Out of Maryland comes the 4-piece rock group, Lionize, who is set to release their Alpha EP on December 20th. Known for incorporating reggae undertones into some of their music, the group agreed to give away their one reggae-esque track off the new EP with “Meltdown (In The Valley of the Kings) for FREE…
You can download the latest Lionize track “Meltdown (In The Valley of the Kings)” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.
Lionize – “Meltdown (In The Valley of the Kings)” – Download HERE
“Meltdown (In The Valley of the Kings)” Background:
This Alpha EP marks the bands first self-produced and recorded album on their own imprint Wheatons Finest Music. It’s 6 total tracks and while the EP is available digitally world-wide on December 20th, the physical release of the EP is January 6th, 2016.
The second song off the EP is “Meltdown (in the Valley of the Kings)” and here is what guitarist/vocalist Nate Bergman shared with The Pier about the track: “It’s one of the first tracks we cut for our new imprint ‘Wheatons Finest Music’ and is the only tune with a dub/reggae element to it on the new EP “Alpha”. The song story is not a sequel – but picks up musically where we left our album, Jetpack Soundtrack (2014) ends with the song “Sea of Tranquilty.” While we’ve always been a rock band we never want to stop exploring dub and reggae grooves – in hopes we can show our admiration of Steel Pulse, The Bad Brains and all of our reggae Heroes who weren’t afraid of a good riff.”
Right now, that good riff is available for FREE download on the homepage of The Pier until Dec. 12th. This is a taste of what to expect from their new 6 track Alpha EP that you can pre-order now by clicking HERE!
In ten years of living in relative obscurity to the mainstream pop cultured music audience, Lionize has garnered a reputation as an explosive live act and recording group amongst fans, concert-goers and legendary musicians across the globe. Lionize are taking 100% control of their destiny by going back to their roots and taking a page from the DIY Handbook. Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Scream, Gov’t Issue – all Washington, DC area bands never needed the hand of a major label, radio play or main stream exposure to gain a powerful reputation as completely independent and self-sufficient artists. Lionize will begin a journey into their 10th year with a renewed sense of purpose, taking the cue from their predecessors who smirked at the term “industry” and make their own rules when it comes to recording and getting their music to their fans.
The band has spent the last several months building out their “Lions Den” studio in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC where they have meticulously selected hand crafted material, recording gear and instruments in which to begin recording with. Every detail overseen and executed by the band themselves, from fulfilling merch orders to placing microphones to editing the songs as well. Almost every month new material will be made available world wide and distributed directly from the band, physically and digitally.
After the first 4 singles are released in the fall and winter of 2015, early 2016 will see a series of 4 EP’s released that lead up to the next full length album from the band, tying everything together. An ambitious and ground breaking effort from an equally ambitious band.
Beginning in the fall of 2015 Lionize will begin the story of writing, recording, producing and releasing their own material at what some would call a prolific rate. With the release of several singles a month until the new year, the band will unfold their strongest material yet, a reflection of a massive growth in sound and performance since 2014’s ‘Jetpack Soundtrack.’ Borrowing from their influences in the aforementioned Bad Brains, Deep Purple, and Parliament Funkadelic, the band finds itself in new musical territory, ringing in endless possibilities for the future. The massive riffs, exciting melodies and classic groove-oriented sound the band has trademarked since 2005 all comes crashing to a head with these new songs – resulting in material that will leave their current fans chomping at the bit for the next release – and newly garnered fans wondering where they’ve been all this time.
Huge thanks again to Lionize for allowing us to share “Meltdown (Valley of the Kings)” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti