Fight The Lion

Fight The Lion

 Arlington, Virginia, USA

Fight the Lion is a rock band that plays like a rock band should. It is true, attention grabbing, rock music from the soul. Their soaring harmonies, edgy guitars, pounding rhythms and catchy hooks will have you singing along after the first listen. Sponsored by Jagermeister & Battlefield Drums.


Fight the Lion has had the good fortune of playing some huge shows, like the Jager Music Tour with Buckcherry, HELLYEAH, All That Remains and The Damned Things. They recently played the Jagermeister Mobile Stage at Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. Bands included Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain and New Medicine. They have recently been added to Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium grounds in Washington, DC for the second year in a row, with headliners the Dropkick Murphys!

Fight the Lion is true, attention grabbing, hook driven, rock music from the soul. They bring excitement back into rock. Their soaring harmonies, edgy guitars, pounding rhythms and catchy hooks will have you singing along after the first listen. In the vain of bands like Foo Fighters, Van Halen, Stone Temple Pilots, Shinedown, and Muse, their music aims to bring a new flavor of rock to the table but still keep that same classic epic rock sound that we all know and love. The name Fight the Lion was chosen to convey a positive message of overcoming, facing your fears head on, and fighting through your obstacles. Their music keeps your energy up, your fist in the air and your head pumping while the lyrics take you through life's highs and lows, struggles and victories.

"Fight the Lion's sound is cut for radio. Their grinding guitar licks, and dark minor-driven verses that swing into soaring choruses bring to mind the likes of Chevelle, Tool, Hoobastank, and other bands you might hear when flipping your dial to DC101 (or the late great HFS). The album leaves little doubt that lead singer Jake Mimikos and his crew are talented, and the production of this disc is far beyond what one would expect from a band at such an early stage in their career. The title track "When the Mighty Fall" is a notable piece in the project, evoking an early-nineties rock sound reminiscent of Soundgarden, and "A New Hope" drips with the syncopated guitar riffs connoisseurs of this genre drool over. For fans of the modern rock genre, this band is absolutely for you, buy the album, I promise you will love it."

–DM, OnTap Magazine

“The tunes on When the Mighty Fall should fit right in with that lineup. Fourth track “Fire It Up!” absolutely owns a “Rocky” anthem, get-on-your-feet-and-scream quality.The album eases into its ultimate electric-storm vibe with “A New Hope,” an A Perfect Circle-like track with a skulking verse and a burgeoning chorus that shows off Mimikos’s pipes and Battle’s hardcore harmonies. “Let This Die” follows, with more vocal gymnastics and a raucous and robust chorus.”

- Mike Hume, Falls Church News-Press

“Just when I thought real rock music was dead, Fight The Lion infested my speakers. Very impressive arrangements and writing supported by aggressive drums. It’s one of the few CD’s that doesn’t leave my car. It’s perfect for driving or preparing for MMA training. Hey, Fight The Lion!”

– Ed Norris, The Ed Norris Show 105.7 THE FAN

The band seems to be defining their sound on this CD. Tracks seem to bounce back and forth between uptempo rockers such as “Runaway Lover” and “The Drive” to slower, more emotionally charged songs such as “A New Hope” and “The Changing”. You can really feel the emotional attachment to the lyrics of the slower songs by Jake. The title track, “When The Mighty Fall” is a standout on the CD and sets the tone of the overall positive message that the band is conveying to the listener, focusing on the positive and overcoming negativity.”

–Johnny Price, “I LOVE MUSIC!!!!!!!”


Jiffy Lube Live
Nissan Pavilion
RFK Stadium
The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
The 930 Club - Washington, DC
The State Theatre - Falls Church, VA
Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Fletchers - Baltimore, MD
National Harbor - National Harbor, MD
Best Buy Live - New York, NY
And Tons of other clubs from New York to Florida.



When The Mighty Fall - Full Length CD - 2010

1. A New Hope
2. Let This Die
3. When the Mighty Fall
4. Fire It Up!
5. Time Taker
6. Empty Space
7. Tides
8. Long Shot Kid
9. Runaway Lover
10. The Changing
11. Bleed Me Dry
12. Burn Out
13. The Drive

NEW "Self Titled" EP - 2012

1. She's Got A Secret
2. Blinded
3. In or Out

Set List

Fight The Lion Plays All Original, Heart Pounding Music.

The Live Set is up to an Hour and a half and appeals to anyone who enjoys great music with an entertaining show.