Mark Morton Groove metal Artist

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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.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 25th, 1972
United States of America


1. Virginia Commonwealth University Colleges/University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. It comprises two campuses in the Downtown Richmond area, the product of a merger between the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia in 1968. It has over 32,000 students and is classified as having very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In the fiscal year 2010, VCU was awarded over million in NIH research funding, the second highest amount among universities in the state of Virginia.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 438 mil. $
2011. 350 mil. $
2010. 244 mil. $
Institution colors
910 W Franklin St, 23284 - Richmond, Virginia
2012. 23,661
2011. 23,483
2010. 23,217
2009. 23,378
2012. 7,784
2010. 8,810
Acceptance rate
2012. 60.2 %
2011. 66.0 %
2010. 71.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12 K $
2012. 9.89 K $
2011. 9.52 K $
2010. 8.82 K $
2009. 7.12 K $
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People attended Virginia Commonwealth University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1972., Progressive metal Artist
b. 1977., Baseball Third baseman
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b. 1972., Alternative Artist
b. 1977., Spoken word Artist
b. 1968., Visual Artist

Musical acts

1.Lamb of God Grindcore, Melodic death metal, Thrash metal, Death metal, Black metal, Metalcore, Groove metal, Heavy metal

1990 - 1994

Lamb of God is an American groove metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler. The band is considered part of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement. Since its formation, Lamb of God has released seven studio albums, one live album, one compilation album and three DVDs. The band's cumulative sales equal almost two million in the United States. In 2010 and 2011 the band received Grammy nominations for songs from their 2009 album Wrath. Lamb of God has toured with the Ozzfest twice and appeared on Slayer's The Unholy Alliance Tour in 2006. Other appearances include Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival in the UK, Soundwave Festival, Mayhem Festival 2010 and Gigantour. From 2008 to 2010 they toured as part of Metallica's World Magnetic Tour.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Bass guitar 1990
Drums 1990
Guitar 1990 1994
Abe Spear
1994 1999
Vocals 1995
Guitar 1999


Album title Released Type
Burn the Priest 1999 Studio album
New American Gospel 2000 Studio album
As the Palaces Burn 2003 Studio album
Ashes of the Wake 2004 Studio album
Sacrament 2006 Studio album
Wrath 2009 Studio album
Resolution 2012 Studio album

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Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
2005 Him/Herself


Check Mark Morton on wikipedia.

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