The special 10th-anniversary edition of LAMB OF GOD's "As The Palaces Burn" album has sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 64 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"As The Palaces Burn" has shifted 270,000 units since its May 2003 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
After some serious detective work tracking down the original album master tapes, the band went in with producer Josh Wilbur (who also produced LAMB OF GOD's "Wrath" and "Resolution" CDs) and gave "Palaces" a full-on, ass-kicking remix and remaster, front to back, top to bottom. The remixed version of "Palaces" is now how they had originally intended it to be.
To go along with the album re-release, LAMB OF GOD also shot a brand new DVD documentary recounting the recording process and the stories behind the music which features new interviews with original producer Devin Townsend, the band members and current producer, Josh Wilbur.
LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler commented: "We are lucky to have the opportunity, a decade after our first attempt, to bring what I consider to be our master work up to speed sonically.
"Ever since the original release, we've been distraught about the sonic qualities of 'As The Palaces Burn'.
"The band had captured lightning in a bottle and the budget limitation of a sophomore album turned our lightning into a firefly in a jar.
"The songs are undeniable and we've always been very proud of how this album launched our career. It feels appropriate to revisit now that we can and give this very special album the chance to reach our original hopes and its true potential."
"As The Palaces Burn" 10th-anniversary edition track listing:
02. As The Palaces Burn
04. 11th Hour
05. For Your Malice
06. Boot Scraper
07. A Devil In God’s Country
08. In Defense Of Our Good Name
09. Blood Junkie
11. Ruin (previously unreleased demo)
12. As The Palaces Burn (previously unreleased demo)
13. Blood Junkie (previously unreleased demo)
The "Vigil" video can be seen below. The clip was directed by Don Argott and edited by Demian Fenton, the team responsible for the forthcoming LAMB OF GOD feature film "As The Palaces Burn", which is scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release in February 2014.