New Wave of American Metal stalwarts Lamb of God are the latest band to be compelled to bump back the release of their forthcoming new album due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s highly anticipated self-titled album — which was originally set to drop on May 8th — has now been rescheduled for June 19th. The LP includes the hard-hitting smash singles “Checkmate” and “Memento Mori,” and is the long-running outfit’s first record with their new drummer Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong) who replaced founding member Chris Adler full-time last summer.
“Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five weeks, to June 19th,” LOG commented in a joint statement. “We’re in extraordinary times due to the current global reality and the delay of shipments of all-but essential goods needed in the fight against COVID-19. After talks with our labels, there is no other option than to delay the release so that fans who pre-ordered the album can receive the record they paid for.
“We appreciate your patience during these times — a global pandemic is not something people in the music industry usually take into account when scheduling album releases, but as you know, this thing has affected everyone across the board, and we are no exception.
“We will, however, be releasing a new song, ‘New Colossal Hate,’ this Thursday, April 23rd and plan to release a 4th song from the album before the full album is released in June.
“Thank you for your understanding.
“Wash your damn hands, let us know what you think of the new tunes, and see you on the road sometime!”
Lamb of God’s self-titled album is available for pre-order now. Check out the cover art and track listing below.
Lamb of God track listing:
1. Memento Mori
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