Lamb of God brengt vandaag hun nieuwe single uit. Het is de vierde single van hun nieuw album.
Op 19 juni komt het nieuwe album uit, zelf getiteld en uitgebracht door Nuclear Blast. Op het album komt er ook een special guest langs, zanger chuck Billy van Testament. Vandaag brengen ze hun vierde single van hun aankomende album uit, Routes. Beluister de single hier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZLs0Wg2so
De tekst van Routes is geïnspireerd door zanger D. Randall Blythe. Hij stond op een dag naast Native Americans tijdens een protest ergens in North Dakota.
"I went to Standing Rock because I had heard reports of violence committed on the peaceful protestors there by both state law enforcement and private security contractors, and this violence was not reported in mainstream media for the most part. I went to bring supplies and support these people, who were trying to protect their water, and thereby protect everyone, as everything in the natural world is protected.
I was there a week, made some great friends, and learned a lot. It was a very profound experience in my life, and I knew one day I would write a song about it."
Hoewel Blythe zijn verhaal overbrengt in de levendige teksten, heeft hij er toch Chuck Billy bijgehaald om zijn teksten wat meer diepgang en authenticieit te geven.
"My experience, although my own, was tempered and shaped by the hundreds of years of brutal oppression of Native peoples in our country,"
"So, it was imperative for me to have a Native voice represented on the song, and Chuck Billy was happy to be that voice. At the end, there is a call and response section - Chuck calls and I respond. This is intentional. Musically, it is symbolic of my experience there. A native voice leads, bringing forth positive energy and calling to the people to unite, and I reply, providing support. That was my physical experience, and it is reflected in the song."
Chuck Billy voegt toe: "It was a great honor as a proud Pomo Native American to be asked by LAMB OF GOD to do some guest vocals on this song. The No DAPL movement by the indigenous people of this country was a historic event. Being able to lend my voice to represent the Native American people complimenting Randy's storytelling and lyrics is something really special to me. I'm glad this movement was put in a musical message, and I am extremely happy to have been a part of it."