LAMB OF GOD Drummer On Next Album: 'There's A Lot More Ideas Than We've Ever Had'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD are currently working on material for the follow-up to 2009's "Wrath" for a tentative late 2011/early 2012 release.

In a recent interview with the Artisan News Service (see video below), LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next CD, "We've done a bit more... Now, because of the amount of time we've spent on the road and 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."

LAMB OF GOD in February released the track "Hit The Wall" as a digital single. The all-new song was created exclusively for last year's Iron Man 2: The Videogame, and the full version with vocals has never been available until now. "Hit The Wall" was also featured in the April 2011 issue of Decibel magazine on the issue's exclusive Flexidisc.

LAMB OF GOD last year released the "Hourglass" collection, a career-retrospective set that is available in seven different configurations.

LAMB OF GOD received a second Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category — for the track "Set to Fail" from "Wrath", which came out on Epic Records.

The band was previously nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category for the song "Redneck" from LAMB OF GOD's 2006 album "Sacrament".

"Wrath" landed at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart back in February 2009 with first-week sales of over 67,000 copies.

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