Lamb of God will release its new album “Omens,” on Oct. 7, 2022, via Epic Records, with the first single, “Nevermore,” arriving Friday, June 10.
The “Omens” album pre-order is live at Lamb-Of-God.com, with several exclusive items, including a signed colored vinyl variant, shirt, hoodie and signed CDs with an alternate color cover. All physical CD and vinyl releases will include a free access code to watch the livestream viewing of “The Making of Omens” documentary, which will premiere the week of album release.
Lamb of God will support the new album with a Live Nation-produced U.S. headlining tour, “The Omens Tour,” featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs will see support from Baroness, Motionless in White, Spiritbox and Animals as Leaders, as well as Suicide Silence and Fit for an Autopsy. The tour will kick off Sept. 9 in Brooklyn, New York, and run through Oct. 20. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, June 10, at lamb-of-god.com.
Citi is the official card of the “The Omens Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets from 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, June 7, until 10 p.m. Thursday, June 9, through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit Citi Entertainment.
“Two decades ago, Lamb of God, along with Killswitch Engage, were a part of a new wave of American heavy metal music,” Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton said. “Our scene grew from a small, loosely connected network of underground shows in basements and warehouses, into a global phenomenon that helped define an entire generation of modern heavy metal. We are thrilled to announce The Omens Tour, which celebrates not only the perseverance and impact of that original movement, but also the creativity and originality of the bands that it influenced. Heavy metal is alive and well.
“‘The Omens Tour’ proudly showcases the depth and diversity of our scene. This is not a tour to miss.”
Soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, “Omens” is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalog, perhaps its angriest album yet.
“The world is crazy and keeps changing. ‘Omens’ is a reaction to the state of the world,” vocalist D. Randall Blythe said. “It’s a very pissed-off record.” He paused for emphasis. “It is extremely pissed-off.”
The band tracked live in the room together at Henson Recording Studios (formerly A&M Studios) in Los Angeles, California, a location that birthed classics from The Doors, Pink Floyd, Ramones and Soundgarden, among others. It was produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth).
“The inner workings of the band have never been better,” Morton said. “You can hear it in ‘Omens’. You can see it in our performances, and if you’re around us for five minutes, you can feel it.”
“Omens” track listing:
- To the Grave
- Ill Designs
- Denial Mechanism
- September Song
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Baroness, Suicide Silence
Sep 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island
Sep 10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sep 11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival
Sep 13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
Sep 14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
Sep 16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
Sep 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sep 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sep 25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
Sep 26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Sep 30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Motionless in White, Fit for an Autopsy
Oct 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
Oct 02 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park *
Oct 04 – Fresno, CA – Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *No Fit For An Autopsy
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit for an Autopsy
Oct 09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Oct 10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center *
Oct 11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
Lamb of God with Killswitch Engage, Animals as Leaders, Fit for an Autopsy
Oct 13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
Oct 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
Oct 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Oct 16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Oct 18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
Oct 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Oct 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
* Not a Live Nation date