Lamb of God have debuted a new live quarantine session video for the track “Routes”, featuring a guest appearance by Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “Routes” is taken from last year’s self-titled release, which will see a deluxe version reissue this Friday, March 26, via Nuclear Blast.
“It’s always an honour to be asked to perform with Lamb of God, especially on this song,” says Billy, who also lent his voice to the original album version of the song. “It has such a deep meaning for me personally with my native American heritage. I’m happy Randy included me to get the message out about what is going on with Native Americans in the USA.”
Late last week, Lamb of God premiered the official video for “Memento Mori (Live)”, part of their upcoming Live In Richmond, VA release. You can check out our review and the video elsewhere on the site. The song is also available to stream on all DSPs here. The video, filmed in the band’s native Richmond, Virginia, for a September 2020 livestream, is viewable now on YouTube and the band’s website.
Live In Richmond, VA features the first of Lamb of God’s two ultra-successful live stream events from September, in which the band performed their critically acclaimed, self-titled album Lamb Of God in full, plus an encore of four songs including “Ruin”, “Contractor”, “512”, and the debut live performance of “The Death Of Us”, a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack. At the time, the live stream in small, 500-cap, local venue The Broadberry was described by Metal Hammer as “a storming return” and by Classic Rock as “ferociously magnificent”.
It will be available in the UK as a CD & DVD digipak, on black vinyl, on red splatter white vinyl (Nuclear Blast store exclusive), on black splatter flesh pink vinyl (Lamb Of God store exclusive), and digitally, where the live album is also bundled with the original studio release as a deluxe version. The CD also includes two bonus tracks, “Ghost Shaped People” and “Hyperthermic / Accelerate.” The DVD includes a new director’s cut with bonus material.