And now, one week before the second instalment of The Metal Tour Of The Year is set to commence across North America… 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 James LoMenzo, Dirk Verbeuren, and Kiko Loureiro.
Listen to the track below:
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 honour.
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.”
Megadeth and Lamb Of God begin leg 2 of North America’s The Metal Tour Of The Year with special guests Trivium and In Flames on April 9th in Las Vegas, NV before wrapping May 19th in Quebec City, QC, Canada.
Lamb Of God are confirmed to headline the UK’s Bloodstock Festival this summer, taking place August 11-14, 2022 in Catton Park.
After a run round Europe, the group’s ‘State Of Unrest’ UK headline trek takes place in December, with thrash legends Kreator as special guests, and Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper rounding out the bill. Dates are as follows:
Tue 13th Dec – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Wed 14th Dec – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 15th Dec – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 16th Dec – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sun 18th Dec – MANCHESTER Academy
To buy tickets, please contact box offices or order online here.