The 15th anniversary digital reissue of LAMB OF GOD’s Sacrament and a behind-the-scenes look at its creation, “The Making of Sacrament,” are available today.
The remastered Sacrament (15th Anniversary) contains the original album tracks, as well as previously unreleased bonus live tracks recorded at House of Vans Chicago in the band’s only live performance of 2020. A vinyl edition slated for early next year. The “Making of Sacrament” feature, originally included on the Walk with Me in Hell DVD, is available now at https://lambofgod.lnk.to/MakingofSacrament.
“Making of Redneck,” a look at the wildly fun 2006 music video for “Redneck” from Sacrament was released earlier this week. Watch the video HERE.
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary digital reissue, Death by Toys has a produced a handmade Randy Blythe action figured inspired by “Redneck.” The one-of-a-kind handmade figure will go to one lucky Loudwire reader. Enter now at https://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-action-figure-contest/. Winner will be chosen on August 31.
Originally released on August 22, 2006, Sacrament debuted at #8 and sold nearly 65,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned the popular track “Redneck,” which brought LAMB OF GOD their first Grammy award nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in September of 2019.
Sacrament (15th Anniversary) track listing:
- Walk with Me in Hell
- Again We Rise
- Foot to the Throat
- Blacken the Cursed Sun
- Forgotten (Lost Angels)
- More Time to Kill
- Beating on Death’s Door
- Walk with Me in Hell (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
- Redneck (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
- Descending (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
*Previously unavailable on DSPs
In total, LAMB OF GOD has sold more than 2.5 million albums worldwide and garnered over 400 million streams. The metal giants signed with Epic in 2004 and released Ashes of the Wake shortly thereafter. The album debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200, sold over 35,000 copies and was eventually certified Gold. Sacrament saw release two years later, followed by Wrath in 2009. Wrath sold over 68,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #3. The album’s lead single, “Ghost Walking,” garnered yet another Grammy nomination for LAMB OF GOD for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.” 2015’s VII: Sturm und Drang made its debut at #3 and put another Grammy nomination under the group’s belt for “512” in the “Best Metal Performance” category.
After intense touring, LAMB OF GOD finally returned to the studio to record their 2020 self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and peaked at #2 on the Top Albums chart. Following the expanded re-release of Lamb Of God earlier this year, the quintet set to embark on a co-headline tour with Megadeth on The Metal Tour of the Year, featuring support from Trivium and Hatebreed, beginning tonight in Austin.
LAMB OF GOD The Metal Tour of the Year w/Megadeth, Trivium & Hatebreed dates:
8/20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/21 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion – Toyota Music Factory
8/22 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/24 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
8/25 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
8/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
8/31 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
9/1 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/2 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/4 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
9/5 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
9/9 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
9/11 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival *Festival
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/13 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
9/15 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
9/16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/18 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/19 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
9/22 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
9/24 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
9/25 – Indianola, IA – Knotfest *Festival
9/26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
9/30 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/1 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/2 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron