Erase This

Album: VII: Sturm und Drang (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This high-energy heavy rocker features some trademark guitar work from Mark Morton and Willie Adler. "It's got that '12 over 4' [time signature] groove that we've used before in songs like 'Laid To Rest' and a cool talk box in the bridge," Morton told Rolling Stone. "I think it's a pretty badass track. It's one of my favorites on the album."
  • The song finds Randy Blythe singing about those negative folks who can drag you down without realizing it. "It's about people you may even be close to, but who are stuck in their own self-pity and woe-is-me, kind of victim status," Morton explained. "That kind of energy can spread like a virus. Most of us as humans have been on both the giving and receiving end of that kind of attitude, but the older I get, the more I try to focus on not allowing that type of vibe to enter my mindset."
  • Blythe started working on the VII: Sturm und Drang album soon after writing a book about his experience being locked up in a Czech prison, where he faced manslaughter charges after a fan died at a Lamb of God concert (he was cleared of the charges). He wrote two songs about this experience while he was in jail ("Still Echoes" and
    "512"), but as he explained in his Songfacts interview, he had no interest in revisiting it once he started working with his bandmates.

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