Lamb of God Rocks a Semi-Truck in its New Video for Pulverizing Single, “Nevermore”; ‘Omens’ Out 10/7

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

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Last week, long-running heavy metal outfit Lamb of God announced its return with news of a new album, Omens, as well as a North American tour for the fall.

A few days after the initial reveal, the record’s lead single, “Nevermore,” arrived with a new music video depicting the band as precious cargo, slamming through the song in the back of a semi-trailer truck while some … weird stuff happens to the truck’s driver. Musically, the track blends Lamb of God’s typically relentless heavy metal/thrash energy with some bone-crunching groove, tailor-made for head-banging:

A news release characterizes Omens with the following:

Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalogue, perhaps their angriest album yet. “The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe. “It’s a very pissed-off record.” He pauses for emphasis. “It is extremely pissed-off.”

Once released, Omens will be the ninth record from Lamb of God to date, and the first since 2020’s self-titled affair. That album was notable for being the first album from the band without longtime drummer Chris Adler — and marked the debut of Art Cruz, who stepped in on an interim basis before taking over full-time drum duties.

With Omens, Lamb of God recorded the new material in the same room at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, formerly known as A&M Studios, a facility that in the past housed important recording sessions from the likes of The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, and Soundgarden, among others.

The track listing:

To The Grave
Ill Designs
Denial Mechanism
September Song

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“The inner workings of the band have never been better,” said guitarist Mark Morton. “You can hear it in Omens. You can see it in our performances, and if you’re around us for five minutes, you can feel it.”

Speaking of performances, Lamb of God will head out on a headlining tour of the United States this fall with special guest Killswitch Engage on all dates. Support will also come in various legs of the tour from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, plus Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy.

Lamb of God:

D. Randall Blythe – Vocals
Mark Morton – Guitar
Willie Adler – Guitar
John Campbell – Bass
Art Cruz – Drums

The dates:

Sep 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island
Sep 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sep 11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival
Sep 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
Sep 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
Sep 16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
Sep 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sep 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sep 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
Sep 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sep 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy
Oct 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
Oct 02 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Oct 04 – Fresno, CA – Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *No Fit For An Autopsy
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy
Oct 09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Oct 10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
Oct 11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Fit For An Autopsy
Oct 13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
Oct 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
Oct 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct 16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Oct 18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
Oct 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Oct 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

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