LAMB OF GOD is celebrating the release of Live In Richmond, VA – out now via Nuclear Blast – with a new lyric video for the bonus track ‘Hyperthermic/Accelerate.’
Live In Richmond, VA features the first of the band’s two ultra-successful live stream events from September 2020, in which the band performed their critically acclaimed, self-titled album Lamb Of God in full, plus an encore of four songs including ‘Ruin,’ ‘Contractor,’ ‘512,’ and the debut live performance of ‘The Death Of Us,’ a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack.
At the time, the live stream in small, 500-cap, local venue The Broadberry was described by Metal Hammer as “a storming return” and by Classic Rock as “ferociously magnificent.”
It is available in the UK as a CD & DVD digipak, on black vinyl, on red splatter white vinyl (Nuclear Blast store exclusive), on black splatter flesh pink vinyl (Lamb Of God store exclusive), and digitally, where the live album is also bundled with the original studio release as a deluxe version. The CD also includes two bonus tracks, ‘Ghost Shaped People’ and ‘Hyperthermic / Accelerate.’ The DVD includes a new director’s cut with bonus material.
Originally released on June 19 last year, Lamb of God’s first new album in five years was met with universal acclaim, not only among major rock journalists – which saw the band interviewed by UK broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph for the first time – but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
As well as dominating the all-important US metal radio (9 weeks at #1 & a landslide of spins over the #2 spot), the album was included on many end-of-year Best Of lists, including the coveted #1 spot on Consequence of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020.
They stated, “Along with bringing in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, Lamb of God have been one of music’s most important acts over the past 20 years. From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, Lamb of God remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline… also proves to be a profound work of heavy metal… perhaps the most important metal album of 2020. It’s not only the album of Lamb of God’s career, but the heavy album of the year.”
Lamb Of God’s North American co-headline tour with Megadeth and support from Trivium and In Flames has been rescheduled to begin July 2021 and their headline tour in the UK and co-headline tour with Kreator in Europe will take place November/December 2021. Tickets for both tours are on-sale at lamb-of-god.com/tour.
UK dates are on sale now as follows:
- 14 December 2021 O2 Academy Bristol
- 15 December 2021 Manchester Academy
- 16 December 2021 O2 Academy Glasgow
- 17 December 2021 O2 Academy Birmingham
- 19 December 2021 O2 Academy Brixton
To buy tickets for the UK shows, please contact box offices or buy online via www.stateofunresttour.com and https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/lamb-of-god-tickets.