Let’s preface this first by saying that the new documentary starring the frenetic metal act Lamb of God has nothing to do with metal and even less about the band. Surprisingly, it has little to do with music in general.

“As The Palaces Burn” was initially birthed out of the filmmakers’ desire to link fans worldwide by the commonality of music. The ride begins by following ostracized metal fans from various parts of the globe and highlights the uniqueness of each individual drenched in the shared bond of their passion for metal, and more specifically the love of the Grammy nominated metal lords in Lamb of God. It quickly derails, however, when frontman Randy Blythe is arrested on manslaughter charges stemming from an incident that had happened at a performance two years prior in Prague.

Instantaneously the story line is dropped and the focus veers into a wild reality of confusion and unsolicited chaos. Blythe tries to hold his head high in the misfortune of a lifetime and the cameras are there to follow his every move from the arrest on the flight to the moment the judge seals his fate. It’s an uncanny look into the aftermath of one bizarre mistake and the emotion tied to the phenomenon of loss.

It’s not a story just for metal fans. This is a story that reaches far into the industry of music and sets a precedent for years to come with the implications of arrest, responsibility and ownership of a performance. “As The Palaces Burn” is a metal-tinged Amanda Knox story that should serve as a warning to artists and fans alike.

The film includes a new, pre-recorded Q&A with the band members available exclusively to audiences attending the theatrical screenings.

“As The Palaces Burn” will be screening for one night only in these locations:

2/27 – Denver – Summit Music Hall
2/27 – Ft. Collins – Carmike 10
2/27 – Co. Springs – Chapel Hills 13