Mark Morton

Guitarist from United States of America

Mark Morton Mark Duane Morton (born November 25, 1972) is the lead guitarist of the American groove metal band Lamb of God. Morton grew up near Williamsburg, Virginia. His first band was Axis, which was composed of other local youth, one being Ryan Lake of Alabama Thunderpussy fame. Morton played rhythm guitar. The band became a popular local act, winning the local battle of the bands competition in 1988. Mark Morton, Chris Adler and John Campbell met in 1990 at Virginia Commonwealth University where they were floor mates. Several years later, they formed a band under the name "Burn the Priest". Morton soon left to pursue a master's degree, and the band added guitarist Abe Spear, and vocalist, Randy Blythe. After a couple years apart, Morton rejoined the group and Burn the Priest released a self titled full length album. He was credited as "Duane" on the album "New American Gospel" Lamb of God's first major release. Morton frequently utilizes pentatonic scales and harmonic minor scales, and it has been noted that he has a blues style to his music. He composes and plays almost all of Lamb of God's guitar solos and forms many of the heavy groove rhythms. His performing gear consists mostly of  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Morton, Mark
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
United States of America
Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist


Institution From To
Virginia Commonwealth University

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