DOWNLOAD AND STREAM THE FIRST TRACK "BLINDNESS TO DANGER"
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"...Lionize might just be one of today's most successfully original rock acts." - Classic Rock
"A mighty funk n roll rumble." - Metal Hammer
"Tight beats and infectious riffs." - Powerplay
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (June 2, 2017) - Maryland-based rockers Lionize have announced a forthcoming full-length studio album entitled Nuclear Soul, set for release September 8 in digital, CD and LP formats. The first single "Blindness To Danger" just premiered with Classic Rock, and is available now for download and streaming. The single coincides with the launch of the full album pre-order. CLICK HERE to reserve your copy today!
Nuclear Soul follows the band's widely praised 2014 album Jetpack Soundtrack and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, production has been handled by Clutch's Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize.
About the song's meaning, Lionize bassist Hank Upton explains, "So much of our career as a band has been following our instincts and running headlong into the unknown with no regard for how insane a tour/show/song idea might be. I feel like that passion & willingness to take a risk has gotten us very far. Naturally, though, you're walking a tightrope. Same goes for your personal life with romance or substances, etc. Passion and heart will take you everywhere but where's the line? I was trying to investigate that feeling."
The video for "Blindness To Danger" toes that exact line, pinning Lionize's Nate Bergman against pro-wrestler The Almighty Sheik. Shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 7 with the Moment Wide & Tele lenses, video director Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez chose this intimate format to show his young students that they don't need expensive equipment to create a music video/film. You can watch the full video below.
01. Darkest Timeline
02. Face Of Mars
03. Fire in Athena
04. Power Grid
05. Ain't It A Shame
06. Election Year
07. March Of The Clones
08. Let You Down
09. The Mad Scientist of Sunshine
10. Nuclear Soul 11. Blindness To Danger *
Leading up to the album release, Lionize - consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Hank Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar) - are touring this summer throughout the US and UK. The current tour routing is below, with more dates to be announced.
7/13 - Salisbury, MA - Blue Ocean Hall w/ Big Head Todd & TM
7/14 - Portland, ME - Aura w/ Big Head Todd & TM
7/15 - Jay Peak, VT - Jeezum Crow Festival
7/22 - Washington, DC - DC9
7/28 - Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
7/29 - Maidstone - Ramblin' Man Fair
7/30 - Birmingham - The Flapper
7/31 - Manchester - Rebellion
8/01 - Glasgow - O2 ABC 2
8/02 - Newcastle - O2 Academy 2
8/03 - Leeds - Key Club
8/04 - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8/05 - London - Our Black Heart
8/07 - Belfast - Voodoo
8/09 - Dublin - Fibber Magees
8/11 - Burton-on-Trent - Bloodstock Open Air
9/07 - Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage w/ Zakk Sabbath
9/08 - Sayerville, NJ- Starland w/ Zakk Sabbath