The Maryland-based rock outfit Lionize have just signed with The End Records for the release of their upcoming studio album. The band, consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Henry Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar), will be recording at The Magpie Cage in Baltimore, MD and The Lions Den in Beltsville, MD. The album sees mixing and mastering by J. Robbins, as well as production by Lionize, Jean Paul Gaster, and J. Robbins.
The forthcoming Lionize release follows the band's 2014 album Jeptpack Soundtrack, and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Following the release, in true Lionize fashion, the band will be hitting the road for extensive touring in support of the album.
Says the band: "Our excitement about this album is hard to compare to our past releases because of the reaction to road-testing the material to a live audience internationally this past December. The shows took us to UK, Europe and ended in our home city of Washington DC. We played a set of mostly new songs that no fans had heard before - and the reaction was incredible. Instantly the energy and response was at the highest level of enthusiasm the band had ever received. The band is looking forward to forging our relationship with The End and bringing this sound to a vast new audience. The band was looking for the right home to settle into and introduce ourselves to the world and we are very happy to do it with The End."