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Lamb Of God and Dave Mustaine premiere cover of Megadeth's 'Wake Up Dead'

Megadeth 1986 track gets a 2022 update from Lamb Of God and Dave Mustaine.

One week before the two bands kick off "The Metal Tour of the Year," Lamb Of God and Megadeth have teamed up to create a new version of the latter's track, "Wake Up Dead." Originally released in 1986, the song served as the lead single of Megadeth's multi-platinum selling album, Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?

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Available for streaming below, Lamb Of God's "Wake Up Dead" cover features Dave Mustaine and the members of Megadeth. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz recorded the Megadeth classic remotely and recruited the Megadeth frontman himself to feature guitar and vocals on the song.

Mustaine lent his vocals to the track, with lead guitar work on the various solos by Lamb Of God's own Mark Morton, as well as Megadeth's Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro. The recording also includes vocal contributions from Megadeth members Kiko Loureiro, Dirk Verbeuren and James LoMenzo.

"We had a blast playing with Lamb of God on their cover of 'Wake Up Dead'," says Mustaine. "Almost as much fun as we're going to have playing every night on Metal Tour Of The Year. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!"

"The first leg of The Metal Tour of the Year back in 2021 was a total blast, and we're about to take it on the road again," adds Blythe. "What better way to kick it off than a little inter-band jam session? All nine members of Megadeth and Lamb of God are on the thrash classic 'Wake Up Dead'- turn it up, and we'll see you on the road!"

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anonymous 128 days ago

Gold records are stoked. Mastodon level.


anonymous 128 days ago

Born Again Christians are excited to lap up the juice of this auditory excretion.Thyme to getcha life right with Christ!!!! 999


anonymous 128 days ago

The bands are going to parlay this super-exciting news into the announcement of their 84th consecutive co-headlining tour. zzzzzzzzzzzz


anonymous 128 days ago

Hope they both wake up dead


anonymous 128 days ago

SEE WHO GIVES A f*ck


anonymous 128 days ago

Scott Vogel should be on this


anonymous 128 days ago

Pushed Off Stage Dead


anonymous 128 days ago

Log of God and Dave Must Stain premiere cover of Medadump "wake up dead"


anonymous 128 days ago

Dave Mustaine covers Dave Mustaine


anonymous 128 days ago

Sounds unnecessary. How about a song off the new Megadeth album?


anonymous 128 days ago

trust no one over 50 in a nu metal band


anonymous 128 days ago

can't trust a pervert or a murderer


anonymous 128 days ago

"can't trust a pervert or a murderer" ^^^^^ Murderer here. C'mon, bro. Cut us some slack.


anonymous 128 days ago

anonymous 2 hours ago can't trust a pervert or a murderer <===P0t C@lling t43 k3ttl3 Bl@CK.


anonymous 128 days ago

Mustaine's voice still sounds like nails on a chalkboard, Lamb of God haven't been good in nearly 15 years.


anonymous 128 days ago

This was unnecessary and not newsworthy


floorpuncher 127 days ago

woke up dead-set on not listening to megadeath


anonymous 127 days ago

How can you cover your own song? Only if you're an ultra-conservative conspiracy theorist f*ckmop.


anonymous 127 days ago

Oh cool!! The biggest poser ever, Randy Blythe, doing some poser shit. Get bent, helmet.


anonymous 125 days ago

Comback Kid is stoked!





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