Lamb Of God To Release New Album “Omens” In October, Announce Fall North American Tour

Lamb Of God have revealed the details for their new album “Omens.” The effort will be released on October 7 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

“Omens” Track Listing:

01. “Nevermore”
02. “Vanishing”
03. “To The Grave”
04. “Ditch”
05. “Omens”
06. “Gomorrah”
07. “Ill Designs”
08. “Grayscale”
09. “Denial Mechanism”
10. “September Song”

Randy Blythe commented:

“The world is crazy and keeps changing. ‘Omens‘ is a reaction to the state of the world. It’s a very pissed-off record. It is extremely pissed-off.”

Mark Morton added:

“The inner workings of the band have never been better. You can hear it in ‘Omens‘. You can see it in our performances, and if you’re around us for five minutes, you can feel it.”

In other news, the band have also announced a fall North American tour with Killswitch Engage. Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Animals As Leaders, Suicide Silence, and Fit For An Autopsy will also perform on select dates. Morton said the following about that:

“Two decades ago, Lamb Of God, along with Killswitch Engage, were a part of a new wave of American heavy metal music. Our scene grew from a small, loosely connected network of underground shows in basements and warehouses, into a global phenomenon that helped define an entire generation of modern heavy metal.

We are thrilled to announce The Omens Tour, which celebrates not only the perseverance and impact of that original movement, but also the creativity and originality of the bands that it influenced. Heavy metal is alive and well. The Omens Tour proudly showcases the depth and diversity of our scene. This is not a tour to miss.”

Tour Dates:

With Killswitch Engage, Baroness & Suicide Silence:

09/09 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island
09/10 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
09/11 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival
09/13 Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
09/14 Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
09/16 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/17 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/18 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/21 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
09/24 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/25 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
09/26 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

With Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White & Fit For An Autopsy:

10/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
10/02 Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
10/04 Fresno, CA – Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival (no Fit For An Autopsy)

With Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox & Fit For An Autopsy:

10/09 Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
10/10 Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
10/11 Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds

With Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders & Fit For An Autopsy:
10/13 Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
10/14 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
10/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/16 El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
10/18 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/19 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/20 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Lamb Of God’s “Laid To Rest” Featured In New “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” Movie

If you checked out the new “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie on Disney+, you might have noticed a familiar song. In one scene, Lamb Of God’s classic track “Laid To Rest” can be heard playing in Chip’s earbuds after he removes them upon returning from work. A fan shared some footage of that on Twitter:

[via MetalSucks]

Lamb Of God Recruit Phil Demmel (Vio-lence) For Current Canadian Shows

Lamb Of God have recruited Phil Demmel (Vio-lence) once again for their current live shows. The guitarist is filling in for Willie Adler during the Canadian dates of the band’s “Metal Tour Of The Year” with Megadeth, Trivium, and In Flames. You can see footage of the group performing with Demmel in Laval, Quebec below:

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, & New Medicine Set For 2022 Summerfest

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, and New Medicine will be performing at American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI on June 30 as part of this year’s Summerfest. Tickets will be available on May 13 at 10:00am CDT.

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Fit For An Autopsy And Vio-Lence Members In Green Bay, WI

During Lamb Of God’s April 22 show in Green Bay, WI, the band performed with an adjusted lineup featuring Fit For An Autopsy frontman Joe Badolato on vocals and Vio-lence guitarist Phil Demmel on bass. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Badolato was filling in for Randy Blythe, who is still recovering from COVID-19, while Demmel was filling in for John Campbell, who needed to “take care a family matter back home.” The group commented:

“Thank you to our brother Joe Badolato (@joebad) for helping make Green Bay a special night. Sioux Falls – Randy will be in Sioux Falls and return to the stage tomorrow night! Additionally, John Campbell had to take care a family matter back home and will be away for a few days. We had time to plan for this so @PhilDemmel has graciously joined us and will fill in on bass. We support each other as family and look forward to John’s quick return.”

Lamb Of God Recruit Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato For Green Bay, WI Show

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 22 show in Green Bay, WI as he continues to recover from COVID-19. During his absence, Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato will be filling in. Chimaira’s Mark Hunter was originally filling in for Blythe, but he has since taken ill as well. The band commented:

“Green Bay – unfortunately, Randy will not be able to perform but we WILL see you tonight! Our brother Joe Badolato from Fit For An Autopsy will be stepping in to handle vocal responsibilities this evening. We expect Randy to return to our show on Sunday in Sioux Falls.”

Lamb Of God Cancel Fort Wayne, IN Show

Lamb Of God have cancelled tonight’s (April 21) set in Fort Wayne, IN. The band were unable to make the show due to frontman Randy Blythe needing more time to recover from COVID-19. Chimaira’s Mark Hunter was previously filling in, but has since fallen ill as well. The group commented:

“Fort Wayne – we made our best efforts to put on a show tonight but unfortunately it is just not possible. Mark Hunter went above and beyond to make the show happen for us Tuesday and unfortunately has fallen ill today (NOT Covid). We truly appreciate his efforts but it appears the universe has other plans for us. We are working hard to make the show happen tomorrow and will update our fans in Green Bay as soon as we can. Megadeth, Trivium and In Flames will play as scheduled tonight. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Chimaira, Trivium, & In Flames Vocalists

As previously reported, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was forced to miss the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band performed with several guest vocalists including: Chimaira’s Mark Hunter, Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, and In Flames‘ Anders Fridén. You can see footage of that below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Miss Grand Rapids, MI Show After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter To Fill In

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter will be filling in.

The band issued the following statement:

“Grand Rapids – Randy Blythe tested positive for COVID over the weekend and has been isolating away from the rest of the band. While his symptoms have been mild and he’s on the mend, he will not be able to perform tonight at the Van Andel Arena. However, the show will go on!

We are working to put together a special show with our brother Mark Hunter from Chimaira taking over the mic and a few friends helping out as well. We’ll see you tonight!

We are hopeful he will be able to return later this week and will update as soon as we can.”

Blythe also commented:

“After two years, the ‘rona finally got me. Regrettably, the symptoms of COVID look pretty much exactly like regular tour life for me- achey/sore throat/headache (I’m 51 years old, I scream & jump around like a maniac to very loud music for over an hour each night, so of course I ache & have a sore throat & a headache- that’s just called “tour”), so I thought what I was feeling was just normal.

However, after my throat got worse, just to be safe I took a test, & it popped up positive. I IMMEDIATELY isolated myself from my band & all other humans, contacted anyone I had been near to let them know, & will continue to isolate until I am no longer contagious. This is the correct, ethical thing to do- what feels like a really bad cold to me could mean something very, very different to an immuno-compromised person who is unable to be vaccinated like I am, or an elderly person.

I am already feeling better, but in order to protect my band, our fans, and the health of the tour, I have to miss tonight’s show. This sucks, but it’s the cost of doing business these days. Our old friend Mark Hunter of Chimaira fame will return to the stage & fill in for me tonight- thank you, Mark, you’re a solid dude & I know you will kill it! I only wish I could be there to see it!

I hope to be back onstage later this week. Thanks for your understanding in advance- this is nothing I wanted to happen, but I am doing my best to do the right thing here. Cheers- R”