LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records.
"This album, and in particular this deluxe edition, is something I'm incredibly proud of," says guitarist Willie Adler. "Throughout the process of writing, recording and the subsequent filming of the live stream, I knew we were creating much more than a collection of songs. Much more than a simple streamed performance. This was focused energy. Energy that, to me, is very tangible. And now, more than ever, in an era where human interaction is so limited, art.... be it music, visual or otherwise, is a human connection point. And we need as much of that as possible! I hope everyone enjoys this deluxe edition as much as we enjoyed creating it. Thank you."
Pre-orders for the set are available now, along with the bonus track "Ghost Shaped People". The live CD and DVD portion of the deluxe edition features the first of LAMB OF GOD's two ultra-successful live stream events from September 2020, in which the band performed their critically acclaimed, self-titled album "Lamb Of God" in full, plus an encore of four songs, 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. The DVD includes a new director's cut with bonus material.
A trailer for "Lamb Of God - Live In Richmond, VA" is available below.
Originally, released June 19 of last year, LAMB OF GOD's first new album in five years was met with universal acclaim — not only among major rock journalists, but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
But critics, media and the industry aside, perhaps the most telling statistic is the year-end U.S. metal radio chart, where the new album dominated at #1 by a massive margin (over 2,000 more spins than the album at #2). "Lamb Of God" spent nine weeks in the #1 spot and never left the top 10 since debuting on the chart in February. Metal radio is the lifeblood of the U.S. metal world, largely staffed by college students and regional tastemakers, playing the music that they know their local metal fans want to hear. At iTunes, "Lamb Of God" landed at No. 1 on the overall Rock and Metal album chart upon release.
"Lamb Of God" deluxe edition track listing:
Disc 1: "Lamb Of God" Original Album + 2 Bonus Tracks
01. Memento Mori 02. Checkmate 03. Gears 04. Reality Bath 05. New Colossal Hate 06. Resurrection Man 07. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta) 08. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy) 09. Bloodshot Eyes 10. On The Hook 11. Ghost Shaped People 12. Hyperthermic/Accelerate
Disc 2: "Lamb Of God - Live In Richmond, VA"
01. Memento Mori (Live) 02. Checkmate (Live) 03. Gears (Live) 04. Reality Bath (Live) 05. New Colossal Hate (Live) 06. Resurrection Man (Live) 07. Poison Dream (Live) 08. Routes (Live) 09. Bloodshot Eyes (Live) 10. On The Hook (Live) 11. Contractor (Live) 12. Ruin (Live) 13. The Death Of Us (Live) 14. 512
Disc 3: "Lamb Of God - Live In Richmond, VA" DVD
01. Memento Mori 02. Checkmate 03. Gears 04. Reality Bath 05. New Colossal Hate 06. Resurrection Man 07. Poison Dream 08. Routes 09. Bloodshot Eyes 10. On The Hook 11. Contractor 12. Ruin 13. The Death of Us 14. 512
Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2. A separate vinyl edition of "Lamb Of God - Live In Richmond, VA" will also be available.
"Lamb Of God - Live In Richmond, VA" vinyl track listing:
01. Memento Mori 02. Checkmate 03. Gears 04. Reality Bath 05. New Colossal Hate
01. Resurrection Man 02. Poison Dream 03. Routes 04. Bloodshot Eyes 05. On The Hook
LAMB OF GOD eagerly awaits its return to the road to support "Lamb Of God". Their North American co-headline tour with MEGADETH and support from TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021, and their headline tour in the U.K. and co-headline tour with KREATOR in the rest of Europe will take place in November and December 2021.
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