Gold-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, Legion: XX, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast 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 honour to recently sing with one of my favourite 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.
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!
Watch ‘Inherit The Earth’ now: https://www.vevo.com/artist/burn-the-priest
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:
- Inherit The Earth (originally performed by The Accused)
- Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
- Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
- Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
- I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
- Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
- Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
- One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
- Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
- We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)
Yesterday, LAMB OF GOD hit the road in the USA in direct support of Slayer’s final world tour. This morning, the UK leg was announced. At 9.00am UK time next Friday 18th May, UK tickets go on general sale at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets. Slayer’s Slaytanic Wehrmacht fan club and O2 presales commence at 9.00am UK time on Wednesday 16th May and Live Nation’s presale begins at 10.00am UK time Thursday 17th May. LAMB OF GOD, Anthrax, and Obituary will support across the UK & Europe.
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