BURN THE PRIEST (LAMB OF GOD) – new track ‘I Against I’; to support SLAYER

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RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIEST»Legion: XX«, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast [Epic Records in the US] in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST‘s upcoming 20th anniversary. »Legion: XX« is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band‘s signature modern sound.

BURN THE PRIEST rocked the music world with the release of their brash, in-your-face »Legion: XX« covers of THE ACCUSED’s ‘Inherit The Earth’ and BIG BLACK’s ‘Kerosene’, and today fans can witness another blazing cover – this time of BAD BRAINS’ ‘I Against I’. Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.

“It’s been a super-big honor to recently sing with one of my favorite bands of all time,” says vocalist Randy Blythe“Playing with the BAD BRAINS was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like ‘Banned in DC’ and ‘Pay to Cum.’ When it came time to choose our cover of ‘I Against I’, I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he’s so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation. To cover the BAD BRAINS can’t be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did.”

In addition to these tracks, »Legion: XX« features other songs originally performed by CRO-MAGSAGNOSTIC FRONTQUICKSANDMINISTRYMELVINS, S.O.D., and Richmond punk band SLIANG LAOS. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, »Legion: XX« exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.

Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
Pre-order »Legion: XX« digitally to receive ‘Kerosene’‘Inherit The Earth’ and ‘I Against I’ instantly!

Listen to ‘Kerosene’ here:

Stream or purchase the single here: http://nblast.de/BurnThePriestKerosene

Watch ‘Inherit The Earth’ now: https://www.vevo.com/artist/burn-the-priest

LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler’s brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.

The tracks on »Legion: XX« are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.

»Legion: XX« – track listing:
01. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by THE ACCUSED)
02. Honey Bucket (originally performed by MELVINS)
03. Kerosene (originally performed by BIG BLACK)
04. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
05. I Against I (originally performed by BAD BRAINS)
06. Axis Rot (originally performed by SLIANG LAOS)
07. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by MINISTRY)
08. One Voice (originally performed by AGNOSTIC FRONT)
09. Dine Alone (originally performed by QUICKSAND)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by CRO-MAGS)
Bonus Track (LP only!):
11. In The Meantime (originally performed by HELMET)

Yesterday, LAMB OF GOD hit the road in direct support of SLAYER‘s final world tour, which features two North American legs. LAMB OF GOD will perform select one-off festival dates during this run, as well as headline shows featuring support from BEHEMOTH and NAPALM DEATH. In addition, the band has announced TODAY to being also support of SLAYER on their upcoming Europe tour in November/December! Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at www.lamb-of-god.com. See below for all currently confirmed upcoming tour dates:

w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH, TESTAMENT
11.05. USA Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre *SOLD OUT*
12.05. USA Pomona, CA – Fox Theater*
13.05. USA Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park *SOLD OUT*
16.05. CDN Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum *SOLD OUT*
17.05. CDN Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
19.05. CDN Calgary, AB – Big Four *SOLD OUT*
20.05. CDN Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre *SOLD OUT*
22.05. CDN Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
23.05. USA Sioux Falls, SD – The District*
24.05. USA Minneapolis, MN – Armory *SOLD OUT*
25.05. USA Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
27.05. USA Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *SOLD OUT*
29.05. CDN Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage *SOLD OUT*
30.05. CDN Laval, QC – Place Bell *SOLD OUT*
01.06. USA Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun *SOLD OUT*
02.06. USA Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
03.06. USA Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre*
04.06. USA Reading, PA – Santander Arena *SOLD OUT*
06.06. USA Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07.06. USA Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
09.06. USA Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
10.06. USA Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
11.06. USA Raleigh, NC – The Ritz*
12.06. USA Virginia Beach, VA – VUHL Amphitheater
14.06. USA Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
15.06. USA Orlando, FL – Amphitheater
16.06. CDN Montebello, QC – Rockfest**
17.06. USA Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre *SOLD OUT*
19.06. USA Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory *SOLD OUT*
20.06. USA Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
*LOG & BEHEMOTH only
**LOG only

w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, NAPALM DEATH
26.07. USA Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
27.07. USA Bangor, ME – Impact Music Festival
29.07. USA Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
31.07. USA Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
01.08. USA Albany, NY – Times Union Center
03.08. USA Darien Lake, NY – Performing Arts Center
04.08. USA Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
06.08. CDN London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
07.08. USA Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
09.08. USA St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10.08. USA Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
12.08. USA Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
13.08. USA Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
15.08. USA San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
16.08. USA Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
17.08. USA Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium*
18.08. USA Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
19.08. USA Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
21.08. USA Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
22.08. USA Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory*
23.08. USA Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
24.08. USA Auburn, WA – Pain in the Grass
26.08. USA San Jose, CA – SAP Center
*LOG & NAPALM DEATH only

**************** NEW ****************
w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, OBITUARY
01.11   IRL       Dublin – 3Arena
03.11.  UK       London – Wembley Arena
05.11.  UK       Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
07.11.  UK       Birmingham – BCA
09.11.  UK       Manchester – Arena
10.11.  UK       Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
12.11.  UK       Glasgow – The Hydro SSE
14.11.  D         Dortmund – Westfalenhalle
15.11.  NL        Zwolle – IJsselhallen
17.11.  E          Madrid – Palacio Vistalegre
18.11.  E          Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
20.11.  I           Milan – Mediolanum Forum
21.11.  CH       Zurich – Halle 622
23.11.  A         Vienna – Stadthalle
24.11.  D         Freiburg – SICK-ARENA
26.11.  D         Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
27.11.  PL        Lodz – Atlas Arena
29.11.  D         Munich – Olympiahalle
30.11.  D         Erfurt – Messehalle
02.12.  D         Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
03.12.  DK       Copenhagen – Royal Arena
05.12.  S          Stockholm – Hovet
06.12.  N         Oslo – Spektrum
08.12.  FIN      Helsinki – Helsingin Jäähalli
**************** NEW **************** 

More info:
www.lamb-of-god.com
www.facebook.de/lambofgod
www.nuclearblast.de/lambofgod

Thomas Nielsen
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When my old buddy Kenn Jensen asked me if I wanted to contribute to the new site he had created, then called powermetal.dk, I didn't hesitate. My love for metal music was and is great. I wrote my first review during the summer of 2004 (Moonspell's 'Antidote' album). In 2015, I took over the editor-in-chief role, and held that position until January 2017, where I decided to focus only on live reviews.

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