LAMB OF GOD To Remaster As The Palaces Burn For 10th Anniversary
Lamb of God's sophmore album, As The Palaces Burn holds a very special place in my heart. It makes my heart feel much older to learn that the album was actually released 10 years ago, in 2003. Time flies, kids.
To commemorate the occassion, the band will be re-releasing the album that practically launched their career with a brand new coat of paint in the form of a remix and remaster.
As much as I love the album, one thing that immediately struck me as odd was the mix job. Apparently, the band feels the same way as they have enlisted Josh Wilbur, their longtime collaborator on later records to rework the record:
“After some serious detective work tracking down the original album master tapes, the band went in with producer Josh Wilbur (who also produced Wrath and Resolution) and gave ‘Palaces a full-on, ass kicking remix and remaster. Front-to-back, top to bottom. The remixed version of Palaces is now how they had originally intended it to be. To go along with the album re-release, Lamb of God also shot a brand new DVD documentary recounting the recording process and the stories behind the music which features new interviews with original producer Devin Townsend, the band members and current producer, Josh Wilbur.
“Drummer Chris Adler comments, ‘We are lucky to have the opportunity, a decade after our first attempt, to bring what I consider to be our master work up to speed sonically. Ever since the original release we’ve been distraught about the sonic qualities of As the Palaces Burn. The band had captured lightening in a bottle and the budget limitation of a sophomore album turned our lightening into a firefly in a jar. The songs are undeniable and we’ve always been very proud of how this album launched our career. It feels appropriate to revisit now that we can and give this very special album the chance to reach our original hopes and it’s true potential.’
“Beginning today, you can pre-order the 10th Anniversary Edition of Palaces (available on both CD and VINYL) along with some previously out of print merch designs.”
You can indeed pre-order the album here.
What's everybody's favorite track off Palaces? Mine has to be "Ruin," thanks in no small part to the brilliant music video: