The planned Dakota Access Pipeline would transport almost 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day across four states from northwest North Dakota to Illinois. There has been a lot of opposition to the project, with concerns about the environmental impact and many other factors.

There have been numerous protests in North Dakota attended by thousands of people including celebrities such as actress Shailene Woodley and actor Mark Ruffalo. Now, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is lending his support to the cause.

In an Instagram post (check out the complete post below), Blythe explained why he is going. "So now when I am finally off tour, why am I going far inland to freezing North Dakota (of all places), where people are getting tear gassed & arrested, instead of to the much warmer beach to chill? I am going because as a surfer, I know that all of our planet's water is connected, and that you cannot poison a river without it eventually leading to the sea."

He continues, "I am going because there are people trying to stop a river from being poisoned, & they need firewood, coffee, wool blankets, winter sleeping bags, & strong hands that know how to swing an ax- I have those things, so I am driving them there."

Blythe has never been afraid to express his viewpoint on political issues, voicing strong opposition to Donald Trump.

Lamb of God just released the EP The Duke that pays tribute to a friend of the band who passed away from cancer. It includes a couple of previously unreleased tracks along with several live versions of songs from their latest album Sturm und Drang.

I am a surfer, and a true son of the South Eastern Coast of the United States. This means I spend a lot of time in the relatively warm waters of Virginia & North Carolina; in fact I spend as much time in those waters as possible given my job as a touring musician- whenever I can I ride waves, I fish, & I swim in the ocean. I have not been able to surf for a few months now because of touring with 2 different bands, & I am dying to go catch a wave. So now when I am finally off tour, why am I going far inland to freezing North Dakota (of all places), where people are getting tear gassed & arrested, instead of to the much warmer beach to chill? I am going because as a surfer, I know that all of our planet's water is connected, and that you cannot poison a river without it eventually leading to the sea. I am going because there are people trying to stop a river from being poisoned, & they need firewood, coffee, wool blankets, winter sleeping bags, & strong hands that know how to swing an ax- I have those things, so I am driving them there. I am going & bringing my Ojibwe bro David so that he can hoist his tribal flag & represent his people, & I can represent the South Eastern punk rock wave riders. I am going because I have been planning this for weeks, my heart tells me it is the right thing to do, & my spirit is restless & will not sit still inside of me until I do something besides talk about how horrible it is we are destroying our planet. So people of Standing Rock, @rollingcloud1 & I are on our way from Minnesota- we come in peace, but make no mistake- we are coming in full effect, & we are coming to stand with you. #nodapl #waterislife #hokahey

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