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Ashes of the Wake

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  6. Blood Of The Scribe more_horiz
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  14. Ashes of the Wake (Pre-Production Demo) more_horiz
  15. Remorse is for the Dead (Pre-Production Demo) more_horiz
Lamb of God
  • John Campbell Bass
  • Mark Morton Lead and Rhythm Guitars
  • Chris Adler Drums
  • Randy Blythe Vocals
  • Willie Adler Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Produced by Machine and LOG

Recorded and Mixed by Machine

Drums recorded at Water Music Studios, Hoboken, NJ

Engineered by John Agnello and Machine

Pro-Tools by Tony Schloff

Assisted by Ted Young

Guitars and Vocals recorded at Sound of Music, Richmond, VA

Pro-Tools by Todd Parker

Assisted by Al Weatherhead, Casey Martin, Jeremy Miller and Cam DiNunzio

Additional Production & Editing recorded in LOG Merch Room, Richmond, VA

Mixed at The Machine Shop, Hoboken, NJ

Pro-Tools by Dan Korneff

Management: 5B Artist Management

Legal: Jeffrey R. Cohen

Millen White Zelano & Brangian

Booking Agent: Tim Borror - Sound Talent Group

International Booking Agent: Paul Ryan - United Talent Agency

Art: K3n Adams /

Endorsers: Mapex Drums, Pro-Mark Sticks, Meinl Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, Gibraltar Hardware, Starkey In-Ear, Monolit Pedals, ESP Guitars, DR Strings, InTune Guitar picks, MESA/Boogie, ESB, Tech2, EMG Pickups, S.I.T. Strings., Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, Jackson Guitars, Dimarzio, Sennheiser


JC would like to thank

Chris, Mark, Willie, and Randy for putting up with my shit and teaching me patience with yours, Paul and Tamra for your persistent hard work; Our crew, past, future and present — Ram Dawg, Dust-Off, Bozzley Bozzerson, Jarvis, Chipwhich, Nate, Judd, Joe Joe the Murderer, the Dentist; Everyone involved in the quaint lil music scene we have going on here in RVA; My family and friends — John, Matt, Chief, Tony, Jeff and Claudine, Big Shirley, Sneaky Petes, Ryan, Darklord, Billy Rose Seibs, Bopst, Ian (golo), Skillet, BirdDog1, Cubby, Difcan, Sparky, Doreen, Timothy, Corey, Byron, Beeker, Doc, Dallas, Will (JC wannabe), G-lover (you the man now dawg) and most of all Emily without whom I would be adrift.

Mark would like to thank

My friends, partners and brothers, Chris, John, Randy and Willie for continued commitment, persistence and devotion to our collective dream … it’s an incredible honor to make this music and share this unbelievable experience with each of you … cheers bros. Mom, Dad, Allan, Charlotte, Tyler and Lindsey … the Morton family ... for a lifetime of support, guidance, wisdom and understanding … I love y’all more than I know how to say. Nancy Leigh Strange for amazing friendship and love … and for being the girl I always wished for. Paul Conroy and Tamra Feldman for tireless commitment and dedication to the cause, Machine … my friend, what can I say but thank you for sharing your genius with us, Tim Borror and Face The Music, Jeff Cohen, E.J.and Dan at Prosthetic Records; Radio Takeover and High Roller Studios, Mikey Brosnan, Abe Spear and Matt Conner for their roles and contributions to Burn The Priest; Dan Rush, Jason Joseph; Maria, Rikki, Jensen and Adrenaline PR, Kaz Utsunomiya, Josh Rosenthal, Scott Greer and all at Epic; Dusty Simmons, Chris Ramming, Mike Jarvis, Chip Anthony, Bozz Porter, Judd Prather, Dennis Solomon, Ian Whalen (the demos!), David Allen and the Street Team, John Murden and Angie Cooper; Brandy, Cindy, Emily and Julie for believing in this as much as we do; all of my incredible friends in RVA — Big Shirley’s Plantation staff and patrons … East End beer drinkers and hell raisers … Corntooth, Alabama Thunderpussy, R.P.G., Day By Day, Avail; all at Sound Of Music and Water Music, Steve Austin and Today Is The Day, God Forbid for being family, Tim McKee and Mesa-Boogie Ltd., Brian McDonald, John Walker and Jackson Guitars, Dave Cowles and GHS, Kellie Stoelting and Seymour Duncan, Craig Costigan and Framus, John Ferrante, Greg Watermann, Dan Epstein, Tom Beujour and all at Revolver Magazine, Justin Prager, Devin Townsend, Jeff Hightower, Jeff Seibert, Abe Bradshaw, Ed Unser and Mark Davis … I’ll be back!, Jamie and Joe in TX, Corley and Tyson and the SoCal friends, Cathy, Wiglar, Todd, Ferg and the Chicago friends, Jake and Gina Hobbes for moral and technical support, and most importantly, each of our amazing fans, who’ve enabled us to realize this dream. Thank you.

Chris Adler would like to thank

Julie Adler for love, support and inspiring me to be the best I can be. Thank you for your insight and teachings. My immediate and extended family for their neverending support and encouragement. The LOG Crew and family: Paul Conroy, Tamra Feldman, Tim Borror, Leah Peterson, Kaz Utsunomiya, Josh Rosenthal, Scott Greer, Harvey Leeds, Sean Evans, Steve Barnett, Richard Griffith, EJ, Dan Fitzgerald, John Murden, David Allen, Dusty Simmons, Ken Adams, Machine, Dan Rush, Chris Ramming, Angie Cooper, Chip Anthony, James Adler, Ian Whalen, Jeff Cohen, “Metal” Maria Ferraro, Denise Korycki, Bozz Porter, Chris Poland, Greg Waterman, Brandy Hopkins Adler, Nancy Strange, Cindy Cole, Emily Cuison, Doug Spangenburg and all of Radio TakeOver/High Roller Studios. The providers: Joe Hibbs at Mapex, Kevin Radomski at Pro-Mark, Chris Brewer at Meinl, Kim Graham at Gibraltar, Chris Brady at Aquarian, Karen at Axis, Sean at DC Shoes, Hans at Osiris, Brenda Smith, Shaun at Straitjacket, Tyson at XYZ, Aaron at T-Shirt Hell — thank you all for the support. My best friends and partners in crime — John Campbell, Willie Adler, Mark Morton and Randy Blythe. The bands and crews that we know as friends. Our friends and fans at home and around the world that have helped, believed in and cared enough to treat us fairly. We appreciate you more than you know and are flattered to be a small part of your lives. Thank you — we hope to see you soon. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists and the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” –Dwight Eisenhower

D. Randall would like to thank

My kinfolks. Hold down Dixie for me while I’m on tour. I’ll stay at home one day, I promise. My woman, Cynthia W. Cole, for all that you do for me and put up with. You make my life a lot easier honey. I love you Monkey Lips. Our crew last few rounds: Ralph P. Anthony aka PINO, Nate Dawg, Chris Ramming, Dusty Ray aka Whoop Dog, J. Murden the computer superhero, Boz aka Bozworth Killingston, Paul “you’re a bad motherfucker” Conroy, Tamra Feldman, David Allen (no, I am NOT in charge of the guest list), Maria F., Jarvi, all the bus drivers who did not scare us shitless, Dennis “The Dentist” Solomon, and the mighty Tim Borror. You people make it happen for us every damn night and we know it. Have a drink on me. Caz and all the other people at Epic who for some reason thought it would be a good idea to sign this ridiculous band. Thanks for taking a chance. The following Rockers receive the D. Randall Blythe award for Bravery and Valor in partying with me above and beyond the call of duty and commonsense: all of my brothers in God Forbid, Brian Fair and Shadows Fall (last call is a figment of the imagination), Gollum, Dixie and Weedeater, Scissor Fight, Unearth, Severson and Nora, Nick and Haste, Jimmy Bower and EYEHATEGOD, Charlie and Martyr AD, Ant and E-town Concrete, Steve and Today is the Day, all of the lunatics in Sworn Enemy, Lunchbox and Chimeria, Barker and Gainer, Bloodshoteye, Rob and Anthrax, the rednecks in Byzantine, Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed, 18 Visions, Pettibone and Himsa, Atreyu, Kerry King and MOTHERFUCKING SLAYER, my brothers in the mighty Halo of Locusts (thanks for being patient), Throwdown, Marunde and RPG, Bill and Suzukiton, Hank Williams III, Brandan and Bleeding Through, Jasta and Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, the chicks in Kittie, El Pato and Watch Them Die, GWAR, Blackheart Valentine, all RVA rock, and once again, of course Lynyrd Skynyrd. Those of you not from God’s Country are now all honorary Southerners. Now bring me my damn grits. My band mates: Chris — for Pete’s sake, relax dude; John — please turn off the Playboy channel; Mark — don’t fucking swing on me when I have to wake you up; Willie — well Willie, you know what NOT to do. Ya’ll rock — I’m lucky to know each one of you. My peeps: Chip and Lisa Anthony — Pino Sundays will NEVER die, Heather Logue, all Podestas, Lips, Sweat and Taphouse crew, Chisholm and Dirtbag Manor (R.I.P.), Elena Thompson (for babysitting me in London), Kirsty Lingman and Lisa Marie for doing the same in LA, Denise Korycki for the same in NYC, Ian Whalen, Melissa Cross, Greg Watermann, Dan Rush, Andy Meyer (shut your filthy suck-muscle), Whorror Crew, Eric “delicatessen” Shipp, Machine for helping me lay the hammer down, Jim at Ecwhips. com, Squid, Tyson, Maus, Tommy — you people are freaks, Brosnan, Amy Robinson for hooking up RVA peeps in the SLC, Texas crew — Hillbilly and Jamie, all you fuckers on the message board, Robert Rylander, Ronnie and Leigha, Jeff CYBERT, Big Baby Gary, all brainiacs worldwide, anyone who has helped me out, our fans, whoever invented beer, and (naturally) ME. The men and women of the United States’ armed services who are fighting and dying right now in the desert: I think this war is horseshit, but I respect ya’ll immensely. Please come back home safely to friends and family. America is waiting for you. And last but not least: Thank you, Captain Manuel. If I forgot anyone, tough. It’s been a long year, my head hurts, it’s late and there are too many cool people to remember you all. “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those that own one.” –A.J. Liebling “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government.” –Thomas Jefferson

Willie would like to thank

My beloved Brandy, my wife, for your never-ending support and for the sheer fact that you have never ended your understanding for what it is we do, I love you more than anything. To my T-Bug, may you grow to understand why I’m gone a lot and never underestimate how much I love you. You are my little man. Mom, Dad — I love you so much and I will always thank the good Lord that you love me and go out of your way to show it. I love you and always will. Tamra, I don’t know what I would do without you. Thanks for everything you’ve done. Paul, you’ve gone the distance for us and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Chris, my brother, I wouldn’t be able to do this without you and I love you. Mark, John, Randy — you all have also become my brothers and without you I would not be here, thank you and I love you. Craig and Framus, you guys are the best. You have supplied me with everything I would ever need and I love you guys (I’ll call you tomorrow, Craig) Dave Ellefson of Peavey, thank you to no end for your support, it’s still a trip to talk to you on the phone (I mean — you’re in Megadeth, dude!). To Carole and H.C., thank you for your love and support and for your wonderful daughter. Machine, without you this record would not have been possible you’re a wonderful person and I love you. Thank you for bringing yourself to the table. Billy Milano, thanks for dinner and your unique candor. Sound of Music, our favorite studio in town. Tim at Mesa, GHS Strings, Burt the pick guy. Todd, the BBQ junkie. Sunny, Doby and Pest ... and anyone else I may have forgotten. Thanks, I love you.


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