In celebration of the 15th anniversary of LAMB OF GOD’s massive Sacrament album, Epic Records is issuing an anniversary edition of the album and short documentary.
The remastered Sacrament (15th Anniversary) will contain the original album tracks, as well as previously unreleased bonus live tracks recorded at House of Vans Chicago in the band’s only live performance of 2020. The album is scheduled for a digital release on August 20, with a vinyl edition slated for early next year. The “Making of Sacrament” feature, originally included on the Walk with Me in Hell DVD, will premiere on YouTube August 20. Watch the trailer here.
Originally released on August 22, 2006, Sacrament debuted at #8 and sold nearly 65,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned the popular track “Redneck,” which brought LAMB OF GOD their first Grammy award nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in September of 2019.
In total, LAMB OF GOD has sold more than 2.5 million albums worldwide and garnered over 400 million streams. The metal giants signed with Epic in 2004 and released Ashes of the Wake shortly thereafter. The album debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200, sold over 35,000 copies in its first week and was eventually certified Gold. Sacrament saw release two years later, followed by Wrath in 2009. Wrath sold over 68,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #3. The album’s lead single, “Ghost Walking,” garnered yet another Grammy nomination for LAMB OF GOD for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.” 2015’s VII: Sturm und Drang made its debut at #3 and put another Grammy nomination under the group’s belt for “512” in the “Best Metal Performance” category.
After intense touring, LAMB OF GOD finally returned to the studio to record their 2020 self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and peaked at #2 on the Top Albums chart. Following the expanded re-release of Lamb Of God earlier this year, the quintet is now readying for a co-headline tour with Megadeth on The Metal Tour of the Year, featuring support from Trivium and Hatebreed.