Lamb Of God announces online events following release of new self-titled album

Lamb Of God band pic
Following the Friday release of their new self-titled album, Lamb Of God is connecting with fans through daily online activities today through Thursday, beginning with a “live quarantine video” today on YouTube.
 
The video features three songs recorded by the band live from quarantine. Watch the new video below.
 
Later today, guitarist Willie Adler will join Zia Records for a Facebook Live Q&A. Click here at midnight UK time to watch.

An Instagram Live and Reddit AMA with vocalist Randy Blythe are planned for later in the week. Stay tuned and watch out on the band’s social media for more activity announcements and details!

In addition to the release of the album, on Friday Lamb Of God premiered a video for Lamb Of God’s fourth single, “Gears”, and lyric videos for five of the album’s tracks. Watch the lyric videos here. The highly anticipated album from metal’s reigning kings immediately made waves, debuting at number one on Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes charts, and number one on Spotify’s Kickass Metal playlist.
 
The fact that the band’s eighth studio effort would warrant “self-titled” status is a testament to the band’s pride and satisfaction with these songs and this period in their creativity.

A true collaboration between all members of the band, Lamb Of God’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s 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.

Audiences got a taste of the first new Lamb Of God music in nearly five years with “Checkmate” back in February, followed by “Memento Mori” and the most recent singles, “New Colossal Hate” and “Routes”. All four songs appear on “Lamb of God”, the follow-up to “VII: Sturm und Drang” (2015). The album was once again produced by collaborator Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Trivium). It is also the band’s first record with Cruz, who sat behind the kit with Lamb Of God in 2018 and became an official member the following year. In addition to Testament’s Chuck Billy in “Routes”, the new album also features a guest appearance from Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed). Blythe sounds more driven and insightful than ever on “Lamb of God”, offering up the angriest and most comprehensive diatribes, addressing modern life in the current landscape, of his storied career thus far.

Lamb Of God 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” (2004) was the first Lamb Of God album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by “Sacrament” (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. “Wrath” (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with “Resolution” (2012). “VII: Sturm und Drang” (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries, including landing at #7 in the UK, their highest chart position to date there. The single “512” from “VII: Sturm und Drang” received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance”, making it Lamb Of God’s fifth Grammy nomination.
 
In 2020, Lamb Of God is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.

Line-up:
D. Randall Blythe – Vocals 
Mark Morton – Guitar 
Willie Adler – Guitar 
John Campbell – Bass 
Art Cruz – Drums 

Weblinks:
www.lamb-of-god.com
www.facebook.com/lambofgod