LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says His Two Daughters Are His 'Biggest Accomplishment'

March 28, 2022

In a recent Cameo video message requested by Jonathan Montenegro of Sobre La Dosis, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton was asked to name his biggest accomplishment and his biggest failure. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think my biggest accomplishment are my two daughters. I have a very young daughter — she's brand new; less than a year old — and then I have an 11-year-old daughter. And she's just a wonderful kid, man. She's a beautiful human being and I'm so proud of her and the person that she is. And to know that I get the honor of raising her and being her father I consider to be my greatest accomplishment, along with my youngest, who's just barely crawling now. So I get the chance to do that all over again. Beyond my children, I think my biggest accomplishment is my sobriety. I've been sober for several years, and that's a big accomplishment for me, because I was really, really consumed with addiction — alcoholism and addiction — and it was ruining my life and it was ruining me and my relationship with people that love me and that I love back. So it was a very, very difficult process to get there, but I'm grateful that I had had the chance to live life in recovery. So that's a big accomplishment for me as well."

As for his biggest failure, Morton said: "I tell you, man, I'm in a place in my life where I'm so really blessed and grateful for the way my life is that I don't necessarily consider anything a failure because it got me to this place. Some of it was difficult and challenging, but it got me here. And here's a good place for me. So I don't know that anything was a failure. I would say what I failed to do was go a little easy on myself. I've always been really hard on myself most of my life and I think that's maybe the motivation for some of my success, but it's also been difficult to live with myself at times. So I would say maybe I could have done that a little bit different."

The 2022 leg of LAMB OF GOD's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" with MEGADETH will kick off on Saturday, April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada and hit a further 21 cities before wrapping in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 15.

LAMB OF GOD recently entered a California studio with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (KORN, MEGADETH, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM) to record some of its brand music, tentatively due later in the year.

LAMB OF GOD's upcoming effort will be the follow-up to the band's self-titled album, which was released in June 2020 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. That LP marked LAMB OF GOD's first recordings with Art Cruz, who joined the band in July 2019 as the replacement for the group's founding drummer, Chris Adler.

"Lamb Of God" was recorded with Wilbur and included special guest appearances by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).

Find more on Lamb of god
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).