LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton has confirmed that the band has completed work on its new album. This will mark group’s first album with Art Cruz, who joined the band last July as the replacement for Chris Adler.
Mark spoke about LAMB OF GOD‘s upcoming album during yesterday’s (January 30) appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation.”
“We’ve got new music coming soon. And I really, really couldn’t be more excited about it,” he said. “There’s a whole fresh new energy in the band. It’s our first recordings with Art. Art‘s been playing drums with us now for a couple of years, but these are our first songs that we’ve written and recorded with him there. And it’s just a thrill to see these things come to life.
“And I couldn’t be happier with how the record is turning out, and I’m excited for the world to hear that. There’s gonna be a lot of touring around that, so we’re gonna be super busy on the road.”
Asked if there is a tentative release date yet for the new LAMB OF GOD album, Mark said: “There’s not. There’s a time frame. I don’t actually know a date — they haven’t announced yet. But I would think — first half of the year, I think.”
When asked if new LAMB OF GOD LP is “done,” Morton responded: “I’m done with it, that’s for sure,” he joked, before clarifying: “I’m pretty sure [the other guys are] done with it too. I think it’s been printed at this point. I think the last mixes and masters are printed.”
LAMB OF GOD‘s latest release was a covers album, Legion: XX, which was made available under the BURN THE PRIEST banner in May 2018 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Epic Records in the U.S.
A LAMB OF GOD EP called The Duke came out in November 2016 via Epic. The EP’s title track, which was recorded during the sessions for the band’s last full-length collection of all-new original material, VII: Sturm Und Drang, was inspired by the plight of a LAMB OF GOD fan named Wayne Ford, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and died five years later at the age of 33.