News, Reviews & Interviews



LAMB OF GOD Awarded RIAA Gold Certification Plaques

Posted May 24, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Uncategorized

LAMB OF GOD Awarded RIAA Gold Certification Plaques at Huntington, NY Show

Photo by Artisan News Service, Scott Sommer 
Photo by Artisan News Service, Scott Sommer 
This past Tuesday, May 17, internationally renowned heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD were awarded RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) gold certification plaques for their breakout 2004 Epic Records release, Ashes Of The Wake. The album was certified gold this past February for sales in excess of 500,000. The plaques were presented by Epic Records Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Carter to the entire band at the Paramount in Huntington, NY just prior to the band’s sold out performance.
Good Day New York/Fox 5 was present for the award presentation and captured the career-defining moment first-hand. Tomorrow morning (May 20) on Good Day New York between 6:30-7:00 and 8:30-9:00am (in the New York City broadcast area), you can watch LAMB OF GOD receive their plaques and catch an in-depth interview with vocalist Randy Blythe and bassist John Campbell, hosted by anchor Juliet Huddy. The segment will air during the entertainment portion of the broadcast, and if you’re not in New York, you can watch a re-cap of the segment online at in the days following the broadcast.
Guitarist Mark Morton offers his thoughts on the RIAA certification: “Wow, a gold record in the US! These types of milestones always leave me astounded. When we started this band in a little Richmond, VA basement, we honestly never even dreamed that we would tour all over the world, see so many places and reach so many people with our music. I remain amazed and humbled when I think about the experiences and opportunities I’ve had the chance to be a part of over the course of our career. It is nothing short of an honor to know that our words and music have touched so many people’s lives. Thank You to the LAMB OF GOD fans… each and every one of you. While this achievement is very special to us, even more cherished is the opportunity to have an outlet for our music and a loyal fan base all over the world that makes us feel at home everywhere we go. Thank you!”
LAMB OF GOD is currently headlining a North American tour with renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity. Throughout the tour, LAMB OF GOD will perform at several festivals. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and for tickets and more information.
LAMB OF GOD North American Headline Tour Dates w/ CLUTCH & CORROSION OF CONFORMITY + Spring Festival Performance Dates:
5/19 – Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
5/20 – Schaghticoke, NY @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds – Rock’n Derby
5/21 – Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium – Rock on the Range
5/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/24 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
5/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comercia Theatre
5/28 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona
5/29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/31 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events
6/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
6/2 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
6/4 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
6/5 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
6/6 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park
6/7 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
6/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
6/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Bonnaroo 
LAMB OF GOD‘s latest Grammy-nominated full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, is out now. The album scored a #2 first week debut on the Billboard U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts. Get your copy of VII: Sturm Und Drang here: | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

About the Author

Josh Drespling

Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it’s sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Response


Advertise with Empire Extreme