So I, didn't.
My brother listened to know, listen, too, much metal, but people keep on putting Megadeth.
No, no, no, no.
There have to fix that [ __.
We don't want to do it.
You do it? Yeah, I'm gonna because this already my drummer, my drummer, yes, he's playing in Megadeth right now.
But yes, he is it's hell of a choice to the nominal drummer.
Wikipedia says, burn the priest change.
It changed its name to Lamb of God because of the altered lineup and to avoid being mistaken as a satanic metal band in a rough way.
Yes, that's that's.
Pretty much that's.
Pretty much exactly true.
Yeah, okay, like I mean, like people like some people would be like, oh, you must be a satanic band because you're burned the priest you're, a Christian band uhm, but will not burn the price and of God.
But really it was more like, yes, you know, we didn't want to be labeled as that people thought we were a black metal band.
Some people didn't, you know, it's kind of its kind of Lea kind of a black metal name.
But um, really it's, just like there's.
No mystery to burn the priest it's, not only direct it say, you are a metal band what's, the name of your band burned.
But when you say, what's, the name of your band Lamb of God.
People are like Oh.
What is that is that Christian? What is you know, they don't know, it's, it's, an enigma and it's far more interesting.
So that's, a fact, but that is a yeah, that's a little more -.
But that is a fact, cool.
It also says that contrary to rumors burned.
The priest did not change its name to Lamb of God after being banned from vent venues.
But you were banned from venues after the name change, yes.
And I think we had a couple of first of all here's the deal with burn the priests when people come up and they're like how are you again? How old am I yet 27 year? 27, we people come up like your age you're like I've been a friend and don't.
You know, since you were burned, the priests and I'm like no, no that's, not true.
You know, I'm, sorry.
What were you three? Then, you know, I mean, been around a long time you would have been seven years old as weird.
Hey, you know, no you haven't.
And we had a regional following like we could play a CBGB here in New York.
And people would come see us.
And we could play in the warehouses in Philly and like punk rock shows.
And we had a regional following, but like people will be like, you know in England, and and like, you know, California and other places like we we never went there.
You guys is so look about fit.
No, you didn't part of everything we weren't there.
So, but no I don't think we ever really got banned as burn the police.
We had a few people like protesting I think once or twice, really not like Westboro, Baptist, Church, no, no, no.
But that would be there.
They were though they'll protest, whatever friend of mine is a New York City firefighter.
He said, they were planning on coming to protest a fireman's being rolling I'm like, hey, there's, something man, but they got turned away good.
It says that the remastered version of new American gospel contains a note in the inlay that explains that the sound of the album is less polished than newer works in part due to time, constraints and heavy drinking I've, never bothered to look at the line or night, but that's true.
There was definitely heavy drinking and I.
You know, I recorded all the vocals to that record and I think eight hours in one day.
Damn they're like go I'm like really, yeah, because they spent too long [ __ ] around getting drumming guitar sounds and I was very unseasoned saying, her, you know, at that point that vocals to to burn the priests record or clearer than the ones on Lamb of God.
And that was also back in the day when the band was still allowed in the studio, when I did vocals.
And now they are not [.
] allowed they're, really, yes, is too many cooks in the kitchen.
Okay, you get half a line out and they're like wait, wait like when I don't go there when they're tracking drums and the dudes like titted it and like before he's, halfway through the first song I'm, like you, miss something you miss something you screwed something up.
Let me get my groove on you go.
Let me the mode.
You know, I can do my thing I got a flow I can't do that with people like doing this sure.
So now they aren't allowed all right.
Ashes of the wake the album is more political than previous works aimed, especially okay, aimed, especially at the war in Iraq that was definitely during that time.
Yes, different during the bush regime.
Yes, I know, you had some good shirt.
Yeah, you know, just the first whereas mad when I think about it to this day like I, think it was not in a way.
I think there was some more political songs on it.
But I think as the palaces burn was pretty political.
And there was some political stuff that goes back to the burn the priests, a Zemon and I mean, that's, what I come from I come from the punk rock scene, which is a political sort of scene, a very real punk rock.
So I think that record was our first major label record.
It got a whole lot of exposure and I mean, if you look at as the palaces burn, I mean, we've been we were writing political records all the way back songs about politics.
Lots of palaces burn is is a reference to like stuff burning.
And you know, the Middle East, yes, there are any palaces in Indiana.
Some double wide palace, I think it's I think it was the it was like.
We got a lot of exposure on that record shows it and I think people, therefore like that's what's.
The most political record, it's, not true.
And as a matter of fact, I came here to New York during the Republican National Convention.
And we had been on the cover of revolver magazine, and they had we pasted the covers like eight foot tall and I'm wearing a giant like shirt with Bush's face like yeah, next out on it holding this American flag and I'm walking to go to what was it, fuse down there and yeah from the garden.
And there the republican national convention is going on and there's snipers on the roofs everywhere and there's.
I've never seen this many cops in new york.
And there were snipers on the roof like this, because you know, the president knowledge hits coming and I'm walking through there with this big like [, __ ], you bush shirt on and my plaster Don, the walls and I'm like I hope, one of those dudes doesn't sneeze, you know, it was really weird.
It was heavy the song redneck.
You've said that the song isn't about any one person in particular it's about the people in the music industry whose egos become needlessly inflated.
And they show it off.
But Mark Martin later, claimed that it was about you mm-hm who is correct part of it is definitely about me.
Okay, there you go part of it is but I mean, that's, a touchy one that was kind of a [ __ ] punk ass answer.
He gave and was that during a turbulent period in the band.
Well, let's just say that he didn't give the whole story with that song.
And you know, I mean, that's like some like gossipy, [, __ ].
So like I don't want to go into that.
He wrote the song, and you know, some of it.
Yes, it's about me all of it.
How about that? Whatever, yeah, it's about whatever you'd like it to be.
Yeah, how about that it says during the check trial on the third day? The judge alerted you that you had the right to remain silent and that you could deny answering questions, but you took the stand anyway.
Yes, that's true.
The Czech Republic is very different.
The judge is the one who questions you the most right.
Okay, it's, not like the American legal system, where like you sit on the stand and like in the TV shows where you see where like the prosecuting attorney comes up and is like mr.
[, __ ].
It tries to like trick you into saying, [, __, ], right, okay.
And your lawyer comes over and makes you look good it's, not like that.
The judge questions you a lot.
Okay? And then the prosecutor tries to bring evidence to the fact that you're guilty and then your defense to point out holes and their things.
So like for me, I was like I, got I have nothing to hide.
Yes, I will answer your questions.
Am here I might as well.
Do it sounds like a fair way to do things in some ways that their legal system is has some of the right ideas.
You know, in some ways it's archaic gotcha.
Last one for you July 7th 2012, there was a vigil organized in your hometown of Richmond Virginia.
It was organized by a friend of yours and mr.
Dave Brockie of guar spoke at the event, there's, some footage I have of him talking, you know, about me.
And and while I was locked up and it's, really, it breaks my heart to watch it because I mitchison miss him so much, but he was very vocal, and he supported me, he's a great dude.
It was we miss him.
A lot too.
He came by here quite a bit who's.
No one funnier, yeah, yeah.
He's funny, dude, you.
FAQsWhat was Lamb of God's original name? ›
Lamb of God (sometimes abbreviated as LoG) is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, the group consists of bassist John Campbell, vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, and drummer Art Cruz.What happened to Lamb of God in Prague? ›
Blythe was held in Prague's decrepit Pankrác Prison until finally being released on bail 37 days after his arrest; he was ultimately found not guilty in 2013, when he chose – against the advice of legal experts – to return to the country to face trial.What religion is the band Lamb of God? ›
So we decided to change the name at the time and we kind of went the other way with it. A lot of people think we're a Christian band, but ultimately, it may be a little more offensive to call yourself the savior of someone's specific religion. But it's water under the bridge, at this point.Where was Randy Blythe born? › When was Randy Blythe born? ›
Randy Blythe was born on 21 February 1971 in Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020), Reality Bath and Paradise City (2021).Who is the true Lamb of God? ›
i]) is a title for Jesus that appears in the Gospel of John. It appears at John 1:29, where John the Baptist sees Jesus and exclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." It appears again in John 1:36.What is the history of Lamb of God? ›
“To be called a Lamb of God means that God gave Jesus to be killed like a lamb for our sins so we could live forever.” The majority of Old Testament passages that mention “lamb” refer to a sacrifice (85 out of 96). As a nation, Israel began its history by putting lamb's blood on the doorposts and lintels of each house.Who wrote the Lamb of God? ›
Composed and written by Rob Gardner, the story of Jesus is told through the perspective of those who loved and walked with him: Peter, John, Thomas, Mary and Martha of Bethany, Mary Magdalene and his Mother Mary.How long was Randy in jail? ›
Let freedom rock. Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was released Thursday from Prague jail, the band's rep confirms to E! News. The 41-year-old metal musician has spent the past five weeks in a Czech prison after being arrested and charged with manslaughter stemming from the 2010 death of a fan.
The Gospel of John clearly compares Jesus to the Passover lamb by saying that Jesus was crucified the same day that the Passover lambs were being killed in the Temple (John 19:31). In the Gospel of John it was John the Baptist who gave Jesus the title Lamb of God (John 1:29).Why is it called Lamb of God? ›
So we turned the name of the band on its head and made it a little less of a sledgehammer in the face of what we're all about.” As to why Lamb of God, Willie Adler said, “At least for me, Lamb Of God doesn't mean anything religious whatsoever. The name is more like a symbol of the rebirth of the band.”What is the Lamb of God a symbol of? ›
In Christianity, the lamb represents Christ as both suffering and triumphant; it is typically a sacrificial animal, and may also symbolize gentleness, innocence, and purity. When depicted with the LION, the pair can mean a state of paradise. In addition, the lamb symbolizes sweetness, forgiveness and meekness.Who is Randy Blythe married to? › Does Randy Blythe have a child? ›