During a recent interview with FaceCulture, LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell was asked for his opinion on the state of America at the moment.
“We’re f*cked,” he responded. “The national leadership is a murderous sociopath. And it’s, I think, glaringly obvious, when you know that there’s a deadly virus going around, yet you have rallies where you bring people together in a closed area.
“The reason that we [did] these online [LAMB OF GOD] performances [last month] is because it would be irresponsible to gather people like that. So we’re trying to push forward as best we can, whereas the president of the f*cking country is killing people; he’s murdering people.”
When asked if he thinks the upcoming presidential election will matter, Campbellreplied: “I don’t know. I remember back when George Bush was elected a second time. That’s when I realized that the bad guys sometimes win important things. And then I remember, shortly before Trump was elected, talking to my parents, and they were, like, ‘There’s no way he’s getting elected. Don’t worry.’ And I was, like, ‘Ehhh. I kind of remember this from before. He could win.’ And he did.
“Regardless of the outcome of the election, leading up to it, I think it’s just gonna get more and more chaotic; there’s gonna be more violence stoked by the president,” he continued. “If he loses, he will contest the election and try and tie it up in court. He may try to incite his followers to violence to keep him in office somehow. I really have no idea what’s gonna happen. It’s crazy times we’re living in, and people are very aggravated and divided.”
LAMB OF GOD released their new self-titled album on June 19, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.
Lamb of God is produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (GOJIRA, KORN, MEGADETH, TRIVIUM). This is the band’s first record with Art Cruz, who sat behind the kit with LAMB OF GOD in 2018 and became an official member the following year. The new album also features guest appearances from Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).