News | LION’S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video
“Baptized In Blood”
Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE has made a new song, “Baptized In Blood”, available on streaming services and digital service providers.
LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: “When Ronnie James Dio so sadly passed away in 2010, we were hired to be the house band with guests from AMON AMARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN’S RISING FORCE, KING DIAMOND etc joining us at SWEDEN ROCK‘s RONNIE JAMES DIO TRIBUTE that fall.
We were rehearsing songs from his amazing cataloge by BLACK SABBATH, DIO and RAINBOW for weeks and got inspired to write this song, which later became “Baptized In Blood”, as a tribute to our favorite singer of all time.
In November and December of 1999 LION’S SHARE had the pleasure of opening up for DIO, MOTÖRHEAD and MANOWAR on the MONSTERS OF THE MILLENNIUM tour, so I knew him pretty well and his death took us all real hard.”
LION’S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: “Obviously we did a pretty good job at that show, because a couple of weeks later the stage manager called us up and asked if we wanted to be the backing band for DIO and BLACK SABBATH drummer Vinny Appice at his drum clinic in Stockholm. It was very cool to play with such a legend and I remember Vinny called us BLACK SABBATH junior, which of course was a huge compliment.”
In late 2018, LION’S SHARE released a new five-track EP, plus its complete catalog – remastered with new artwork – on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The band have since released a few more digital singles, some of which will and some of which won’t end up on the forthcoming full-length album.
A new single every 2-3 months
Both Johansson and Chriss remark that they have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed.
“We are aware our fans want a new album and the plan was to release one in 2020, but we all know what happened then. We had just started playing live again with a couple of headline shows in Germany in March and were gearing up towards a new album and tour. Since we think it’s very important to tour behind a new album, we just have to wait until things go back to “normal” again”. Until then, we plan to release a new single every 2-3 months and keep building our fan base.”
The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, HAMMERFALL, SYMPHONY X, CHIMAIRA, THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS, etc.
Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (ARCH ENEMY, OPETH, SYMPHONY X, AMON AMARTH) – Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy Award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (ROXETTE, EUROPE, Glenn Hughes).
LION’S SHARE has toured with bands like MOTÖRHEAD, MANOWAR, DIO, SAXON, ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE, U.D.O. (ex-ACCEPT), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and has played many of the major rock and metal festivals.
Follow LION’S SHARE on:http://www.lionsshare.org
Bandbond on App Store: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/bandbond/id1477841137 – search for Lion’s Share at the onboarding page.
Bandbond on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.droid.bandbond – search for Lion’s Share at the onboarding page.
Complete remastered back catalog
Youphoria : https://orcd.co/025ebpn
Under Attack : https://orcd.co/5pvm3jb
Killed By Death: https://orcd.co/l8enr9m
Aim Higher: https://orcd.co/4dorz3g
Shotgun Messiah 2020 re-recording: https://orcd.co/mzjr1ab
We Are What We Are: https://orcd.co/j2d4akj
Chain Child: https://orcd.co/7ybn1aa
Dark Hours: https://orcd.co/39vbzba
Emotional Coma: https://orcd.co/3jwbo8j
Fall From Grace: https://orcd.co/57xkp5z
Lion’s Share: https://orcd.co/m5yl5ez
Youphoria – https://youtu.be/-wMYnCFzWuw
Under Attack – https://youtu.be/mZcPl6McBw4
Killed By Death – https://youtu.be/sIhsO8Udwn4
Aim Higher – https://youtu.be/-P8YAKlk2qs
Shotgun Messiah (2020 re-recording) – https://youtu.be/XdZsLUKjL8g
Pentagram – https://youtu.be/3ziYNPk0Cz8
We Are What We Are – https://youtu.be/uo5_L5_nNQQ
Chain Child – https://youtu.be/FzAYAS2SJyU
Another Desire – https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18
The Lion’s Trial – https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI
Sins Of A Father (2018 re-recording)– https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM
Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals
Lars Chriss – guitar
Andy Loos – bass
Nils Fredrik Johansson – drums
Kay Backlund – keyboards
Produced and mixed by: Lars Chriss – for www.noterious.eu
Mastered by: Mike Lind – for www.noterious.eu
Artwork by: Blekkmark Design Studio
Video by: Niklas Nieminen – for “The man with the hat”