Lion's Share

Lion's Share
Lars Christmansson (Guitar), Nils Patrik Johansson (Vocals Astral Doors, Wuthering Heights, ex-Space Odyssey), Stefan Norgren (Drums Session member, Eternal Oath (Swe)), Sampo Axelsson (Bass ex-Glenn Hugues, Crawley), Kay Backlund (Keyboard), Jouni Niemi (Drums), Pontus Egberg (Bass The Poodles), Johan Koleberg (Drums), Tony Niva (Vocals Zanity), Mark Norton (Markus Nordberg) (Vocals), Anders Engberg (Vocals ex-Therion (Swe), Dreams Fall, Book Of Reflections, 220 Volt), Mikael Hansson (Bass), Andreas Loos (Bass)

Starting with their debut in 1995, LION'S SHARE went on to land a worldwide record contract with Century Media and release “Two”, which was hailed as a melodic metal masterpiece.

The CD was promoted by a European tour with metal legends SAXON and a follow-up trek with ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE and more dates with SAXON. In 1998 a tour with U.D.O.

and additional club gigs in Sweden took place. With the 1999 album “Fall From Grace”, LION'S SHARE streamlined its sound towards a tighter, heavier sound without losing any of its melodic sensibility.

An appearance at the 1999 Sweden Rock Festival with bands like SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE and MANOWAR was followed by a Scandinavian tour in 2000 with DIO, MANOWAR and MOTÖRHEAD. The “Entrance” album came out in 2001 on Massacre Records and was supported by a number of headlining shows and yet another appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival.

The band returned with 2007's intense “Emotional Coma”. 2008's “The Magic Circle Festival” DVD out of the MANOWAR camp features 2 live tracks by LION'S SHARE. LION'S SHARE “Dark Hours”, is a natural follow-up to 2007's “Emotional Coma”, the band builds on their trademark style they have developed.

Crushing guitar work, top flight musicianship combined with melodic vocals and a knack for building songs that consume the listener. As with their previous release, “Dark Hours” also features some splendid guest players, including guitarist Michael Romeo (Symphony X).

“Dark Hours” was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Symphony X, Paradise Lost, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street..

Quotes: "LION'S SHARE is one of those rare acts who are able to mix classic-sounding heavy metal riffs with infectious melodies without sounding dated or c