Lamb Of God’s Burn The Priest cover Big Black’s Kerosene

Burn The Priest - Legion: XX

1. Inherit The Earth (The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (Melvins)
3. Kerosene (Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)
8. One Voice (Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags)

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Last month, Lamb Of God announced that they would be reverting back to their original name Burn The Priest for the covers album Legion: XX.

They formed under the name in 1994 and released their self-titled debut album in 1999. 

They previously released a stream of The Accused’s Inherit The Earth – and now they’ve premiered their cover of Big Black’s Kerosene, which can be heard below.

Frontman Randy Blythe says: “Big Black is a very important band to me. When I was 12 and first listening to punk rock, I thought all punk came from England, but then through skating, I got into Black Flag and Bad Brains. 

“I soon discovered this super-smart American punk rock – very caustic, and deeply sardonic about the murky side of the human experience. 

“That got me into Steve Albini's future bands Shellac and Rapeman – and all the noisy smart punk rock on labels like AmRep and Touch & Go. 

Kerosene was one of their biggest songs, if they even had one. It speaks to small-town boredom.”

Legion: XX also features covers by bands including Melvins, S.O.D., Bad Brains, Ministry, Cro-Mags, Quicksand and Agnostic Front.

It’ll be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast.

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