Lamb Of God have released a new music video for their latest single, Checkmate, marking the band’s return from a five-year-long hiatus.
The single is taken from Lamb Of God’s forthcoming self-titled album – the band’s first studio release since 2015’s VII: Sturm Und Drang. Lamb Of God is also the first album to feature new drummer Art Cruz, who replaced founding member Chris Adler in 2019. The self-titled album was produced by Josh Wilbur and features guests like Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta and Testament’s Chuck Billy.
Lamb Of God recently announced a series of UK and European tour dates with Kreator and Power Trip. The tour kicks off in Sweden on 27 March and concludes during Florida’s Welcome To Rockville festival on 9 May.
“Checkmate brings together all the components of the Lamb of God sound that we’ve been developing over the last two decades, but with the ambition and ferocity that comes with the start of a new chapter for our band,” guitarist Mark Morton said in a statement.
Watch the video above.
Lamb Of God is due out 8 May on Epic Records (US) and Nuclear Blast Records (Europe). Pre-orders are open now.