Published Jun 07, 2012Long-running Richmond, VA thrashers Lamb of God have been spending most of their time out on the road in support of this year's Resolution LP, but the band have apparently also been gathering footage on their recent travels for a new tour documentary called As the Palaces Burn.
A press release explains that Lamb of God have been working with documentary filmmaker Don Argott on the film, which 9.14 Pictures will release sometime in 2013. On top of chronicling the band's stage show, the film apparently "examines the impact that music and particularly heavy metal music has made on people around the globe as they live in a 21st century world full of economic uncertainty, political unrest, social injustice, and under a constant fear of war and violence."
Filming has taken place so far in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, India and Israel, and additional footage will be shot on the group's upcoming summer dates in the U.S. and Canada with Dethklok. While the territories they will be playing are vast and varied, the band remark that their music has had the power to unite fans worldwide.
"Something about this music is obviously making a connection that crosses cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic boundaries," singer Randy Blythe admits in a preliminary trailer for the film, which you can watch below. The clip also showcases the new Resolution single "Desolation."
Of course, fans will notice that the film's title As the Palaces Burn is the same as that of Lamb of God's 2003 studio album.