Lamb of God, Megadeth team up for new version of ‘Wake Up Dead’

Lamb of God joined forces with Dave Mustaine and the current members of Megadeth for a new version of “Wake Up Dead,” the lead single from Megadeth’s multiplatinum 1986 album “Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying?”

Lamb of God vocalist D. Randall Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz recorded the song remotely and recruited the Megadeth frontman himself to feature guitar and vocals on the song.

Mustaine lent his signature vocal to the track, with lead guitar work on the various solos by Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, as well as Megadeth’s Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro. The recording also includes vocal contributions from Megadeth members Loureiro, Dirk Verbeuren and James LoMenzo.

“We had a blast playing with Lamb of God on their cover of ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Almost as much fun as we’re going to have playing every night on Metal Tour of the Year,” Mustaine said. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!”

Blythe said: “The first leg of the Metal Tour of the Year back in 2021 was a total blast, and we’re about to take it on the road again. What better way to kick it off than a little inter-band jam session? All nine members of Megadeth and Lamb of God are on the thrash classic ‘Wake Up Dead.’ Turn it up, and we’ll see you on the road!”

Morton said: “‘Wake Up Dead’ was a massively important song for me as an aspiring young guitar player. It was one of the first songs that began my lifelong love of thrash metal and helped reinforce for me that, while solos may be fun, my allegiance is to the RIFF! So you can imagine what a thrill it’s been for Lamb to cover this legendary song with Dave & the rest of the Megadeth guys. Truly an honor. We all had a lot of fun putting this together and I think you can hear that energy in the track. I hope everybody enjoys this one and we can’t wait to see y’all on the Metal Tour of the Year.”

The Metal Tour of the Year:
Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headlining with special guests Trivium and In Flames

4.09 – Las Vegas, NV | Michelob Ultra Arena
4.10 – Tucson, AZ | Tucson Arena
4.12 – Colorado Springs, CO | Broadmoor World Arena
4.14 – Corpus Christi, TX | American Bank Center Arena
4.15 – Lafayette, LA | Lafayette Cajundome
4.16 – Brandon, MS | Brandon Amphitheater
4.19 – Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
4.21 – Fort Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4.22 – Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
4.24 – Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
4.26 – Omaha, NE | Baxter Arena
4.27 – Cedar Rapids, IA | Alliant Energy PowerHouse
4.29 – Kansas City, MO | T-Mobile Center
4.30 – Tulsa, OK | BOK Center * No Trivium
5.03 – North Charleston, SC | North Charleston Coliseum
5.04 – Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
5.06 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
5.07 – Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center
5.09 – Pittsburgh, PA | Petersen Events Center
5.10 – Rochester, NY | Blue Cross Arena
5.12 – Portland, ME | Cross Insurance Arena
5.13 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
5.15 – Allentown, PA | PPL Center
5.17 – Laval, QC | Place Bell
5.18 – Toronto, | Budweiser Stage
5.19 – Quebec City, QC | Videotron Centre

Tickets and VIP packages are on sale at

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