With the release date of Lamb of God's self-titled full length album on the horizon, frontman Randy Blythe had the chance to connect with Clown for the latest installment of The Electric Theater.
The two would dig deep into Blythe's passion for photography. From his very first photo of a French press to his preference for candid photos of people, Randy's affinity for narrative is apparent. Blythe discussed the objective nature of being behind the camera and how it's a departure of the subjective direction of his writing. From the fundamentals of shooting images in black and white to what makes for a compelling photo, both Clown and Blythe share the same passion and the conversation reiterates that.
The conversation would segue into both artists stepping outside of their respective comfort zones in an effort to satiate their artistic addiction. Blythe would confide that be it his photography or his collaborative work with Dr. Know and the collective of the Saudade Project (Blythe says Bad Brains is his favorite band), that outside of the familiarity of Lamb of God, there is a sense of exhilaration coupled with getting steaming your name on a new creative endeavor.
Clown braved the latter portion of the conversation by discussing Blythe's cellmates in the Czech Republic. Coming from a very sincere place, Clown broached the discussion by asking if Blythe had kept in contact with anyone, considering the cultural impact that Blythe shared that he experienced during that time. Blythe detailed his relationship with his Mongolian cellmates, the art his cellmate gifted him for his book, and the Mongolian song he learned in jail and ultimately shared with Mongolian metal band, The Hu.
Listen to The Electric Theater with Randy Blythe of Lamb of God