Lamb Of God ont sorti un EP, « The Duke« , qui comporte 3 lives et 2 titres inédits dont voici le second : « Culling« , qui dépote méchamment soit dit en passant. L’EP est un hommage à un de leurs fans décédé d’une leucémie et dont les bénéfices iront à sa famille. Le groupe en a profité pour mettre en avant une association qui lutte contre cette maladie et a également levé des fonds avec une vente aux enchères.

Toujours aussi revendicatif mais dans un autre registre, Randy Blythe va se rendre dans le Dakota du Nord pour protester à Standing Rock et soutenir les Amérindiens contre un projet de pipeline qui traverserait leur réserve et pourrait mettre en péril leur environnement. Un projet qui a été détourné par la réserve amérindienne pour éviter de polluer les grosses villes environnantes.

I am a surfer, and a true son of the South Eastern Coast of the United States. This means I spend a lot of time in the relatively warm waters of Virginia & North Carolina; in fact I spend as much time in those waters as possible given my job as a touring musician- whenever I can I ride waves, I fish, & I swim in the ocean. I have not been able to surf for a few months now because of touring with 2 different bands, & I am dying to go catch a wave. So now when I am finally off tour, why am I going far inland to freezing North Dakota (of all places), where people are getting tear gassed & arrested, instead of to the much warmer beach to chill? I am going because as a surfer, I know that all of our planet's water is connected, and that you cannot poison a river without it eventually leading to the sea. I am going because there are people trying to stop a river from being poisoned, & they need firewood, coffee, wool blankets, winter sleeping bags, & strong hands that know how to swing an ax- I have those things, so I am driving them there. I am going & bringing my Ojibwe bro David so that he can hoist his tribal flag & represent his people, & I can represent the South Eastern punk rock wave riders. I am going because I have been planning this for weeks, my heart tells me it is the right thing to do, & my spirit is restless & will not sit still inside of me until I do something besides talk about how horrible it is we are destroying our planet. So people of Standing Rock, @rollingcloud1 & I are on our way from Minnesota- we come in peace, but make no mistake- we are coming in full effect, & we are coming to stand with you. #nodapl #waterislife #hokahey

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