As The Palaces Burn plus QandA with Lamb of God
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6th March 2014
Event Cinema, Documentary
Randy Blythe, Mark Morton, Willie Adler, John Campbell, Chris Adler
The incredible true story of how top US metal band Lamb of God's career was nearly derailed by a manslaughter trial.
When filmmaker Don Argott set out to make a documentary about Lamb of God, he was mainly interested in how they'd become so popular without mainstream media coverage. The metal band from Richmond, Virginia, had been nominated for a Grammy and had the number two album in the US - sandwiched between Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers! Argott followed their 2012 world tour, meeting fans ranging from a Colombian cabbie with a troubled family history to an Indian girl inspired to rebel against restrictive social norms. But events took a dramatic turn when singer Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic. He was then charged with the manslaughter of a stage invading fan at a gig two years earlier. This screening of the film includes an exclusive Q&A with Lamb of God.
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