“We wanted to make the record thrashier than anything we’ve ever done,” says Willie. ‘Let’s just go for it again, like we did on Palaces.’”
“Ashes of the Wake was very successful, Sacrament was very successful, and a band in our position could have just continued down that same path, trying to live up to certain commercial standards or whatever,” says Mark. “But Chris said something early on in the making of this record that really stuck with me — he said, ‘If we don’t do the kind of record we want to do now, when the hell are we ever going to do it?’
“I don’t want to take anything away from those albums, because it took them to get us here,” Mark continues, “But Sacrament especially was a very polished, very epic sounding, and very out-of-this-world record, and we kind of wanted to come back down to earth. This one really is an organic record, meaning that it’s natural — they’re real songs, and every note you hear on it is played by a real person, and it’s all captured in a very old-fashioned way.”
And if that doesn’t get you salivating at the prospect of the new offering from Virginia’s LAMB OF GOD we dunno what will!
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WRATH will be released in the UK on the 23RD FEBRUARY shortly after the band complete a bunch of UK shows on the Defenders of the Faith tour. The tickets are on sale now and the dates are as follows:
Sun 8th Feb – Belfast Mandela Hall (headline show)
Mon 9th Feb – Dublin Academy (headline show)
Wed 11th Feb – Bristol Academy
Thu 12th Feb – Birmingham Academy
Fri 13th Feb – Manchester Academy
Sat 14th Feb – London Brixton Academy
Sun 15th Feb – Glasgow Academy
You can pre-order WRATH now, and if you fancy getting a free sew on patch with your order, we recommend you head HERE.