Published Apr 22, 2014The worlds of heavy metal and community theatre collided by accident recently when the logo for metal vets Lamb of God was put in use, without the authorization of the band, on ticket stubs for a religious play in Salem, VA, of the same name.
The gaffe was revealed on Reddit [via Metal Sucks], with a ticket stub to the Salem Community Easter Drama's Lamb of God, which ran last week, showing off the familiar logo of the thrash outfit. Apparently whoever lifted the graphic didn't do much research as to where the logo came from, or how the Richmond, VA outfit feel about the church. This is, after all, a band who formerly went by the name Burn the Priest.
Organizers were apparently alerted to the error and posted an apology on their Facebook page, which reads:
We understand there have been some unfriendly comments online because of a graphic we used on one of our invitation tickets that had not been properly vetted. That graphic is on those tickets only and is not the 'official' logo for the drama. We apologize for our mistake and for any confusion we may have caused. Now, back to our true purpose, and that is lifting the name of Jesus Christ!
Lamb of God have not commented on the comical mix-up.