(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – LAMB OF GOD has premiered the official video for “Memento Mori (Live)” from the Lamb of God: Live in Richmond DVD, which is part of the upcoming Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), due out March 26via Epic Records. The live track is also available now to stream on all DSPs here.
The video, which was filmed in the band’s native Richmond, VA, for a September 2020 livestream, is available today on YouTube and the band’s website at http://lamb-of-god.com.
Pre-orders for the three-disc deluxe version of last year’s self-titled album are available now. The set features the critically acclaimed 2020 release with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD featuring the first of LAMB OF GOD‘s two ultra-successful livestream events from the fall.
In addition to performing Lamb Of God in its entirety, the performance features an encore of four songs including “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512,” and the debut live performance of “The Death Of Us,” a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack. The DVD also includes a new director’s cut with bonus material. Watch the trailer for the deluxe package now at https://youtu.be/ihoFtYAfgEc. Digital copies will contain only Disc 1 and Disc 2. A separate vinyl edition of Lamb Of God – Live From Richmond, VAwill also be available.
The first single from Lamb Of God (Deluxe Version), “Ghost Shaped People,” has already received a response equal to the fervent reception the original release received last June, holding at number one on the Metal Contraband metal radio chart for four weeks in a row.
Lamb Of God, the quintet’s first new album in five years, was met with universal acclaim upon release – not only among major rock journalists, but with all strata of metal fans around the world.
But critics, media and the industry aside, perhaps the most telling statistic is the year-end US Metal Radio chart, where the new album dominated at #1 by a massive margin (over 2,000 more spins than the album at #2). Lamb Of God spent nine weeks in the #1 spot and never left the top 10 since debuting on the chart in February. Metal Radio is the lifeblood of the US metal world, largely staffed by college students and regional tastemakers, playing the music that they know their local metal fans want to hear.
LAMB OF GOD’s self- titled album reached the coveted #1 spot on Consequence of Sound’s Top 30 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2020, stating, “Along with bringing in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, LAMB OF GOD have been one of music’s most important acts over the past 20 years. From their phenomenal instrumentation to the potency of their sociopolitical lyricism, LAMB OF GOD remain titans of the genre, continuing to craft remarkable works of thrilling and captivating adrenaline… also proves to be a profound work of heavy metal… perhaps the most important metal album of 2020. It’s not only the album of LAMB OF GOD’s career, but the heavy album of the year.”
At iTunes, LAMB OF GOD has landed at number one on the Overall, Rock and Metal iTunes album chart upon release.
LAMB OF GOD eagerly awaits their return to the road to support Lamb of God. Their North American co-headline tour with Megadeth and support from Trivium and In Flames has been rescheduled to begin in July 2021 and their headline tour in the UK and co-headline tour with Kreator in Europe will take place in November and December 2021. Tickets for both tours are on-sale at lamb-of-god.com/tour.
“LAMB OF GOD deliver the album of their career with self-titled effort…This album isn’t just an awesome release from LAMB OF GOD, but a perfect record to unite metalheads as one.” – Consequence of Sound
“There is a world-weary pessimism that permeates right to the bones of LAMB OF GOD’s breathtaking eight LP.” – Kerrang!
“The band has been vocal about the good place it’s in right now, and it shows in these songs.” – Metal Injection
“LAMB OF GOD know, after all, that their true essence is a brutish machismo and that they are a vehicle for total catharsis.” – Rolling Stone
“This is a record that’s the most authentic version of the band LAMB OF GOD want to be.” – NME
“The Virginian metal stalwarts’ self-titled album – their first release with Adler’s full-time replacement Art Cruz – boasts all the neck-snapping technical riffage and burly roars we’ve come to love,” –
DEBUT PROJECT LOVE + EVERYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE NOW
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – Updating a standout ballad, RIAA-certified platinum pop singer and songwriter John K shares a brand new version of “ilym”featuring ROSIE today. Get it HEREvia Epic Records. An acronym for “I Love You More,” the original appeared on his acclaimed 2020 debut project, love + everything else—available HERE.
On the track, delicate piano rings out in between warm strings. Right out of the gate, JohnK sends a lyrical love letter sealed by his vulnerable delivery before ROSIE answers with a passionate counter verse. It builds towards a sweeping hook as their voices entwine.
The song resounds as the definitive rendition of “ilym” and fulfills an original wish by its creator.
“We always knew we wanted a female feature on the second verse of ‘ilym,’ ever since the day we wrote it,” says John K. “ROSIE was able to capture the other side of the story in the most natural and seamless way. I love that the record can now take on a new meaning by showcasing that push and pull of feelings in a strong, committed relationship.”
Meanwhile, the duet represents a dream come true for ROSIE.
“I remember the day I first heard John K and fell in love with his music, September 26th, 2018,” she exclaims. “Since that day, I’ve been a fan and dreamed of collaborating with him. Little did I know, a few years later, I would not only be part of his project, but I would have the privilege of working with the most enthusiastic, hardworking, and humble artists I’ve met. I am honored to be featured on ‘ilym,’ and I couldn’t be gladder to share this experience with John!”
To date, love + everything else has already gathered over 400 million streams and counting. Earning critical acclaim, MTV dubbed it, “a collection of nine sweet songs and one delectable remix,” while FLAUNTpromised, “John K is a whole vibe, and he’s here to take the music industry by storm.”
ABOUT JOHN K
Known for capturing the essence of an eternal summer, Florida native John K quietly cemented himself as an independent artist to watch in 2017 when he was handpicked as Elvis Duran’s “Artist of the Month,” allowing him to appear on the TODAY Show with a performance of his breakout single “OT.” Crediting his soulful vocals and effortless cool to influences ranging from Bill Withers and Donnie Hathaway to Jon Bellion, Ed Sheeran and Drake, he continued to make waves in 2019 by signing to Epic Records and releasing his if we never met EP, which landed him features with Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes and more. RIAA Platinum-certified single “if we never met” propelled him into 2020, with a version featuring Kelsea Ballerini and a return to the TODAY Show to perform the song. Garnering over 300 million streams, “if we never met” was followed by the heartfelt singles “6 months,”“happiness” and “cheap sunglasses”where he continued to stake out coveted real estate on top Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music playlists. Featuring those stand out singles and so much more, John K now presents his highly anticipated project, love + everything else.
No filters, no Facetune, no Vsco, no makeup, no bullshit. What you see is what you get with 21-year-old singer-songwriter Rosie. “I want to be transparent. Everything is exactly as it appears,” she says. “The scale of emotions that everyone feels is such a spectrum. The bad days are equally as important as the good days.
Seeking to create a safe place online and through her music, Rosie’s willingness to get real struck a chord with millions. Her stripped back breakup ballad, “Never the 1”, amassed over 17 million views on TikTok highlighting Rosie’s songwriting prowess.
The New York native has an uncanny ability to turn negative experiences like loss, betrayal, and criticism into jetpack fueled motivation. An, environmentalist, mental health advocate, guitarist, vocal producer, songwriter, and now major label recording artist, Rosie’s achievements come from her undaunted resilience – a retaliation against life’s harder realities.
After signing to Arista Records, Rosie is preparing the release of her debut EP later this year. Her debut single “Never the 1” has over 8 million streams in 3 months, getting a review in Billboard while being on regular rotation on SiriusXM Hits 1. Her second single “Retail Therapy” landed 3 editorials, including New Music Friday. Having already written 90 songs for the project, it’s no telling where her insatiable resolve and open heart will take her next.
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DDG X OG PARKER RELEASE NEW JOINT PROJECT DIE 4 RESPECT TODAY
MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “RULE #1” FEATURING LIL YACHTY OUT NOW
(March 19, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA) – Serving up one of the slickest collaborations of the year, gold-selling Pontiac, MI rising rapper DDG andprolific producer OG Parker unleash a joint project entitled Die 4 Respecttoday.
Upon becoming available, it immediately debuted at #1 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart and Top 10Overall Top Albums Chart.
To celebrate the release, they just shared the blockbuster music video for the new single “Rule #1” [feat. Lil Yachty]. Watch it HERE. On the track, OG Parker’s thick 808s brush up against trap keys as DDG confidently maneuvers through breathless bars before Lil Yachty pulls up with a simmering signature flow. Meanwhile, a magnetic and menacing hook instantly captivates. The accompanying visual overflows with energy as these three titans manage to take over the screen together.
A bevy of heavy-hitters jumped at the chance to collaborate on Die 4 Respect. On “Hood Melody,”DDG and YoungBoy Never Broke Again trade bulletproof rhymes, while Coi Leray lends fierce female energy to “Impatient.” You’ll never think of The Lion King the same way, but Tyla Yaweh blesses “Hakuna Mata” with all kinds of rockstar swag. Check out the full tracklisting below.
DDG and OG Parker first set the stage for the project with “Money Long” [feat. 42 Dugg]. It posted up 1.7 million YouTube views on the music video. Receiving acclaim, HotNewHipHop praised it as “bouncy,” and HipHopDX called it “anthemic” and included it on “New Music Friday.
DDG has quietly become one of rap’s hottest new stars. In addition to regularly attracting 6.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he has posted up over 450 million streams, while his gold-certified smash “Moonwalking In Calabasas” has surpassed 200 million-plus gloam streams and taken the #1 spot on Rap Caviar three separate times. He also just delivered a knockout performance of “Moonwalking In Calabasas” on UPROXX Sessions—watch HERE.
DDG and OG Parker are ready to Die 4 Respect!
Flexing with clever quotable bars, blockbuster hooks, and superstar power, DDG shakes up the status quo with unpredictable and undeniable bangers. After 2018’s Take Me Serious, he rose to the top of the hip-hop class on VALEDICTORIAN. Within just a year, the single “ARGUMENTS” scored his first gold certification. Igniting 2020, he achieved a major breakthrough with “Moonwalking In Calabasas (Remix)” [feat. BLUEFACE], earning a ubiquitous hit and his second gold plaque in the process. Generating over half-a-billion total streams and views and building a rabid fan base, DDG’s influence proves downright inescapable.