Lamb Of GodTravis Shinn

Lamb Of God To Release 15th Anniversary Edition Of “Ashes Of The Wake” In May


Lamb Of God have announced that they will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Ashes Of The Wake” with a special new re-release of the record this spring. That edition of the album will see a May 03rd release and include the b-side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” along with previously unreleased demos of “Laid To Rest“, “Ashes Of The Wake” and “Remorse For The Dead“. In addition to a digital release, a vinyl pressing of the album is being prepared on both green smoke vinyl and black vinyl variants, see here for pre-orders. Reflecting on the album, the band’s guitarist Mark Morton commented:

“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!”

Next up for the band is the below run of shows supporting Slayer alongside Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse:

05/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Ampitheatre
05/04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Mexio Festival
05/05 El Paso, TX – UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre
05/13 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
06/18 Columbus, OH – MAPFRE Stadium (‘Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival‘)
05/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Enter Music Center
05/20 Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
05/22 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/25 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center