LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton has confirmed to Metal Insider that he and his bandmates have been working on new material for their upcoming studio album. "We've got a bunch of new material we've been working on," he said in a new interview. "We're well into the writing process. We're not completed writing, but we're pretty far along into the writing process. We've been making demos and what we call pre-production for the new album. So I don't have a [release] date [for the album]. I don't know if it'll be the end of this year or sometime early next year, but it's in full swing. There's good progress."
LAMB OF GOD will commemorate the 15th anniversary of its classic album "Ashes Of The Wake" by re-releasing the effort on double vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the b-side "Another Nail For Your Coffin" and three previously unreleased demos. "Ashes Of The Wake - 15th Anniversary Edition" double vinyl will street on May 3.
Each double vinyl will include a download card, and is manufactured on limited Green Smoke vinyl for the LAMB OF GOD store only. Additional retailers will carry standard black vinyl. A digital version will also be available on all DSPs.
LAMB OF GOD is currently gearing up to support SLAYER on another North American portion of the latter band's final world tour, beginning May 2 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour will culminate at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on May 25. LAMB OF GOD is also scheduled to perform at Domination Mexico festival in Mexico City on May 4 and Sonic Temple festival, taking place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on May 18. The band will begin a run of European festivals and headline dates on June 13.