Randy Blythe Confirms Lamb Of God Is Going On Hiatus


“This has been a pretty wild ride…

This is one of those news stories you see coming from a mile away, but still hope you never have to write.

There have been rumors circulating throughout the metal community for several weeks that Lamb Of God would be taking an extended break following the end of their current tour cycle. That run ended just a few days ago, and now frontman Randy Blythe has offered some insight on what the future holds in store for himself and the rest of LoG.

Taking to Instagram of all places, Blythe shared a photo from Lamb Of God’s recent performance in Johannesburg, South Africa accompanied by a lengthy message reflecting on his journey and sharing his plans for the future:

And so another album cycle comes to an end. This has been a very eventful, at times VERY STRESSFUL, album cycle, & it’s been about three years since we started on this one in our practice space- I need a break. Tomorrow is a 19 hour flight back to the USA, & then another one home to RVA, & except for two festival shows in 2014, I will not be thinking about lamb of god, touring, playing heavy metal, writing new lamb of god material- NONE OF THAT STUFF- AT ALL- for a good long while. Time to do other things for a bit, & let my brain regroup, & be a somewhat normal human being. This has been a pretty wild ride though, & to end it in AFRICA of all places still amazes the crap outta me. So thanks Johannesburg for an awesome end to the Resolution tour cycle, & to all you other bands, hear this: the game has been stepped up, & the ante has risen. You are not a REAL G until you come to South Africa & your fans throw one of THESE to you on stage- a warthog skull. Takes the cake for the strangest thing throw at me on stage ever, & I’ve had some weird shit thrown at me- I named him Jeff. Jeff, the South African warthog. Top that, y’all. Don’t front like your ballin’ if you ain’t rockin’ that wart hog shizzy. I figured I’d finish up the cycle with a nice self-portrait. Me & Jeff are outty. Peace, & one love.

You can view the photo that accompanied the post below.

Lamb Of God originally formed in 1990, and over the past twenty-plus years have become one of the most beloved and fervently followed groups in the metal community. To see them go fills our hearts with great sadness, but at least we have their amazing discography to cherish for years to come.

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