Don Argott
United States, 88 min

Lamb of God is one of the most furiously creative heavy metal bands today. While on tour in the Czech Republic, a freak accident happened during a gig. Adrian Nosek, a fan that had just jumped off the stage, would later die from a head trauma. Randy Blythe, the Lamb’s front man, was accused of manslaughter. As the Palaces Burn is the account of a tragedy that nearly destroyed Lamb of God.

Heavy Metal is a way of life. But it is shunned by highbrow critics who cannot stand the noise and the sheer physicality of the music. Lamb of God is one of the most sincere and furiously creative heavy metal bands today. Their fan base is a loyal one. They stick to the band and the band sticks to them. But while on tour in the Czech Republic, a freak accident happened during a gig. As usual the crowd was enthusiastically banging their heads in the mosh pit and stage diving. Adrian Nosek, a fan that had just jumped off the stage, would later die from a head trauma. Randy Blythe, the Lamb’s front man, would be accused of manslaughter and facing ten years in jail. As the Palaces Burn is the chilling tale of a band that went to Hell and made it back to tell the story. It is also the story of a man and his friends. With unprecedented access to the band and to the most crucial moments of the trial that Blythe had to face, As the Palaces Burn is the tremendous account of a devastating story that nevertheless cemented the bond that ties together Lamb of God and their fans.

Giona A. Nazzaro

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Duration
88 min
Year
2013
Country
United States
Section
Grand Angle
Language
English
Subtitle
French
Production
Sheena Joyce

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