Watch and listen to “Omens,” the title track from LAMB OF GOD’s forthcoming ninth album. The new single from the GRAMMY-nominated metal colossus is available everywhere for download and streaming.
I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context,” says LAMB OF GOD frontman D. Randall Blythe.
What some call ‘omens’ are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s foolish to ignore this, but we all do it.
The gargantuan “Omens” follows the album’s first single, “Nevermore,” which collected more than 1 million views on YouTube and over 1 million streams on Spotify shortly after its release just last month.
The hard rock and metal press described “Nevermore” as “crushing” (Metal Injection), “like a nail bomb” (Revolver), and “a thundering taste of what’s to come” from the band’s new album (Kerrang!).
The Omens album arrives on October 7th, 2022, via Nuclear Blast Records, and is perhaps Lamb Of God’s angriest album yet. Produced by long-time collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth), Omens is a vicious new testament for the Richmond, Virginia-based band, a furious entry in their beloved catalogue.
The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” Blythe explains. “It’s a very pissed-off record.” He pauses for emphasis. “It is extremely pissed-off.”
The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects tracked Omens at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, 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
As part of their festival trek, Lamb Of God headline the UK’s Bloodstock Festival next month, taking place August 11-14, 2022 in Catton Park. European dates this summer line-up as follows:
Aug 05 – Râșnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2022
Aug 07 – Lokeren, Belgium – Lokerse Feesten – Lokeren, Belgium 2022
Aug 09 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetličarna d.o.o.
Aug 10 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
Aug 12 – Turku, Finland – KNOTFEST Finland 2022
Aug 14 – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
Aug 20 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival 2022
Aug 21 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metal Fest 2022
The band also include two headline shows in Germany:
Aug 18 – Nuremberg- Z-Bau
Aug 19 – Koln – Live Music Hall
A massive U.S. headlining tour follows, featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs of the tour will also see support from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, plus Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy. The Omens Tour kicks off September 9 in Brooklyn, NY and runs through October 20. Tickets are on sale now. The Omens Tour dates are:
Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence
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 – Selland Arena – Fresno
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
After the 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:
Dec 13 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Dec 14 – Glasgow – O2 Academy
Dec 15 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
Dec 16 – Bristol – O2 Academy
Dec 18 – Manchester – Academy
In mainland Europe, the tour is co-headlined by Kreator, with Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper. Those performances are:
Nov 18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
Nov 19 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Arenan
Nov 21 – Oulu, Finland – Teatria
Nov 22 – Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall Black Box
Nov 24 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
Nov 26 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
Nov 27 – Berlin, Berlin – Columbiahalle
Nov 29 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
Nov 30 – Brussels, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Dec 02 – Ludwigsburg, Bw – Mhp Arena (Arena Ludwigsburg)
Dec 03 – Essen, Germany – Grugahalle
Dec 04 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Saarlandhalle
Dec 06 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
Dec 07 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Dec 09 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Dec 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics Arena
Dec 11 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
Dec 20 – Paris, France – L’olympia
Dec 21 – Dübendorf, Switzerland – Samsung Hall Zurich
To snap up the remaining tickets, contact box offices or order online here. You can also visit stateofunresttour.com for more information. For a full list of all tour dates, visit: lamb-of-god.com/tour.
About LAMB OF GOD:
“For millions of headbangers, Lamb Of God are simply the most important contemporary metal band in the world,” Guitar World observed.
Lamb Of God grew from basement shows and grimy DIY venues to arena headliners. Over the course of their career, the Richmond, Virginia-based band earned a reverence akin to musical forefathers (and road companions) Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
Timeless songs like “Laid to Rest,” “Redneck,” “Walk with Me in Hell,” and “Now You’ve Got Something to Die For” became anthems in the heavy metal songbook. They shoved heavy metal into the new millennium with New American Gospel (2000).
As the Palaces Burn (2003) joined Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first Lamb Of Gold album certified gold by the RIAA, a feat once all but impossible for a contemporary extreme metal band. Sacrament (2006), Revolver’s Album of the Year, went gold as well.
The raw and organic malice of Wrath (2009) began the band’s enduring relationship with Wilbur. Both the diverse Resolution (2012) and the explosive VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 (including a UK career best of #7 in the national album chart at that point for VII: Sturm und Drang) .
The 2020 self-titled set, their first new material in five years, added instant classics “Memento Mori” and “Resurrection Man” to the repertoire, alongside eight more monster tracks.
Revolver, Metal Hammer, and Loudwire included Lamb Of God on their year-end Best Albums lists. The momentum continues with Omens, the band’s most aggressive and ambitious album yet.
LAMB OF GOD is:
D. Randall Blythe – Vocals
Mark Morton – Guitar
Willie Adler – Guitar
John Campbell – Bass
Art Cruz – Drums
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