As Lions announce deal with Better Noise Records for debut album

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As Lions have announced a deal with Better Noise Records, part of the Eleven Seven Music Group.

Comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee, As Lions formed in late 2014. The band has been keeping busy by touring regionally and building a national following through the UK, as well as starting work on their debut album.

Of the signing, As Lions vocalist, Dickinson, says: “We’re unbelievably excited to announce our signing with Better Noise and the Eleven Seven family for our debut record! They are one of a kind, and it’s a total pleasure to work with some of the most driven and talented people in the rock world. The belief we all share in this band is already yielding unbelievable results. Here’s to a bold and beautiful 2016, we can’t wait to share the adventure.”

As Lions will be releasing their debut album in 2016 which will be produced by David Bendeth, the multi-platinum award winning producer who has previously worked with Paramore, Papa Roach, In Flames, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon and Of Mice & Men.

Better Noise Records label owner and founder, Allen Kovac adds: “I’ve been looking for a project to work on with Craig and the team over at Raw Power Management as I admire the work they accomplished with Of Mice & Men and Bring Me The Horizon. Austin Dickinson and AS LIONS have given us this opportunity, blowing us away with his unique voice and dynamic live performance.”


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As Lions reveal debut live show in London

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As Lions, the band that has emerged from the ashes of Rise To Remain, have announced their debut live show.

The metalheads are set to play at the Camden Barfly on the 11th of February, with support coming from Monument, Stellify and Brutai.

The news comes just a week after the band shared their first song, “The Fall”, which is available to download for free via Soundcloud now, and which you can listen to below:


Says frontman Austin Dickinson of the song: “’The Fall’ is a song seething with an energy and determination that I have never felt before. Coming off the back of our former projects, it would be far too easy to release something that ‘treads the water’. We wanted this one out there first because it has that crucial diversity that sets us apart, but at its heart has the anthemic core and the fleshed out heaviness that made me want to make music in the first place. It’s a direct, impassioned and honest statement of intent for our future.”

As Lions’ debut album is expected later this year. Tickets for the Barfly show are available here.

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Rise To Remain are no more; As Lions emerge from the ashes

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As Rise To Remain split, new band – As Lions – emerge from the ashes

Rise To Remain have announced that they have split.

Frontman Austin Dickinson revealed the news via the band’s Facebook page, writing:

“Its [sic] with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we reveal to everybody that Rise To Remain is no more. We travelled the world with this band, and, because of the people who supported us, managed to achieve so many things we never thought possible.

“Living the dream, in many cases, is not enough to hold it all together when the band is not stable, and after putting together the second record, Adam told us he was in a place where he felt the pressure of the album and the upcoming cycle and couldn’t continue, leading Ben to quit music altogether. To continue the band at this point, with as many line up changes as its had, with the two original members being Will and myself, seems pointless.”

Dickinson continues: “I wouldn’t say that this news is necessarily unexpected, as its been quiet on here for some time. We don’t feel any blame or animosity.”

But all is not lost for fans of the musicians. As Dickinson explains, a new band is now working on material.

“AS LIONS is the new band that Will, Conor and I have been working on since early last year. We wanted to take our time with it and build the material to the point where we knew we could burn the place to the ground. This is that time.

“There is no other way to kick this off, than with an anthem, a straight up belter, one that you can sing and move to.”

That song is “The Fall”, and you can listen to it via the stream below:


“Touring and shows will be announced shortly, but for now, we would rather let the song speak for itself, and find out what your reactions are,” Dickinson concludes.

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