In Celebration of Upcoming North American Tour Together
LAMB OF GOD
Release Cover of MEGADETH’s “Wake Up Dead”
Out April 1st on Epic Records
Watch now at Rolling Stone
Second Leg of The Metal Tour of the Year
Kicks Off April 9th at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas
Featuring Co-Headliners MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD
with Special Guests Trivium and In Flames
Lamb of God x Megadeth featuring Dave Mustaine – “Wake Up Dead”
Heavy metal titans Lamb Of God join forces with Megadeth to remake a true classic. Originally released in 1986, “Wake Up Dead” was the lead single from Megadeth’s iconic multi-platinum selling album Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?.
And now, one week before the second installment of The Metal Tour of the Year is set to commence… Lamb of God releases “Wake Up Dead” featuring Dave Mustaine and the members of Megadeth. Lamb of God vocalist D. Randall Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz recorded the Megadeth classic remotely and recruited the Megadeth frontman himself to feature guitar and vocals on the song.
Mustaine lent his signature vocal to the track, with lead guitar work on the various solos by Lamb Of God’s own Mark Morton, as well as Megadeth’s Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro. The recording also includes vocal contributions from Megadeth members Kiko Loureiro, Dirk Verbeuren and James LoMenzo.
Dave Mustaine – “We had a blast playing with Lamb of God on their cover of ‘Wake Up Dead’.
Almost as much fun as we’re going to have playing every night on Metal Tour Of The Year. I’m
looking forward to seeing everyone!”
Randy Blythe – “The first leg of The Metal Tour of the Year back in 2021 was a total blast, and we’re about to take it on the road again. What better way to kick it off than a little inter-band jam session? All nine members of Megadeth and Lamb of God are on the thrash classic “Wake Up Dead”- turn it up, and we’ll see you on the road!”
Mark Morton – “‘Wake Up Dead’ was a massively important song for me as an aspiring young guitar player. It was one of the first songs that began my lifelong love of thrash metal and helped reinforce for me that, while solos may be fun, my allegiance is to the RIFF! So you can imagine what a thrill it’s been for Lamb to cover this legendary song with Dave & the rest of the Megadeth guys. Truly an honor. We all had a lot of fun putting this together and I think you can hear that energy in the track. I hope everybody enjoys this one and we can’t wait to see y’all on The Metal Tour of the Year.”
Don’t miss Megadeth and Lamb of God on leg 2 of The Metal Tour of the Year with Special Guests Trivium and In Flames beginning April 9th in Las Vegas, NV before wrapping May 19th in Quebec City, QC, Canada.
“Be sure to catch this tour if it stops by your town.”-Go Venue
“Holy f**king hell, did it live up to its billing.“-Metal Insider
“A show that was as brash and hardcore as it was a fun night out.“-The Aquarian
“The Metal Tour of the Year was exactly as it was described. If anything, it was one of the best metal shows from the last several years.“-Get Some Magazine
“A sold-out venue waited for a heavy dose of fist pounding metal and this tour didn’t disappoint“.
“I am here to say that this is a must-see tour. It not only delivers as a top-tier showcase of metal giants, but also comes to show the power of a well-assembled, diversely-packaged, multi-band amphitheater tour.”-The Hype Magazine
LAMB OF GOD – The Metal Tour Of The Year – 2022 North American Tour Dates:
Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headlining with special guests Trivium and In Flames
Tickets and VIP packages on-sale now at HERE.
4.09 – Las Vegas, NV | Michelob Ultra Arena
4.10 – Tucson, AZ | Tucson Arena
4.12 – Colorado Springs, CO | Broadmoor World Arena
4.14 – Corpus Christi, TX | American Bank Center Arena
4.15 – Lafayette, LA | Lafayette Cajundome
4.16 – Brandon, MS | Brandon Amphitheater
4.19 – Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
4.21 – Fort Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4.22 – Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
4.24 – Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
4.26 – Omaha, NE | Baxter Arena
4.27 – Cedar Rapids, IA | Alliant Energy PowerHouse
4.29 – Kansas City, MO | T-Mobile Center
4.30 – Tulsa, OK | BOK Center * No Trivium
5.03 – North Charleston, SC | North Charleston Coliseum
5.04 – Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena
5.06 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
5.07 – Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center
5.09 – Pittsburgh, PA | Petersen Events Center
5.10 – Rochester, NY | Blue Cross Arena
5.12 – Portland, ME | Cross Insurance Arena
5.13 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
5.15 – Allentown, PA | PPL Center
5.17 – Laval, QC | Place Bell
5.18 – Toronto, | Budweiser Stage
5.19 – Quebec City, QC | Videotron Centre
About LAMB OF GOD:
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake, released in 2004, was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, as was 2006’s Sacrament, which also made a Top 10 Billboard 200 chart debut. In 2009, LAMB OF GOD released Wrath, their first with Josh Wilbur as producer, and earned the number one album spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts, with a number two position on the Billboard 200.
Those number one positions were repeated with 2012’s Resolution, which swung effortlessly between thrash, traditional metal, sludgy doom, with flashes of crust punk swagger and bravado. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number three and finished number 2 in the world charts, reaching Top 5 in five countries and six additional Top 15 positions. The single “512” was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance”, the band’s fifth nomination.
In 2020 LAMB OF GOD released their critically acclaimed self-titled opus, the band’s best work to date, featuring new drummer Art Cruz, LAMB OF GOD is re-energized and unrelenting, ready to lay claim to the metal throne.
It is 39 years since Dave Mustaine founded MEGADETH, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal. And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts with their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! and 1986’s seminal Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?.