LAMB OF GOD Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BURN THE PRIEST
with Release of New Covers Album, Legion: XX
in Stores NOW via Epic Records
Featuring Covers of Classics by Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Big Black, Ministry, Melvins, Quicksand and More
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD has released their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as BURN THE PRIEST, Legion: XX, via Epic Records in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST's upcoming 20th anniversary. Legion: XX is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band's signature modern sound.
BURN THE PRIEST rocked the music world with the release of their brash, in-your-face Legion: XX covers of the Accused's "Inherit The Earth" and Big Black's "Kerosene", and today fans can witness another blazing cover - this time of Bad Brains' "I Against I". Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.
"It's been a super-big honor to recently sing with one of my favorite bands of all time," says vocalist Randy Blythe. "Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience - trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like "Banned in DC and "Pay to Cum." When it came time to choose our cover of "I Against I", I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he's so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation. To cover the Bad Brains can't be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did."
In addition to these tracks, Legion: XX features other songs originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Melvins, S.O.D., and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
BURN THE PRIEST, Legion XX now via http://burn-the-priest.com. Fans can also stream "Inherit The Earth", "Kerosene", and "I Against I" here: http://btp.lnk.to/legionxx. A 7" vinyl version of "Inherit the Earth" featuring a B-side of "In the Meantime" (originally performed by Helmet), will become available.
LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD - and the rest is global metal history.
The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turn