British Lion is Steve Harris’ first-ever side project. Their eponymous 10 song debut album was released in 2012 and and pronounced both “brilliant” and “a big hearted ferocious triumph” by the music press. They also commented that, although it’s stamped with Steve’s inimitable style, it’s also very different to Iron Maiden so fans will be in for a whole new experience seeing and hearing the songs live.
British Lion are set to release their eagerly anticipated second album, ‘The Burning’, on 17th January 2020 via Warner Music (for World excluding USA).
According to Harris, the decision to embark upon his first-ever side-project was strictly down to the raw talent of the musicians involved.
“It’s taken years for this to come together,” he says. “Originally vocalist Richard Taylor and guitarist Grahame Leslie sent me a tape–that should show you how long ago this was. I was just impressed and decided to help them a bit and it went from there. I thought the songs were so strong it’d be a crime if it they didn’t see the light of day.