In celebration of the 15th anniversary of LAMB OF GOD’s massive Sacrament album, Epic Records is issuing an anniversary edition of the album and short documentary.
The remastered Sacrament (15th Anniversary) will contain the first album tracks, also as previously unreleased bonus live tracks recorded at House of Vans Chicago within the band’s only live performance of 2020. The album is scheduled for a digital release on August 20th, with a vinyl edition slated for early next year. The “Making of Sacrament” feature, originally included on the Walk with Me in Hell DVD, will premiere on YouTube on August 20th. Watch the trailer below.
Originally released on August 22, 2006, Sacrament debuted at #8 and sold nearly 65,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned the favored track “Redneck,” which brought LAMB OF GOD their first Grammy award nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in September of 2019.
Sacrament (15th Anniversary) track listing:
- Walk with Me in Hell
- Again We Rise
- Foot to the Throat
- Blacken the Cursed Sun
- Forgotten (Lost Angels)
- More Time to Kill
- Beating on Death’s Door
- Walk with Me in Hell (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
- Redneck (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
- Descending (Live from House of Vans Chicago)*
*Previously unavailable on DSPs
In total, LAMB OF GOD has sold quite 2.5 million albums worldwide and garnered over 400 million streams. The metal giants signed with Epic in 2004 and released Ashes of the Wake shortly thereafter. The album debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200, sold over 35,000 copies in its first week within the USA, and was eventually certified Gold. Sacrament saw release two years later, followed by Wrath in 2009. Wrath sold over 68,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #3 within the US, smashing into the united kingdom official album chart at #25 (and at #1 within the rock & metal chart). The album’s lead single, “Ghost Walking,” garnered yet one more Grammy nomination for LAMB OF GOD for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.” 2015’s VII: Sturm und Drang made its debut at #3 (USA) and a UK career-best #7 and put another Grammy nomination under the group’s belt for “512” within the “Best Metal Performance” category.
After intense touring, LAMB OF GOD finally returned to the studio to record their 2020 self-titled album. Following the expanded re-release of Lamb Of God earlier this year, the quintet is now readying for a co-headline US tour with Megadeth on The Metal Tour of the Year, featuring support from Trivium and Hatebreed.
LAMB OF GOD‘s headline tour of the UK will take place in December 2021.
Dates are on sale now as follows:
14.12.2021 Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
15.12.2021 Manchester, Manchester Academy
16.12.2021 Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
17.12.2021 Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
19.12.2021 London, O2 Academy Brixton