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‘Routes’ nieuwe knaller Lamb Of God met Chuck Billy als gast

19 juni komt steeds dichterbij. Dan komt de nieuwe plaat van Lamb Of God uit. De plaat, die simpelweg Lamb Of God zal gaan heten, wordt steeds meer prijs gegeven. Inmiddels is de vierde single van de via Nuclear Blast te verschijnen langspeler online gezet.

Ditmaal gaat het om de track met de naam ‘Routes’. Waar Lamb Of God zelf al een bezetting heeft die aan alle kanten vlamt, krijgen de Amerikanen hier ook nog de assistentie van niemand minder dan Chuck Billy. Echter, Chuck Billy oogst hier veel lof voor zijn rol. De frontman van Testament laat een andere kant van zich horen.

Randy Blythe zegt: “I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both state law enforcement and private security contractors, and this violence was not reported in mainstream media for the most part. I went to bring supplies and support these people, who were trying to protect their water, and thereby protect everyone, as everything in the natural world is protected.
I was there a week, made some great friends, and learned a lot. It was a very profound experience in my life, and I knew one day I would write a song about it.

Waar het Blythe was die de song uitwerkte, zag hij hiervoor een mooie rol voor Chuck Billy. Die vindt zijn roots bij de pomo indianen. Dat Chuck Billy die rol op zich wilde nemen, geeft het nummer nog meer glans.

My experience, although my own, was tempered and shaped by the hundreds of years of brutal oppression of Native peoples in our country,” says Blythe. “So, it was imperative for me to have a Native voice represented on the song, and Chuck Billy was happy to be that voice. At the end, there is a call and response section – Chuck calls and I respond. This is intentional. Musically, it is symbolic of my experience there. A native voice leads, bringing forth positive energy and calling to the people to unite, and I reply, providing support. That was my physical experience, and it is reflected in the song.

Chuck Billy voegt hieraan toe: “It was a great honor as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by LAMB OF GOD to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people complimenting Randy’s storytelling and lyrics is something really special to me. I’m glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it.

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