Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are tentatively scheduled to release their new album in March via Roadrunner.
Guitarist Mark Morton of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD has released a song that he wrote for the score to the band’s projected feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”. The film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Don Argott and produced by 9.14 Pictures (“Last Days Here”, “Art Of The Steal”, “Rock School”), examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21st century world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence. Filming has taken place to date in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India, and Israel and other countries over the last few months. Embedded in the trailer is the video for the band’s second single from the “Resolution” CD, “Desolation”. The clip was shot at shows in South America and Mexico and is the follow-up to the animated video for the track “Ghost Walking”.
LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe returned to the U.S. last week after it was announced in a Czech Republic court his trial would be delayed.
Blythe‘s defense team asked for the delay because a key witness was sick, according to The Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane who is helping cover the trial for WTVR.com. The defense team wanted that witness to testify in person.
The singer is being allowed to stay in the U.S. until his trial resumes on March 4. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month.
Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.