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Lamb Of God's Mark Morton Opens Up About Embers Tragedy

08/11/2016
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Lamb Of God

(Metal Hammer) Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has opened up on the real-life tragedy that inspired the lyrics behind the band's track Embers. He first wrote the song Walk With Me In Hell in 2006 to his then future wife, but says he had no idea that art would sadly imitate life just three years later when the couple were forced to endure the loss of their baby daughter Madalyn Grace Morton - a life-changing event that would eventually lead to the creation of Embers.

In an open essay to Noisey, Morton says: "Not too long ago, I sat playing guitar on a barstool in my kitchen and within about 15 minutes came up with the outline of the music that would become the song Embers.

"Knowing intuitively that this would be a special piece, I once again began scribbling lyrics to my wife. I described our shared pain and made references to places and events that only she would understand and recognise. I promised her that there was 'still light to find our way.' I hoped I was right."

Morton adds that only six weeks after Madalyn's death, he had to take the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden - something he says he clearly wasn't in a right frame of mind to do. Read more here.

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