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Lamb of God Biography


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Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Years Active: 1990-present
Genres: Groove Metal, Metalcore, Thrash Metal


Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Originally known under the moniker "Burn the Priest", the band was founded in 1990 by Chris Adler, John Campbell and Mark Morton. In 1997, Burn the Priest released two split 7-inches with ZED and Agents of Satan. The next year, the band issued a compilation CD of singles and other one-off tracks titled “Sevens and More” issued by the now-defunct MP3.com.

Their self-titled full-length debut, released through Legion Records, followed in 1999. Shortly after the debut release, the band changed its name to "Lamb of God" and signed a record deal with Prosthetic Records. The group's next album, “New American Gospel,” was released in 2000. Produced by Devin Townsend, 2003's “As the Palaces Burn” entered the Top Heatseekers chart, peaking at #17.

In 2004, was released the band's major label debut—through Epic Records—“Ashes of the Wake,” that sold 35,000 copies in its first week of release and peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200.

Their second full-length issued by Epic label, 2006's “Sacrament,” in its first week of release sold around 63,000 copies in the United States and peak at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lamb of God's newest studio album “Wrath,” was released through Epic in the U.S., and Roadrunner Records worldwide, on February 24, 2009. It debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling nearly 68,000 copies.