LAMB OF GOD's 'Ashes' Slams Suits Who Play Risk With American Lives

LAMB OF GOD guitarist and lyricist Mark Morton recently spoke to about being flipping on the TV last May and watching a news report that turned his blood to ice. A 26-year-old Philadelphia telecommunications contractor named Nicholas Berg had just been beheaded by Islamic militants in the latest episode of bloodshed in the Middle East.

"Every time you think things are as bad as they could possibly get, there's a dude getting his head sawed off," Morton said, recalling the incident with disgust. "We've got all these rich white dudes in suits playing Risk with 18-year-old American kids who are dying over there, and it feels like Armageddon. It seems like we're bringing on our own demise."

At this year's Ozzfest, LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe repeatedly urged fans to vote Bush out of office. However, as politically aware as LAMB OF GOD seem to be, Morton insists they're not out to educate or enlighten their audience.

"We're not a political party or a history class," he said. "We're just always true to ourselves, so we say what's on our minds. If other people happen to feel the same way, then that's great. But we don't have an agenda, and we're not out stumping for the Democrats. It's about the five of us. That's it." Read more.


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