Today, five-time Grammy nominated Virginian band LAMB OF GOD are pleased to release their highly-anticipated covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, Legion: XX, via Nuclear Blast. The album is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, released in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST’s upcoming 20th anniversary.
“Although Albini’s lyrics for “Kerosene” evoke small-town boredom, there is no geography more terrifying to me than the ever-spreading and soulless cookie-cutter sprawl of suburbia,” says vocalist Randy Blythe. “After I suggested a suburban location for the “Kerosene” video, director Zev Deans took it to the next level with visual nods to one of my favourite films, the classic punk flick “Suburbia.” I first saw this film in the 80’s at the midnight movies at the Naro Theater in Deans’ hometown of Norfolk, VA- yet another example of synergy at work. Enjoy!”
Check out BURN THE PRIEST’s two other previously released covers from Legion: XX – the Accused’s “Inherit The Earth” and Bad Brains’ “I Against I”. In addition to these tracks, Legion: XX features other songs originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Melvins, S.O.D., and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
Order Legion: XX & pick up merch bundles now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.
LAMB OF GOD are currently touring the USA as direct support on Slayer’s final world tour. LAMB OF GOD, Anthrax, and Obituary will support across the UK & Europe.
Get UK tickets now at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets.
Mon 12th Nov – GLASGOW SSE Arena