Lamb of God to release ‘Ashes of the Wake — 15th Anniversary Edition’

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of its classic album, “Ashes of the Wake,” Lamb of God is set to re-release the album on double-vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-Side “Another Nail for Your Coffin,” and three previously unreleased demos. “Ashes of the Wake — 15th Anniversary Edition” double-vinyl will street on May 3.

Each double-vinyl will include a download card and is manufactured on limited green smoke vinyl for the Lamb of God store only. Additional retailers will carry standard black vinyl.

A digital version also will be available on all DSPs.

Pre-order “Ashes of the Wake — 15th Anniversary Edition” now via https://legacyrecordings.lnk.to/AshesOfTheWake15.

Track listing:

Side A
1. Laid to Rest
2. Hourglass
3. Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
4. The Faded Line

Side B
5. Omerta
6. Blood of the Scribe
7. One Gun
8. Break You

Side C
9. What I’ve Become
10. Ashes of the Wake
11. Remorse Is for the Dead

Side D
12. Another Nail for Your Coffin
13. Laid to Rest (pre-production demo)
14. Ashes of the Wake (pre-production demo)
15.  Remorse for the Dead (pre-production demo)

Guitarist Mark Morton said, “This year, Lamb of God will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of our third studio album, ‘Ashes of the Wake.’ As I recall that moment in time, it was a pivotal point for our band. We were transitioning from the relative comfort of an underground scene that we felt confident and natural in, to a much higher profile with higher stakes and more critical eyes upon us. It was our first release on a major label and our first to be aggressively marketed through mainstream channels. I remember feeling a mixture of pressure and confidence, along with a pervasive uncertainly as to whether our brand of bottled insanity would translate to a larger audience. Ultimately, I think our biggest strength in that situation was that we never let pressure, expectation or the potential for failure effect our creative process. We stepped up our collective focus and concentration to rise to the occasion, but we stuck together and stayed true to our identity, artistically and otherwise. That tunnel vision approach to our creative process is part of our DNA as a band. I believe it’s a large part of what keeps us honest and motivated to this day.

For ‘Ashes of the Wake’ to be remembered and celebrated 15 years later is a true honor. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that it is incredibly special to know that these songs have touched people’s lives in a positive way and that they are still relevant so many years later. Thanks to all of our fans for an incredible ride so far … and cheers to the years to come!”

Lamb of God is gearing up to support Slayer on the next leg of its final world tour, beginning May 2 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour will culminate at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on May 25. Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all dates.

Tickets, Lamb of God VIP Side Stage and VIP Merch upgrade packages are available now via http://lamb-of-god.com/tour.  

Dates are as follows:

5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
5/3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
5/5 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
5/7 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
5/8 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/10 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/11 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
5/13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
5/19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
5/20 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
5/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
5/24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
5/25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

Lamb of God also is scheduled to perform at Domination Mexico Festival in Mexico City on May 4 and Sonic Temple Festival, taking place at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on May 18.

The band will begin a run of European festivals and headline dates on June 13. For dates and information, visit http://lamb-of-god.com/tour.

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