LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe is launching his very own show on SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal called The Crucible. Blythe has offered the following overview:
“The reason I came to New York City was to record the first installment of my radio show for SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel. That’s right, I have my own damn radio show now. My homeboy Jose Mangin (who has done a lot for Lamb Of God since the start) hit me up and said, ‘Um, dude, do you want a radio show?’ Why not?
I have decided to call my show The Crucible. Besides being a fantastic play by Arthur Miller (and a container that holds molten metal), a crucible is defined as a difficult or trying experience, one that you come out of harder and more refined and more pure.
Sometimes life is like that — you have to step into the fire to burn away all the crap and and just take the pain that comes with it. It hurts, but if you want to be a better person, you face this stuff and forge yourself anew, purer and harder.
One thing that has always helped me through these times is music. So on my show, I’ll be playing songs by bands that have helped shape me into the man that I am today, that have gotten me through the rough shit. I’ll also be playing songs by newer artists I like, and I’ll be telling some stories about what all the tunes mean to me. Then, once every show if I can, I will interview a member of one of the bands I’ll be playing, and I’ll ask them about what their music means to them. Right now (due to scheduling and my uncertain future), the show will be once a month. I want to do it more often eventually, but right now I’m kinda busy and have a situation to settle.
For my first guest, I wanted someone who has seen some hard times himself, who has gone through some brutal stuff and come out a better man. I needed a real-deal, no bullshit, highly respected and moral, yet hard-as-nails motherfucker. I immediately thought of one dude, John Joseph of the CRO-MAGS. He’s a legend and a good friend of mine, so he came up to do my first show and kick it.”
Go to www.siriusxm.com/liquidmetal for more information.
Lamb Of God recently announced a 38-date fall US tour, starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining Lamb Of God as direct support for the entire tour is IN FLAMES. HATEBREED will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point HELLYEAH will replace them for the remainder of the shows. British band SYLOSIS will open all dates.
Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, Resolution, which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will go on sale the weekend of September 21st.
30 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theater
31 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion
4 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Garden
5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
7 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
8 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
9 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
12 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
14 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
15 – TBA
16 – New York, NY – Roseland
17 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
20 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
21 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
23 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theater
24 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
25 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
26 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
28 – Richmond, VA – The National
30 – Chicago, IL – Congress Ballroom
1 – Detroit, MI – State Theater
2 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion (no Hellyeah)
3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
4 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
6 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
7 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
8 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
11 – Farmington, NM – McGhee Park
13 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
14 – Medford, OR – Medford Armory
15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO