LAMB OF GOD has premiered a scorching cover of the Bad Brains classic “I Against I” featuring FEVER 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler in a new live quarantine video that captures the raw energy and spirit of this cult classic.
LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe states, “The idea to cover ‘I Against I’ goes back at least 20 years to a camping trip the band was on. Mark & I were sitting in the back of our buddy’s Jeep ripping through the mountains, Bad Brains was cranking on the stereo, & I was singing along to that particular song. Mark looked over at me & said ‘We should cover that tune.’ So we thought about it for a couple of decades and finally got around to doing it for the Burn The Priest Legion: XX record (hey, sometimes we move a little slow…).
As we all know, this pandemic has sucked for live music, but the quarantine jams bands have been doing have been pretty fun, especially when you bring in guests. I saw FEVER 333 for the first time at the Sonic Temple fest— I had never listened to them, but I was blown away by their live show. I remember thinking ‘Man, these dudes are WILD- their energy reminds me of the punk shows I saw in the 80’s’ and I’ve been friends with those dudes from that day. I even texted Darryl from Bad Brains that afternoon to tell him to check them out. It was only natural to ask Jason to join us & bring that energy to this song by the almighty Bad Brains, my favourite band of all time.”
FEVER 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler adds, “It is truly an honour to be a part of this one as I have the utmost respect for Randy and the boys since becoming homies after having my mind blown when I looked over at the side of the stage at Sonic Temple Fest and saw him watching us play. It’s been a pleasure getting to know him and an honour to rock L.O.G. celebrating one of the most important punk rock/musical acts of all time, Bad Brains. From legends to legends to the student. All love.”
LAMB OF GOD recently released Live In Richmond, VA, which features the first of two live stream events from September 2020, in which the band performed their critically acclaimed, self-titled album Lamb Of God in full, plus 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. It is available in the UK as a CD & DVD digipak, on black vinyl, on red splatter white vinyl (Nuclear Blast store exclusive), on black splatter flesh pink vinyl (Lamb Of God store exclusive), and digitally, where the live album is also bundled with the original studio release as a deluxe version. The CD also includes two bonus tracks, “Ghost Shaped People” and “Hyperthermic / Accelerate.” The DVD includes a new director’s cut with bonus material.
LAMB OF GOD’s headline tour of the UK will take place December 2021. Dates are on sale now as follows: