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UnRated Magazine Review: May 6th LAMB OF GOD release As the Palaces Burn on Prosthetic and Major US Tour with Chimaira, Atreyu, and Eighteen Visions kicks off on April 15th in
LAMB OF GOD! Re-defining American metal with each listen.

LAMB OF GOD! Re-defining American metal with each listen.

May 6th LAMB OF GOD release As the Palaces Burn on Prosthetic and Major US Tour with Chimaira, Atreyu, and Eighteen Visions kicks off on April 15th in

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"These are heavy times," explains guitarist Mark Morton. "The looming war and the fear everyone's subscribing to...it's hard for that not to infiltrate your work. Armageddon needs a heavy metal soundtrack."

On May 6th with the release of As The Palaces Burn just might be that soundtrack. One of the most kinetic, technically challenging and unabashedly heavy pieces of music you're likely to hear. The timing of the new LAMB OF GOD release is as impeccable as the music. Through their own evolution, LAMB OF GOD elevated their craft and rise to the very top of the extreme metal scene - a scene from which they spawned nearly eight years ago.

This doesn't happen by accident, of course. LAMB OF GOD embodies the most essential qualities of a successful band: impeccable skill, a tireless work ethic and, perhaps most importantly, character. Hailed as the heroes of new American metal by legions of fans across the country, LAMB OF GOD have taken influences from bands like Slayer, Pantera and Sepultura and injected a contemporary extreme music aesthetic to create an unmistakable signature sound. With one of the most charismatic front men in rock and four awe-inspiring players behind him, LAMB OF GOD have mastered a sophisticated sound that transcends genres and can be appreciated by any open-minded music fan.

The success of their signature metal extremist sound landed the band on MTV, Much Music and in DC Shoes commercials, on Fox Sports Network, as well as some of the hottest tours of the past three years with Cannibal Corpse, Mushroomhead, GWAR, Six Feet Under, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Amen.

Praise for the band reached a crescendo when Revolver magazine listed New American Gospel as one of the "69 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" in its September/October 2002 issue. With expectations for their new material threatening to burst through the ceiling, the quintet enter the studio with producer Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork, Stuck Mojo) and met the challenge with all guns blazing. As The Palaces Burn delivers the violent blend of thrash, death metal and groove their fans have come to expect, but is poised to blow a new set of minds with the infusion of more melody. The album also features guest performances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland, Today Is The Day front man and New American Gospel producer Steve Austin, as well as Strapping Young Lad front man/guitarist and producer Devin Townsend.

Metal heads unite with open-minded music fans across the land and come together to witness the "Pure American Metal Tour '03." Lead by Virginia's LAMB OF GOD, this tour is sure to bring intensive- heavily aggressive sound across North America!

For downloads go to www.prostheticrecords.com

LAMB OF GOD combines several musical genres such as grindcore and death metal with deeply intense lyrics coupled with technical superiority, and stunning melody. Chimaira, Atreyu, and Eighteen Visions will be supporting this anticipated tour. Roadrunner's recording artist, Chimaira will release an onslaught of evil, melodic masterpieces. Victory's Atreyu will bring their yin and yang with their two vocalists. Based on the hardcore sound, Atreyu adds melodic vocals with conventional heavy sounds. Finally, Trustkill's Eighteen Visions will show their hardcore sound among the fans as the opening act of this forthcoming tour.

Dates are as follows:

  • 04/15/2003 Albany, NY - Valentines
  • 04/16/2003 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
  • 04/17/2003 Brooklyn, NY - L'Amour
  • 04/18/2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Laga
  • 04/19/2003 Louisville, KY - Tek World
  • 04/20/2003 Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater
  • 04/21/2003 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
  • 04/22/2003 West Columbia, SC - Uncle Doctors
  • 04/23/2003 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
  • 04/24/2003 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
  • 04/25/2003 Shreveport, LA - Soundstage 516
  • 04/26/2003 Houston, TX - Engine Room
  • 04/27/2003 Austin, TX - The Backroom
  • 04/28/2003 Dallas, TX - The Galaxy
  • 04/30/2003 Tempe, AZ - Bash On Ash
  • 05/01/2003 Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
  • 05/02/2003 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
  • 05/03/2003 Las Vegas, NV - Huntridge Theater
  • 05/04/2003 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
  • 05/05/2003 Portland, OR - Nocturnal
  • 05/06/2003 Seattle, WA - Graceland
  • 05/07/2003 Boise, ID - JD & Friends
  • 05/08/2003 Salt Lake City, UT - X-Scape
  • 05/09/2003 Boulder, CO - Tulagi
  • 05/10/2003 Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
  • 05/11/2003 St. Louis, MO - Pop's
  • 05/12/2003 Chicago, IL - The Metro
  • 05/13/2003 Detroit, MI - The I- Rock
  • 05/14/2003 Cleveland, OH -The Odeon
  • 05/15/2003 Toronto, ONT - The Upper Rocket
  • 05/16/2003 Montreal, QU - The Rainbow
  • 05/17/2003 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
  • 05/18/2003 Richmond, VA - Alley Katz w/o Chimaira