Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals Details For New Solo Album “Anesthetic”, Premieres New Song “The Truth Is Dead” Feat. Randy Blythe & Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has announced that his new solo album “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1. The effort will feature a number of guests including the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), and more. The album’s first single, “The Truth Is Dead,” features Morton’s Lamb Of God bandmate Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz. You can check that out below:

“Anesthetic” Track Listing:

01. “Cross Off” (feat. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington)
02. “Sworn Apart” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
03. “Axis (feat. Mark Lanegan)
04. “The Never” (feat. Testament’s Chuck Billy and Oni’s Jake Oni)
05. “Save Defiance” (feat. Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy)
06. “Blur” (feat. Mark Morales)
07. “Back From The Dead” (feat. Buckcherry’s Josh Todd)
08. “Reveal” (feat. Naeemah Z. Maddox)
09. “Imaginary Days”
10. “The Truth Is Dead” (feat. Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)


Slayer Announce North American Tour With Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, & Cannibal Corpse

Slayer have added another North American leg to their farewell tour. Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Ampitheatre
05/05 El Paso, TX – UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre
05/13 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
05/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Enter Music Center
05/20 Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
05/22 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/25 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Slayer also have dates booked in Australia/New Zealand and Europe as well:

Australia/New Zealand (with Anthrax and Behemoth):

03/07 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Riverstage
03/09 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/11 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/15 Auckland, NZ – Eventfinda Stadium
03/17 Christchurch, NZ – Horncastle Arena
03/21 Chiba Prefecture, JAP – Download Festival
03/23 Manila, PHL – Pulp Summer Slam


06/04 Gilwice, POL – Arena Gilwice
06/06 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock
06/07 Nurburgring, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/11 Budapest, HUN – Sports Arena
06/13 Leipzig, GER – Leipzig Arena
06/14-16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/14-16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/19 Geneva, SWI – Arena
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/25 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
06/28 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/03-06 Viviero, SPA – Resurrection Festival
07/05 Lisbon, POR – VOA Heavy Rock Festival
07/07 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
07/10 Bucharest, ROM – Metalheadmeeting
07/11 Sofia, BUL – Airport Park
07/13 Athens, GRE – Rockwave Festival
07/27-28 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
08/03 Balingen, GER – Messegelande

Furthermore, the band will also play their final Quebec show at Heavy Montreal. That festival will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28.

Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Etc. Set For Inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event, which is replacing the annual Rock On The Range festival, will be held on May 17-19 at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH and Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, and Disturbed will headline.

Here’s the full lineup:

Foo Fighters
System Of A Down
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Lamb Of God
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
The Cult
In This Moment
The Hives
The Distillers
Action Bronson
The Struts
Killswitch Engage
Parkway Drive
Black Label Society
Scars On Broadway
Tom Morello
Pussy Riot
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
Mark Lanegan Band
The Glorious Sons
Black Pistol Fire
Zeal & Ardor
The Black Dahlia Murder
Don Broco
Wage War
Hands Like Houses
While She Sleeps
Palaye Royale
Amigo The Devil
The Plot In You
Boston Manor
Demob Happy
Teenage Wrist
The Pretty Vicious
Black Coffee
Dirty Honey
The Jacks

The festival will also include comedy performances from Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore, etc., art installations, and more. Danny Wimmer (Danny Wimmer Presents) commented:

“I am so proud of what we accomplished with ‘Rock On The Range‘, and with the debut of ‘Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival‘, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind ‘Sonic Temple‘ is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

Tickets will go on sale at noon EST on November 30.

Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Lamb Of God, Etc. Added To 2019 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, and Zebrahead. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) Says The Music He Worked On With Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) Will Be Released At Some Point

A few months before his death, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington was working on new music with Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton and producer Josh Wilbur. Now, it appears the project will see the light of day at some point. Morton tweeted the following in response to a fan question:

[via The PRP]

Chris Adler Says Lamb Of God Are Hoping To Release A New Album Before The End Of 2019

During an appearance on the Metal Injection Livecast, Chris Adler discussed Lamb Of God’s new album plans. If all goes according to plan, the effort should be released before the end of 2019.

Adler said the following:

“I got together with Josh [Wilbur, producer] a few weeks ago, and just documented some stuff they [Wilbur and guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton] had in the library of what they do. Josh is coming out here at the end of November, for me and him to sift through it and find the ideal stuff, you know, that we both think is cool and we put the drums to it. Not to say that I’m any kind of overseer of anything, but in the way we typically do things, it would be us five in a rehersal room. But the guys wanted a chance to just document some stuff prior to that process. So, I’m doing the same thing with Josh. So we’ll come into that room, probably, I’d guess, early next year to take the best from that and begin the process of giving each other stink-eye [laughs] in the room as we present ideas.”

He also added the following when asked if they weren’t in a rush to start recording:

“I wouldn’t say we are not in a rush. There is like the creative rush. The last thing we did has been a bit – it’s been a while ago. There’s nothing more that we’d love – the road is a pain in the ass – but the creative process is really the best part of this whole thing. And it’s really been a long time since we’ve been able to do that.

And I’m not saying we couldn’t have chosen to do it, but we’re able to get these offers for tours that are like endgame tours. Like, ‘hey can you support Slayer for the rest of their world tour on their very last tour,’ I mean who’s saying no to that?”

“It’s unbelievable. Do I want to go to Europe and play some clubs and eat mayonnaise… no! [laughs] But if we can go with Slayer to the end of the road, are you kidding me? So we put off the creative process for a little bit, but everybody is pretty excited and ready.”

“There is an overflow. Josh tells me that Willie comes into the process where they have this guitar session where they are just documenting stuff where Josh can say that’s a cool riff or whatever, just basically so we don’t forget it.

So, Willie comes in with his home-based – Willie has his own studio, Mark has his own studio. So they’re both bringing in stuff, creatively, rather than on the spot creativity. But, Willie brings in this file that is over four hours long of riff after riff after riff. It’s not even separated, like this is a song or whatever. And Josh is like ‘What the fuck? We’re going to sit here for four and a half hours and listen to this thing?’ It’s crazy. So, the bucket is overfilled.”

As for a deadline, he said:

“Well there is a break in the schedule of the tour with Slayer, that allows us a break in the early part of the year to, kind of, get things in shape. But then we’re back out there with them for their final shows across Europe in 2019. So, it’s certainly possible that we’re able to fine tune everything prior to that, but I think it’s probably more likely that it’s going to get recorded in the fall of ’19, and hopefully out for Christmas presents for all your kids.”

Chris Adler (Lamb Of God) Says He Asked Lars Ulrich (Metallica) For Advice On Working With Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler, who was recruited to play drums on Megadeth’s “Dystopia”, recently appeared on the Metal Injection Livecast and shared an interesting story. Apparently, before he took the Megadeth gig, he called Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to ask for advice on working with Dave Mustaine.

Adler said about the following:

“After I got the call [to join Megadeth], I actually called Lars. We had toured together and connected to some degree. And I said, “Hey man, I just got like a legit offer to play, or at least try out, I guess, for the new Megadeth record. And I think heavy metal in general is a bigger genre because of the drama between you guys. So, what, if anything, would you allow me to know about what am I getting into if I go into this?”

And Lars told me what was exactly the truth: Dave is an absolute pussycat. He is a sweetheart, he really is. But he’s driven. He has a vision in mind and it’s perfectly defined and nothing outside of it is acceptable. And I love that. I’ve had the same idea. In my career that’s exactly the way that I have kind of come up and that’s why Dave and I got along.”