Courtesy: Epic Records
Lamb of God has released a new video for Burn The Priest’s cover of Ministry’s Jesus Built My Hotrod.’
Created by Heath Bradley, the video is streaming online now. It features an elderly man (maybe supposed to be Jesus?) driving a souped up hot rod/rat rod looking very aggravated as he drives along a long highway. Along the way, there are oil fields, billboards featuring the band members, scenes with the band performing.
The whole thing culminates with the unidentified driver standing next to an alien sort of figure, smiling as he delivers the song’s final lines.
Guitarist Mark Morton said ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’ almost didn’t even make the final cut for the album, and that its creation and addition to the record happened somewhat spontaneously.
“This was a benchmark song from the early 90s. We didn’t even originally plan on doing it – producer Josh Wilbur and I learned it real quickly and put it together,” Morton said. “It turned out to be one of our favorite songs of the album. It features a side of Randy that people aren’t used to hearing. nothing was planned, so it felt fun, and we just went for it.”
This new video is the third to be released from Lamb of God’s new album under the Burn The Priest moniker. Prior to its release, videos for the band’s covers of Accused’s ‘Inherit The Earth‘ and Bad Brains’ ‘Kerosene‘ were released.
Legion: XX is available now in stores and online. It is available at a low price of $7.99 via iTunes this week only. It is also available in bundles at various sites here. its track listing is noted below.
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by the Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)
A special 7″ vinyl version of ‘Inherit The Earth’ with a cover of Helmet’s ‘In The Meantime’ as a b-side is also available via the band’s official online store. That b-side was not included in the final cut of Legion: XX, making it an extra special addition to that vinyl pressing.
Lamb of God is wrapping up the U.S. leg of its tour with Slayer this weekend with two last dates. The first is tonight in Auburn, Washington and the last is Sunday in San Jose, California.
After wrapping that leg of the tour, the band will also perform at a pair of festival shows in September before heading overseas with Slayer as that band continues its farewell world tour. All of the band’s upcoming dates are noted below.
REMAINING TOUR DATES
24 White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA *w/ Slayer
26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA *w/ Slayer
1 Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Concord, VA *Festival
7 Force Fest, Mexico City, Mexico *Festival
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