Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD have set "Wrath" as the title of their fifth studio album. The record will be issued in North America by Epic on February 24, 2009 and will be the band's first release outside North America through Roadrunner Records.
"Wrath" was produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.
LAMB OF GOD finished the touring cycle for the Grammy-nominated album "Sacrament" at the end of 2007. The two-year trek was documented in the gold-certified DVD "Walk with Me in Hell" and culminated with the band headlining arenas across the U.S. last December.
The band took the entirety of 2008 off the road to focus on the writing process for "Wrath".
"This album is going to surprise a lot of people," comments drummer Chris Adler. "Typically bands that get to where we are in our career begin to slack off, smell the roses and regurgitate. We chose a different path. No one wants to hear another band member hyping a new record. 'Wrath' needs no hype. We have topped ourselves and on February 24 you will feel it."
LAMB OF GOD will embark on an extensive tour that will cover the globe. As previously announced, the band will support METALLICA on the December leg of their tour. The first leg of the "Wrath" world tour will start in Finland on February 6 and will include dates in the UK, Australia, and Japan.
Confirmed dates so far:
Feb. 06 - Finland - Frostbite Festival
Feb. 08 - Belfast, IRE - Mandela Hall
Feb. 09 - Dublin, IRE - Academy
Feb. 11 - Bristol, UK - Academy
Feb. 12 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Feb. 13 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Feb. 14 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
Feb. 15 - Glasgow, UK - Academy
Feb. 21 - Brisbane, AUS - RNA Showgrounds
Feb. 22 - Sidney, AUS - [to be announced]
Feb. 27 - Melbourne, AUS - Ras Showgrounds
Feb. 28 - Adelaide, AUS - Bonython Park
Mar. 02 - Perth, AUS - Bassendean Oval
Mar. 04 - Tokyo, JPN - Blitz
Mar. 05 - Tokyo, JPN - Blitz
Mar. 06 - Nagoya, JPN - Diamond Hall
Mar. 07 - Osaka, JPN - Hatch