Lamb Of God Push Back New Album To June
We’re going to have to wait a little while longer for Lamb Of God’s upcoming self-titled album to arrive, with the band making the decision to push back its release date to June.
The record’s release is being delayed by five weeks due to shipping issues, with coronavirus meaning that postal services are prioritising essential goods over anything else. As a result, physical albums are understandably subject to delay, and Lamb Of God have decided that – to ensure those who pre-ordered the LP receive their copy on time – moving the album back to June 19 is the most sensible option.
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“Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five weeks, to June 19,” the band say in a 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,” they continue, adding that a brand-new song, New Colossal Hate, will be coming out this Thursday, April 23.
Lamb Of God also plan “to release a fourth song from the album before the full album is released in June”.
“Thank you for your understanding,” they add. “Wash your damn hands, let us know what you think of the new tunes, and see you on the road sometime!”
In the meantime, blast Memento Mori – the opening song from Lamb Of God’s new self-titled album:
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe recently revealed that, with what’s going on in the world right now, he’s more than ready to go and live in the woods if need be.
“If things totally go to shit, I’m cool,” he said. “I could totally disappear into the woods and live out there – it’s not that big of a deal to me… I am prepared. And have been for a long, long time.”
Addressing COVID-19 and its impact on life as we know it, Randy explained, “The grid hasn’t gone down, but the cracks in the system are showing. The fissures are widening, and the unsustainable nature of our ludicrous, materialistic way of life is becoming more and more apparent.
“I think it’s a mistake to go into it with the Mad Max, tribalistic, everything’s-going-to-turn-into-a-violent-shit-show attitude,” he added. “That’s a mistake. And I think if you put that sort of paradigm in your head, that’s what you’re gonna look for, and it’s gonna find you, one way or the other. [But] I’m a big believer in – as Bad Brains called it – Positive Mental Attitude or PMA.”
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Lamb Of God’s first UK headline tour in a whopping eight years has – unsurprisingly – been pushed back to late 2021.
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