LIONIZE To Unleash ‘Nuclear Soul’ In September; Premiere New Video + Tour Dates

The Maryland-based funk soul rockers in Lionize have revealed the details for their upcoming studio effort, ‘Nuclear Soul‘. It will be released through The End Records on September 8th but today we have the premiere of the first Single, ‘Blindness To Danger‘, in an official video. The band oversaw production of the effort alongside frequent collaborator, Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster and J. Robbins (Clutch, Against Me!). It is also believed that some of the Clutch members may also be guest contributors to the album as well.

Lionize LP
Nuclear Soul
tracklist:
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”

The video below finds the band’s vocalist/guitarist Nate Bergman facing off against pro-wrestler The Almighty Sheik and was directed by Miguel “M.I.G.” Martinez using an iPhone 7 with special lenses. Lionize bassist Hank Upton commented on the song saying:

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.

Lionize will embark on a string of tour dates in the U.S. abroad beginning in July. You can find their currently scheduled dates below also.

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

Lionize tour dates:
07/13 Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Hall (feat. Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
07/14 Portland, ME – Aura (feat. Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
07/15 Jay Peak, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival
07/22 Washington, DC – DC9
07/28 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
07/29 Maidstone, UK – Ramblin’ Man Fair
07/30 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
07/31 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
08/01 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC 2
08/02 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
08/03 Leeds, UK – Key Club
08/04 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
08/05 London, UK – Our Black Heart
08/07 Belfast, IRE – Voodoo
08/09 Dublin, IRE – Fibber Magees
08/11 Burton-on-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
09/07 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09/08 Sayreville, NJ – Starland (feat. Zakk Wylde)


NOVEMBERS DOOM Streaming New ‘Hamartia’ Release In Full

Yesterday, Friday, April 14 saw the release of ‘Hamartia‘, the new album from long running Chicago heavyweights Novembers Doom. The album was produced by Chris Djuricic (Jungle Rot, Malevolence), mixed by Dan Swano (Opeth, Dissection, Katatonia) and released through The End Records. The tenth studio album overall from this atmospheric entity of despair-laden music, Novembers Doom, does well in furthering the band’s legacy. You can hear the album presented in all of its full sonic glory in the embedded You Tube stream below.

Singer Paul Kuhr commented on the new opus saying: “For the first time in this band’s existence, we have the same line up on two consecutive albums. Without the need to focus on a new element, we could concentrate on the writing process more clearly, and the synergy between the group is apparent in the end result. I actually mean it, when I say in my own humble opinion, I truly feel Novembers Doom have created our very best work to date. From the writing, to the captured performances, to the overall mix and sound of this album. ‘Hamartia’ is a logical evolution from ‘Bled White’ but adds some of the darker elements from ‘The Pale Haunt Departure’. It’s a Novembers Doom album, through and through, and hopefully others will share my enthusiasm once they get a chance to hear it.”

Hamartia tracklist:

01. “Devils Light”
02. “Plague Bird”
03. “Ghost”
04. “Ever After”
05. “Hamartia”
06. “Apostasy”
07. “Miasma”
08. “Zephyr”
09. “Waves in the Red Cloth”
10. “Borderline”

 – Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker