LIONIZE, the first independent artist to sign with Weathermaker Music
(the label that has, up until now, served as the exclusive platform forCLUTCH and individual band member related side projects) have confirmed a February 18th 2014 release date for their new album Jetpack Soundtrack.
The album features 11 new tracks and was jointly produced by CLUTCHdrummer Jean-Paul Gaster and Machine (Lamb of God, King Crimson) at theMachine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.
Starting today Jetpack Soundtrack is available for pre-order HERE. The album is available in LP (limited edition pressing of 1,000), CD and digital formats. Several fan friendly pre-order bundles are available.
“Reality Check” is the first single from the album. It’s a showcase ofLIONIZE‘s precise musicianship, smoothly shifting through the gears and coming out the back end at an exhilarating pace. Its gargantuan hook comes at you with an unexpected velocity. The lyric video for the first single fromJetpack Soundtrack, created by Agent Ogden (Clutch-Live at the 9:30 DVD/ Full Fathom Five DVD) can be viewed at www.lionizemusic.com. The single is also available to stream via soundcloud at www.lionizemusic.com.
The band will be hitting the road in support of the new album beginning January 10th for a string of headline dates before joining up as direct support for Pepper. These dates begin January 16th in Agoura Hills, CA and run through February 6th in Santa Ana, CA. Following the dates with PepperLIONIZE will play another run of headline shows beginning February 7th in Las Vegas and wrapping up on Valentine’s Day February 14th in Pittsburgh, PA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Frontman Nate Bergman spoke on the “State of the Union” of LIONIZE:
“Coming into 2014 is the most exciting point in our careers. We are getting ready to release a record called Jetpack Soundtrack that we’ve labored over for more than a year – and the results are better than we could have expected. We wear the Weathermaker name with a great sense of pride, and we look forward to taking the album and name all over the globe and performing for fans. There’s a level of confidence that comes with being on Clutch’s label – they are simply the best rock band on the planet and are the most supportive group to team up with. Aside from the album being fantastic, we are starting the year off with an incredible tour with headlining dates leading up to a tour with Pepper. They are great dudes and the shows will be immensely fun.”
The Maryland-based band formed in 2004, learning to play music by jamming and listening – really listening – to each other. But now, ten years later, the band has matured into a much more powerful, tight unit. LIONIZE still hammer out most songs in the studio and rehearsal room from the basic spark of an idea.Jetpack Soundtrack, their fifth album and first for the Weathermaker Music label, is no different.
LIONIZE on Tour:
1/10: Keyser, WV @ Clancy’s Irish Pub
LIONIZE with Pepper:
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