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Fistful Of Metal Issue 15

REIGN ETERNAL!

“THIS PUTS THOSE SONGS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT.”

BLACK SABBATH: THE TONY MARTIN YEARS REVISITED!

PLUS:

KERRY KING
200 STAB WOUNDS
MY DYING BRIDE
FU MANCHU
DEICIDE
ORANGE GOBLIN
FRIENDS OF HELL
DISBELIEF
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
RIOT V
EVIL DEAD
ACCEPT
GRAND SLAM
HIGH ON FIRE
CLOVEN HOOF
TYGERS OF PAN TANG
UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS
GATECREEPER
& MORE!

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“I’m excited to see ‘Another Nail For Your Coffin’ get reborn! This has always been a really cool, unique song in the Lamb of God catalogue but it’s been overlooked since it was a bonus track,” guitarist Mark Morton says of the song that was originally a bonus track available exclusively on the Japanese version of the album, which was followed by a worldwide release on the 15th Anniversary. “Matt and Alex both absolutely spit flames on this new, updated version, and gave it a ferocious modern energy. I’m glad to see this tune get some shine after all this time!”

Frontman Randy Blythe adds, “I’m not much for re-recording our existing material – old songs are a snapshot of where we were as a band at that time, for better or worse. But when the idea came up to have a guest vocalist re-do my parts on ‘Another Nail For Your Coffin,’ I was all for it, especially if we could get two younger heavy hitters to bring a fresh approach to the song. Anyone who has seen Malevolence and Kublai Khan TX know that Alex and Matt crush it – it’s an honor to have these dudes bring new life to the tune 20 years after we first recorded it.”

Pre-order all formats, including vinyl, 2CD, and digital at https://lambofgod.lnk.to/AshesOfTheWake20. All formats include the trio of new remixes and live recordings of ‘Remorse Is For The Dead’ and ‘Now You’ve Got Something To Die For,’ while the 2CD and digital editions include demo versions of ‘Laid To Rest’, ‘Ashes Of The Wake’, and ‘Remorse Is For The Dead’. Head to Lamb of God’s webstore for other international exclusives.

This summer, Lamb Of God join forces with Mastodon, who released their second album, ‘Leviathan’, on the same date (August 31) that ‘Ashes Of The Wake’ arrived in 2004. The US tour, dubbed ‘Ashes Of Leviathan’, also features special guests Kerry King and Malevolence. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now with ticketing links available at Lamb-of-god/tour.

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