LION’S SHARE – Releases new single and lyric video “Aim Higher”.

PRESS RELEASE:

Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE has made a new song available on streaming services and digital service providers.

“In these strange days of Covid-19, we feel the time is right to give you a song with a positive touch. This is a song about you deciding your own destiny and that you can achieve whatever you want if you never give up, never take shit and believe in yourself,” says LION’S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.



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.

LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says: “We had big plans for 2020, with a new album and everything. We had just done our first couple of live shows in many years this past March in Germany when the Covid-19 put stop to it all.” 

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.

The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISSMegadethKing DiamondHammerFallSymphony XChimairaTherionYngwie Malmsteen bandCandlemass, etc.  Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch EnemyOpethSymphony XAmon Amarth) – Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (RoxetteEuropeGlenn Hughes etc).

LION’S SHARE band have toured with bands like MotörheadManowarDIOSaxonIced EarthNevermoreU.D.O. (ex-Accept), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and have played many of the major rock and metal festivals.

Follow LION’S SHARE on:
http://www.lionsshare.org
https://lionsshare.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo
http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband
http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare
https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/
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:
Aim Higherhttps://orcd.co/4dorz3g
Shotgun Messiah 2020 re-recordinghttps://orcd.co/mzjr1ab
Pentagramhttps://orcd.co/j0qa7m4
We Are What We Arehttps://orcd.co/j2d4akj
Chain Childhttps://orcd.co/7ybn1aa
EPhttps://orcd.co/laolywm
Dark Hourshttps://orcd.co/39vbzba
Emotional Comahttps://orcd.co/3jwbo8j
Entrancehttps://orcd.co/pb5jx8n
Fall From Gracehttps://orcd.co/57xkp5z
Twohttps://orcd.co/jrmympv
Lion’s Sharehttps://orcd.co/m5yl5ez

Lyric video for Aim Higher – https://youtu.be/-P8YAKlk2qs
Lyric video for Shotgun Messiah 2020 re-recording – https://youtu.be/XdZsLUKjL8g
Lyric video for Pentagram – https://youtu.be/3ziYNPk0Cz8
Lyric video for We Are What We Are – https://youtu.be/uo5_L5_nNQQ
Lyric video for Chain Child – https://youtu.be/FzAYAS2SJyU
Lyric video for Another Desire – https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18
Lyric video for The Lion’s Trial – https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI
Lyric video for Sins Of A Father 2018 re-recording – https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM

CREDITS:
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: Carl-André Beckston – for www.noterious.eu
Video by: Niklas Nieminen – for “The man with the hat”

NILS PATRIK JOHANSSON – releases lyric video of solo album title track “Evil Deluxe”…..

 

“Evil Deluxe”, is taken from the album “Evil Deluxe”, which is due for release May 25th.
Nils Patrik Johansson (LION’S SHARE, ASTRAL DOORS, ex-CIVIL WAR), will release his first solo album “Evil Deluxe”, this spring on German label Metalville.
“I have thought about a solo album for ten years, but then CIVIL WAR came into the picture and I used all my ideas for the three albums that we did” Nils Patrik reveals.
“After my departure from them, I felt that I wanted to focus 100% on ASTRAL DOORS and LION’S SHARE. But all of a sudden inspiration came back – and from out of nowhere I had 10 new killer songs. It felt natural to hire my LION’S SHARE band mate, Lars Chriss as producer and guitar player. My son Fredrik Johansson play drums on the record, so finally father and son Johansson will appear on the same album.” Nils Patrik adds.
Other musicians on the album:
Chris Boltendahl (GRAVE DIGGER) – Vocals
Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY) – Bass
Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND) – Keyboard
Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE) – Keyboard
Anuviel (SAECRED SPIRIT) – Keyboard
Marcus Bengts – Bass
An official teaser video can be seen below:

LION’S SHARE and ASTRAL DOORS singer NILS PATRIK JOHANSSON – releases solo album…..

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Nils Patrik Johansson (LION’S SHARE, ASTRAL DOORS, ex-CIVIL WAR), will release his first solo album “Evil Deluxe”, this spring on German label Metalville.

“I have thought about a solo album for ten years, but then CIVIL WAR came into the picture and I used all my ideas for the three albums that we did” Nils Patrik reveals.

“After my departure from them, I felt that I wanted to focus 100% on ASTRAL DOORS and LION’S SHARE. But all of a sudden inspiration came back – and from out of nowhere I had 10 new killer songs. It felt natural to hire my LION’S SHARE band mate, Lars Chriss as producer and guitar player. My son Fredrik Johansson play drums on the record, so finally father and son Johansson will appear on the same album.” Nils Patrik adds.

Other musicians on the album:
Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY) – Bass
Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND) – Keyboard
Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE) – Keyboard
Anuviel (SAECRED SPIRIT) – Keyboard
Marcus Bengts – Bass
A couple of special guests are to be revealed later on as well.

An official teaser video can be seen below:

https://youtu.be/5hfE5CbrrEw
Web:
www.metalville.de

Johan Kihlberg’s Impera – New Solo album on Feb.23d….

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After three albums with his band IMPERA, founding drummer Johan Kihlberg decided it was time to spread his wings, and the Swede came up with the idea to record his first solo effort, Johan Kihlberg’s Impera “Age Of Discovery” will be released on FEB.23d from AOR HEAVEN.
Track listing:
1. Prelude (intro)
2. That´s The Way That Life Goes,
3. Fear
4. Falling
5. The End Of The Road
6. Just A Conversation
7. The Right Stuff
8. Why Does She Care
9.I Am I
10. It´s A Revolution

Musicians :
Johan Kihlberg – Drums/Keyboards
Lars Chriss (Lion’s Share)- Guitars
Mats Vassfjord (220 Volt) – Bass
Michael Sadler (Saga) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 8
Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 6
Mick Devine (Seven) – Lead Vocals on 3, 5, 9 – Backing Vocals on 3, 7, 9, bonus track
Nigel Bailey (Bailey) – Lead Vocals on 7, 10, bonus track – Backing Vocals on 5, 10
Nils Patrik Johansson (Lion’s Share, Astral Doors) – Lead & Backing Vocals on 2, 3
Michael J. Scott – Lead & Backing Vocals on 4
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) – solo on 9
Kay Backlund (Lion’s Share) – Keyboards on 1, 3, 6
Anders Rybank (Coastland Ride) – Keyboards on 8

 

“I felt this would give me the opportunity to spread my wings a bit and work with some other people,” Johan said.
“I grew up with bands like KISS, QUEEN, ABBA and THE BEATLES, who were not afraid to have a wide range of styles on their albums. I’m obviously a hard rock fan at heart, but I’m also influenced by bands like SIMPLE MINDS, KRAFTWERK, MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND, HUMAN LEAGUE and many others. I’m also a huge fan of movies and movie soundtracks.”
The first person Johan approached was LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss, who is also a renowned producer and mixer.
“Johan and I got together and started writing songs,” Chriss said. “He usually had an idea of the direction and we took it from there. We also had a couple of friends coming up with basic ideas for about half of the album. We had the luxury to cherry-pick the songs we thought would add to what we already had going. For lyrics and melody we worked closely with singer Mick Devine of the band SEVEN, whom I’ve done a couple albums with the last couple of years. My old friend and LION’S SHARE keyboardist Kay Backlund stepped up to the plate and worked with us on a couple of tracks as well.”
Kihlberg and Chriss decided to work with several different singers on the project, while enlisting Kihlberg’s longtime friend and IMPERA bandmate Mats Vassfjord to lay down the bass tracks.
“As soon as we had the songs written, we started thinking about what voice and singer that would fit each individual track the best,” Kihlberg said. “Fortunately, they all agreed and did an amazing job on the album. I even managed to get one of my all-time favorite singers, Michael Sadler from SAGA, to sing a song.”
Johan Kihlberg’s Impera “Age Of Discovery” features a wide range of musical influences while remaining a very strong, melodic and powerful album. It boasts great production work by Chriss and a stunning artwork by Carl-André Beckston.
http://www.impera.org
http://www.facebook.com/Impera
Produced by:Johan Kihlberg & Lars Chriss
Mixed by: Lars Chriss
Mastered by:Mike Lind
Artwork by: Carl André Beckston