Dallas is getting a huge metal show they will never forget in February when Lamb of God hits the Bomb Factory with the legendary Anthrax serving as the opening band. While Lamb of God is a huge metal sell, the fact that Anthrax is joining them is just icing on the cake. The concert takes place on Feb. 5 and features a band that Blabbermouth reported on Friday was just profiled by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum Of American History.
Lamb of God have had a rough career, thanks in part to the arrest and imprisonment of singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic. A fan was knocked off the stage at a Lamb of God show and Blythe was arrested for manslaughter based on a Czech law that made him liable. He spent time in prison before they released him and he fled back home to the United States. Blythe returned and was found morally responsible for the act but was not liable for the criminal charges.
Since that time, Lamb of God released their seventh studio album, VII: Sturm und Drang in 2015 and watched it hit third on the U.S. Billboard 200, although it ended up as the worst selling album of their career. It also earned them a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song “512.”
Anthrax are legends in the metal industry. They started out their career in 1981 with Scott Ian remaining the face of the band. They released their 11th studio album this month with For All Kings, their first album since 2011. The six-time Grammy nominated band is now touring in support of their new album. For most fans of metal, Anthrax remain one of the Big Four of metal Gods, along with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
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The Lamb of God and Anthrax concert takes place at the Bomb Factory on Friday, Feb. 5. Tickets for the show range from $35 up to $60 and are on sale now.