Metal giants Lamb Of God have announced that their upcoming self-titled record will no longer be out on its original May 8 release date, instead being pushed back to June 19 due to constraints placed on its shipment from COVID-19.
However, a new single to follow up 'Memento Mori' and 'Checkmate' will be arriving later this week to keep fans occupied.
The band released a statement on the matter, saying:
“Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five weeks, to June 19th. 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!”
The new record will be the eighth studio album released as Lamb Of God, and the first since 2015's VII: Sturm and Drang. It also features some guest vocals from Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and Testament's Chuck Billy - scroll down for the full tracklisting.
Lamb Of God - Self Titled Tracklisting:
1 - 'Memento Mori'
2 - 'Checkmate'
3 - 'Gears'
4 - 'Reality Bath'
5 - 'New Colossal Hate'
6 - 'Resurrection Man'
7 - 'Poison Dream (featuring Jamey Jasta)'
8 - 'Routes (featuring Chuck Billy)'
9 - 'Bloodshot Eyes'
10 - 'On the Hook'
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