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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Lamb Of God release cover of Megadeth’s “Wake Up Dead”

Heavy metal titans Lamb Of God join forces with Megadeth to remake a true classic. Originally released in 1986, “Wake Up Dead” was the lead single from Megadeth’s iconic multi-platinum selling album Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?.

And now, one week before the second installment of the US leg of their co-headline tour The Metal Tour of the Year is set to commence… Lamb Of God releases “Wake Up Dead” featuring Dave Mustaine and the members of Megadeth. Lamb Of God vocalist D. Randall Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell and drummer Art Cruz recorded the Megadeth classic remotely and recruited the Megadeth frontman himself to feature guitar and vocals on the song.

Mustaine lent his signature vocal to the track, with lead guitar work on the various solos by Lamb Of God’s own Mark Morton, as well as Megadeth’s Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro. The recording also includes vocal contributions from Megadeth members James LoMenzo, Dirk Verbeuren and Kiko Loureiro.

After Lamb Of God will have played their co-headline tour with Megadeth in the US, and also a couple of summer festivals dates, they will head together with Kreator on the next gigantic co-headline tour. After the tour had to be postponed before, finally in November and December of this year, the two metal giants will join forces and tour all across Europe on their “State Of Unrest” tour.