Fresh from the biggest headline tour of their career across Europe, heavy hardcore quintet LIONHEART release new single ‘HELL ON EARTH’ , taken from their new album Welcome To The West Coast III, out 9th December via Arising Empire.
Welcome To The West Coast III is 11 tracks of crushing riffs and violence-inciting grooves, which boasts a star-studded guest feature line-up including Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Ice T (Body Count), Alex Taylor (Malevolence) and more, joining frontman Rob Watson for a maximum vocal assault. The album is available to pre-order on CD, limited coloured vinyl, a limited special box, plus exclusive merch options.
Welcome To The West Coast III was produced by Jamey Jasta, mixed and mastered by Will Putney and the photography / artwork created by renowned California street photographer Angel Macias.
Bay Area, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore first stormed into the scene in 2007 with their debut album: The Will To Survive. Taking influence from bands like Blood For Blood, and Madball; LIONHEART came out swinging with a full-blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. They quickly followed it up with 2010’s Built On Struggle, 2012’s Undisputed and years of non-stop touring.
Following a short break after their release Undisputed, the band came back stronger than ever with 2014’s Welcome To The Westcoast. The album debuted at #1 on both iTunes Metal and GooglePlay Metal Charts. LIONHEART stormed into the scene again in January 2016 with Love Don’t Live Here. The album title, a nod to a classic R&B/ Motown Song by the same name, shows the band’s unwillingness to conform to the typical hardcore mould, as well as the bitter and unforgiving lyrical content the band is known for. November 2017 saw LIONHEART unleash Welcome To The Westcoast II. A sequel to Welcome To The Westcoast (2014), the album brought forth a new era in California Hardcore, and saw them again debut at #1 across the iTunes Metal Charts and Google Play Metal Charts.
2019, after endless touring around the globe, LIONHEART returned with their most punishing album to date: Valley Of Death. Backed by a combination of blistering metallic hardcore and heavy West Coast groove, front-man Rob Watson provides an insight into a life of torment, violence, and an unrelenting will to overcome. With Valley Of DeathLIONHEART climbed into the German Top 20 Album Charts, as well as #1 on iTunes Metal Charts and Google Play Metal Charts.