ScarsMagazine.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Randy Blythe of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD about his role in the horror/thriller "The Graves", which was written and directed by former comic book writer Brian Pulido.
The entire magazine has been posted online and can be found below. (Note: The Blythe interview begins on page 18.) Click on the magazine to view in full-screen mode.
In a recent interview with ARTISTdirect.com, Blythe was asked if he feels like he taps into a similar rhythm on stage and on set. "Absolutely!" he replied. "It was definitely a learning experience for me. I'm not going to say by any stretch of the imagination that I'll be up for an Academy Award for my acting [Laughs]. It was a big learning experience, but I definitely got to go to a darker mental place when I was filming the scenes. It required me to think, 'Okay, now I'm this totally evil guy. Whatever comes out of me comes out of me, with no regard for anybody else's feelings or safety whatsoever.' It's like the lid that society puts on you just gets taken off completely. You're like, 'Okay, I'm going to do whatever I want. She needs her throat slit; kill her.'"
When asked if it was really a trip to watch the performance, Blythe said, "I've only watched it a couple of times. It's the same thing with our music. Some guys when they get done recording a record, they listen to it relentlessly. I don't. I listen to it once or twice because if I keep on listening to it or, in this case, watching the scene over and over again, I'm going to start criticizing myself really heavily. I'd say, 'I could've done this better, that sounds horrible or I look stupid there.' Once something is down on wax, there's nothing more that you can do about it, except live with it. I tend to get really critical of myself when I review any sort of material that I've worked on. It was cool to watch for sure though — a couple times. I wouldn't watch it every day or anything [Laughs]."
ScarsMagazine.com issue featuring Randy Blythe interview (click on the magazine to view in full-screen mode):