‘White Flags’ – produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, A Day To Remember) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth) – is the band’s second instalment of stratospheric metal, featuring frontman Austin Dickinson’s soaring vocals. Scattered with epic strings and pianos, the track is a taste of what’s to come from a band firing on all cylinders as they prepare to make their mark with their debut EP, due later this year.
After As Lion’s triumphant UK tour in March with Trivium, which attracted rave reviews, the London five-piece will be bringing their explosive live show to the legendary Download Festival this weekend, playing the Encore Stage on Friday at 1.50pm.
They then head out on a huge U.S arena jaunt alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Sixx:A.M during October and November.
Comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee, As Lions formed in late 2014. Having played various shows throughout 2015, they have been hard at work recording their debut album in the US – news of which will be announced in the coming months.
Cultivating inspiration from bands that encompass a wide range of rock and metal (Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon), fans can expect a blistering record that will both fuel the mosh pit and encourage crowd sing-a-longs.
June 11th Download Festival, Donington
U.S ARENA DATES(with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown & Sixx:A.M.)
October 18th Little Rock, AR Verizon Center
October 22nd Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
October 23rd Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 25th West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
October 27th Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
October 28th Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
October 29th Anaheim, CA Honda Center
October 31st San Jose, CA SAP Center
November 2nd Portland, OR Moda Center
November 3rd Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
November 5th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
November 7th Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
November 9th Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
November 11th Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
November 17th Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
November 18th Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
PRAISE FOR AS LIONS
“Guaranteed to be a roaring success” – Kerrang!
“Long live As Lions” – Metal Hammer
“You’d be silly to ignore As Lions” – Rock Sound