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Lamb Of God Premiere New Song Featuring Testament’s Chuck Billy

Listen to Routes, Lamb Of God’s brand-new song featuring Testament’s Chuck Billy.

As Lamb Of God gear up to drop their highly-anticipated self-titled album on June 19, the band have just unveiled another new track from the record: Routes, featuring Testament’s Chuck Billy.

Their latest effort follows previously-released tracks New Colossal Hate, Memento Mori and lead single Checkmate, and sees the band fulfil their promise to “release a fourth song from the album before the full album is released in June” back when the release date of the record was initially pushed back.

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Of the inspiration behind Routes, frontman Randy Blythe explains: “I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both state law enforcement and private security contractors, and this violence was not reported in mainstream media for the most part. I went to bring supplies and support these people, who were trying to protect their water, and thereby protect everyone, as everything in the natural world is protected. I was there a week, made some great friends, and learned a lot. It was a very profound experience in my life, and I knew one day I would write a song about it.

“My experience, although my own, was tempered and shaped by the hundreds of years of brutal oppression of Native peoples in our country,” Randy continues, explaining how Chuck – who is of Pomo Native American heritage – got involved. “So, it was imperative for me to have a Native voice represented on the song, and Chuck Billy was happy to be that voice. At the end, there is a call and response section – Chuck calls and I respond. This is intentional. Musically, it is symbolic of my experience there. A native voice leads, bringing forth positive energy and calling to the people to unite, and I reply, providing support. That was my physical experience, and it is reflected in the song.”

Chuck himself adds, “It was a great honor as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by Lamb Of God to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people, complementing Randy’s storytelling and lyrics, is something really special to me. I’m glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it.”

Listen to Routes below:

Posted on May 29th 2020, 1:17pm
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