As The Palaces Burn Philippine Screening
PULP Live World proudly announces the one-time screening of As The Palaces Burn – a full-length documentary film about modern metal icons LAMB OF GOD, the zealous passion of their fan base, and the gut-wrenching manslaughter trial of lead singer Randy Blythe. The film will be shown for one exclusive screening only this March 15, 2014, 7PM at SM City North EDSA Cinema 7.
As The Palaces Burn captures Lamb of God’s bizarre odyssey of world tour-turned-courtroom drama through its eye-watering conclusion, with exclusive courtroom footage and candid interviews from the trial and its aftermath.
As Lamb of God set out on the road to support their commercially-successful and critically-acclaimed 2012 album Resolution, the film presents behind-the-scenes portrayal of the band members and the fans that make up their die-hard fanbase, including a Colombian taxi driver whose friends and families have been slaughtered by the cartels, an Indian girl rebelling against the restrictive misogyny of her culture.
While reflecting at the Dead Sea, Blythe admitted, "I'm not exactly proud about some things I've done in my life but I don't really regret them because it's got me to a point now where I can look at them and say 'I can do things a better way.'" The members of the band are complex, sensitive adults now, splitting time between touring the world, trying to be responsible fathers and husbands at home.
While on the European leg of their Resolution Tour, Czech authorities arrested Blythe and charged him with manslaughter (carrying a penalty of up to ten years in prison). Apparently, a young Czech Lamb of God fan named Daniel Nosek died in 2010, following an injury he received at a Lamb of God concert. Neither the band nor its management had any knowledge of the death until Blythe was arrested two years after the fact when the group tried to re-enter the country.
While the events and outcome of the trial may be a familiar story to metalheads, you don’t need any sort of background or appreciation of heavy metal to be swept away by this uncanny journey into guilt, responsibility, and redemption that is ultimately more about human beings than it is about head banging.
The film has been receiving rave reviews as of late. Eric Kohn of Indiewire gave the movie an “A-”, stating that, “The juxtaposition between Lamb of God's anarchic music and soft-spoken amiability is both comical and well-defined, setting the stage for an exploration of metal's cathartic power for its countless fans.” Film Threat rated the movie 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying, “Director (Don) Argott has constructed a dazzlingly complex moshpit of a movie, bouncing viewers from one unpredictable groove to another. It’s a mind-bending examination of one sudden, unforeseen tragedy. The manner in which this is interpreted by those involved makes As The Palaces Burn something altogether more profound: the towering Rashomon of rock documentaries.”
LAMB OF GOD’s As The Palaces Burn will be screened one time this March 15, 2014, 7PM at SM City North EDSA Cinema 7. The event is presented by PULP Live World. Tickets are available exclusively at all SM Tickets branches nationwide or through www.smtickets.com or 470-2222. For more details, please log on to www.pulpmagazinelive.com and www.pulpliveworld.com.