||Virginia metallers Lamb Of God are planning to take a long break from the road following the conclusion of the touring activities in support of the band's album Resolution. It was frontman Randy Blythe who confirmed it. Understandably, he needs a break.
In a post on his official Instagram account, Randy Blythe writes: "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."
Lamb Of God entered into a worldwide distribution deal with Specticast (Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day, Paul McCartney's "Rock Show") for their Don Argott-directed documentary film As The Palaces Burn. It will be in theaters for a limited showing starting in February.