Metal titans Lamb Of God have dropped the second new track called 'Memento Mori' from their upcoming self-titled record, which is due out on May 8.
The song's name is latin for 'remember you will die', a phrase which holds even more weight in current global events, and starts out with brooding clean guitars and deep drawls from frontman Randy Blythe, before all cylinders start firing at the 1:30 mark.
Watch the official video below, then scroll on to read a statement from Randy Blythe on the song and the current COVID-19 situation:
"There is a vast amount of indisputably real and depressingly negative occurrences happening across the globe. Currently, at the forefront of everyone’s mind is the global COVID-19 pandemic. This is a very real concern, and proper precautions need to be taken by EVERYONE in order to protect those most at risk - the elderly, infirm and immunocompromised.
It is indeed a scary time, but in this hyper-connected age with its 24/7 never-ending news cycle of atrocity, outrage and lurid click-bait headlines (not to mention ill-informed lunatics running amok and spreading misinformation and panic on social media), it is all too easy to lose sight of the fact that life is still carrying on, and good things do in fact still happen.
Months before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, I wrote ‘Memento Mori’ as a reminder to myself to not be consumed by the omnipresent electronic harbingers of doom that surround us - cellphones, computers, and television screens.
While these devices can be useful tools, and it is important to stay informed, it is equally important to remain engaged with the real, physical world we with live in, not just digitally filtered representations of reality."
Be sure to check out Lamb Of God's previous single 'Checkmate' too!
Lamb Of God - Self-Titled Tracklist
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
Listen to Lamb Of God now.