Lamb of God is an American groove metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994 (as Burn the Priest), the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler. The band is considered a significant member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement.
During an interview in September 2014, Randy Blythe revealed that he is planning to release his upcoming book in early 2015, along with a new Lamb of God record, which uses lyrics he had written while he was incarcerated.
The band began teasing a new album, with the placeholder title "Lamb of God VII" via Instagram and Twitter in late April of 2015. A website, lambofgodvii.com, initially comprising an empty black screen, went online in early May. The "VII" (the roman numeral for the number seven) refers to the album being the band's seventh, and does not take into account the first of their albums, released with a slightly different line-up as Burn the Priest.
After releasing a documentary titled "As The Palaces Burn" back in February of 2014, the band is back after their hiatus and are releasing their highly anticipated new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, which is available for pre-order now. The effort is set for release in July. It will be the band's seventh addition to their impressive catalog.