Lamb Of God return with a vicious new testament. Riding high on the creative renaissance of 2020’s self-titled opus, saluted by critics all over the globe including Rolling Stone and NME, the Grammy-nominated goliaths offer up the gloriously unhinged Omens, produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth).
The first single, “Nevermore,” arrives on Friday, June 10. Album Omens follows on October 7 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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.”
Omens is also Lamb Of God’s most diverse affair. The band tracked live in the room together at Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M Studios) in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, and Soundgarden, among others. “The inner workings of the band have never been better,” explains 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.”
The Omens album pre-order is live now at Lamb-Of-God.com
and Record Store
, boasting several exclusive items, including a signed coloured vinyl variant, shirt, hoodie, and signed CDs with an alternate colour cover. UK vinyl variants include standard black vinyl; a crystal clear, silver, and black marbled vinyl (exclusive to the UK); white and sky blue marbled vinyl; and a silver vinyl (band shop exclusive). All physical CD and vinyl orders from the Nuclear Blast store
will include a free access code to watch the livestream viewing of “The Making of Omens” documentary, which will premiere the week of album release.
Omens Track Listing
- To The Grave
- Ill Designs
- Denial Mechanism
- September Song
Following US dates, the group kick off their State Of Unrest European run. The headlining UK leg takes place in December, with thrash legends Kreator as special guests, and Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper rounding out the bill.
UK dates include:
Tue 13th Dec – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Wed 14th Dec – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 15th Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 16th Dec – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sun 18th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy
To snap up the remaining tickets, contact box offices or order online here
. You can also visit stateofunresttour.com
for more information.