LAMB OF GOD Is "Pretty Far Along" Into Writing A New Album
Lamb Of God put out their covers album XX: Legion under their original name Burn The Priest in May 2018 and spent a lot of time on the road touring in support of Slayer that same year. Lamb Of God will soon hit the road to do the same once more this May, but according to guitarist Mark Morton, they've been spending a lot of their downtime writing a new (non-covers) record.
In an interview with Metal Insider, Morton says the band is pretty far along in the writing process. He doesn't know if the record will be out this year or not year.
"We're well into the writing process. We're not completed writing, but we're pretty far along into the writing process. We've been making demos and what we call pre-production for the new album. So I don't have a [release] date [for the album]. I don't know if it'll be the end of this year or sometime early next year, but it's in full swing. There's good progress."
In the meantime, Lamb Of God will release an anniversary version of Ashes Of The Wake with a few demos and a b-side called "Another Nail For Your Coffin". That reissue is coming on May 3.
Lamb of God are about to take a break from the studio to hit the road with Slayer, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse, kicking off May 2, 2019 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix AZ and winding down at the end of the month at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on May 25 . Here are the dates:
May 2 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
May 3 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM
May 5 UTEP/Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
May 7 Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, TX
May 8 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX
May 10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
May 11 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 13 Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WVa
May 14 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
May 16 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
May 17 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS
May 19 DTE Energy Mush Center, Clarkston, MI
May 20 Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
May 22 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON CANADA
May 24 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
May 25 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA