RANDY BLYTHE On Upcoming LAMB OF GOD Album: ‘This Whole Record Is Political’

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In a new interview with Kerrang! magazine, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about the “Checkmate,” the first single from the band’s upcoming self-titled album.

“[The track is] the most on the nose politically, but this whole record is political,” Blythe said. “There’s not a single song [on the album] about an individual.

“When we had [George W. Bush] during the [2004 album] Ashes Of The Wake era, he was a whole lot easier to write specifics about because we had the war in Iraq, the mythical weapons of mass destruction, but right now, the political world everywhere looks like Peewee Herman‘s playhouse.

“They are two sides of the same coin,” he added. “Civility and discourse is at an all time low, and that’s because people view political parties now not for their policies, but they support these different parties like sports teams. The lyrics reflect that. The system is a f*cking fraud.”

LAMB OF GOD will release their self-titled album on May 8 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe.

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