Lamb Of God have announced a new EP, 'The Duke'.
It was recorded as a tribute to Wayne Ford, a fan who passed away from leukemia.
Here's the tracklist:
1. The Duke
3. Still Echoes (live)
4. 512 (live)
5. Engage The Fear Machine (live)
"Those of us who think about how we will die all hope that we will do so with dignity," explains frontman D. Randall Blythe, "but no one knows how they will handle death until it comes for them."
"Wayne provided me with a living example of how to leave this world with grace. So I decided to write the lyrics to 'The Duke' from my feeble understanding of his perspective, and in his honor."
You can read the full story here, or watch it below.
The frontman will also be auctioning off his 'Ashes Of The Wake' gold record, with profits going to The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society.
10.18.2016 "The Duke" This is my copy of the Ashes of the Wake gold record- soon it will be available in a charity auction being organized to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (WWW.LLS.ORG). This auction will coincide with an EP release later this year- the five song EP of two new tracks & 3 live songs is named "The Duke", after the title track of the record. I wrote the song "The Duke" in honor of a fan named Wayne Ford that I briefly got to be friends with during the recording sessions for VII: Sturm und Drang. I had met Wayne a few years previously in AZ- he was battling leukemia. While I was recording our last album, word got to me that Wayne was terminal & would be leaving this world soon. I reached out & we became friends- I found his stoic demeanor in the face of his own imminent death extremely inspiring- he was an amazingly grounded man. When Wayne died, I wrote the lyrics to "The Duke" in his honor. If you want to know the whole story of "The Duke", go to our website, WWW.LAMB-OF-GOD.COM, or our Facebook page. More details about the charity auction & how you can own my gold record (& other items donated by the band) will be released soon. Also you can go to WWW.BETHEMATCH.ORG to get on the bone marrow registry- it's easy, free, & you might save someone's life. Thanks for reading. RIP Wayne Ford, 9/30/1981- 02/03/2015. #fuckcancer #ripwayneford
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