Earlier this month, Richmond heavy metal upstarts Lamb of God released their incredibly heavy new track “Ghost Shaped People.” Now, the band have dropped the video for the track, and damn, it does this crushing song justice.
The video for “Ghost Shaped People” is in part performance footage, in that Lamb of God are shown through a veil of apocalyptic static on a massive screen set somewhere in the wasteland. However, the figures that appear throughout the video are strange, symbolic characters — and, on closer inspection, seem to reference the band’s imagery from throughout their career. Is the man in the goggles the same goggle-wearer as in the “Ghost Walking” video? Is the goat’s skull on the seated creature’s head the same one from the cover of As The Palaces Burn? Is the scrying pool featured here the cup from Sacrament? In this way, Lamb of God’s new video seems to live in a world of their own making, which is a cool thing for a band to be able to do.
Check out the video for “Ghost Shaped People” below:
Lamb of God’s deluxe version of their self-titled album comes out March 26th on Epic Records, and is available for preorder.
“This album, and in particular, this deluxe edition is something I’m incredibly proud of,” says guitarist and coffee fanatic Willie Adler. “Throughout the process of writing, recording, and the subsequent filming of the live stream, I knew we were creating much more than a collection of songs. Much more than a simple streamed performance. This was focused energy. Energy that, to me, is very tangible. And now, more than ever, in an era where human interaction is so limited, art…..be it music, visual, or otherwise, is a human connection point. And we need as much of that as possible! I hope everyone enjoys this deluxe edition as much as we enjoyed creating it. Thank you.”
Words by Chris Krovatin