HAPPY CINCO de MAYO! What's new you ask?

HOLA AMIGOS! 

First off, thank you everybody who came and supported us at Jammin Java this past weekend! We got to perform some new music as well as some old stuff and having you guys there made all the difference. I just wanted to give you guys an update on things and let you know about some of our plans for the near future.

As you know, we are working very hard on getting the recording done for our upcoming record release. Of course, it's going to take a little time for us to get this thing finished the right way in order to meet our standards and out-do our previous record "When the Mighty Fall". We appreciate your patience and continued support during this process. 

We CAN say that the first song we have already recorded sounds AMAZING without any mixing or mastering done yet. This allows us to believe you will not be disappointed with the outcome of this record. Our plan is to release a few songs as singles one-by-one until the record is done. This will give you guys something to listen to while the recording process continues. 

As far as shows go, we are considering doing the battle of bands taking place at Jammin Java in July in hopes to win some money that will go towards recording cost. Also, the winner gets recording time as well. This could be very benefitial to us and could help speed up the process of releasing our new album. We would very much appreciate your support if and when we decide it's what we are going to do.

In the meantime please continue to spread the word about Fight the Lion however you can. Our music is available for free all over the internet. Spotify is a cool place to stream bands at no charge and our previous album is available there right now. You can find our music on Youtube, Itunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and plenty of other places too! Just a simple google search will give you more options. 

Now I would like to give you guys a little treat for reading this update. I've mentioned before I wanted to do a kind of "Behind the Music Blog". Well, today I'm going to pick a random song and talk about how it came about and some of the meaning behind it. Check it out! 

 

The song is called "In or Out": 

It's time to sort out all these questions with no answers 

dragging me down and it feels like falling faster 

like the first time 

tell me now are you in or are you out 

i hit the ground every time you wait every chance you waste 

im turning around if you hold back any longer 

give me a sound dont let my distress get any stronger 

like the first time 

tell me now are you in or are you out 

i hit the ground every time you wait every chance you waste 

wait...wait...wait...

wait...wait...wait...

tell me now are you in or are you out 

i hit the ground every time you wait every chance you waste 

tell me now are you in or are you out 

i hit the ground every time you wait every chance you waste 

 

Okay, so I try not to write every song about relationship drama, but it seems to be a common theme in my life lately. This song is very much about the beginning of a relationship and how it just doesn't seem to be going anywhere. One person just won't take that leap. It's not a fun place to be when you're always wondering if the other person is really all in or not. I figured there would probably be somebody else out there who could relate to this. Unfortunately, I've been on both sides of this old familiar story. Hopefully someone out there got something good out this. The song was released on our EP "All the rage in a plastic age" which you can stream on our website now.

 

Thanks for checking in!

 

Jake

-FTL-

 

 

Celebrate Fairfax!

Tonight, Fight the Lion plays Celebrate Fairfax on the Starr Hill Stage from 9:45 to 11:15.  We hope to see you there!!!

Download "In or Out" Free!!

Here is our last song from our new EP "All the Rage in a Plastic Age" called, "In or Out" for FREE.  Now you can download all 3 songs for free as well as our whole last album "When the Mighty Fall"

(In or Out)

 

 

She's Got A Secret Video Release!!!

Thanks to everyone for checking out the teaser video for "She's Got A Secret", now watch the whole thing right here!!!  Thanks to Page 8 Films and all the extras and people that made this happen, we really appreciate it!

 

Download "Blinded" FREE!

As promised, we are giving our new EP called "All the Rage in a Plastic Age" away for free one song at a time.  Here is the second song to be released called "Blinded", we hope you like it!!  Now share it!

(Blinded)

 

Download "She's Got A Secret"!!

The time is here!!  Thank you to everyone for getting our "Likes" up on Facebook.  We appreciate it! Now download our first song "She's Got A Secret" from our new EP which will have a name soon...... What should we call it?  Click the link below to download!

(She's Got A Secret)

Video Teaser for "She's Got A Secret"!

This is a quick teaser for our upcoming video "She's Got A Secret". The video should be done in early March 2012. All songs from this EP will be free to download on our website at www.FightTheLion.com.  This was shot by Page 8 Films starring Nyssa Nevers.

Live Bar

Thanks to Super Bob and everyone that came out to Live Bar in Greenville, NC last night.  We had a great time!!!

 

Free Song Downloads!

You can now download our CD "When the Mighty Fall" for FREE right here on our website!!  Just go to the music player and click on each song.  We have 3 brand new songs that we will be posting up sometime in February which will also be FREE to download. So please download them, learn them and come out to a show!

Jake's Mug in a Mag

Check out Jake's pretty face featured in VivaTysons Magazine in an article about Jammin Java's 10 year anniversary.  Click Here to read the article.

New Pictures of the Video Shoot!!

Click HERE to check out our new photos of the video shoot for "She's Got a Secret" taken by Ayla Seidel, Ernesto Cazales and William Robles.  The shoot took place at Robinson Terminal in Old Town Alexandria.

 

Video Shoot

We finished the first day of shooting for our first video "Secret" on Friday 11/18/11.  The shoot took place in a huge warehouse at Robinson Terminal in Old Town Alexandria.  Page 8 Films are the masters behind the camera.  The shoot started at 9 and went until 3 and we got some killer stuff.  We will be sharing some still images soon from some photo journalist students that happened to walk by the set.  Thanks to Mayor Eulle, Willy, Paul, Andrew, Quinn and John for everything!

New Bassist

Ok, so it took us a while to actually announce this, but Fight the Lion has a new Bassist, Josh Papreck!!!  He has already played a few shows with us and helped us write a few killer new songs.  He rocks face and shaved his head!  Seriously a perfect fit for us.  So now we are planning on heading to the studio in November to record with a video shortly after.  Rock!

Mohawk Josh

Fight The Lion - LIVE at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC

Miss the amazing show last month?

 

NO WORRIES!

Visit our ReverbNation page now ( http://www.reverbnation.com/fightthelion ) and you can listen to 11 songs recorded LIVE from the show now!

 

Head on over and get some LIVE FTL in your earholes NOW!

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/fightthelion

FIRE IT UP!!!! Free Download

Get Fight the Lion's "Fire It Up!" free on their website.  Download "Fire It Up!" MP3 from their album "When the Mighty Fall".  Spread the word!  

New music and planning a video

Fight the Lion has been hard at work on new music during the last couple of weeks.  Look for some killer new tunes on June 11th at our upcoming Jammin Java show. A little secret about Jammin Java - after the show, the bands often head over to Amphora.  Open 24 hours and a menu that includes basically every kind of food ever.  It's just a few blocks from the club, and they don't seem to mind our ... condition ... after a night of rocking out.

We're playing at Union Square Best Buy tomorrow.  I think this will be our fourth trip to play Live @ Best Buy, and our first time at Union Square.  I hope the sound guys in Union Square are cool like Greg at the Chelsea BB.

Last weekend we all met with a video production company and discussed ideas for our first music video.  Super cool guys and the ideas are pretty involved.  We put up a poll on our facebook page so that you can help us decide which song to use first.  Look for more updates as the summer progresses.

That's it for now.  Find us on facebook!

Jagermeister Music Tour

Fight the Lion has been invited to open the Jagermeister Music Tour Featuring Buckcherry with Special Guests HELLYEAH, All That Remains and The Damned Things at the Fillmore in Charlotte North Carolina on February 22! 

Shamrock Fest

Fight the Lion has just been added to the largest festival in Washington DC, Shamrock Fest!

RFK Stadium on March 12, 2011.  Bands include the Dropkick Murphys, Carbon LeafLove Seed Mama Jump, Scythian, Lost in Paris, Ice Wagon Flu, Hotspur, Dr Fu, Pubcrawlers, Niki Barr Band, The Rovers, Along Those Lines, Charm City Saints, 3AM, Bare Knuckle Boxers, Lethal Peanut, The Mighty Regis, The Gobshites, Once Ok Twice, Ceann, Crowded Streets, Barleyjuice, Silent Critics, White Ford Bronco, Jefe Solo and many more!

Fight the Lion going to NC

We just got back from NYC and it's time to hit the road again.  This time it's North Carolina!  Check out the details of our show here and come out to The Diamond Club!  Let's do some good work and help Parmalee get back on their feet.

RiverFrontFest in DC!

Check out the details for the 2010 RiverFrontFest.  We'll be playing at 12:30 PM on the River Stage.  Check out the event info - it's gonna be a great day.

Fight the Lion on Chandler & Raea

Fight the Lion will be guests on the Chandler and Raea show on Tuesday, September 28.  Listen online at 9:00 PM at BDigix.com.

The Chandler & Raea show is a brazen look at the inner workings of politics, social nightlife and the arts in the Nation’s Capitol. A glimpse into all that makes DC tick for all points of view. These two charismatic, Rock and Roll, Republican women are going to shamelessly kick the dust off of this sleepy town and show the world what a vibrant city DC really is.

Tune in for a special acoustic performance!

Halloween Party at Jammin Java

We're playing at Jammin Java on October 30 with our friends The Speaks.  This will be a Halloween show, so start planning your costume now!  There will be a contest and prizes.  Check back often for more details.  Tickets are on sale now, and at the rate they're going, will be sold out.  You don't want to have the best costume in the parking lot!  Get those tickets now!

Two tickets to UPROAR Festival!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to our readers to the August 31st ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL

FIGHT THE LION, who will be performing on the Jagermeister Mobile Stage at the Rockstar Energy UPROAR  Festival at Jiffy Lube Live, are giving away ONE PAIR of tickets to the festival… Other artist performances include: Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Stone Sour, Hellyeah and more.

Read more here!

FREE TICKETS TO UPROAR!!!

Big Machine Media with the help of Jagermeister, Rockstar Energy Drink and OnTap Magazine came together to give away 2 sets of tickets to see Fight the Lion on the Jagermeister Mobile Stage at Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Jiffy Lube LIve on August 31, 2010.  Headliners include DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR, HAILSTORM, HELLYEAH, AIRBORNE, NEW MEDICINE and more....

For your chance at free tickets, email FTLTix@yahoo.com!!!

The Winner will be chosen on Thursday August 26th!

 

DC101 Local Lix - August 15
Fight The Lion will be on the radio tonight from 10-11pm on DC101 Local Lix. Local Lix is a music show devoted to the many great local bands in the VA/MD/DC Metropolitan area. Tune in to 101.1 FM or stream it from DC101 to anywhere on Earth!
Iota rocks

Huge thanks to everyone who rocked out at Iota last Friday night.  Congratulations to HeLO on their new release "Mercury Retrograde".  Much success to The Lincoln Bedroom on the second half of their US tour!

Our sights are set on August 31, for the Jagermeister Mobile Stage at Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival.  It'll be a full day of rock - see Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, and of course Fight the Lion!  Check the full details and buy a ticket!  See you there!

Iota Club this Friday, August 6

We'll be performing with HeLO (releasing a new CD), and The Lincoln Bedroom at The Iota Club in Arlington.  Ten bucks at the door.  It'll be a great show! 

 

In other news, thanks to Stella Mira, The Blackbells, and The Wicked Tomorrow.  All the music was awesome on Saturday night at the Rock N Roll Hotel.  Anybody who couldn't make it should check out the music from all these bands.

DC101 Local Lix

Special thanks to DC101 and Local Lix for giving us some air time!  They played our song Time Taker from the When the Might Fall CD.  Check out Local Lix every Sunday night at 10:00 PM - stream it online from DC101.

Jagermeister Mobile Stage at Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival

HUGE NEWS!!! Fight the Lion will be playing the Jagermeister Mobile Stage at Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival on August 31 at Jiffy Lube Live!! Doors open at 2pm. Bands include Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine and FIGHT THE LION!!!