The alternative rock crew known as De Lion have released their latest LP album, “Ego Maniacs.” The record comprises eleven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has proudly been published without support from the corporate music industry on the Ariel De Lion independent record label. A modern, creative twist on the alt-rock and grunge tradition of the early 1990s, “Ego Maniacs” is a colorful and thought-provoking record that proves there are still unique sounds yet to be found in rock music today.
De Lion (often stylized De///Lion) cite as main artistic influences some of the most avant-garde and intelligent rock groups ever to hit the stage or studio: System of a Down, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, Amen, Anti-Flag, Crass, and Radiohead. Of these especially, De Lion have blended the funky, offbeat feel and precision songwriting of System of a Down with the shadowy, skulking undertones of Alice in Chains to arrive at a character that is all their own. Fans of any / all the aforementioned artists will be enthused by the similarities and surprising singularities of De Lion on “Ego Maniacs.”
De Lion are composed of brothers Yaron and Adi Vaknin, Carla Saul, and Ariel De Lion, all hailing from Tel Aviv and New York respectively. Early recordings of “Ego Maniacs” became a popular background score to the Occupy Wall Street movement, as its lyrics are exactly worded and politically charged in the vein of acts such as Rage Against the Machine, Crass, and Dead Kennedys. Topics include such themes as dictatorships, celebrities, and nuclear warheads.
De Lion's first single, “Trash, Birds? Rats. Idea!” has been in regular circulation on hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. since its original publication. The animated video of the title track from their new LP, “Ego Maniacs,” has been viewed many thousands of times and was featured at the Sacramento film and Music Festival, CA, as well as in many online magazines.
“Ego Maniacs” by De Lion is available online worldwide.
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