Not Quite Metal?

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe is Composing Music for the Richmond Ballet

  • Axl Rosenberg

Randy Blythe BalletRandy Blythe may be taking a break from Lamb of God, but he ain’t taking a break from music. In a new interview with, he makes this surprising announcement:

 “I’m  actually doing a piece of music for the Richmond Ballet, their New Works Festival, my buddy is choreographing that, he’s a professional ballet dancer, I’m composing that right now. I’m not a pianist or anything, but I have the ear to write music. I can’t play guitar or whatever, but with the way digital editing is, you can compose little tiny bits at a time. It’s a lot of fun and I think I’m going to get my buddy Alex Skolnick from Testament to lay some atmospheric guitar tracks on that, and we’ll be in the ballet world!”

This isn’t the first time the metal world and the dance world have intersected (and I’m not just talking about strip clubs), but it’s the first time I can recall hearing about a metal musician specifically composing something for ballet. It also doesn’t sound like it will be “metal,” per se, but… I can’t imagine there’s a Lamb of God fan in the world who wouldn’t be at least a little curious to hear/see this thing.

[via Metal Insider]

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