LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has issued the following update:
"Here's a quick update on what's been happening around the LAMB OF GOD camp.
"Following our spring tour with GOJIRA, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM, we headed over to Japan, Australia and New Zealand for a few weeks. Truly amazing part of the planet and I feel lucky to have had the chance to return. Incredible shows, totally insane signings and meet and greets, and real hospitality that make us all look forward to heading back.
"Once home, we barely had enough time to catch up on our sleep before we flew back over the pond to begin a month across Western Europe. This trip included most of the European summer festivals, including shows and festivals in the beautiful Nordic countries. We had done a few of the festivals several years ago, but this time was beyond any expectations. The word of LAMB OF GOD has obviously spread! These were some of the biggest shows of our career (Download festival was around 75,000 people!!!).
"It is an amazing and exhilarating feeling to perform in front of such incredible audiences. I, for one, am very thankful for the opportunity — it is a dream realized and I will never forget it.
"While there, we were invited to attend and perform at the Metal Hammer Awards — going into it I didn't really know what to expect since we don't have anything similar over here, but basically it's like the Grammys for metal in the U.K. Red carpet and all. Good thing I had my camo shorts!
"We arrived home just a few days ago and immediately went to work preparing for Ozzfest. We fly to Seattle in just a few days. Just this morning we loaded the semi and sent it on its way.
"There's a million behind-the-scenes stories, bloopers and blunders to tell, and I promise they will see the light of day in part two of the 'Sacrament' DVD, but for now, I gotta get some rest!
"If you're able to, come say hi on Ozzfest. Help us and many of the bands continue to enlighten and push metal further than it's ever been. We plan on putting on our best show yet and what the hell — even if you hate us — we'll make sure you get you money's worth!!!"
Ozzfest is scheduled to kick off on July 12 in Seattle, Washington. Tour dates including headlining "off" Ozzfest concert appearances and details can be found in the "Tour" section of LAMB OF GOD's web site.