Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe talked about how Slayer unexpectedly took him deep into the world of metal music back in his high-school days.
Chatting with Loudwire, Randy explained how he used to see kids with Slayer patches and decided to give the boys a shot after stumbling upon “Reign in Blood.” However, he had low expectations, saying:
“[I thought], ‘They’re gonna suck, I don’t like heavy metal.’ The first [‘Angel of Death’] vocal, ‘Ahhhhhhh!’ I was like, ‘Okay, that’s whacky. He’s been huffing helium or whatever,’ but the rest of it is just so aggressive and edgy and weird historical commentary.”
Discussing the fact that LoG got to support Slayer on their farewell tour, Randy said:
“It’s really an honor. We didn’t know this was going to be their final tour until the day they announced it… They’re legends – they’re one of those bands that cut across all different areas of the underground.”
Speaking of his bond with the Slayer fellas, Blythe added:
“When we first started touring with them, there was more of a kinship over Jagermeister, I think, with Kerry King. [Laughs] Then I stopped drinking, but I still keep up with Kerry. I went to his house a few months ago with Dez Fefara and had some lovely cheese.”