Powerhouse groove metallers LAMB OF GOD are set to release their new self-titled album on June 19th. In a trailer released today, guitarist Mark Morton discusses why the band got Testament’s Chuck Billy and Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta to contribute guest vocals on the new album.
The new album is the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. Grab Lamb Of God here: https://nblast.de/LoGAU
Check out the visualizer for the band’s new single ‘Routes’, featuring Chuck Billy:
Chuck Billy on the track: “It was a great honour as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by LAMB OF GOD to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people complimenting Randy’s storytelling and lyrics is something really special to me. I’m glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it.”
Jamey Jasta adds: “There’s a reason Lamb Of God is one of the biggest most influential and successful metal bands in the world and that’s cause they always bring it 110%! This album is no different! I am honoured to be singing on the track Poison Dream. The music and message is needed now more than ever.”
Watch and listen to ‘Checkmate’ here:
Watch and listen to ‘Memento Mori’ here:
Watch and listen to ‘New Colossal Hate’ here:
A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individuals’ contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what LAMB OF GOD are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and LAMB OF GOD can in 2020.
In the midst of writing the ten songs that appear on Lamb Of God, the group hit pause on the works-in-progress to man the stage as main support SLAYER’s ‘The Final Campaign’. After months of playing their best-known songs nightly, LAMB OF GOD returned to the new tracks and began to work with long-time producer Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth, Gojira, Trivium). Special guests Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Chuck Billy (Testament) also make appearances on the album.
Lamb Of God tracklist:
1. Memento Mori
4. Reality Bath
5. New Colossal Hate
6. Resurrection Man
7. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta)
8. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy)
9. Bloodshot Eyes
10. On The Hook
Mark Morton discusses ‘Checkmate’ and how it all came together: youtu.be/Epvf3qC1Op0
Mark Morton discusses where the album was recorded and who produced it: youtu.be/b9vWkp7pH5c
Mark Morton discusses the single, ‘Memento Mori’: youtu.be/egpDxNIWU-w
Mark Morton discusses the album artwork and its meaning: youtu.be/ZKkKowjvNpc
Mark Morton discusses the single ‘New Colossal Hate’: youtu.be/oQYcBXT4LJA
The Richmond, Virginia, quintet propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As The Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes Of The Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Wilbur as producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.
Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries including number 2 on the Official Australian ARIA Charts and six addition Top 15 positions.
In 2020, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.
LAMB OF GOD is:
D. Randall Blythe – Vocals
Mark Morton – Guitar
Willie Adler – Guitar
John Campbell – Bass
Art Cruz – Drums
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