Mark Morton / Lamb of God
For all its depth, diversity and cross-pollinated ambition, modern metal needs its figureheads, its heroes and its leaders. Lamb of God have been blazing mercilessly away at the forefront of heavy music for the last 15 years, upholding metal’s intrinsic values of honesty, intensity and creativity while also daring to push boundaries and think outside the heavy box. Exploding into view with 2000’s seminal debut New American Gospel, the Virginian quintet inadvertently kick-started the so-called New Wave Of American Metal at the dawn of the 21st century; and have notched up a succession of huge commercial hit albums and remorselessly toured the globe ever since. The combination of vocalist Randy Blythe’s excoriating growls and roars, guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton’s precision attack and the bowel-shattering rumble of rhythm section John Campbell (bass) and Chris Adler (drums) has both refined and redefined the notion of aggressive metal in the modern era.
Morton’s Hometown:Richmond, Virginia
Picks:Morton is a fan of Captain Caveman and The Muppets and features a few of his favorite characters on his guitar picks.
Solo Flight:Morton ventured into solo territory in 2016 with the release of new fusion track “Snowbound.”
Side Gigs:Although he’s been dedicated to his music full time for many years now, Morton used to do restoration roofing as a side job.
A Decade Plus Partnership:Jackson first introduced a Mark Morton signature model in 2006. More than years later, our collaboration with the Lamb of God artist is still going strong.
USA Signature Limited Edition Mark Morton 10th Anniversary Dominion™, Ebony Fingerboard, Violin BrownView
X Series Signature Mark Morton Dominion DX2FM, Laurel Fingerboard, Satin Transparent BlueView
X Series Signature Mark Morton Dominion™ DX2, Laurel Fingerboard, Snow WhiteView
Pro Series Signature Mark Morton Dominion, Ebony Fingerboard, SilverburstView
Pro Series Signature Mark Morton Dominion with Figured Walnut, Ebony Fingerboard, WalnutView