Randy Blythe, frontman of Lamb of God talks about what it’s like to be back on the road after two year’s with Detroit’s radio station Meltdown. The Metal Tour Of The Year included Megadeth, Trivium and Hatebreed.
Blythe told Meltdown via blabbermouth that “It’s awesome. It’s been since February 14th, 2020 since we played a show, and that was the only show we played in 2020, and we hadn’t toured in two years. It’s awesome. It’s an interesting time.”
Lamb of God and Hatebreed try to work with COVID-19 safety protocols while being on tour with each other and it’s a challenge when they know each other so well.
“Dude, we’re just trying to survive this thing,” he said. “This is a crazy time. We’re trying to stay healthy, stay in the bubble and get through this tour… It is strange not to hang out with the other bands — we aren’t hanging out with other bands on their buses or in their dressing rooms. We’re out here with Hatebreed, who, they’re family to us; their singer, Jamey [Jasta], is one of my best friends. And we talk via text on tour. And we talk via text at home all the time. But it’s weird. His bus is right over beside mine, and we don’t hardly see each other. So there’s a bit of that — the normal camaraderie that you feel on a tour and the shenanigans you get into and just hanging out and playing pranks on each other, all that other crap, that’s absent. But we’re all out here trying to adapt and overcome and do what we have to during this weird, weird time to give people a rock show.”
While touring they support their latest self-titled debut which was released via Epic Records. While also touring with Art Cruz their new drummer since July 2019 after founding drummer, Chris Adler left.
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