IRON MAIDEN Singer BRUCE DICKINSON’s Advice To Son AUSTIN On Navigating The Music Industry - “Give Them Hell And Don’t Fuck Up!”
May 4, 2017, 2 years ago
As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson (son of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson), released their debut full-length album, Selfish Age, on January 20th via Better Noise Records.
Robert Cavuoto caught up with Austin for MyGlobalMind to talk about the band’s formation and the magic they created for their debut release.
During the interview, Austin is asked what was the best piece of advice his father gave him in order to navigate the music industry? His reply: “Give them hell and don’t fuck up!” [laughing]
On what he learned from his Dad’s live performances: “Two songs and get some water. Also, have an ample amount of water to song ratio.”
Read the full interview at MyGlobalMind.com.
As Lions recently performed the Selfish Age album track “World On Fire at YouTube Space London, and video of the performance, directed by Ryan Chang, can be seen below.
Selfish Age is the follow-up to As Lions’ debut EP Aftermath. Produced by award-winning producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon) and Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, In This Moment), Selfish Age is an illustration of the band’s mission to create “the biggest, baddest hard rock we could, and on an almost cinematic scale.”
The album’s 11 dynamic tracks are a study in contrasts, with the epic and evocative “Aftermath”, the crushing “Deathless” which targets the internet culture’s obsession with image, “Bury My Dead”, a hard-hitting personal statement complemented by stately piano tinklings, and the electro-tinged title track, “Selfish Age”.
Comprised of Austin Dickinson on vocals, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O’Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee, As Lions showcase an evolution in British rock.
Selfish Age tracklisting:
“Bury My Dead”
“World On Fire”
“One By One”
“The Great Escape”
“One By One” video:
“Selfish Age” lyric video:
"Bury My Dead" lyric video:
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