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Lionize Announce New Album, Launch Video

Maryland-based rockers Lionize have announced their forthcoming full-length studio album, titled Nuclear Soul, is set for release September 8 in digital, CD, and LP formats. The first single ‘Blindness To Danger’ premiered today with Classic Rock and the song is now available for download and streaming. The single release coincides with the launch of the album pre-order here, or on the official webstore 

‘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. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, it’s produced 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, pitting 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.

‘Nuclear Soul’ Tracklisting:

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

Lionize will spend this Summer touring throughout the US and UK, including UK headline dates as well as Ramblin’ Man Fair and Bloodstock Open Air festivals. Tickets are on sale now for the following, with more dates to be announced.

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

For band updates, follow Lionize on facebook 

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