"Erase This", a brand new song from Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", which will be released on July 24 via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment in all territories outside of North America. The CD was once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, California.
LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton told Rolling Stone magazine: "Lyrically, 'Erase This' deals with negative people and how they can drag you down without you even necessarily realizing it. It's about people you may even be close to, but who are stuck in their own self-pity and woe-is-me, kind of victim status. That kind of energy can spread like a virus. Most of us as humans have been on both the giving and receiving end of that kind of attitude, but the older I get, the more I try to focus on not allowing that type of vibe to enter my mindset. Musically, it's pretty trademark LAMB OF GOD riffing. It's got that '12 over 4' [time signature] groove that we've used before in songs like 'Laid To Rest' and a cool talk box in the bridge. I think it's a pretty badass track. It's one of my favorites on the album."
LAMB OF GOD has announced the variety of bundle options available for the pre-order of "VII: Sturm Und Drang". They range from the "everything bundle" (including the deluxe CD or LP, a 7" vinyl single of bonus tracks, a signed album art lithography, a t-shirt, hoodie, cassette and sticker set and retails for $175) to the standard digital download (which retails for $11.98).
Regarding the "VII: Sturm Und Drang" album title, Morton told the Swiss TV show "Living Room": "When Randy [Blythe, vocals] and I were putting the lyrics together for this album, we were discussing what the themes were. And we were trying to find a phrase that best encompassed the common threads that ran through the lyrics of all the songs. And it just happened to be that 'Sturm Und Drang' represented that inner conflict and the pressure and the turmoil and the chaos and how one responds to those things. If it had been a French phrase, we would have probably named it that. But it just happened to be German."
The album's first single, "Still Echoes", was made available on May 18 via all digital retailers and streaming services.