LIONS AT THE GATE, the new band featuring former ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals),Ahrue “Luster” Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar),alongside bassist Stephen Brewer (WESTFIELD MASSACRE) and drummer Fern Lemus, has released the official music video for its new track, “Find My Way”, featuring Tatiana Shmayluk of JINJER.
Machado commented: “With ‘Find My Way’, we tried to break all the formulaic rules on this one. Pushed the boundaries, took it to extremes. In the end, we realized how rewarding it was fitting intensely contrasting musical elements into one track. And it is a killer heavy track that also offers a beautifully haunting melody.
“From the onset, it seemed perfect for Tatiana’s voice. The fact that she wound up on the track is mind-blowing. Her voice is absolutely stunning and it is a huge honor having her on.
“Lyrically, the song walks the line between fear, surrender, and the will to overcome. At the time of writing the album, I felt pinned by so many things gone wrong in my life. I remember I just held on to hope and faith long enough till I found a place of safe surrender. A place where I could slowly lift the weight off, finally be untethered. It’s a familiar theme that resonates throughout the whole album — the will to overcome, the power to see the beauty in a world that is unforgiving.”
LIONS AT THE GATE will make its live debut on April 28 at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Support at the show will come from THROWN INTO EXILE and BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE.
LIONS AT THE GATE released its debut single, “Not Even Human”, back in June 2021.
“Find My Way”, along with previously released singles “Bed Of Nails”, “Scapegoat” and “Not Even Human”, are expected to appear on LIONS AT THE GATE’s upcoming debut album, which was produced by Kile Odell, who has previously worked with FOZZY and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.
Photo credit: Andre Giovani