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LAMB OF GOD BLOW OFF METALLICA, HEAD BACK INTO THE STUDIO?

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Anyone fearing that Lamb of God’s current hiatus could turn into a full-on break-up can rest easy: Metal Injection’s Metal Nick spoke to Randy Blythe over the weekend at a gig for Randy’s excellent side-project Halo of Locusts, and Blythe reported that the band is heading back into the studio in September – which, presumably, means we’re getting a new LoG offering in ’09.

More interesting still is this lil’ tidbit:

“[Randy] also mentioned that the band turned down a tour with METALLICA to be able to finish recording this record. Very interesting because METALLICA is usually known for bringing hard rock and nu-metal acts with them (GODSMACK come to mind), so at least they are trying to bring some bands with talent on the road with them!”

I tend to think that Metallica (and by “Metallica,” I mean “Metallica’s handlers”) just book whatever semi-metal acts are trendy at the moment to open for them (e.g., that the members of Metallica themselves don’t know Mastodon from Machine Head from Mudvayne) – but if I was ever gonna mortgage my apartment to pay the ten-trillion dollars to sit in row 8,345,765 and watch Metallica again, Blythe n’ company being on the bill would definitely be a factor.

-AR

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