As Lions featuring Austin Dickinson (son of Bruce Dickinson), will release their debut full-length album, Selfish Age, on January 20th via Better Noise Records. The band has released a lyric video for the song “Bury My Dead”, available below.
Selfish Age is the follow-up to As Lions’ debut EP Aftermath released earlier this year. Produced by award-winning producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon) and Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, In This Moment), Selfish Age is an illustration of the band’s mission to create “the biggest, baddest hard rock we could, and on an almost cinematic scale.” The album’s 11 dynamic tracks are a study in contrasts, with the epic and evocative “Aftermath”, the crushing “Deathless” which targets the internet culture’s obsession with image, “Bury My Dead”, a hard-hitting personal statement complemented by stately piano tinklings, and the electro-tinged title track, “Selfish Age”.
Said AS LIONS vocalist Austin Dickinson (son of Bruce Dickinson): “‘Bury My Dead’ is a song about leaving your past behind you. It’s very close to my chest because, in starting AS LIONS and beginning this new adventure, there were a lot of things that I had to leave behind, both as a musician and as a person. I think the same can be said for all people, in all walks of life.
“In our existence, the only constant is change and sometimes we have to say that final goodbye to the burdens that can no longer teach us or push us. That’s one of the many ways in which we grow.
“I had so much fun writing this, and I truly hope you enjoy blasting it too!”
Comprised of Austin Dickinson on vocals, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O’Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee, As Lions showcase an evolution in British rock. Having already played sold out shows in the UK, As Lions are now leaving their imprint on the States during their US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Sixx:A.M..
Selfish Age tracklisting:
“Bury My Dead”
“World On Fire”
“One By One”
“The Great Escape”