Shehzaad Jiwani of ChartAttack.com recently conducted an interview with LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
On the band's fourth studio album, "Sacrament", which is due out in August:
"I'd expect this to be the best record we've ever done, by far. It's got hints of all the records we've done being encompassed in the sound, and a whole lot more. It's an overall very creepy and dark record.
"We got pretty personal this time around, straying from all the political commentary on the last album, and that's pretty evident on the songs and lyrics.
"The record was produced by Machine, who worked on 'Ashes of the Wake'. We are constantly writing while we're at home, be it Mark [Morton, guitar] or myself bringing in riffs or whole songs. We put our nose to the grindstone and went to work.
"Our work ethic is evident in the songwriting, which, for me personally, is leaps and bounds beyond anything else that we've accomplished in the past. When we're not on the road, we keep a pretty rigorous work schedule, similar to any other job. We practise five times a week, pretty much living and breathing our music."
On the current metal scene:
"Metal seems to be coming around again in 2006. We're lucky and blessed to be playing such an important role. I think that we've taken metal back. A lot of bands probably claimed that moniker in recent years past, but there were only a handful that were actually doing it — SLAYER and MEGADETH, to name a couple. We're just making the metal that we thought was sorely missing from the scene."