LIONHEART is a hardcore/metal band from the Bay Area, California. They released their first record “The Will To Survive” via Stillborn Records in 2008. Sharing the stage with SWORN ENEMY, THICK AS BLOOD, WALLS OF JERICHO, AGNOSTIC FRONT, H20, and many more brought more attention to the band. Their next release, “Built On Struggle”, was released via Mediaskare Records on January 18, 2011.
17.07. Dieburg – Traffic Jam Open Air (Germany)
18.07. Köln – Underground (Germany) + H2O + DEATH BY STEREO
19.07. Hamburg – Logo (Germany) + H2O + DEATH BY STEREO
20.07. Berlin – Lido (Germany) + H2O
22.07. München – Free & Easy (Germany) + H2O + BORN FROM PAIN
24.07. Middelburg – Bar American (Netherlands)
25.07. Osnabrück – Bastard Club (Germany)
26.07. Rokycany – Fluff Fest (Czech Republic)
30.07. Poznan – Pod Minoga (Poland) + 7 SECONDS
31.07. Lappeenranta – LPRHC Fest (Finland)
01.08. Fredericia – HC Fest (Denmark)
03.08. Vienna – Szene (Austria) + MADBALL
07.08. Torgau – Endless Summer (Germany)
08.08. Braunschweig – B58 (Germany) + GONE TO WASTE + DEMONWOMB NEW
14.08. Ieper – Ieper Fest (Belgium)
15.08. Trier – Summerblast (Germany)
16.08. London – Underworld (UK) + FIRST BLOOD
17.08. Sheffield – Corporation (UK) + FIRST BLOOD
18.08. Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)
19.08. Plymouth – Underground (UK)
21.08. Dessau – Destruction Derby (Germany)
22.08. Karlsruhe – New Noise Fest (Germany)
The band will be touring European with NASTY, CRUEL HAND, DESOLATED, COLDBURN and HAVENSIDE in March 2015. The trek is called Taste Of Anarchy and is detailed at this location.
“A lot of bands today don’t sing about the struggle, about hardships but that was always hardcore to me.” Rob Watson who delivers violently passionate vocals and lyrics for Bay Area based group, Lionheart speaks on the band’s last album. “Built On Struggle is really the theme of a lot of my songs, about my personal demons. It’s about being a Lionheart to go through serious shit and being able to get up and walk away from it.” Set to intensely furious hardcore with weight of downtuned metallic guitars, Built To Struggle is the one of the most introspective albums to set the pit off with.
Lionheart’s record “BUILT ON STRUGGLE” is by far the bands most innovating release to date. It features guest spots by Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis), Lord Ezec AKA Danny Diablo (Icepick/Skarhead), Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through), Bruce LePage (orignal singer of 100 Demons), and a guest guitar solo by Dave Nassie (ex-Suicidal Tendencies).
2011 was a huge year for Lionheart, touring and playing high profile festivals with Madball, Blood For Blood, Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain, Terror, MyChildren MyBride, First Blood, Wisdom In Chains, and many more.