Lamb Of God announce new album 'Omens', U.S. tour with Killswitch Engage
New Lamb Of God single 'Nevermore' arrives this Friday, June 10.
Official press release:
Lamb Of God follows 2020's No. 1 Hard Rock Album with a vicious new testament. Riding high on a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME, the Grammy-nominated goliath returns with the gloriously unhinged Omens, produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth).
The first single, "Nevermore," arrives on Friday, June 10. Omens follows on October 7 via Epic Records.
The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive Live Nation produced U.S. headlining tour, "The Omens Tour," featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs will also see support from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy. The tour kicks off September 9 in Brooklyn and runs through October 20, see full routing below. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, June 10 at 10am local time on lamb-of-god.com.
"Two decades ago, Lamb of God, along with Killswitch Engage, were a part of a new wave of American heavy metal music. Our scene grew from a small, loosely connected network of underground shows in basements and warehouses, into a global phenomenon that helped define an entire generation of modern heavy metal. We are thrilled to announce The Omens Tour, which celebrates not only the perseverance and impact of that original movement, but also the creativity and originality of the bands that it influenced. Heavy metal is alive and well. The Omens Tour proudly showcases the depth and diversity of our scene. This is not a tour to miss." - Mark Morton
Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalog, perhaps their angriest album yet. "The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world," explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe. "It's a very pissed-off record." He pauses for emphasis. "It is extremely pissed-off."
Omens is also Lamb Of God's most diverse affair. The band tracked live in the room together at Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M Studios) in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, Pink Floyd, 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, boasting several exclusive items, including a signed colored vinyl variant, shirt, hoodie, and signed CDs with an alternate color cover. All physical CD and Vinyl releases 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:
03. To The Grave
07. Ill Designs
09. Denial Mechanism
10. September Song
Lamb Of God "The Omens Tour" dates with Killswitch Engage:
9/9 Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/10 Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/11 Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Music Festival w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/13 Youngstown, OH @ Youngstown Foundation w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/14 Baltimore, MD @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/16 Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/17 Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/18 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/21 Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/23 Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival (no Killswitch Engage)
9/24 Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/25 Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amp w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/26 Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
9/30 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium w/ Baroness, Suicide Silence
10/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great SaltAir w/ Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy
10/2 Grand Junction, CO @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park w/ Motionless In White, FFAA
10/4 Fresno, CA @ Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena w/ Motionless In White, FFAA
10/7 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/9 Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Sports Centre w/ Spiritbox, FFAA
10/10 Kent, WA @ Accesso ShoWare Center w/ Spiritbox, FFAA
10/11 Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds w/ Spiritbox, FFAA
10/13 Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/16 El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/18 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/19 Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA
10/20 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion w/ Animals As Leaders, FFAA