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Karma to Burn, sometimes known as K2B, is a desert rock/stoner rock band from Morgantown, West Virginia comprising guitarist William Mecum, bassist Eric Clutter, and drummer Evan Devine. The band are noted for their uncompromising, mostly instrumental sound and their name comes from a sleevenote on Bob Dylans 1976 album Desire which reads I have a brother or two and a whole lot of karma to burn. After years of viral self-promotion, Karma To Burn was signed to Roadrunner Records in 1996 and they were planning to release an entirely instrumental album, but Roadrunner insisted that the contract was only valid under the condition that they hired a vocalist. After a brief trial of Kyuss frontman John Garcia, they hired a friend of theirs Jay Jarosz and their first album Karma To Burn was released in 1997, and despite critical acclaim, sold poorly. The band decided to sack Jarosz and as such were fired from Roadrunner, the band continued, releasing 1999s Wild Wonderful Purgatory and 2001s Almost Heathen as entirely instrumental albums.
The band unofficially disbanded sometime in mid-2002, when bassist Rich Mullins joined Speedealer, as of 2008, Mullins was playing in the Los Angeles based band Year Long Disaster, Oswald was the drummer in Nebula, and Will Mecum was playing guitar for Treasure Cat. On February 23,2009, Karma to Burn reformed with the line-up being the same as when they disbanded and they toured extensively, hitting both the US and Europe. Their European tour included a second slot at the Download Festival. A year after reuniting, Karma To Burn were in the stages of finishing a fourth full-length album, the rest of the album consisted of instrumental selections. The band toured Europe after its release, including a nine date UK run supported by bassist Mullinss other band, Year Long Disaster. In a May 2010 interview with Uber Rock, Daniel Davies commented on a merger between the bands Year Long Disaster and Karma To Burn, The bands are starting to kind of merge together. We wrote that together and we liked it so were thinking that maybe we should write some more songs together.
I think that is where its leading to now, in June 2010, Year Long Disaster toured Europe with all three members of Karma To Burn as part of the band. The favour was returned on Karma To Burns European summer tour, the speculation as to whether Davies had joined the band was confirmed by his inclusion in the band picture on K2Bs website and, more solidly, by Rich Mullins himself in an interview with Rock Radio. K2B headlined the Jägermeister stage at the UK leg of Sonisphere Festival 2010. and supported The Sword on their 2010 winter US tour, V was released in June 2011, followed by more extensive touring of the USA and Europe. The band were set to record a song for John Garcias solo project. On September 7, it was said via Twitter that Karma To Burn had finished recording 3 tracks with John Garcia, Evan Devine of Morgantown metal band Ancient Shores filled in on drums for Karma To Burn during their 2012 European tour
Born in Boston and raised in Northern Idaho and Spokane, Kennedy attended Spokane Falls Community College to study music theory. He began his career in 1990 as the lead guitarist of the instrumental jazz ensemble Cosmic Dust. His second band, Citizen Swing, released two albums before disbanding in 1996. With fellow Citizen Swing member Craig Johnson, Kennedy founded the rock band The Mayfield Four, for which he provided lead vocals, the band releasing two studio albums and broke up in 2002. He has released five albums with Alter Bridge. He started working with Slash, featuring on the guitarists 2010 eponymous solo album on two tracks and serving as Slashs vocalist on tour, with Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have recorded two studio albums. He has been at work on a project of his own off. Kennedy was born as Myles Richard Bass on November 27,1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, as a child, he moved to Spokane, where he grew up in a Christian family on a farm. His father, Richard Bass, died when he was four years old and his mother went on to marry a minister.
Before Kennedy attended Mead High School and, finding inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder. He found his voice by listening to his parents Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder records. He played guitar in the jazz band and trumpet in the schools marching band. After graduating in 1988, he enrolled in Spokane Falls Community College to study music, upon graduating from high school in 1988, Kennedy enrolled in a Commercial Music/Jazz Studies program at Spokane Falls Community College. Using the skills he learned from this course, in 1990 he began playing guitar for a group called the Cosmic Dust Fusion Band. Cosmic Dusts first album, was released in 1991, the album was well received by critics. In 1993, the song Spiritus was awarded the Washington State Artist Trust Grant for $5,000. After the release of Journey, Kennedy left Cosmic Dust to begin working on a new band that would become Citizen Swing, for which Kennedy provided both lead vocals and lead guitar. They were described as a band that combined the sounds of funk, soul, R&B, blues and alternative into a unique and cohesive sound and as Stevie Ray Vaughn meets Stevie Wonder and they released their first album, Cure Me with the Groove, in 1993
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, the band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances and signature songs Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird. At the peak of their success, three died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the bands most popular incarnation. The band has sold 28 million records in the United States, the surviving band members reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, fellow founding member Larry Junstrom, along with 70s members Ed King and Artimus Pyle, remain active in music but no longer tour or record with the band. Drummer Michael Cartellone has recorded and toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd as its core drummer since 1999, Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13,2006.
The band changed its name to The Noble Five, the band used different names before using One Percent during 1968. In 1969, Van Zant sought a new name, the group settled on Leonard Skinnerd, a mocking tribute to physical education teacher, Leonard Skinner at Robert E. Lee High School. Skinner was notorious for strictly enforcing the policy against boys having long hair. Rossington dropped out of school, tired of being hassled about his hair, the more distinctive spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd was being used at least as early as 1970. Despite their high school acrimony, the band developed a relationship with Skinner in years. Skinner allowed the band to use a photo of his Leonard Skinner Realty sign for the inside of their third album, by 1970, Lynyrd Skynyrd had become a top band in Jacksonville, headlining at some local concerts, and opening for several national acts. Pat Armstrong, a Jacksonville native and partner in Macon-based Hustlers Inc. with Phil Waldens younger brother, Alan Walden, Armstrong left Hustlers shortly thereafter to start his own agency.
Walden stayed with the band until 1974, when management was turned over to Peter Rudge, the band continued to perform throughout the South in the early 1970s, further developing their hard-driving sound and image, and experimenting with recording their sound in a studio. Skynyrd crafted this distinctively southern sound through a blend of country, blues. During this time, the band experienced lineup changes for the first time. Junstrom left and was replaced by Greg T. Walker on bass. At that time, Ricky Medlocke joined as a vocalist and second drummer to help fortify Burns sound on the drums, Medlocke grew up with the founding members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and his grandfather Shorty Medlocke was an influence in the writing of The Ballad of Curtis Loew
Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band is fronted by vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck, the band formed in the summer of 1993 after Palumbo and Beck met each other at camp. Of the band name, Beck has said, We had a list of names, at the time there were a bunch of bands coming out with two names in one like that, like mouthpiece, stuff like that. We were going down the list, and the first name that I liked was Swiftkick, im all like, that’s a sick name. But for some reason Glassjaw stuck, theres really no reason behind it, it just sounded cool. The band played their first show in 1994 in Oceanside, NY, in the early days and Weinstock were playing with Jewish straight edge metalcore band, Sons of Abraham. Sons of Abraham constitute an important influence on Glassjaw, songs such as Hurting and Shoving by Glassjaw drawing particularly on earlier Sons of Abraham releases, Palumbo was in his own straight-edge band called XbustedX. The groups line-up changed constantly in their early years while they played in the local New York hardcore scene.
From 1994-1999 the band did several demo recordings of songs that would eventually appear on their official releases. The band recorded the five-song Kiss Kiss Bang Bang EP in 1997, the record was released independently on the label 2 Cents a Pop, and saw a re-release in 2001 without label affiliation. The line-up on this record was Daryl Palumbo, Justin Beck, Todd Weinstock, Kris Baldwin, Star Above My Bed, from the EP, is still in the bands set lists to this day. A significant recording came in 1999 working with Don Fury, showcasing songs that appeared on their debut LP Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence, on being signed, Ross showed up at a practice, Beck recounts. Ross stands up, waving his hands and hes like, Its over, I want to do this, youve got a deal. The line-up on this record was Palumbo, Todd Weinstock and it is alleged that Roadrunner would not allow Palumbo to leave the tour to rest. Larry Gorman of Orange 9mm officially took over drumming duties part-way through touring, which saw dates with Deftones, the line-up continued to rotate following the conclusion of the tour when Manuel Carrero was kicked out by Roadrunner for being the only member to have date conflicts with touring.
The album will be pressed on vinyl for 2009, limited to 10,000 copies, in 2001, the band entered the studio in secret with Ross Robinson and began recording their follow-up album Worship and Tribute, which would see release the following year. The album was engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser and they left Roadrunner, finding them problematic, and shipped the album to other labels and ended up signing a deal with Warner Bros. Ross Robinson does not use a track when recording drummers
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, formed in 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor. Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation, all four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices. Mastodon has released seven albums, as well as a number of other records. The bands debut album, released in 2002, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound, Mastodons second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004, Kerrang. the song Colony of Birchmen from the bands 2006 third album, Blood Mountain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2007. Blood Mountain was followed in 2009 by Crack the Skye, and in 2011 by The Hunter, the Hunter features the song Curl of the Burl, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2012.
Mastodons 2014 album, Once More Round the Sun, peaked at No.6 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the bands third Grammy-nominated song, the bands seventh album Emperor of Sand was released on March 31,2017. They discovered they had an appreciation of sludge metal bands Melvins and Neurosis and 70s hard-rockers Thin Lizzy. In an interview in 2009, Kelliher revealed that the first time Hinds attended a practice with the band, the band recorded a demo in 2000, which featured the bands first lead singer Eric Saner on vocals. Saner left the band for personal reasons after just a couple of months, after recording a four song demo and a 7-inch picture disc through Reptilian Records, Mastodon landed a record deal with Relapse Records in 2001. Mastodon released an EP, Lifesblood, in 2001, and its first full-length album, was released in 2002, with the singles March of the Fire Ants and Crusher/Destroyer. On each of Mastodons first three albums the last track was an instrumental composition with a title that related to the Elephant Man.
The bands second album, was released in 2004. It is a concept loosely based on Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick. The band received acclaim for Leviathan and the record was named album of the year by Kerrang. Leviathan ranked second in a list by Metal Hammer of the best albums of 2004, the band went on tour in support of the album, playing throughout North America and Europe in The Unholy Alliance tour along with Slayer and Lamb of God and on with Slipknot. Iron Tusk, the track on the album, can be found on the soundtrack of the skateboarding video game Tony Hawks American Wasteland. Blood and Thunder is featured in the video games Need for Speed, Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3, Blood and Thunder was added as a playable track on all instruments in Guitar Hero and was featured in Japanese music games Drummania V2 and Guitarfreaks V2
Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the bands career, they have released nine albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s. In April 2009, a new lineup was announced, Cazares returned as lead and rhythm guitarist, and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud reprised their roles, and the band completed a seventh studio album titled Mechanize. Former members Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera—both of whom were playing in Arkaea—disputed the legitimacy of the new lineup, since then, Fear Factory has released two more albums, The Industrialist and Genexus. Over the years, Fear Factory has seen changes in its members, Bell being the only consistent member since 1989. The band has performed at three Ozzfests and the inaugural Gigantour. Their singles have charted on the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums on the Billboard Top 40,100, and 200, Fear Factory was formed in 1989 under the name Ulceration, which the band agreed would just be a cool name.
The bands origins can be traced to a formed by guitarist Dino Cazares—formerly of The Douche Lords—and drummer Raymond Herrera in Los Angeles. Their first line-up was completed with the addition of bassist Dave Gibney, who was allegedly recruited by an impressed Cazares, who overheard him singing New Years Day by U2. Cazares played bass on the first three Fear Factory albums Concrete, Soul of a New Machine and Demanufacture, on which Cazares changed many of the riffs during the recording and it took Cazares two weeks to get the appropriate guitar tone. Cazares created and recorded all the music on the album, Christian joined the band two weeks before they were scheduled to go on tour to promote the album. He stated that had contributed musical changes to a couple of songs on the album, in his own words, this has not been a significant contribution. According to Brian Russ of The BNR Metal Pages, the demos are remarkable for integrating these influences into the death metal sound. Bells pioneering fusion of death growls and clean vocals in the same song.
The use of grunts and throat singing combined with clean vocals defined the nu metal, many vocalists in todays metal scene use two or more methods of singing and vocalizing lyrics. The band contributed two songs to the L. A, the band played its first show on October 31,1990
Life of Agony is an alternative metal band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in the summer of 1989 by singer Keith Caputo, bassist Alan Robert, after playing with several drummers, they enlisted Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato before recording the debut album River Runs Red after they signed to Roadrunner Records. River Runs Red was followed by the more emotional Ugly, and his successor was ex-Pro-Pain & ex-Crumbsuckers skinsman Dan Richardson. Vocalist Caputo departed the following the release of Soul Searching Sun. He claimed his heart was no longer in the type of music Life of Agony produced, the band toured with ex-Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, went back into the studio, and kicked Whitfield Crane out of the band. They contemplated moving Alan Robert to vocals and guitar and adding former Stuck Mojo bassist Corey Lowery, in 1999 they decided to split. Alan Robert started Among Thieves with former members of Biohazard and the rest of the band starting Stereomud with Erik Rogers on vocals, a live CD with LOAs unplugged performance at the Dutch Lowlands Festival from 1997 was released in 2000.
On January 3 and 42003, the original line-up reunited for two shows at New Yorks Irving Plaza. Both shows were recorded, and released on CD/DVD that same year, the album was a commercial disappointment for Epic, and they parted ways with the band at the end of 2005. Life of Agony toured with Megadeth, Dream Theater, three years after their tour in 2005, Life of Agony released a CD/DVD set for River Runs Red with bonus tracks and videos from their early career. Caputo is featured on the track What Have You Done, from the band Within Temptation, the song has been a minor hit all around the world. During a December,2010 appearance on MTVs Headbangers Ball, Life of Agony announced they were writing new material, Sal stated in the interview that they were going to start with one song and see if there is a good enough spark to continue writing. This is something special for the fans for their patience, by the summer of 2011 the band attempted to write new material only to feel it was being forced and not natural.
Caputo stated that the band in a not to become a novelty act was to go back into hiatus or permanently disband. In a February 2012 interview, Sal Abruscato confirmed that Life of Agony was no more and he explains, Were not gonna play. We moved out of our studio and we all kind of feel like were at the end. Were never gonna make another record, because of those kinds of problems I was talking about – we cant agree on writing a song, and Keith wants to pursue his life and his lifestyle. And thats pretty much the reason why Ive moved on, to just keep going, I didnt want my career to stop with Life of Agony
Machine Head is an American groove metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12,1991, the group was founded by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Robb Flynn, the current lineup of the band comprises Flynn, drummer Dave McClain, lead guitarist Phil Demmel, and bassist Jared MacEachern. Machine Head is one of the bands in the new wave of American heavy metal. Machine Head was formed by member Robb Flynn, previously part of the bands Forbidden, Flynn felt musically unfulfilled with Vio-lence and requested to start a side project. When his request was denied, he left the band and formed Machine Head in 1991 with Adam Duce, Logan Mader, the bands first album Burn My Eyes, was a big success in Europe where it garnered attention on MTVs Headbangers Ball. In America Machine Head would not have success until albums, the band re-signed with Roadrunner soon after and has released four albums since, 2003s Through the Ashes of Empires, 2007s The Blackening and 2011s Unto the Locust. Their most recent album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, was released in 2014, Machine Head have sold over 3 million records worldwide.
Machine Head were formed on October 12,1991, in Oakland, California by vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, Flynn had recently parted ways with Vio-lence after a physical fight between the band members and a local gang. He still had a desire to write music and along with Duce recruited guitarist Logan Mader and drummer Tony Costanza to form Machine Head. The bands name was thought of by Flynn because it sounded cool, the band started jamming in a local warehouse shared with four punk rock bands. Machine Head recorded a demo in a bedroom, funded with US$800. A record executive representing Roadrunner Records listened to the demo and signed the band, Machine Head entered Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California to record its debut album Burn My Eyes. Not long into production, Constanza left the band and was replaced by Chris Kontos, produced by Colin Richardson, the album was released on August 9,1994. The album shipped nearly 400,000 copies worldwide, becoming Roadrunner Records best selling debut album, Allmusic reviewer John Franck stated Burn My Eyes is a bone-shattering exercise in brutality.
Following the success of the tour the band returned to Europe for a headline tour in early 1995. The band would return to Europe for the festival season but Kontos refused to tour. On the bands return to the US Kontos was fired because he was not keeping to touring commitments, Kontos went on to play drums with Testament, and was replaced by Dave McClain. After touring for Burn My Eyes, Machine Head entered the studio to record its second studio album, the album was released on March 25,1997, and debuted at number 138 on the Billboard 200 albums chart
Gojira is a French heavy metal band from Bayonne. Originally formed as Godzilla in 1996, they changed their name to Gojira in 2001 prior to releasing any studio albums. The bands lineup, consisting of brothers Joe Duplantier and Mario Duplantier as well as lead guitarist Christian Andreu and they have released six studio albums and three live DVDs. They are known for their lyrics and have gone from utmost obscurity to being placed amongst the genres leading new millennium upstarts. Gojira have received Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album for their latest album Magma, Gojira was formed in 1996 by Joe and Mario Duplantier, Christian Andreu, and Alexandre Cornillon in their hometown of Ondres. Gojiras music combines elements of metal, groove metal, thrash metal. The band started touring and recording under the name Godzilla and released their demos Victim, Possessed and Wisdom Comes in 1996,1997,1999 and 2000, respectively. After touring, supporting Cannibal Corpse, Edge of Sanity, Impaled Nazarene and supporting Immortal in September 1999 and they changed their name to Gojira, the rōmaji spelling of the fictional monster Godzilla.
Their debut album Terra Incognita was released under the new name in 2001, the band released their second studio album in 2003, The Link. After the success of the first two albums and their performances they made a DVD in Bordeaux produced by Gabriel Editions. Since 19 May 2004, The Link Alive has been on sale in France, in 2005, Gojira decided to sign with French-based Listenable Records to help give them exposure outside France with the album From Mars to Sirius. Gojira was featured on Children of Bodoms US tour in late 2006, joining Amon Amarth, Gojira supported Trivium on the UK dates of their European tour in 2007 with Sanctity and Annihilator. Later they supported Lamb of God on their 2007 American tour along with Trivium, in late 2007 they took part in the Radio Rebellion Tour, featuring co-headliners Behemoth and Job for a Cowboy, as well as Beneath the Massacre. In October 2007, Listenable Records re-released Gojiras 1997 demo Possessed as a limited edition, the Way of All Flesh was released on 13 October in Europe via Listenable Records and 14 October in North America through Prosthetic Records in 2008.
On 25 July 2008, the announced the track listing. Joe Duplantier stated about the album, This record is a lot darker — like, the music is darker and more violent. The album will be intense, more brutal, and more melodic than its predecessor. Thats the theme — its about death itself, he explained and its about the immortality of the soul
Korn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, formed in 1993. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L. A. P. D, Korn released their first demo album, Neidermayers Mind, in 1993. The band went on to release their debut album in 1994. The band experienced success with Follow the Leader and Issues. The bands mainstream success continued with Untouchables, Take a Look in the Mirror, a compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, was released in 2004, spanning a decade of singles and concluding the bands recording contract with Immortal Records and Epic Records. They signed to Virgin Records, releasing See You on the Other Side in 2005, and an untitled album in 2007. Korns other recent albums, Korn III, Remember Who You Are and The Path of Totality, were released via Roadrunner Records, The Paradigm Shift being released via Prospect Park and their latest album, The Serenity of Suffering, was released on October 21,2016. As of 2012, Korn had sold around 35 million copies worldwide, twelve of the bands official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five.
Korn has released seven albums and thirty-nine music videos. The band has released singles, twenty-eight of which have charted. Korn has earned two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards out of eleven nominations, before Korn was formed, three of the original members of the band were associated with the band L. A. P. D. – James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and David Silveria, originally consisting of Richard Morrill, James Shaffer, and Reginald Arvizu, David Silveria joined when he was 16. When the band moved from Bakersfield, California to Los Angeles, Silveria dropped out of high school, when Shaffer reunited with the band, they found a manager and released an EP entitled Love and Peace Dude in 1989 through Triple X Records. Released their first full-length studio album on May 3,1991 which consisted of eleven tracks, the album was entitled Whos Laughing Now. The logo was designed by vocalist Jonathan Davis, Silveria explained, the music makes the name, because Korns a dumb name.
But once we get established, it makes the name cool, Korn rented a studio from Jeff Creath, called Underground Chicken Sound, in Huntington Beach, California. While they were recording at Underground Chicken Sound, a crowd had been loitering outside the studio, the band began playing a prelude to a song, resulting in a larger crowd gathering. Arvizu said the crowd gathered because it sounded so different, Korn started performing at gigs in the summer of 1993, with members saying that touring was a pain-in-the-ass
Caliban are a five-piece metalcore band from Germany. They have released ten studio albums to-date, and two albums with Heaven Shall Burn. Caliban was formed in Hattingen, Germany in 1997 under the name Never Again, after six months of playing together, the band recorded their first two songs for a demo, which were never released. The songs were sent to record labels, and Lifeforce Records was the first to offer the band a record deal. The bands first self-titled EP came out in the summer of 1998, to promote it, Caliban played many shows all over Europe and a few support shows for bands including Morning Again, Earth Crisis and Cro-Mags. After their European tour in 1999, Caliban entered the studio to record their first full-length entitled A Small Boy, the CD received favorable reviews in many big magazines and many smaller hardcore and metal zines. They released the first part of a split-CD with Heaven Shall Burn, vent came out in April 2001. Vent was released by Imperium Records and by Howling-Bull Records in Japan, the Japan trip was followed by a U. S.
tour with Bloodjinn, which was interrupted by the September 11,2001 attacks. In August 2002, Caliban recorded their official release Shadow Hearts. This record was more melodic and harmonic than its predecessors, in July 2005, the band released the second part of their split-CD with their friends from Heaven Shall Burn, called The Split Program II. The band released their album called The Undying Darkness in February 2006 and toured with All Shall Perish, Bleeding Through. In 2007, Caliban recorded their album The Awakening with producer Benny Richter, the album reached 36 in the German charts. In 2009, the band toured with German band Kreator on the Chaos Over Europe Tour and they signed a worldwide contract with Century Media Records. They released their new album, Say Hello to Tragedy, on August 24,2009 and this album - just like The Awakening - reached 36th place on the German media charts. In October and November they toured Europe on the Beastfest European Tour 2009 with Suicide Silence, German friend-band Maroon and American acts Emmure, Caliban entered the studio in February and recorded a cover EP titled Coverfield, released in May 2011.
The album consists of 4 songs, although more songs were recorded, in mid August, the band entered the studio to finish writing and recording a new full-length album to be released in early 2012. At the beginning of September the band posted a message on their site, saying that the songwriting is complete. The new album titled I Am Nemesis was released on February 3, stormbringer Magazin of Germany Caliban is writing and recording a new full-length album for January 2014
Lamb of God is an American groove metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, the band is considered a significant member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement. Since their formation, Lamb of God has released eight albums, one live album, one compilation album. The bands cumulative sales equal almost two million in the United States, including one album certified Gold by the RIAA, in 2010 and 2011 the band received Grammy nominations for songs from their 2009 album Wrath. They received a nomination in 2016 for their song 512, Lamb of God has toured with the Ozzfest twice. Other appearances include Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival in the UK, Soundwave Festival, Mayhem Festival 2010, from 2008 to 2010 they toured as part of Metallicas World Magnetic Tour. In 1994, guitarists Mark Morton and Matt Conner, bassist John Campbell, the band members knew each other from the college they were all attending, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia.
Morton and Conner left the band soon after its inception to pursue masters degrees and Campbell replaced Morton with Abe Spear. For the next five years, the band practiced in Richmond and around Virginia, in 1995, the band released its self-titled first demo. After the demo, Burn the Priest recorded two split EPs with Agents of Satan and ZED respectively, after the bands first three demos, Burn the Priest added vocalist Randall Blythe to its line up. In 1997, Morton returned to the band, two years later, the band released its first full-length self-titled album, Burn the Priest, through Legion Records. Mikey Brosnan of Legion Records saved up $2,500 for the recording, the album was produced by Today Is the Day guitarist and vocalist Steve Austin. Spear left the band, leaving a position for a guitarist. Adlers younger brother Willie became the second guitarist a year later. Contrary to rumour, the band did not change their name to Lamb of God after being banned from venues and they changed their name because of the altered line-up, and to avoid being mistaken for a satanic metal band.
With a new name and label, the band released its album, New American Gospel. Patrick Kennedy of Allmusic compared the band to Pantera stating, The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of Gods inaugural album, Chris Adler commented, This is a classic record. We had all the elements together to make one of the heaviest