With their ninth album just around the corner, metal titans Lamb of God have just released “Omens”, the title track with an accompanying video. The gargantuan “Omens” follows the album’s first single, “Nevermore,” which collected more than 1 million views on YouTube and over 1 million streams on Spotify shortly after its release just last month.

Speaking about the track, frontman D.Randall Blythe said:

“I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context. What some call ‘omens’ are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s foolish to ignore this, but we all do it.”

Omens arrives on October 7th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records and has been described as Lamb Of God’s angriest album yet. Produced by long-time collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeth), Omens is a vicious new testament for the Richmond, Virginia-based band, a furious entry in their beloved catalogue.

On the album itself, the frontman explains:

“The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world. It’s a very pissed-off record. It is extremely pissed-off.”

Omens the album is available to pre-order in various formats with physical CD and vinyl orders from the Nuclear Blast store to include a free access code to watch the livestream viewing of “The Making of Omens” documentary, which will premiere the week of album release.

Omens Track Listing:

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

Prior to the release of the album, the band hit the European festival circuit in August, a run which includes a headline set at Bloodstock Festival on August 14th. Dates read as follows:

08/05 – Râșnov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2022
08/07 – Lokeren, Belgium – Lokerse Feesten – Lokeren, Belgium 2022
08/09 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetličarna d.o.o.
08/10 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
08/12 – Turku, Finland – KNOTFEST Finland 2022
08/14 – Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/18 – Nuremberg- Z-Bau +
08/19 – Koln – Live Music Hall +
08/20 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival 2022
08/21 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metal Fest 2022

+ Headline Show

A massive U.S. headlining tour follows, featuring special guests Killswitch Engage on all dates. Different legs of the tour will also see support from Baroness, Motionless In White, Spiritbox, plus Animals As Leaders as well as Suicide Silence and Fit For An Autopsy. The Omens Tour kicks off on September 9th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through October 20. Tickets are on sale now.

09/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island
09/10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
09/11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival
09/13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
09/14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
09/16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
09/18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival *No KSE, No Suicide Silence
09/24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill
09/26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

w/ Killswitch Engage, Motionless In White, Fit For An Autopsy

10/01 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great SaltAir
10/02 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
10/04 – Fresno, CA – Selland Arena – Fresno
10/07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival *No Fit For An Autopsy

w/ Killswitch Engage, Spiritbox, Fit For An Autopsy

10/09 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
10/10 – Kent (Seattle), WA – Accesso ShoWare Center
10/11 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds

w/ Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Fit For An Autopsy

10/13 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
10/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/16 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
10/18 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

After the US dates, the group kick off their State Of Unrest European run. The headlining UK leg takes place in December, with thrash legends Kreator as special guests, and Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper rounding out the bill.

12/13 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
12/14 – Glasgow – O2 Academy
12/15 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
12/16 – Bristol – O2 Academy
12/18 – Manchester – Academy

In mainland Europe, the tour is co-headlined by Kreator, with Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper. Those performances are:

11/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
11/19 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Arenan
11/21 – Oulu, Finland – Teatria
11/22 – Helsinki, Finland – Ice Hall Black Box
11/24 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
11/26 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/27 – Berlin, Berlin – Columbiahalle
11/29 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
11/30 – Brussels, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
12/02 – Ludwigsburg, Bw – Mhp Arena (Arena Ludwigsburg)
12/03 – Essen, Germany – Grugahalle
12/04 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Saarlandhalle
12/06 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
12/07 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
12/09 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
12/10 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics Arena
12/11 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
12/20 – Paris, France – L’olympia
12/21 – Dübendorf, Switzerland – Samsung Hall Zurich

Artwork for ‘Omens’ by Lamb of God
Lamb of God – State of Unrest 2022 Tour Poster
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