You know the story, I don’t need to retell it for you. It was an incredibly unfortunate chain of events, but Lamb Of God soldiered onwards, recently finishing up a new tour, culminating in a final show in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Following that, Randy Blythe took to the band’s Facebook page to detail his thoughts on the immediate future of Lamb Of God. If you’re a fan, you’re probably going to want to read this.
And so another album cycle comes to an end. This has been a very eventful, at times VERY STRESSFUL, album cycle, & it’s been about three years since we started on this one in our practice space- I need a break. Tomorrow is a 19 hour flight back to the USA, & then another one home to RVA, & except for two festival shows in 2014, I will not be thinking about lamb of god, touring, playing heavy metal, writing new lamb of god material- NONE OF THAT STUFF- AT ALL- for a good long while. Time to do other things for a bit, & let my brain regroup, & be a somewhat normal human being. This has been a pretty wild ride though, & to end it in AFRICA of all places still amazes the crap outta me. So thanks Johannesburg for an awesome end to the Resolution tour cycle, & to all you other bands, hear this: the game has been stepped up, & the ante has risen. You are not a REAL G until you come to South Africa & your fans throw one of THESE to you on stage- a warthog skull. Takes the cake for the strangest thing throw at me on stage ever, & I’ve had some weird shit thrown at me- I named him Jeff. Jeff, the South African warthog. Top that, y’all. Don’t front like your ballin’ if you ain’t rockin’ that wart hog shizzy. I figured I’d finish up the cycle with a nice self-portrait. Me & Jeff are outty. Peace, & one love. – Randy
So, there you have it. It’s really quite understandable that he’d be taking a break after everything because, honestly, I was surprised they even hit the road so soon. But regardless of that, it appears things will remain quiet in the Lamb Of God camp for ‘a good long while’ so take that as you will.