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Lamb of God: Academy, Newcastle

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 15 January 2014

"LAMB OF GOD! LAMB OF GOD!" cry north-east England's metal hordes in a room where ritual is king. Pints are hurled and tattoos are compared under the light of mobile phones. When the band finally come on, under searchlights, to the sound of distant rumbling, and guttural-voiced singer Randy Blythe begins by pouring water over his head, it's like Apocalypse Now being remade in Hades.

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