Sad news to report from early today. Former Volumes co-founding guitarist Diego Farias, who formed the band in 2009 and was also a prolific producer, has passed away at the age of 27. Diego’s brother Gus Farias, who also officially left the band recently, broke the news on Twitter earlier today.
After much deliberation and excitement, groove metal veterans Lamb Of God have revealed a brand new single and video, “Checkmate,” from the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. The self-titled album is due out May 8 via Epic Records.