Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with bassist John Campbell of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held on July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Watch the chat below.
In a recent interview with ChartAttack.com, Campbell was asked how he finds balancing large arenas while touring with METALLICA with playing smaller venues with GWAR. "Honestly, I can't wait to get back to the clubs," he replied. "The arenas sound really dead onstage. I mean, it's cool shit. There are tons of people to watch out there while playing onstage at arenas with METALLICA all the time. But for me, the performer onstage when it's your PA and it's open, it's a lot more fun. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade this for anything. Plus, it's fun playing for an audience that doesn't necessarily know what to expect from you. So we do that for a week and then we get to go back to our fans at our shows and play to a room packed full of people screaming the words back at us."
When asked what he has learned from METALLICA, as far as how they conduct themselves on tour, Campbell replied, "They're a lot more down to earth than you would think. They're very personable. They've brought us out for dinner and drinks, they hang out in the dressing room sometimes, you know. It's been a pretty amazing run for us to have this opportunity."