Lamb Of God Prepare For Live Stream This Friday.
The mighty LAMB OF GOD returned to the stage with a vengeance Friday night for the first ever live performance of the band’s latest, self-titled album via a worldwide stream.
LAMB OF GOD will present a second stream on Friday, September 25, where the group will perform their landmark 2004 album, Ashes Of The Wake, in its entirety for the first time. Like the first stream, the set will feature an encore including fan favourites as well as songs that have not been performed in years. Tickets and an exclusive merch bundle are available now at: http://watch.lamb-of-god.com.
LAMB OF GOD’s fierce, surgical precision-performance of Lamb Of God on Friday was followed by the unearthing of LAMB OF GOD favourites for the encore including "Ruin," "Contractor," "512" and the debut live performance of "The Death of Us," a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack.
In addition to LAMB OF GOD’s fiery return to the stage in their native Richmond, VA, the stream featured a pre-show hosted by Jose Mangin, featuring exclusive interviews with members of the band and a brand new, full production, 30 minute opening set from Bleed From Within.
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.
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.
LAMB OF GOD's rescheduled UK tour now takes place in December 2021. Special guests are German thrash classics Kreator, with Texan thrash squad Power Trip opening each night. The revised ‘State Of Unrest’ dates mark the first chance for fans to attend a LAMB OF GOD headline tour of the UK since January 2014. Kreator will co-headline in Europe.
Dates are on sale now as follows:
19.11.2021 DK – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
20.11.2021 SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan
22.11.2021 FI – Oulu, Teatria
23.11.2021 FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall Black Box
25.11.2021 PL – Warsaw, Stodoła (VENUE CHANGE)
26.11.2021 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
27.11.2021 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (NEW SHOW)
28.11.2021 DE – Munich, Zenith
30.11.2021 CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
01.12.2021 BE – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
03.12.2021 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP-Arena
04.12.2021 DE – Hamburg, edel-optics.de (VENUE CHANGE)
05.12.2021 DE – Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
07.12.2021 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
08.12.2021 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
10.12.2021 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11.12.2021 DE – Essen, Grugahalle (VENUE CHANGE)
12.12.2021 NL – Tilburg, 013 (NEW SHOW)
14.12.2021 UK – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol*
15.12.2021 UK – Manchester, Manchester Academy*
16.12.2021 UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow*
17.12.2021 UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham*
19.12.2021 UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton*
20.12.2021 FR – Paris, L’Olympia
* Kreator Special Guest