Lamb Of God To Release New Covers Album As Burn The Priest, Share Cover Of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”

Lamb Of God have announced that they will be releasing a new 20th anniversary covers album under their Burn The Priest moniker on May 18. The effort is called “Legion: XX“ and it will feature tracks from artists that inspired them. You can find a video for their cover of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”, along with the cover art and track listing below. You can also pre-order the release HERE.

“Legion: XX” Track Listing:

01. “Inherit The Earth” (The Accused cover)
02. “Honey Bucket” (Melvins cover)
03. “Kerosene” (Big Black cover)
04. “Kill Yourself” (S.O.D. cover)
05. “I Against I” (Bad Brains cover)
06. “Axis Rot” (Sliang Laos cover)
07. “Jesus Built My Hotrod” (Ministry cover)
08. “One Voice” (Agnostic Front cover)
09. “Dine Alone” (Quicksand cover)
10. “We Gotta Know ” (Cro-Mags cover)

A bonus cover of Helmet’s “In The Meantime” will also be available on a 7” vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth.”

Mark Morton commented on the release:

“To truly understand the essence of the band Burn The Priest, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-’90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY ‘zines turned us on to new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.”

“As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of Burn The Priest. The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Randy Blythe also had the following to say about the “Inherit The Earth Cover”:

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the ‘Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3’ compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands. Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Chris Adler continued:

“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ’88. I got The Accused record at a Yellow Banana record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my ‘counselor’ to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt — with music. It will never be ‘ours,’ and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Blythe also added;

“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they’re wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”

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Lamb Of God Share Poster For Apparent Burn The Priest Event

After yesterday’s teasing, Lamb Of God have now shared a poster for an apparent Burn The Priest event in Richmond, VA on March 23. It definitely looks like a concert flyer, but there is no venue listed, and it says things are going down at 10 am, which is pretty early for a show. On top of that, it also says they will be joined by special guest “Martha Splatterhead,” who happens to be The Accused’s mascot. Stay tuned for more information.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe On Florida School Shooting: “No More Thoughts And Prayers, They Ain’t Working”

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe has offered his thoughts on gun control in the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post:

2.15.2018 No more “thoughts & prayers”, please. You can take those & put them towards something that only God, fate, random chance, the universe, whatever you believe/do not believe in can affect- they might do some good there. Instead of “thinking & praying”, here’s a CONCRETE ACTION you can take- you can contact your legislators & DEMAND that there be some reasonable, common-sense gun law changes. DEMAND IT, & KEEP DEMANDING IT. Most of the American people, including a lot of gun owners, want this. Why isn’t this happening? How many more kids have to die until WE THE PEOPLE get fed up enough to force the government to do something? The time for “thoughts & prayers” is long past- it’s a slap in the face of people who continue to die as a result of crazy people armed with LEGALLY obtained high-powered semiautomatic weapons, weapons that are designed for JUST ONE THING- killing human beings. I grew up in the country, with guns in the house- these were shotguns, used for hunting. You don’t use an AR-15 for hunting deer, you use it for hunting MEN, or (apparently) CHILDREN. The lunatic shooter in Florida is 19 years old & can’t buy a six pack of beer by law because our society doesn’t believe he is mature enough to handle it, but he LEGALLY obtained a deadly weapon of war designed to inflict as many casualties as possible from a single person wielding it, & he used it to wage war on CHILDREN. What does this tell you about American society? Some people don’t like the term “assault rifle.” Ok, cool- why don’t we call them “Kid Killers” then? Is that a little better? Can we get a little KID KILLER control happening? Is it still “too early” to start talking about getting these KID KILLERS off the streets? Are the students who survived the massacre in Florida & who are publicly begging us, the adults in charge of things, for gun law reform “politicizing” the whole thing? Is it “too early” for THEM to bring it up? Should we just tell them to shut up because they are children & don’t understand adult matters, stuff like why crazy people can easily buy assault rifles & then SHOOT THEM DEAD in the classroom? NO MORE THOUGHTS & PRAYERS- THEY AIN’T WORKING.

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Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A New Slayer Album: “I’d Say It’s A No”

Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice and was asked about Slayer’s “final” world tour. At first he said the following: “My middle name is ‘No Comment.’ See you at the shows. Seriously, no comment,” but then added the following after Kay mentioned how some bands, like Scorpions, change their minds about retirement:

“Noooo. C’mon! But I love the Scorpions. I hope [their tour] never ends. We are wrapping it up. The tour dates have been announced. The tour is huge. It’s gonna be awesome. And I’m honored and proud to be a part of it. And we’re gonna make it something for people to remember. It’s gonna be epic.”

He also said the following when asked about the possibility of a new album:

“No. No, there’s no new album. I’d say it’s a no. But my name is Gary ‘No Comment’ Holt today. I don’t know nothing. You’ve seen the dates, you saw the press releases. And come out and celebrate the mighty history of Slayer, which I’m lucky to have been part of for the last seven years now. It’s been a ride, it’s been remarkable, and we’re gonna end it in gloriously violent fashion.”

[via Blabbermouth]