LIONIZE have released a new song!
Fresh off from their appearance at Bloodstock Festival last weekend, the band have released a brand new song! The new song, titled Fire In Athena, is taken from the band’s upcoming new album Nuclear Soul which is scheduled to be released in September. Speaking about the new track, guitarist Nate Bergman says, “Fire In Athena is very important to us right now because of the socio-political climate in the US at the moment. The song was inspired by a neighbourhood in Greece called Exarcheia. In 1973 a violent clash between a brutal dictatorship came to ahead when tanks crashed through the walls of the Polytechnic Art College in the neighbourhood – killing students who were peacefully protesting and existing as artists. There were massive riots and the neighbourhood became a symbol of art, freedom and unity – to this day – the police, army and major corporations including banks are not welcome in this place. Everywhere you go in the blocks of Exarcheia is music, art, dancing, drinking and people living freely. We learned about the history of this place that dates back to the 1860’s when the first uprising happened within the city limits. The song was written around the time of the US Presidential election and we started to see the danger in the rhetoric that was being spewed about causing high tensions across our country. In light of the recent events in Charlottesville the band feels the song sends a message of hope and strength and ultimately tells the story of an uprising and a call to arms for those that believe in peace, love and music. Spending time in Greece really inspired the band to examine what our version of Democracy really is and how it compares to several other countries we’ve been to on tour.”
Listen to Fire In Athena here:
Alongside the release of the new song, you can view both the track list and artwork for the upcoming record. Both of which are available to view 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
Nuclear Soul is set for release on September 8th via The End Records.
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