Back in July 2019, Virginian metal leaders Lamb of God shocked headbangers everywhere when they announced that they had parted ways with their founding drummer Chris Adler. They did so with a brief and vague statement thanking him for his contributions to the band and welcoming Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz as his full-time replacement. Fans have been wondering ever since what a new Lamb of God album without Adler might sound like, and in 2020, they are set to find out the answer: The band just posted a new video teaser featuring footage of the group hard at work in the studio. The clip closes by displaying the Lamb of God logo along with the number “2020,” seemingly confirming that this year will see the release of the band’s highly anticipated ninth album.
The album will be the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed VII: Sturm und Drang. In the time since its release, the band has offered up an EP, The Duke, which was issued in honor of fan Wayne Ford, who died in February 2015 after a battle with leukemia, and the covers album Legion: XX, which the group recorded under their original name, Burn the Priest, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of BTP’s one and only LP. Guitarist Mark Morton also released his first-ever solo album, Anesthetic, in the interim, while frontman Randy Blythe has kept busy recording a slew of guest appearances, touring with industrial supergroup Pigface, taking photos, surfing and more.
Watch Lamb of God’s new video teaser below, and stay tuned for updates.
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