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Lamb Of God Premiere “Memento Mori” Music Video


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Lamb Of God have unveiled the below music video for their new single “Memento Mori“. It’s the second song to be released from the band’s forthcoming self-titled album, out May 08th. Vocalist Randy Blythe wrote the treatment for the video and had the following to say about it and the song:

“There is a vast amount of indisputably real and depressingly negative occurrences happening across the globe. Currently, at the forefront of everyone’s mind is the global COVID-19 pandemic. This is a very real concern, and proper precautions need to be taken by EVERYONE in order to protect those most at risk – the elderly, infirm, and immunocompromised.

It is indeed a scary time, but in this hyper-connected age with its 24/7 never-ending news cycle of atrocity, outrage and lurid click-bait headlines (not to mention ill-informed lunatics running amok and spreading misinformation and panic on social media), it is all too easy to lose sight of the fact that life is still carrying on, and good things do in fact still happen.”

“Months before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, I wrote ‘Memento Mori’ as a reminder to myself to not be consumed by the omnipresent electronic harbingers of doom that surround us – cellphones, computers, and television screens. While these devices can be useful tools, and it is important to stay informed, it is equally important to remain engaged with the real, physical world we live in, not just digitally filtered representations of reality.

I wrote the narrative music video treatment a few months ago to illustrate how warped and myopic our mental states can become when we fail to remain engaged with that reality – if all you pay attention to is catastrophe, then soon you will begin to see monsters everywhere you look. The actual monsters we used in the video are Sinisteria, a local Richmond, Virginia haunted house/dark performance troupe I met on the street at our annual Krampus Nacht parade.

Richmond has a strong tradition of loud music and weird costumed monsters working hand in hand to make salient points (we are the birthplace of GWAR, after all), and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Music has always been there for me, raising my spirits during hard times, and it is my hope that this song’s positive message will do the same for fans of our music right now and beyond.

The release date for the tune was set a good while ago, but the timing seems eerily prescient to me now. So enjoy the song and video, and then remember to step away from the screens for a bit – real life is waiting for you. We only get one shot, so don’t waste this day. Everyone be well, keep a cool head, take care of yourselves, and take care of EACH OTHER.”

Guitarist Mark Morton added:

“I had been sitting with the music for the intro and the post chorus for quite a while. I was trying to develop those two parts as separate songs altogether and was a little bit stumped, particularly with the intro piece. Me, Willie and Josh Wilbur [producer] were doing demos in the studio and the idea came up to try to mash those parts into the same tune and everything just took off.

It was one of those times where once I knew what we were trying to do, the riffs just kind of fell out of me like they were writing themselves. It’s always a crazy feeling when that happens. Vocally, Randy heard the intro and said he instantly got a throwback Sisters Of Mercy type vibe from it and he took off from there.”

While the band’s European/UK tour with Kreator and Power Trip was recently postponed, their North American touring later in the year currently stands. The booked dates include:

Lamb Of God:

05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway (‘Welcome To Rockville‘) (tickets)

With Megadeth, Trivium & In Flames:

06/12 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (tickets)
06/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (tickets)
06/14 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (tickets)
06/16 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (tickets)
06/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (tickets)
06/18 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (tickets)
06/20 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (tickets)
06/21 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (tickets)
06/23 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (tickets)
06/24 Providence, RI – Bold Point Park (tickets)
06/26 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (tickets)
06/28 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park (tickets)
06/29 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (tickets)
07/01 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (tickets)
07/02 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
07/03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center (tickets)
07/05 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/07 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion (tickets)
07/08 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (tickets)
07/10 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/11 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/12 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (tickets)
07/14 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP (tickets)
07/16 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater (tickets)
07/17 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (tickets)
07/18 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (tickets)
07/20 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater (tickets)
07/21 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre (tickets)
07/23 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/25 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/26 Portland, OR – Moda Center (tickets)
07/29 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre (tickets)
07/30 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/01 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (tickets)
10/02 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (tickets)
10/06 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/07 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena (tickets)
10/09 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena (tickets)
10/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center (tickets)
10/14 Springfield, MO – JQH Arena (tickets)
10/16 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (tickets)
10/21 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center (tickets)
10/23 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena (tickets)
10/24 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center (tickets)
10/27 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron (tickets)
10/28 Laval, QC – Place Bell (tickets)
10/30 St. Paul, MN – Armory (tickets)
10/31 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (tickets)
11/02 Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena (tickets)
11/03 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center (tickets)
11/05 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (tickets)
11/07 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center (tickets)
11/10 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena (tickets)
11/11 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena (tickets)
11/13 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center (tickets)

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