Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
23 January 2015
Podcast #145: Ethan Hawke, J.C. Chandor
Isn't it ironic?
Sophie Turner Is X-Men: Apocalypse's Jean Grey
Tye Sheridan will be Cyclops. Alexandra Shipp is Storm
Marvel Wants Chiwetel Ejiofor For The Doctor Strange Cast
He's being courted to play a mystery role
Scorsese Secures The Finance For Silence
So shooting can start immediately
Karl Urban Eyed For Aquaman Role
And 300: Rise Of An Empire's Noam Murro is on the director shortlist
Hannibal Season 3 Trailer Served Up Online
'I forgive you...'
DreamWorks Cutting Back Its Film Slate
And ghost 'toon B.O.O. is going back into limbo
Simon West Directing A New Blob Remake
Jelly from space prepares its fourth landing
Zac Efron Knows Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
He's joined the new comedy
Rose McGowan To Direct Pines
Alex Mar's culty psychological thriller
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 July 2013
Nothing Left To Fear Trailer Online
First horror film from G'n'R's Slash arrives
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
As The Palaces Burn (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Beware Of Mr. Baker (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive Lamb Of God Documentary Trailer
UPDATE: Now with added stills gallery

17 October 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Don Argott / Exclusive

submit to reddit

Following their concert movie Killadelphia and tour film Walk With Me In Hell, a new documentary about the Virginian metallers Lamb of God makes its debut next month. Director Don Argott was already shooting with the band last year, when the story of vocalist Randy Blythe's arrest for manslaughter - after the death of 19-year-old fan Daniel Nosek in a stage-diving incident - erupted around them. You can get a sense of the drama that unfolded in our exclusive trailer for As The Palaces Burn.

 

Lamb of God exist in that strange hinterland where they're extremely successful in metal terms, but still hardly a household name. Formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1990, theirs was a gradual build rather than an overnight success, and their arguable "breakout" didn't happen until the Sacrament album in 2006. They continued from strength to strength subsequently, until Blythe's Prague imprisonment and trial forced a tense hiatus. 

Don Argott is a documentarian whose previous films include the riveting Last Days Here (about the fragile Bobby Liebling's attempt to reform Pentagram), the fun Rock School (like School Of Rock, but true!) and the infuriating Art Of The Steal (about the city of Philadelphia's "appropriation" of an important art collection, brazenly against the terms of a bequest). 

His initial intention for As The Palaces Burn (which shares its title with the band's 2003 album, shortly getting a remastered 10th anniversary re-release) was to turn his cameras away from Lamb of God and towards their international, multicultural fanbase. The events in Prague didn't exactly derail the project but forced it to drastically switch tracks. The result is a thriller even if you know the eventual outcome, but it's also sensitive enough that it never loses sight of the unfortunate Daniel. And in terms of access to the unfolding story, nobody was better placed than Argott.

The film premiers at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam between November 20 and December 1. Theatrical and home releases follow next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Double LFF Screening Red Carpet
Jesse Eisenberg and Richard Ayoade attend
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Ghost In The Shell: A Crash Course
Everything you need to know about Scarlett Johansson’s anime remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)