LAMB OF GOD Awarded RIAA Gold Certification Plaques

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On Tuesday, May 17, internationally renowned heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD were awarded RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) gold certification plaques for their breakout 2004 Epic Records release, Ashes Of The Wake. The album was certified gold this past February for sales in excess of 500,000. The plaques were presented by Epic Records Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Carter to the entire band at the Paramount in Huntington, NY just prior to the band’s sold out performance.

 

Good Day New York/Fox 5 was present for the award presentation and captured the career-defining moment first-hand. Tomorrow morning (May 20) on Good Day New York between 6:30-7:00 and 8:30-9:00am (in the New York City broadcast area), you can watch LAMB OF GOD receive their plaques and catch an in-depth interview with vocalist Randy Blythe and bassist John Campbell, hosted by anchor Juliet Huddy. The segment will air during the entertainment portion of the broadcast, and if you’re not in New York, you can watch a re-cap of the segment online at www.Fox5NY.com in the days following the broadcast.

 

Guitarist Mark Morton offers his thoughts on the RIAA certification: “Wow, a gold record in the US! These types of milestones always leave me astounded. When we started this band in a little Richmond, VA basement, we honestly never even dreamed that we would tour all over the world, see so many places and reach so many people with our music. I remain amazed and humbled when I think about the experiences and opportunities I’ve had the chance to be a part of over the course of our career. It is nothing short of an honor to know that our words and music have touched so many people’s lives. Thank You to the LAMB OF GOD fans… each and every one of you. While this achievement is very special to us, even more cherished is the opportunity to have an outlet for our music and a loyal fan base all over the world that makes us feel at home everywhere we go. Thank you!”

 

LAMB OF GOD’s latest Grammy-nominated full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, is out now. The album scored a #2 first week debut on the Billboard U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. Get your copy of VII: Sturm Und Drang here: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

 

About LAMB OF GOD:

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 As The Palaces Burn (Album, 2003, #64 of 200 debut), Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut, RIAA Gold), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), 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). With the release of VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece have proven 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.

 

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and released in July 2015), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

 

LAMB OF GOD is Randy Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums).

 

For more information about LAMB OF GOD, please visit:

www.lamb-of-god.com

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