RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band Lamb Of God recently released their full-length covers album as Burn The Priest, “Legion: XX”, via Epic Records (Nuclear Blast Entertainment). 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.
Lamb Of God is pleased to reveal a brand new, Heath Bradley-animated video for their Burn The Priest cover of the Ministry hit, “Jesus Built My Hotrod”.
Guitarist Mark Morton says about the track:
This was a benchmark song from the early 90s. We didn’t even originally plan on doing it – producer Josh Wilbur and I learned it real quickly and put it together. It turned out to be one of our favorite songs of the album. It features a side of Randy that people aren’t used to hearing. Nothing was planned, so it felt fun, and we just went for it.
Lamb Of God may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, Burn The Priest, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler’s brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to Lamb Of God – and the rest is global metal history.
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. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, “Legion: XX” exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
Burn The Priest – Legion: XX
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by the Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)
Lamb Of God is about to close out their blazing direct support run on Slayer’s final world tour, featuring additional support from Antrax, Testament and Napalm Death.
w/ Slayer, Antrax, Testament and Napalm Death
06./07.10. MEX Teotihuacán – Force Fest
w/ Slayer, Napalm Death, Obituary
01.11. IRL, Dublin – 3Arena
03.11. UK, London – Wembley Arena
05.11. UK, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
07.11. UK, Birmingham – BCA
09.11. UK, Manchester – Arena
10.11. UK, Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
12.11. UK, Glasgow – The Hydro SSE
14.11. D, Dortmund – Westfalenhalle
15.11. NL, Zwolle – Ijsselhallen *SOLD OUT*
17.11. E, Madrid- Palacio Vistalegre
18.1 1. E, Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
20.11. I, Milan – Mediolanum Forum
21.11. CH, Zurich – Halle 622
23.11. A, Vienna – Stadthalle
24.11. D, Freiburg – SICK-ARENA
26.11. D,Ham burg – Barclaycard Arena
27.11. PL, Lodz – Atlas Arena
29.11. D, Munich – Olympiahalle
30.11. D, Erfurt – Messehalle
02.12. D, Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
03.12. DK, Copenhagen – Royal Arena
05.12. S, Stockholm – Hovet
06.12. N, Oslo – Spektrum
08.12. FIN, Helsinki – Helsingin Jäähalli *SOLD OUT*