I didn't want to use the word "hiatus" because none of the rest of Lamb of God have spoken out on the matter, but after an incredibly stressful past two years for vocalist Randy Blythe it seems like the vocalist wants just that. Blythe posted the above photo to his Instagram along with the following text post, which details his need to step away form Lamb of God all together for the time being and have a normal life.
“And so another album cycle comes to an end. This has been a very eventful, at times VERY STRESSFUL, album cycle, & it’s been about three years since we started on this one in our practice space- I need a break. Tomorrow is a 19 hour flight back to the USA, & then another one home to RVA, & except for two festival shows in 2014, I will not be thinking about lamb of god, touring, playing heavy metal, writing new lamb of god material- NONE OF THAT STUFF- AT ALL- for a good long while.
Time to do other things for a bit, & let my brain regroup, & be a somewhat normal human being. This has been a pretty wild ride though, & to end it in AFRICA of all places still amazes the crap outta me. So thanks Johannesburg for an awesome end to the Resolution tour cycle, & to all you other bands, hear this: the game has been stepped up, & the ante has risen.
You are not a REAL G until you come to South Africa & your fans throw one of THESE to you on stage- a warthog skull. Takes the cake for the strangest thing throw at me on stage ever, & I’ve had some weird shit thrown at me- I named him Jeff. Jeff, the South African warthog. Top that, y’all. Don’t front like your ballin’ if you ain’t rockin’ that wart hog shizzy.
I figured I’d finish up the cycle with a nice self-portrait. Me & Jeff are outty. Peace, & one love. – Randy“
I don't think there is a need to panic that Lamb of God are breaking up. They're not. Randy is just saying he needs some time away from the band, which is completely understandable. Blythe is keeping busy, with a memoir on the way, and the band will soon be releasing an excellent documentary.
Blythe's situation in the Czech Republic last year was named one of our most controversial moments in metal.