General Heavy Metal Music Thread Sept 28, 2014 0:03:29 GMT
Post by ThirdTerm on Sept 28, 2014 0:03:29 GMT
In this wonderful subculture of metal, there are always certain musicians we turn towards to digest their opinion on literally any subject. Veterans such as Dave Mustaine and Tom Morello are always ready to share, but perhaps the brightest spotlight of late shines on Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. Always outspoken, Blythe just posted a blog celebrating the election of metalhead Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s new President. When world events such as Widodo’s election happens, many think ‘WWRBT’ or ‘What Would Randy Blythe Think?’ Thankfully for the musician’s Instagram account, we’ve become privy to that answer on a constant basis.
In honor of Joko Widodo, who is a well-known Lamb of God fan, Blythe wrote two posts. Read his commentary, then check out the corresponding photos below: Incredibly, ladies & gentlemen, the new President of Indonesia is a metal head AND a lamb of god fan. No, this is not a joke, yes the photos are real, yes he digs Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth, & lamb of god amongst others- holy crap! THE WORLD’S FIRST HEAVY METAL PRESIDENT! Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the governor of Jakarta & former furniture salesman who was born into poverty, has won the election. I do not know much at all about Indonesian politics, so I can’t comment of their political situation one way or the other, but from what I can tell, Jokowi seems to be a man of the people. Wow. A metal head president- who would have thought? AMAZING. I mean, can you IMAGINE it? This is THE ONLY PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD with whom you can sit down and argue about which Slayer record is the best. Holy crap, it’s too much! I want the Prez to take me on a diplomatic surf summit to Bali. Maybe I can get ambassadorial status. #jokowipleasetakemetoyourislandparadise
After receiving a theatrical release earlier this year followed by video on demand availability, Lamb of God‘s ‘As the Palaces Burn’ documentary will be released on DVD Oct. 14 via Epic Records. Originally planned as a chronicle of their 2012 world tour and featuring fans from around the globe, things took a dramatic change with the arrest of frontman Randy Blythe on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic.
It’s a compelling and emotional film, with Loudwire’s review describing it the following way:
“’As the Palaces Burn’ is truly unique. The film’s honesty fuels the viewing experience, documenting the abandonment of its own original concept without bailing on the fans. No matter how much you’ve read about Randy Blythe’s Czech trial, ‘As the Palaces Burn’ offers a view never before experienced as Blythe extends his hand for a walk with him in Hell.”
The DVD edition of ‘As the Palaces Burn’ has a bonus disc with two hours of unreleased footage. It includes additional material about the effect of Lamb of God’s music on other cultures along with other footage not included in the original film. Pre-order bundles are now available here.