In a video that features each of the five band members raging at home, the band perform Lamb of God “Checkmate” and “New Colossal Hate”, and they also released one of their business cards, “Laid to Rest”, which appeared on their major debut, Ashes of awakening.
After drummer Art Cruz counts them, guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton announce the opening notes of “Checkmate,” a song that finds frontman Randy Blythe lambasting Trumpism as he sarcastically sings lines like “Make America. hate again “and” The American Scream “. “When they’re done they take a quick break, Adler makes sure ‘everyone’s okay’ and they get into the choppy, choppy riffs of ‘Laid to Rest’. And then, without an introduction, they go. tackle “New Colossal Hate”, the band’s only track they’ve never played live.
As part of the album launch, Adler will also participate in a Live Q&A on Facebook with Arizona and Las Vegas independent music store chain Zia Records at 7 p.m. ET Monday. And, later this week, Blythe will take part in an Instagram Live session and Reddit AMA, though the group has yet to reveal a timeline for those.