Lamb of God to Release “Ashes of the Wake (20th Anniversary Edition)”

Originally released in 2004, Ashes of the Wake is viewed as a cornerstone of modern metal

Lamb of God to Release “Ashes of the Wake (20th Anniversary Edition)”

Originally released in 2004, Ashes of the Wake is viewed as a cornerstone of modern metal

Photo credit: @lambofgod

Lamb of God’s groundbreaking album, Ashes of the Wake, turns 20 this August, and to commemorate the pivotal release, an expanded 20th Anniversary deluxe edition featuring new mixes by HEALTH, Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), and Kublai Khan TX and Malevolence, as well as demo and live versions of the album’s classic songs, arrives on Aug. 30 via Epic Records and Legacy Recordings.

A preview of Ashes of the Wake (20th Anniversary Edition), is available now with “Another Nail For Your Coffin (Feat. Kublai Khan TX & Malevolence)”:

“I’m excited to see ‘Another Nail For Your Coffin’ get reborn! This has always been a really cool, unique song in the Lamb of God catalog but it’s been overlooked since it was a bonus track,” Mark Morton says of the song that was originally a bonus track available exclusively on the Japanese version of Ashes of the Wake, which was followed by a worldwide release on the 15th Anniversary edition of the album. “Matt and Alex both absolutely spit flames on this new, updated version, and gave it a ferocious modern energy. I’m glad to see this tune get some shine after all this time!”

Randy Blythe adds: “I’m not much for re-recording our existing material – old songs are a snapshot of where we were as a band at that time, for better or worse. But when the idea came up to have a guest vocalist re-do my parts on ‘Another Nail For Your Coffin,’ I was all for it, especially if we could get two younger heavy hitters to bring a fresh approach to the song. Anyone who has seen Malevolence and Kublai Khan TX know that Alex and Matt crush it – it’s an honor to have these dudes bring new life to the tune 20 years after we first recorded it.

Originally released in 2004, Ashes of the Wake is viewed as a cornerstone of modern metal, and features beloved songs such as “Laid to Rest,” “Now You’ve Got Something to Die for,” “Omerta,” and the blistering title track. Revolver said of the Gold-certified album: “It’s hard to imagine where the metal community would be without Ashes of the Wake,” Metal Hammer declared it “the dawn of a new era of metal,” and Decibel said the 11-song collection lead a “new wave of American heavy metal straight into the charts… with absolutely no compromises along the way.”

Lamb of God’s webstore ( features a trio of exclusive items marking the 20th anniversary: Yellow Smoke 2LP vinyl, a 2CD set, and a commemorative Ashes of the Wake t-shirt. Two additional vinyl variants, a standard black and a Project M exclusive white/black/red swirl offering, as well as 2CD, and digital, are also available now for preorder/pre-saves at All formats include the trio of new remixes and live recordings of “Remorse Is for the Dead” and “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For,” while the 2CD and digital versions include demo versions of “Laid to Rest,” “Ashes of the Wake,” and “Remorse Is for the Dead.”

Ashes of the Wake (20th Anniversary Edition) tracklist:

1.    Laid to Rest

2.    Hourglass

3.    Now You’ve Got Something to Die For

4.    The Faded Line

5.    Omerta

6.    Blood Of The Scribe

7.    One Gun

8.    Break You

9.    What I’ve Become

10. Ashes of the Wake

11. Remorse Is for the Dead

12. Laid to Rest (Pre-Production Demo) *

13. Ashes of the Wake (Pre-Production Demo) *

14. Remorse Is for the Dead (Pre-Production Demo) *

15. Another Nail For Your Coffin (Feat. Kublai Khan TX & Malevolence)

16. Laid to Rest (HEALTH Remix)

17. Omertá (Justin K Broadrick Remix)

18. Remorse Is for the Dead (Live in Richmond, VA)

19. Now You’ve Got Something To Die For (Live from 2007)

Lamb of God join forces with Mastodon, who released their sophomore album, Leviathan, on the same date (Aug. 31) that Ashes of the Wake arrived in 2004. The tour, dubbed Ashes of Leviathan, also features openers Kerry King and Malevolence. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now with ticketing links available at Lamb-of-god/tour.

Ashes of Leviathan tour dates:

July 19 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre Grand Prairie

July 20 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater

July 21 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall

July 23 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place

July 24 Orlando, FL The Orlando Amphitheater

July 25 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

July 27 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater

July 28 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union Live! at Richmond Raceway

July 30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

July 31 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

August 1 Montreal, QC Centre Ball

August 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

August 4 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena

August 6 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheatre

August 8 Reading, PA Santander Arena **

August 9 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica **

August 10 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hall **

August 13 Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center for the Arts

August 15 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

August 16 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre

August 17 Kent, WA Accesso Showare Center

August 18 Portland, OR  Theater of the Clouds

August 21 Inglewood, CA The KIA Forum

August 23 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Financial Theatre

August 24 Rio Rancho, NM Rio Rancho Events Center

August 25 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum

August 27 Magna, UT The Great Saltair

August 29 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 31 Omaha, NE The Astro Amphitheater

**-No Malevolence, Support from Kerry King & Unearth

September 1 Prior, OK Rocklahoma

October 28 to November 1 Miami, FL Headbangers Boat 2024

Lamb of God is Randy Blythe (vocals), John Campbell (bass), Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar) and Art Cruz (drums). Formed in 1994, the Richmond, Va.-based band have released nine critically-acclaimed albums, received five GRAMMY-Award nominations and are widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative forces in heavy music. The band’s most recent collection, Omens, arrived in late 2022 with Kerrang! noting that the album finds the band “as reliably heavy, violent, and pissed off as ever,” and Consequence saying the “album will break you down to nihilistic pieces.”

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine