The Lion Within

Forged in the fires of detroit

Formed in the core of Detroit, The Lion Within is an original band consisting of musicians with the intent to spread their brand of high-energy Active Rock meets Post Grunge vibe. With a sound that has been influenced by 90's Grunge such as Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Modern Rock such as Godsmack and Shinedown to Classic 70's icons such as Queen and Led Zeppelin, The Lion Within draws inspiration from the greats while focusing on creating a sound of their own. Heavy, Catchy, Deep, Provocative. These are words that have summed up their sound and attitude.

Currently working with producer Andy Patalan, who has worked with artists such as Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, etc. The Lion Within has released 3 well-received original singles, “Too Many Lies”, “The Haunted (By the River)” & "Starblind" with accompanying full production videos. With many more original songs already written, The Lion Within plans to return to The Loft studios with producer Andy Patalan at the helm to record several more songs throughout 2023.

2022 was a productive year with a feature interview in UK print publication, Emerging Rock Magazine for their 2nd anniversary issue, as well as put into regular rotation on their radio station. The Lion Within has also shared the stage with national recording artists, Drowning Pool, Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Tantric, Flaw, Sponge, Scotty Austin (of Saving Abel), John Corabi (formerly of Motley Crue) as well as participated in fundraisers such as Rock 4 Tots to help children in need for the holidays. Voted by DMA industry members as a final nominee in the Detroit Music Awards 2023 for Outstanding Heavy/Hard Artist, The Lion Within has also been featured on WRIF101FM Detroit, Rock Rage Radio, ERB Radio & more. This coming year brings plans of regional touring with national recording artist, Scotty Austin throughout the Midwest.

Crafting songs with a message, the Lion Within writes material that is powerful and relatable. Songs like, "The Haunted" which describes the sadness of losing a loved one, yet being haunted by their ghost. "Too Many Lies" which describes how relationships can go wrong based on selfishness and deception. "The Affirmation Song" which inspires hope, to find your inner strength and to be the best "you" that you can be. Lyrics that come from the heart with meaning are a huge component of what this band is about. To provide an empathetic soundtrack to the lives we all lead.

Take a listen for yourself. Indulge in a performance. Join the pack and unleash your own lion within.