File this one under “heavily anticipated,” Miss May I will be dropping their third studio album on April 29. Rise of the Lion was written in a very interesting manner, as vocalist Levi Benton previously discussed in the band’s behind-the-scenes studio update. During the writing process, Benton gathered the 15 most written-to-the-band-about subjects, and centered his writing around what their fans were dealing with specifically. It results in what Benton calls “their letter back” to the fans.

Immediately following the date, the band will play a handful of major market shows to kick-off the album. Consider yourselves lucky, Northeast!

  • Apr 29 at Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
  • Apr 30 at The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
  • May 01 at Pike Room @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
  • May 02 at Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 03 at The Studio, Webster Hall – New York, NY
  • May 04 at The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
  • May 06 at The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA

Miss May I's 'Rise of the Lion'


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Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

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