Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s "New American Gospel", was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God's inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal's faith is maintained, effectively bridging the '90s' insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school's determined focus on riff construction.”
In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases "Ashes of the Wake" and "Sacrament", LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of "Walk With Me In Hell" (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from "Wrath" (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 album "Resolution" (CD, #3 of 200 debut). Now, on the cusp of releasing their seventh full-length album "VII: Sturm Und Drang", the five-piece is poised to prove their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.
The band will release a brand new EP, entitled »The Duke«, on November 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The EP is titled after the new track 'The Duke', written in honor of the band's late friend and fan, Wayne Ford, who had terminal leukemia. In conjunction ,signed copies of CDs and vinyls will be offered with all proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma.