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 Nuclear Blast. 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”.
Watch the video now here: http://jesus.lamb-of-god.com/.
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 favourite 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.”
In conjunction with the video premiere, Legion: XX is now available for a special discounted price via iTunes! Make sure to grab your digital copy of Legion: XX for just £4.99 now via this link – but hurry – this sale price is only valid for one week: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/legion-xx/1368588321.
While online, make sure to check out BURN THE PRIEST’s two other previously released videos from Legion: XX – for the Accused’s “Inherit The Earth” and Big Black’s “Kerosene”.
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.
LAMB OF GOD are direct support on Slayer’s final world tour. Get UK tickets now at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets. The UK dates rack up as follows:
Thu 1st Nov – DUBLIN 3 Arena
Sat 3rd Nov – LONDON SSE Wembley Arena
Mon 5th Nov – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed 7th Nov – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 9th Nov – MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 10th Nov – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Mon 12th Nov – GLASGOW SSE Arena
Order Legion: XX & pick up merch bundles now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth
(originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket
(originally performed by Melvins)
(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)
11. In The Meantime *
(originally performed by Helmet) *on vinyl only