RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, “Legion: XX”, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast [Epic Records in the US] 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’. Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com
“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.
Yesterday, LAMB OF GOD hit the road in direct support of SLAYER‘s final world tour, which features two North American legs. LAMB OF GOD will perform select one-off festival dates during this run, as well as headline shows featuring support from BEHEMOTH and NAPALM DEATH. In addition, the band has announced TODAY to being also support of SLAYER on their upcoming Europe tour in November/December! Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at http://www.lamb-of-god.com. See below for all currently confirmed upcoming tour dates!
Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
Pre-order »Legion: XX« digitally to receive ‘Kerosene’, ‘Inherit The Earth’ and ‘I Against I’ instantly!