Lamb of God Bring the Circle Pit to Late Night

Have you ever seen a circle pit form during a performance on a late night talk show? Well, if you haven’t (we are the first to admit that we’ve never seen it happen), then there’s definitely a first time for everything.

During their late night performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lamb of God fans got so into the band’s two performances that they started a circle pit. In the video for “Still Echoes” you can see a man in a suit get pushed into the pit which is definitely a “what the…?” moment. Check out the band’s performances of “512” and “Still Echoes” from their recently released album, VII: Sturm und Drang below.

Lamb of God is currently on Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” which is slated to end next Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. Tonight, the tour will invade the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

SLIPKNOT’S SUMMER’S LAST STAND TOUR:

8/28 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/1 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/2 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Lamb of God Release “Embers” Featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno

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Lamb of God are giving their fans something good to start off their weekend with; a brand new song.

Releasing the fifth single off their upcoming new album, VII: Sturm und Drang, the band have unveiled another new track from it, a song titled “Embers.” Unlike the previous songs that have been released, “Embers” features a special guest on the track; Deftones’ Chino Moreno.

While speaking with Rolling Stone about the new song, frontman Randy Blythe had the following to say about how the song came together and why they decided on Moreno for the vocal contribution.

“I wrote all of Chino [Moreno]‘s lyrics and they deal with how loss affects interpersonal relationships, like in a family dynamic,” begins Blythe.

“If a family member dies, that can really twist things up. I used a sort of ‘oceanic’ vibe in the lyrics. I’m talking about ‘I’ve been staring at her laying still for so long,’ and I’m talking about the ocean at that point. The ocean is a metaphor for life.”

“When the band wrote the music to that one, there were two different endings,” continues Blythe.

“In one, it was ‘Lamb of God,’ like, boring, we’ve done it a million times. And then Mark wrote this other beautiful, swelling thing, and I heard it when I was still down at the beach writing my book and listening to it. I’m a huge Deftones fan, and I could hear Chino’s vocals on it. One day, during the pre-production I come in and Mark and Josh [Wilbur, producer] are sitting there and they’re like, ‘What do you think about Chino doing vocals?’ I’m like, ‘Yes!’ Chino came and he sang me the melody he had in his mind, sort of nonsense words like how we singers do. So I took some fragments I had and made it fit. He crushed it. He’s Chino. There’s no one that sounds like him.”

Check out “Embers” below.

Lamb of God will be heading out on tour alongside Slipknot, Motionless in White, and Bullet for My Valentine beginning next Friday, July 24, at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach (we’ll be at that show). In a cool twist thanks to this whole “global music release day,” the tour will begin on the same exact date that VII: Sturm und Drang will be released.

Pre-orders for the impending album is still available on the band’s website.