LAMB OF GOD Guitarist: 'It Feels Good To Get Back On Stage Again'

On October 11, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of GuitarWorld.com conducted an interview with guitarist Mark Morton of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

GuitarWorld.com: You guys have an extensive U.S. tour coming up, which is something you haven't done in a while — a long headline tour of your own. This must be a good feeling for you, I'm sure.

Morton: Yeah, we are excited! It's been honestly far too long since we have toured the U.S. I think the last time we did it was the summer of 2010 on [Rockstar Energy Drink] Mayhem. We did a quick one-week run in January of this year, but yeah, it's been a while. And you know, U.S. is our favorite place to tour in the whole world, so we're definitely looking forward to get back out. With everything that's happened with our singer Randy [Blythe], it feels good to get back on stage again and get back in front of our fans, particularly at home. So yeah, we are very excited for this tour.

GuitarWorld.com: The tour was supposed to happen in August with a totally different lineup. It got delayed for reasons that are obvious to everyone now. What did you end up doing in these extra couple of months? Did you just end up taking a break?

Morton: Well, yes and no. I mean, there's a lot going on behind the scenes with respect to the situation with Randy, so I can't say it's been a particularly relaxing few months. Outside of that, it's not like we delayed a tour and picked up exactly where we left off. We basically canceled the tour we had planned and then had to put together an entirely new package and an entirely new routing. So in that sense, we were pretty much starting all over again. That's what we spent the last couple of months doing, just putting together this new tour, rerouting it and getting prepared to go out again, and all the behind-the-scenes stuff that's going on with the Randy situation, which I don't really care to give a lot of detail about at this point, but there's still a lot going on there as well.

GuitarWorld.com: On [the last] tour, you were shooting a documentary. When we expect that to be released, and how will it be different from previous LAMB OF GOD DVDs?

Morton: It will be very different from the previous DVDs, because they have all focused on the band and the personalities within the band. But the band is kind of sidelined in the new film. It's not so much about us. It's really more about our fans, and specific fans in unique parts of the world. So that's really what it's about. The band is a sideline character in this film. In terms of when it will be released, I'm not exactly sure. I think sometime in 2013 it will be in theaters. We're not releasing it the same way we did the previous stuff either, and it's not going straight to DVD and it won't be something we're going to market immediately as a DVD. It's more intended to be in theaters and viewed as a documentary film.

Read the entire interview from GuitarWorld.com.

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