LAMB OF GOD’s self-titled album has had its release date pushed back to June 19 from the previously announced May 8.
The band announced the date change in a press release earlier today.
LAMB OF GOD said: “Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five weeks, to June 19th.
“We’re in extraordinary times due to the current global reality and the delay of shipments of all-but essential goods needed in the fight against COVID-19. After talks with our labels, there is no other option than to delay the release so that fans who pre-ordered the album can receive the record they paid for.
“We appreciate your patience during these times — a global pandemic is not something people in the music industry usually take into account when scheduling album releases, but as you know, this thing has affected everyone across the board, and we are no exception. We will, however, be releasing a new song, ‘New Colossal Hate’, this Thursday, April 23rd and plan to release a 4th song from the album before the full album is released in June.
“Thank you for your understanding.
“Wash your damn hands, let us know what you think of the new tunes, and see you on the road sometime!”
“Lamb Of God” will be released via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The follow-up to “VII: Sturm Und Drang” marks LAMB OF GOD’s first recordings with Art Cruz, who joined the band last July as the replacement for the group’s founding drummer, Chris Adler.
“Lamb Of God” was recorded with longtime producer Josh Wilbur (KORN, MEGADETH, GOJIRA, TRIVIUM) and includes special guest appearances by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).
Regarding LAMB OF GOD’s decision to make the new album a self-titled effort, singer Randy Blythe said: “Putting only our name on it is a statement. This is LAMB OF GOD. Here and now.”
“Lamb Of God” track listing:
01. Memento Mori
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