Lamb of God Announces New Album Release, Tour Dates; Debuts LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: Epic Records

Lamb of God returned this week with its first new music in five years.

The band debuted its new single ‘Checkmate‘ Thursday.  The song is featured on the band’s new self-titled album, scheduled for release May 8 through Epic Records.

The song’s musical arrangement is everything that Lamb of God’s fans have come to expect from the band over the years.  The same can be said of the song’s no nonsense political commentary presented in its lyrical content.

LOG guitarist Mark Morton talked about the album’s overall musical direction in a recent interview.

“‘Checkmate’ brings together all the components of the Lamb of God sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” he said.  “Re-energized and reignited, this is Lamb of God 2020.  We’ve never been more excited.”

Front man Randy Blythe shared Morton’s sentiments as he talked about the band’s new self-titled album.

“Putting only our names on it is a statement,” Blythe said.  “This is Lamb of God. Here and now.”

Lamb of God was produced by Josh Wilbur (Soulfly, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Gojira), and features guest appearances from the likes of Hatebreed front man Jamey Jasta and Testament front man Chuck Billy.  The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

Lamb Of God tracklisting:
1. Memento Mori
2. Checkmate
3. Gears
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

Pre-orders are open now for Lamb of God.

In celebration of its new forthcoming album, Lamb of God will perform a special free show Feb. 14 at the House of Vans in Chicago, IL.  Fans interested in attending need to RSVP here.

Following its upcoming House of Vans show, the band will kick off its worldwide tour in support of Lamb of God with a European run scheduled to launch March 27 in Stockholm, Sweden.  That tour is scheduled to run through April 25 in London, UK.

The band will return to North America on May 9 at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Daytona, Florida.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

LAMB OF GOD tour dates:
2/14- Chicago, IL @ House of Vans *Headline show
European tour with Kreator and Power Trip:
3/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan
3/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box
3/30 – Oulu, FI @ Club Teatria
3/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall Black Box
4/2 – Kraków, PO @ Tauron Arena
4/3 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
4/4 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle
4/5 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
4/7 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
4/8 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
4/9 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
4/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
4/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
4/15 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Riviera
4/17 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
4/18 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle
4/19 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
4/21 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
4/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
4/23 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
4/24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
4/25 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
5/9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *US Festival

More information on Lamb of God’s upcoming live dates, its new album, single, news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.lamb-of-god.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lambofgod

Twitter: http://twitter.com/lambofgod

 

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