2014 Marked the ‘Rise Of The Lion’ – MISS MAY I Returns with Diverse New Metal Album

2014 Marked the ‘Rise Of The Lion’ – MISS MAY I Returns with Diverse New Metal Album

These five scene stealers from Troy, Ohio prove to be groundbreakers with their upcoming blistering new offering, Rise Of The Lion. This is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Rise Of The Lion will be available in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions. Their last record, At Heart, entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at #32 and spawned huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. The band have been nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, headlined the Alternative Press 2012 Tour and killed it on the main stage at The 2013 Warped Tour.

“Rise Of The Lion is a big step forward for our band. It’s our most diverse record by far. The main goal was to create a timeless metal record that defines our band and I believe we have done it,” states frontman Levi Benton.

Inspiration lyrically for Rise Of The Lion came from letters MISS MAY I has received from fans over the years. “I wanted to find a new perspective to write from on this record. I wanted it to be less about me and my life, as I feel I covered that a lot on the last record,” adds Levi. “So I have this huge box of letters we’ve received from fans over the years. Often they are about how our songs have helped people through tough times or been the soundtrack to great times. So I decided to write songs from the perspective of different fans who have written to us.”

MISS MAY I’s unique artwork for Rise Of The Lion strikingly features their lion emblem freshly tattooed on a fan’s back.

Levi adds, “We really wanted to bring our lion emblem back for Rise Of The Lion. It’s something that people associate with our band and something that was missing on the last record. That said, we wanted something fresh and exciting. We see so many people with that tattoo and it really has become synonymous with our band and our fans. So we decided to find one special fan to have it tattooed on them and represent this record. We wanted a really nasty, bloody, fresh tattoo to symbolize the dedication we and our fans have for this band. Nice, bloody, and metal!”

The band from Troy will be invading the Pacific Northwest with two show dates.

2/16 – MISS MAY I @ THE SHOWBOX – 1426 1ST AVE – $22 ADV/$25 DOS
*ON TOUR WITH W/ AUGUST BURNS RED, NORTHLANE, FIT FOR A KING & ERRA

2/14 – MISS MAY I @ KNITTING FACTORY – 919 W SPRAGUE AVE – $18 ADV/$21 DOS – DOS: 6:00/SH: 7:00
*ON TOUR WITH W/ AUGUST BURNS RED, NORTHLANE, FIT FOR A KING & ERRA

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Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.



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