Lamb of God’s ‘Omens’ Title Track Isn’t as Ominous as It Sounds
Lamb of God have unleashed the song "Omens." It's the blistering title track from the band's upcoming studio album. A music video accompanied it on Thursday (July 28).
But Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe differentiated in a statement between real omens — or just ominous events — and the choices we make for ourselves, imbuing the track with what could be taken as a personal exhortation on how to view the world.
Either way, the new single from the veteran metal band follows "Nevermore," the first track that was issued from Omens. Listen to "Omens" near the bottom of this post.
Illuminating the meaning of the song, Blythe says, "I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical context."
He adds, "What some call 'omens' are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It's foolish to ignore this, but we all do it."
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Lamb of God, "Omens" (Music Video)
Lamb of God + Killswitch Engage 2022 North American Tour Dates
Sept. 9 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Coney Island
Sept. 10 - Camden, N.J. @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sept. 11 - Alton, Va. @ Blue Ridge
Sept. 13 - Youngstown, Ohio @ Foundation Amp.
Sept. 14 - Baltimore, Md. @ Employers Insurance Arena
Sept. 16 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca Cola Roxy
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Sept. 18 - Tampa, Fla. @ Mid Flordia Credit Union Amp.
Sept. 21 - Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall
Sept. 24 - Chicago, Ill. @ Pavilion at Northerly Island
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Sept. 26 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amp.
Sept. 30 - Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
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Oct. 4 - Fresno, Calif. @ Exhibit Hall at Selland Arena
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Oct. 9 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Sports Center
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Oct. 15 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 16 - El Paso, Texas @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
Oct. 18 - San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
Oct. 19 - Houston, Texas @ 713 Music Hall
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