2012 marks the year in which we last hear new music from Lamb Of God, and a lot of water had gone under the bridge of time. Many of the Lamb Of God’s fans have been long waiting for a new record, and ever since November the band has been teasing with hints during Randy Blythe’s interviews, and a tweet in November saying “Something is happening… http://www.lamb-of-god.com”. In the eve of the new year, the rumors of new material were growing stronger and closer to reality as reveals that some work has been done regarding a new record.
On an interview granted to Noise.com, Lamb Of God’s frontman spoke regarding his work in photography and his upcoming book regarding the ill events in Czech Republic and his imprisonment. Of course, the mandatory subject of new material of the band came to surface.
Lamb Of God is playing a bunch of big gigs this year, and sooner or later we’ll write an album. What the guys have been writing sounds pretty monstrous thus far. In the immediate we’re going to Soundwave in Australia in February, which will be warm and awesome. It’ll be our third Soundwave. Going to Indonesia after that for a few days, hopefully, I’ll get some time to surf. We’ll be doing some bigger gigs in the summer too. We had to take some time off because the tour cycle took about three years, like writing recording touring, and then I got arrested. The whole legal thing took over a year of my life, during which we toured in the States and afterwards we finished up the touring cycle. It was a rough, rough year so thank God it’s behind me. So we got done touring South Africa in January and I started working on my book, which should come out sometime in 2015, it’s being edited now. It’s a book called ‘Dark Days’, which is basically about what happened over in the Czech Republic. My editor sent me back the manuscript, so I have to approve edit that by January. So that should be out sometime in the summer maybe, not sure how long it’s gonna take.
Now, a few days later Chris Adler, drummer of Lamb Of God, gave some statements regarding the writing session for the next Lamb Of God album in an interview with SiriusXM Radio where he highlights how having music that still resonates in your mind long after you stop listening to it should be the real aim for musicians.
It’s great. I guess the thing that I was overwhelmed with was the idea of us taking the year off of 2014 and then have us come together basically around now and start putting things together. But, as usual, everybody is a little antsy and wanting to jam, and it wasn’t, like, oh, hey, Willie has an idea and Mark has this kinda cool solo thing he wants to add on top of it. Both of these guys came in with about fifty different song ideas. So what’s been great is just going through all these ideas, which are all really good, and being able to say, ‘Okay, we have this much material. Let’s pick the top 10 or top 15 or 20, and just keep working on that’. Then they get upset, because number 42 had their favorite part. So, okay, grab that favorite part from 42 and let’s make song 6 way better. So it’s been that kind of a process as we go along.I’ve noticed the guys are really writing the kind of stuff that I find myself kind of… I don’t know… I don’t wanna say ‘singing along’, because I’ve noticed the guys are really writing the kind of stuff that I find myself kind of… I don’t know… I don’t wanna say ‘singing along’, because there’s no vocals on them yet, but the melodies of the ideas really stick with me, which is one of the things that, if I were to ever complain about more of the recent stuff that I’ve been buying music-wise… It’s great while I’m listening to it, I’m impressed, it’s over my head, it blows me away, but when I’m done with it, I couldn’t tell you how it goes.
Our goal is, you know, that the guys that’ll write the songs that stick with you are the guys that are gonna stick around. So I’m really impressed with what these guys have been doing on a songwriting level — stepping it up and writing stuff that kinda sticks with you.
Three years for metal fans seems like a long time, but if the people who are making the music feel that what they are doing will make their music linger in our memory, then it seems like it’s worth waiting for. However, information regarding when they will enter the studio and when it will be released remain uncertain. Let’s hope the album can be released by the end of this year.