While Lamb of God’s next studio album won’t be released until the end of this new year, their frontman Randy Blythe is still hammering away, launching a new metal outfit named Over It All. This new project is currently signed to Sumerian records, and features members from Animals As Leaders and Sworn Enemy.
The newly formed group is currently signed to Sumerian records, which is well known for spurring the careers of numerous prog metal bands such as After the Burial and the aforementioned Animals as Leaders. According to Blythe the band is consists of Animals as Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes (who will plays bass in Over It All), Sworn Enemy guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci, Mediaskare Records founder Baron Bodnar, and 33 & West booking agent JJ Cassiere.
Blythe made the announcement earlier this week in a social media post. “We’re just ONE FREAKING DAY into this thing & already it’s trashed & smells like ass. I guess that what happens when you put a bunch of freaking savages from @lambofgod, @animalsasleaders, @swornenemynyc, & #atticsforautomatics together to form a band,” Blythe stated on Instagram. The band has also released their own separate Instagram page as well.
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“The Nightmare Begins” 1.10.2019 In the @overitallofficial RV with my bros- we’re just ONE FREAKING DAY into this thing & already it’s trashed & smells like ass. I guess that what happens when you put a bunch of freaking savages from @lambofgod, @animalsasleaders, @swornenemynyc, & #atticsforautomatics together to form a band. Christ almighty, I thought I had left the van/RV days far behind me… Thanks @sumerianrecords for paying for the RV… I guess. Give us a follow for updates: @overitallofficial. What have I gotten myself into… #overitall #lambofgod #animalsasleaders #swornenemy #atticsforautomatics #sumerianrecords #getyourshittogetherkevin
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What happens when you put together members of @animalsasleaders, @lambofgod, @swornenemynyc & Attics For Automatics? PURE MADNESS. We are OVER IT ALL. Hide your children, because we are coming for them in 2019. Thanks @sumerianrecords for the support & making this happen! Stay tuned…
This is the latest in a series of other side projects launched by Lamb of God members as fans eagerly await the release of the band’s next album. The band’s guitarist Mark Morton, who shared a song entitled “Cross Off” featuring the deceased Chester Bennington is currently in the midst of his own collaborative album which is set to be released next month.
Last year Blythe along who had been recording cover songs of country classics, discussed his opinion on dark lyrical themes in country and metal. This clip was featured as part of a press clip for Napalm Records.
“Some of the darkness in metal is cartoon darkness,” Blythe explains according to Revolver Magazine. “Satan doesn’t exist. Whoever’s watching this, if you have a brain, you know that and if you didn’t know that, then Satan is not real. I’m sorry to break the news to you, [but] the devil does not exist. But heartache, and alcoholism, and not having any money, and just feeling disliked and unwanted by the entire rest of the world? Those are all very real things. There’s no disputing that.”
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