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Lamb of God release thunderous new single, Nevermore

(from left) Randy Blythe, Willie Adler and Mark Morton of Lamb of God perform at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on August 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Earlier this week, Virginia metal titans Lamb of God announced their ninth album, Omens. Now, the quintet have premiered its lead single and opening cut, the ferocious Nevermore

At the time of its announcement, the band cited Omens as an "extremely pissed off" record, perhaps their angriest full-length yet. That rage can be quite palpably felt in Nevermore.

Mark Morton and Willie Adler bring the heat with pummeling electric guitar riffage, while the former tops the proceedings off with a pinch harmonic-powered solo that smoothly blends classic rock flash and ferocious high-gain power. 

You can check out the tune's equally hard-hitting music video below.

In support of Omens, Lamb of God will embark on a massive North American headlining tour, which is set to begin with a September 9 show in Brooklyn and take the band across the continent before wrapping up with a show in Irving, Texas on October 20.

For the entirety of the trek, the band will be supported by Killswitch Engage, with further support coming from – at various points on the tour – Baroness, Motionless in White, Spiritbox, Animals As Leaders, Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy.

"Two decades ago, Lamb of God, along with Killswitch Engage, were a part of a new wave of American heavy metal music," the band said in a statement. "Our scene grew from a small, loosely connected network of underground shows in basements and warehouses, into a global phenomenon that helped define an entire generation of modern heavy metal."

The tour, they added, will not only celebrate the "perseverance and impact of that original movement, but also the creativity and originality of the bands that it influenced."

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Omens was produced by Josh Wilbur – whose credits also include work with the likes of Korn and Megadeth – and is set for an October 7 release via Epic Records. You can check out its cover art and track list below. 

All physical CD and vinyl copies of the album will include a free access code to watch the livestream viewing of The Making of Omens documentary, which will premiere the week of the album's release.

To preorder Omens, visit Lamb of God's website (opens in new tab)

Lamb of God

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Lamb of God – Omens:

  1. Nevermore
  2. Vanishing
  3. To The Grave
  4. Ditch
  5. Omens
  6. Gomorrah
  7. Ill Designs
  8. Grayscale
  9. Denial Mechanism
  10. September Song

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.