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Lionheart + First Blood

+ Pay No Respect + Carbine

Lionheart is a Hardcore/Metal band from the Bay Area, California. They released their first record “The Will To Survive” via Stillborn Records in 2008. Sharing the stage with Sworn Enemy, Thick As Blood, Walls Of Jericho, Agnostic Front, H20, and many more brought more attention to the band. Their next release, “Built On Struggle”, was released via Mediaskare Records on January 18, 2011. 

 “A lot of bands today don’t sing about the struggle, about hardships but that was always hardcore to me.”  Rob Watson who delivers violently passionate vocals and lyrics for Bay Area based group, Lionheart speaks on the band’s last album.  “Built On Struggle is really the theme of a lot of my songs, about my personal demons.  It’s about being a Lionheart to go through serious shit and being able to get up and walk away from it.”  Set to intensely furious hardcore with weight of downtuned metallic guitars, Built To Struggle is the one of the most introspective albums to set the pit off with.  

Lionheart's record "BUILT ON STRUGGLE" is by far the bands most innovating release to date. It features guest spots by Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis), Lord Ezec AKA Danny Diablo (Icepick/Skarhead), Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through), Bruce LePage (orignal singer of 100 Demons), and a guest guitar solo by Dave Nassie (ex-Suicidal Tendencies).

 2011 was a huge year for Lionheart, touring and playing high profile festivals with Madball, Blood For Blood, Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain, Terror, MyChildren MyBride, First Blood, Wisdom In Chains, and many more.


The follow up to 2011’s “Built On Struggle” is slated for an early 2012 release via Mediaskare Records. “It's an exciting opportunity to be able to work with Matt Hyde and Nick Jett on this album,” says Lionheart’s vocalist Rob Watson.  “Matt Hyde's resume speaks for itself, and we know Nick from previous tours done together so that'll be awesome to work together on something like this. We've been working on this record since the release of Built On Struggle, and we can't wait to start recording it. It's heavier, harder, and more pissed than anything we've done to date.”

First Blood

Formed in 2002 in the legendary San Francisco Bay Area California USA, First Blood set out to create straight-forward and crushing metal-edged hardcore music with a pissed-off, in-your-face message. "We just wanted to play music that was right to the point so kids could sing-along and let out their aggressions on the dancefloor," states frontman Carl Schwartz about the band's early, no-frills attitude. "We never thought or expected we would be playing shows outside of California, let alone San Francisco." 

Doors 6:30PM, age 14+


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