Hear Lamb of God’s Ripping New Song “Checkmate”

Photo by Travis Shinn

The wait is over: Lamb of God have finally offered up their first new song in five years, the politically charged banger “Checkmate.” The lead single off the band’s forthcoming self-titled album, the song is also notably the group’s first studio recording with new drummer Art Cruz, who officially replaced founding member Chris Adler last year. Lamb of God is due out May 8th via Epic Records and is available for pre-order now.

“‘Checkmate’ brings together all the components of the Lamb of God sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” guitarist Mark Morton commented. “Re-energized and reignited, this is Lamb of God 2020. We’ve never been more excited.”

In addition to releasing the new single and detailing their next album, Lamb of God have announced a special free show at the House of Vans in Chicago on February 14th. Fans can RSVP beginning at 12 p.m. CST today (February 6th) at houseofvans.com. The event will also feature an exhibit of photos by LOG frontman Randy Blythe that will be included in the new album’s artwork.

Lamb of God track listing:
1. Memento Mori
2. Checkmate
3. Gears
4. Reality Bath
5. New Colossal Hate
6. Resurrection Man
7. Poison Dream (feat. Jamey Jasta)
8. Routes (feat. Chuck Billy)
9. Bloodshot Eyes
10. On The Hook

Lamb of God tour dates:
2/14- Chicago, IL @ House of Vans *Headline show
European tour with Kreator and Power Trip:
3/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan
3/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum Black Box
3/30 – Oulu, FI @ Club Teatria
3/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall Black Box
4/2 – Kraków, PO @ Tauron Arena
4/3 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
4/4 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle
4/5 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
4/7 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
4/8 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
4/9 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
4/11 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
4/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
4/15 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Riviera
4/17 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
4/18 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle
4/19 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
4/21 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
4/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
4/23 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
4/24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
4/25 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
5/9 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville *U.S. Festival