Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD performed at the sixth edition of D-TOX Rockfest on June 17 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. This marked the group’s first and only 2011 appearance.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below.
LAMB OF GOD is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2009’s “Wrath”, tentatively due in late 2011 or early 2012. In a recent online posting, drummer Chris Adler stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the new CD, “We have been busting our butts full-time for months writing the new record. It’s fantastic so far, to say the very least.”
Speaking to the Artisan News Service earlier in the year, Adler revealed that “because of the amount of time we’ve spent on the road and the [rest of the] guys spending time alone in hotel rooms, there’s a lot more material coming into the process than we’ve had in the past. Normally, we would tour, then get together and write. But the guitar players, with the technology changing and improving, have been able to do a lot on their own coming in, so there’s a lot more ideas than we’ve ever had, which is great. Normally, it takes… We weed through all the stuff and it takes a really long time to get to what everybody agrees on. Now we’ve got a plethora of material, so I think it’s gonna be… It’s always an interesting process, but I think we’re coming a little more armed this time.”
When asked if “Wrath” set the standard for what fans can expect to hear on LAMB OF GOD‘s next album, Adler said, “In the past, my perspective has always been very reactive to what the immediate previous album was, as in ‘Wrath’ was more aggressive than [2006’s] ‘Sacrament’ and ‘Sacrament’ was more produced than [2004’s] ‘Ashes Of The Wake’, and those were choices that we made. But this time I feel that with all the records we’ve covered the bases and creatively gotten a lot of stuff out, grown as a band, evolved, made interesting choices along the way, and I think, this time, there’s no real… I can’t speak for [the rest of] the band, but myself, I’m not really particularly reactive to ‘Wrath’ in that I was very happy with the way ‘Wrath’ came out. So I feel a little more free coming into this album to not be so driven in one particular direction. I think we might be a little more wide open this time.”
“Wrath” landed at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart back in February 2009 with first-week sales of over 67,000 copies.