Virginian metal powerhouse Lamb of God — who appear on one of the collectible covers of Revolver's new Spring 2020 Issue — have rescheduled the release of their highly anticipated self-titled album, which was originally set to drop on May 8th. The LP will their first offering without founding drummer Chris Adler, as well as their first with his full-time replacement, Art Cruz, and includes the already-issued singles "Checkmate" and "Memento Mori."
"Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five weeks, to June 19th," the band said in a joint 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.
"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!"
Lamb of God is available for pre-order now. See the cover art and track listing below.
Lamb of God track listing:
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