LAMB OF GOD To Release 15th Anniversary Edition of Ashes of The Wake
One of the biggest albums if 2004 is getting a rerelease. Lamb of God's Ashes of the Wake was one of the 15 albums we spotlighted celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, and it looks like Lamb of God is also in a celebratory mood.
They have announced a special edition of the album is coming out May 3rd.
The release will feature their b-side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” along with previously unreleased demos of “Laid To Rest”, “Ashes Of The Wake” and "Remorse For The Dead".
There will be a limited vinyl pressing in both green smoke vinyl and black variants. You can see all the different packages on the pre-order page, here.
Guitarist Mark Morton commented:
“This year, Lamb Of God will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of our third studio album, ‘Ashes Of The Wake.’ As I recall that moment in time, it was a pivotal point for our band. We were transitioning from the relative comfort of an underground scene that we felt confident and natural in, to a much higher profile with higher stakes and more critical eyes upon us.
It was our first release on a major label and our first to be aggressively marketed through mainstream channels. I remember feeling a mixture of pressure and confidence, along with a pervasive uncertainly as to whether our brand of bottled insanity would translate to a larger audience. Ultimately, I think our biggest strength in that situation was that we never let pressure, expectation or the potential for failure effect our creative process.
We stepped up our collective focus and concentration to rise to the occasion, but we stuck together and stayed true to our identity, artistically and otherwise. That tunnel vision approach to our creative process is part of our DNA as a band. I believe it’s a large part of what keeps us honest and motivated to this day.
For ‘Ashes Of The Wake‘ to be remembered and celebrated 15 years later is a true honor. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that it is incredibly special to know that these songs have touched people’s lives in a positive way and that they are still relevant so many years later. Thanks to all of our fans for an incredible ride so far… and cheers to the years to come!”
Amon Amarth is heading out with Slayer, Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse on Slayer's final North American run of dates this May and we're giving away a pair of tickets to each stop of the tour. Enter below. 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