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.
It’s been a long wait for Lamb Of God fans to hear new music from the critically adored metal band. Having had theirHaving debuted new drummer Art Cruz in 2018 to replace Chris Adler, Lamb Of God certainly have a new look about them. And while the band has long been known for taking a few years in between each album cycle, it seems the wait for new LOG music might not be far off. In fact, according to guitarist Mark Morton, a new Lamb Of God record should be out in the first half of the year.
Being called the lovechild of Lamb of God and Whitechapel is definitely flattering and could cause any band to become over confident, however that doesn’t stop Perth based Bayview Suspect from forming their own unique identity in the genre. The bands distinctive form of groove metal is prevalent once again on their newest EP “Survival or Ruin”, which is due for release on September 14th. Not one to succumb to the dreaded “sophomore slump” following the release of 2016’s “To Whom It May Concern”, Bayview put out an EP that is both memorable as well as unique. Be sure to give the band a like on Facebook as well as preorder the EP via Bandcamp or the band’s official website!