Lamb Of God’s first new album in five years met with universal acclaim – not only among major rock journalists, but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
Released June 19 via Epic Records, reaction to Lamb Of God has been overwhelmingly positive. But critics, media and the industry aside, perhaps the most telling statistic is the year-end US Metal Radio chart, where the new album dominated at #1 by a massive margin (over 2,000 more spins than the album at #2). Lamb Of God spent nine weeks in the #1 spot and never left the top 10 since debuting on the chart in February. Metal Radio is the lifeblood of the US metal world, largely staffed by college students and regional tastemakers, playing the music that they know their local metal fans want to hear.
Lamb Of God’s self- titled album reached the coveted #1 spot on Consequence of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020, stating, “Along with bringing in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, LAMB OF GOD have been one of music’s most important acts over the past 20 years. From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, LAMB OF GOD remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline… also proves to be a profound work of heavy metal… perhaps the most important metal album of 2020. It’s not only the album of LAMB OF GOD’s career, but the heavy album of the year.”
With a planned co-headline tour with Megadeth sidelined due to the pandemic, Lamb Of God offered up two of the most successful and highly-praised virtual concerts in rock and metal – one with the quintet showcasing Lamb of God in its entirety and the other presenting the groundbreaking release Ashes of the Wake in full. Additionally, Lamb Of GOD kept busy by creating unique products that tied into the band’s latest release. In April, Scottish craft brewer BrewDog and Lamb Of God announced the release of the world’s first non-alcoholic collaboration beer, Ghost Walker. The summer saw the announcement of the Memento Mori and Overlord coffees in conjunction with Nightflyer Roastworks.
lamb of god eagerly awaits their return to the road to support Lamb of God. Their North American co-headline tour with Megadeth and support from Trivium and In Flames has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021 and their headline tour in the UK and co-headline tour with Kreator in Europe will take place in November and December 2021.