Lamb of God Unleashes New “Burn the Priest” Cover Album

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Lamb of God Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Burn the Priest with Release of New Covers Album, Legion: XX, in Stores next Friday, May 18 via Epic Records, featuring Covers of Classics by Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Big Black, Ministry, Melvins, Quicksand and More.

RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band Lamb of God has released their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as Burn the Priest, Legion: XX, on May 18th, via Epic Records, in celebration of Burn the Priest’s upcoming 20th anniversary. Legion: XX is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band’s signature modern sound.

Burn the Priest rocked the music world with the release of their brash, in-your-face Legion: XX covers of the Accused’s “Inherit The Earth” and Big Black’s “Kerosene”, and today fans can witness another blazing cover – this time of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”.

“It’s been a super-big honor to recently sing with one of my favorite bands of all time,” says vocalist Randy Blythe. “Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like “Banned in DC and “Pay to Cum.” When it came time to choose our cover of I Against I’, I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he’s so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation. To cover the Bad Brains can’t be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did.”

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. Fans can also stream “Inherit The Earth”, “Kerosene”, and “I Against I” here. On street date, a 7″ vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth” featuring a B-side of “In the Meantime” (originally performed by Helmet), will become available.

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.

Legion: XX track listing:

  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)

Leg 1

(In addition to support from LAMB OF GOD, Slayer leg one headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.)

1 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
**3 The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT – Lamb of God headliner + Behemoth
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
**11 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – LAMB OF GOD headliner + Behemoth
12 Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
16 Montebello Rock Fest, Montebello, QC – FESTIVAL DATE/LAMB OF GOD ONLY
17 Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
20 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

Leg 2
(In addition to support from Lamb of God, Slayer leg two headline dates will also feature support from Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death.)

26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27 Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
**17 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE – Lamb of God headliner + Napalm Death
18 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver, CO
19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
**22 Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA – Lamb of God headliner + Napalm Death
23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
24 White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Lamb of God will also join Slayer on their newly announced European headline tour dates as direct support, featuring additional support from Anthrax and Obituary. See below for all confirmed tour stops.

European Dates

1 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
3 SSE Arena, Wembley, England
5 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
7 BCA, Birmingham, England
9 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
10 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
12 Hydro SSE, Glasgow, Scotland
14 Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
15 Ijsselhal, Zwolle, Holland
17 Palacio Vistalegre Arena, Madrid, Spain
18 St. Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
20 Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
21 Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland
23 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
24 Sick Arena, Freiburg, Germany
26 Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
27 Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
29 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
30 Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany

2 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
3 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
6 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
8 Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland

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