We Left As Lions started as a music project by East Coast Canadian Neil McWilliam after his rock band The Sounds of Silence disbanded. Armed with a furious desire to write music and years of songwriting experience, Neil embarked on a journey to write music of many different genres, only to eventually hone in on the final sound that would come together as We Left As Lions – a rock band with metalcore style influences, yet somewhat deep and intellectual lyrically. During the COVID pandemic, Neil began collaborating with his longtime co-writer Troy Fullerton, and fellow co-bandmate and drummer Chris Cowan. Creating songs with promise, such as “The Ghost of You” and “Alive Forever.”
Because of the remote nature of COVID, Neil also started collaborating with musicians around the world, such as Jared Woosley in Arizona (Ex-Fivespeed) to create the track “Forget Yourself”, and Don Levandier (The Motorleague) to create “Satellite.” Leveraging these collaborations, Neil got a strong feeling for what was possible.
Fast forward a few months, Neil has focused back on vocals and songwriting, and finalized new stable lineup, which features: Chris Cowan, Nick Chandler and Jon Harquail (Ex-Adaptation).Nick Chandler, with his engineering prowess, has taken the production value up and notch and now the band is focused on creating hard hitting rock and metal songs. We Left As Lions is excited to launch the track “The Factory” into the world, because it has come together incredibly and has become the new representation of what We Left As Lions is capable of.
For Fans Of: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Foo Fighters
Our Thoughts: These guys know how to write and produce a major label quality song. I can’t wait to hear more from We Left As Lions. These guys are headed to the big time.
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