A lot has happened in the LAMB OF GOD camp the past five years, the most intense events surrounding vocalist Randy Blythe. Consult the band’s haunting “As the Palaces Burn” docufilm if you’re not up to speed on Blythe’s exoneration following his captivity in Prague following the death of a fan at a 2010 LAMB OF GOD show in the Czech Republic. John Campbell was forced to bow out for much of the band’s 2013 tour due to a family emergency. Because of the legal costs incurred in Blythe’s defense, the band was forced into relative hiatus following their effective “Revelation” album from 2012. 2015, however, it’s all systems go. Blythe has a bio book on the way and the band releases their second album since the Prague tumult and seventh overall, “VII: Sturm und Drang”.