It’s a rare thing when two titans of heavy metal join forces for a track, so we savor every time it happens.
Lamb of God and Kreator have joined up for “State of Unrest,” an absolute crusher that showcases the talents of both acts on one burner of a track. Written by both Mark Morton (Lamb of God) and Mille Petrozza (Kreator) over the pandemic, the song is a big room-metal crusher in every way.
The song was also intended to feature Power Trip frontman Riley Gale to do vocals over the track. Originally, Lamb of God, Kreator and Power Trip were all scheduled to tour together, however the 2020 pandemic curbed any plans to tour.
Instead, the song now stands as a tribute to Gale’s memory, the single’s art depicting someone with a back patch that says “R.I.P. Riley G”, and the Power Trip song title “Suffer No Fool” below it. All proceeds of the track will go to a non-profit that Gale was extremely close with.
Lamb of God said the following about the song.
“It’s been a long time coming and now that the State of Unrest tour is about to kick off, we think it’s worthy of a celebration!” Lamb of God said in a press release. “We are super proud to unveil a historic, creative collaboration between Lamb of God and Kreator: the brand new, all original song ‘State of Unrest.’
“As many of you may know, the State of Unrest tour originally included Power Trip on the bill. To honor the memory of our friend Riley Gale, all proceeds from the ‘State of Unrest’ single will go to Dallas Hope Charities, a non profit organization who Riley worked closely with, providing shelter & resources to homeless LGBTQ young people in his beloved hometown. We hope you enjoy this special song and we are grateful for your support.”
The State of Unrest Tour is set to take place this month in Europe. Check out the tour dates below, and the full lyric video for “State of Unrest.”
- The State of Unrest Tour dates:
02/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/17 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
02/18 Riga, LAT – Palladium
02/19 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
02/21 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
02/22 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
02/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/25 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
02/27 Paris, FRA – Olympia Paris
02/28 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
03/02 Tilburg, NET – 013 Poppodium
03/03 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
03/04 Essen, GER – Grugahalle
03/05 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics Arena
03/07 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
03/08 Bristol UK – O2 Academy
03/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
03/11 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
03/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 1
03/15 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
03/17 Zürich, SWI – The Hall
03/18 Saarbrücken, GER – E-Werk
03/19 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle