Fight the Lion
Rock / Indie rock / Alternative Rock
last, FTL is back!!! We took a little time off to re-group and get grounded again
so we could come back fresh and start working on some new music. FTL will be performing
live at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington D.C. on March 21st! Its a Thursday night
but we won't be going on too late for all you 9-5ers. Make sure to mark the date
and be ready to feel the wrath of us coming back to the stage after a long break.
We got a lot of time to make up for!!! There are a lot of details for this one that
will be given soon. This is a benefit show going towards a great cause. We will
be in touch soon so keep an eye out!
Thanks for the support!!!
"Singled Out: Fight The LionantiMUSIC.comToday Fight The Lion lead singer Jake
Mimikos tells us about "Time Taker" and "A New Hope" from their new album "When
the Mighty Fall," which is currently available on iTunes. We now turn it over to
Jake for the stories:
"Time Taker" - This was one of those songs that we knew instantly would be good.
Musically it came together so easy for us because we knew we wanted to throw some
toms in the verses with a spacey guitar and then come in big on the chorus. Once
we started to figure out the vocal harmonies, we felt the song was brought to a
whole new level. At that point I started to think about the lyrics. Well one main
theme that was going through my head when playing the song (and hearing the guitar
riffs) was time. I began to think about how I could incorporate something in my
life, something that was real, into the song. With my busy schedule (and I'm sure
many people's busy schedule) I wanted to tie it all together. Starting with the
"It has been a productive first
year for Virginia’s Fight the Lion. Since forming in late 2009, they have
recorded and released their debut album (When the Mighty Fall), played shows with
Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick and, most recently, opened the second stage
at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va.
Prior to their set, Live-Metal.net’s Greg Maki met up with the quartet—vocalist/guitarist
Jake Mimikos, lead guitarist Ron Cruz, bassist Jason Proctor and drummer Shawn Battle—to
talk about their formation, influences and more. " LiveMetal.Net
"The band seems to be defining
their sound on this CD. Tracks seem to bounce back and forth between uptempo rockers
such as “Runaway Lover” and “The Drive” to slower, more
emotionally charged songs such as “A New Hope” and “The Changing”.
You can really feel the emotional attachment to the lyrics of the slower songs by
Jake. The title track, “When The Mighty Fall” is a standout on the CD
and sets the tone of the overall positive message that the band is conveying to
the listener, focusing on the positive and overcoming negativity." Johnny
Price, Fight The Lion Fans Worldwide