Need some thick hardcore to get you through to the end of the year? Lionheart from Oakland, California might be able to fill that space for you. On the back of 2019 LP Valley of Death, they’re charging forward with their ninth studio album Welcome to the West Coast III on the way, out December 9 via Arising Empire. If their 2014 Welcome to the West Coast EP and 2017 Welcome to the West Coast II LP were anything to go by, we’re in for a solid throwdown.
The brute five-piece have just delivered lead single ‘Hell on Earth‘ to give you a taster for what’s about to drop on us. The three-minute single delivers a Hatebreed-inspired hardcore sound with their full dose of aggressive energy, packed with barking gang vocals and chaotic grooves.
The record includes impressive features including Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta himself, on not one, but two tracks; as well as Alex Taylor of Malevolence and Ice-T of Bodycount, plus a whole lot more.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream ‘Hell on Earth‘ here
Pre-order Welcome to the West Coast III here
Lionheart – Welcome to the West Coast III tracklisting
1. The Trilogy Intro
2. Death Comes In 3’s feat. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed
3. Hell On Earth
4. Live By The Gun feat. Ice-T of Bodycount
5. Cold Water Farewell
6. Stories From The Gutter feat. AnyMoney from E.Town
7. New Money I Old Pain
8. Deathbed Confessional feat. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed
9. At War With The Gods feat. Los of Demadre
10. Bonnie & Clyde ’05
11. Exit Wounds feat. Alex of Malevolence
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