LIONS AT THE GATE, the brand new band that includes former ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals),Ahrue “Luster” Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar),alongside bassist Stephen Brewer (WESTFIELD MASSACRE) and drummer Fern Lemus, has launched the official music video for its new monitor, “Discover My Approach”, that includes Tatiana Shmayluk of JINJER.
Machado commented: “With ‘Discover My Approach’, we tried to interrupt all of the formulaic guidelines on this one. Pushed the boundaries, took it to extremes. In the long run, we realized how rewarding it was becoming intensely contrasting musical components into one monitor. And it’s a killer heavy monitor that additionally gives a fantastically haunting melody.
“From the onset, it appeared good for Tatiana‘s voice. The truth that she wound up on the monitor is mind-blowing. Her voice is totally gorgeous and it’s a big honor having her on.
“Lyrically, the music walks the road between concern, give up, and the desire to beat. On the time of writing the album, I felt pinned by so many issues gone improper in my life. I bear in mind I simply held on to hope and religion lengthy sufficient until I discovered a spot of protected give up. A spot the place I might slowly elevate the burden off, lastly be untethered. It is a acquainted theme that resonates all through the entire album — the desire to beat, the ability to see the wonder in a world that’s unforgiving.”
LIONS AT THE GATE will make its stay debut on April 28 on the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Help on the present will come from THROWN INTO EXILE and BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE.
LIONS AT THE GATE launched its debut single, “Not Even Human”, again in June 2021.
“Discover My Approach”, together with beforehand launched singles “Mattress Of Nails”, “Scapegoat” and “Not Even Human”, are anticipated to seem on LIONS AT THE GATE‘s upcoming debut album, which was produced by Kile Odell, who has beforehand labored with FOZZY and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.
When LIONS AT THE GATE‘s formation was first introduced, Machado mentioned: “I really feel so blessed to be in LIONS AT THE GATE. We have all been making albums for a very long time however I feel it was time for us to make one thing particular and memorable once more. This album is strictly that. Take away our musical historical past, take away our lengthy hair, take away our private emotions, simply make imagine we had been by no means there. This LIONS AT THE GATE album is superb. We lastly made a contemporary steel album that metalheads will take pleasure in starting to finish. It is deep, it is memorable, I can not wait for everybody to listen to it, I can not wait for everybody to listen to the featured feminine artist on one of many songs.”
Verduzco added: “I am past proud and excited to announce our new band LIONS AT THE GATE. Life is all about change and I really feel that this music is essentially the most dynamic and trustworthy that we have ever written. I really feel a way of freedom and am fully reinvigorated and even anxious (in a great way) to be part of one thing that pulls affect from so many instructions . Every member brings a singular set of expertise and instruments. It is fairly frankly among the greatest music we have ever written. Natural, trustworthy, and true.”
Luster acknowledged: “I am extra enthusiastic about LIONS AT THE GATE than something that I have been part of since I began my musical profession.”
Luster mentioned his renewed collaboration with Machado and Verduzco in an interview with Pierre Gutierrez of Rock Talks. He mentioned: “I can not even clarify how glad I’m with how this got here out. It sounds, in my view, higher than something that Cristian and I’ve ever performed collectively, and that features all of the ILL NIÑO data that we have performed collectively.”
Requested in regards to the musical path of LIONS AT THE GATE, Ahrue mentioned: “It is a very polished sound, much like… I do not wanna say it feels like [ILL NIÑO‘s 2003 album] ‘Confession’, however there’s a whole lot of singing on it, there’s a whole lot of manufacturing. However on the similar time, there’s heaviness to it. However the songs are higher than something we have written. And the loopy factor was the method of writing ’em was method simpler than it has ever been for us. Often an ILL NIÑO file would take us three to 6 months to complete. We completed this file in 20 days, and we imagine it sounds higher than something we have ever performed prior to now.”
Talking about LIONS AT THE GATE‘s collaboration with Odell, Ahrue mentioned: “He is labored with BAD WOLVES. I feel he might have co-wrote with them. However he has an enormous resume, and he is had, like, 5 Quantity One hits final yr. And he was superb to work with. I’ve labored with Ross Robinson, I’ve labored with Johnny Okay, I’ve labored with Terry Date, as a mixer, and I’ve labored with another huge names within the business which have all had platinum data, and I am going to say, fingers down, Kile Odell is superb. I’d say, second to [MACHINE HEAD‘s] ‘The Burning Crimson’, it was a tremendous expertise. It was a special method. So far as Ross Robinson was actually into the emotion and getting the emotion out of the gamers and the music, Odell could be very musical and he is actually capable of assist with the songs, and he has an incredible ear and an incredible imaginative and prescient.”
Photograph credit score: Andre Giovani