Published Jun 08, 2015Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe spent some time in Czech prison after being charged with manslaughter in 2012, and although he was eventually cleared, his time behind bars seems to have inspired his band's newly released track "512."
The song is a punishing metal track, as Blythe's pushes his voice from a creepy croak to a hair-raising scream amidst pummelling riffs and jackhammer drums. Some of the lines appear to have some bearing on his time in prison, as he growls, "Bid goodbye to all you knew and loved / Forget the only life that you knew outside / They bought the ticket, now you take the ride."
Hear "512" below.
Lamb of God's album VII: Sturm Und Drang will drop on July 24 through Nuclear Blast/Sony. See the band's upcoming tour schedule with Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White right here.