LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Wrath", has entered the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart at position No. 8.
According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, "Wrath" is on track to move between 60,000 and 65,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land in the Top 10 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart.
LAMB OF GOD's last album, "Sacrament", sold around 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in August 2006 to debut at No. 8 on The Billboard 200. This represented almost double the amount of records sold by its predecessor, "Ashes of the Wake", which registered a first-week tally of 35,000 in September 2004.
"Wrath" was released in North America on February 24 via Epic. The CD was issued in other territories through Roadrunner Records.
"Wrath" was produced by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in studios in New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire.
Roadrunner Records has uploaded a nine-minute video clip (see below) featuring footage of guitarist Mark Morton and vocalist Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD discussing all the songs on "Wrath".
The "Wrath" album was released in four configurations: an LP, a CD, a deluxe-edition CD with bonus disc — which contains isolated recording parts — as well as a super-deluxe version featuring a limited-edition box containing an LP, deluxe-edition CD and USB drive containing two exclusive bonus tracks.
The LAMB OF GOD North American "Wrath" tour kicks off April 2 in Phoenix, Arizona with AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE supporting.