Los Angeles hard rock quintet LIONS AT THE GATE have dropped their latest single and music video, “Bed Of Nails”. The track strikes a fine balance between otherworldly vocals, relentless rhythm, and massively heavy riffs. Speaking on today’s release, Lions At The Gate frontman Cristian Machado commented:
“‘Bed Of Nails’ is a song that was brought in by Diego, a string of riffs that told a story. Kile pushed the dynamics of the song into extremes by surrounding Diego’s riffs with ghostly verses. Ahrue and Steve rounded off some of the parts and the bridge of the song. When I heard the demo, I fell in love with the heavy riff and the double bass, especially followed by those intimate and creepy verses. That caught my attention instantly. When we got the final mixes back from Kile, I realized how strong the song was.
The message of the song is not hidden in the lyric, it is blatantly about deep inner struggle to accept the things you can not change. I think, especially to embrace those things which blossom growth, even when they involve intense struggle. It’s a theme stitched well into the album. Laying out a maze, attempting to discover an exit path, trying to cut through the uncertainty of life and the chaos of the world. Really though, aren’t we all?”
LIONS AT THE GATE will be making their live debut at the legendary Whisky a Go Go on April 28th. Their long-awaited premiere event will be supported by fellow metal acts Thrown Into Exile and Breaking In A Sequence. Tickets go on sale at 10AM PT on Friday, March 4th from https://eventlink.to/latgwhisky.
ABOUT LIONS AT THE GATE
A familiar signature sound, but with a fresh and rejuvenated take, former Ill Niño members Cristian Machado (vocals), guitarists Diego Verduzco and Ahrue Luster (ex-Machine Head) along with bassist Stephen Brewer (ex-Westfield Massacre) and drummer Fern Lemus (ex-Silence The Messenger) are LIONS AT THE GATE.
Moving on from their previous projects, these musical forces made the most of their creative freedom and newfound inspiration. Machado’s powerful vocals are better than ever as he soars with a steady balance and grace with his aggressive scowl as well as embracing his softer side. What is not lost in this band’s musical palette are the dynamics of their trademark heaviness, supported by the foundation of big choruses to balance the crushing rhythm within the songs.