Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A band a day...One Day as a Lion

Rage Against the Machine was ahead of their time. Why do I say that?

They picked the wrong time to be political.

One Day as a Lion is:
Zach de la Rocha (lead vocals/keyboard)
Jon Theodore (drummer)

Rage meets The Mars Volta meets Public Enemy.

Zach de la Rocha had been hyped up after the breakup of Rage in 2000 to have a solo album in the works with the help of Trent Reznor. While one song was released from the project "We Want It All" (which was on the Fahrenheit 9|11 soundtrack), the rest haven't been heard from since.

Then, in 2007, after seven years of silence, Rage returned. And as soon as the show was even announced, there were rumors of a return to the studio. We may have to wait for that.

Zach de la Rocha, after four years of no new music, is still the same old G. He's just been low key.

Theodore is no slouch either...he had been the drummer for The Mars Volta (widely considered one of the best live bands in the world) for 5 years.

One Day as a Lion reaps the strength of their previous bands while bringing something a bit different.

One Day as a Lion boasts only two's rare to get a sound so intense out of a group that only contains two members.

Zach de la Rocha's always been a damn good rapper, but he stepped up his game on this project, thanks in part to Rock the Bells, a mostly hip-hop festival that featured them as the headliner last year.

They may be on Anti-Records...but they will be selling quite a few records with the most talked about EP this year.

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