Mandy Lion / WWIII

Mandy Lion / WWIII

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Founder / front man of Hollywood Records recording super band WWIII which featured Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath) and Jimmy Bain (Dio). Mandy Lion is an Electra Records, Hollywood Records and current Sony/Reality recording artist who fronted guitar gods Jake E. Lee and George Lynch (Dokken).

Biography

WHO IS MANDY LION?
Founder and front man of Hollywood Records' recording super band World War Three which also featured Vinnie Appice (ex Black Sabbath, Dio) and Jimmy Bain (ex Rainbow, Dio). Mandy is a former Electra Records, Hollywood Records, and current Sony/Reality records international recording artist who has also fronted (and is currently recording) with musical legends and guitar gods Jake E. Lee and George Lynch (ex Dokken, Lynchmob).

WHAT IS HIS MUSIC LIKE?
If you want to know where bands such as Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Disturbed, Static X and Type O Negative got their ideas from, you must experience the man that started it all. Often copied, his vocal style and stage presence remain unmatched. His music is best described as dramatic, dangerous, dark, heavy, sensual and extremely powerful.

-J.B. (Rolling Stone)

Mandy Lion has 3 websites...

Go to Mandy Lion's Myspace band profile by using this address:
myspace.com/wwiiimandylion

Go to Mandy Lion's Myspace personal profile by using this address:
myspace.com/mandylionwwiii

Go to Mandy Lion's official website by using this address:
mandyliononline.com

Mandy Lion's World War Three (WWIII);
An artist with a band band that defines heavy in a BIG way with monstrous grooves, catchy riff-laden songs and a unique sonic signature completely unto itself.
Singer, mastermind, and front man Mandy Lion has led this electrifying band through the years with his incredible voice and larger-than-life persona. With an original lineup that included Joe Floyd (Warrior) on guitar, Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio) on bass, and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) on drums, Mandy achieved an intense sound early on, setting WWIII vastly apart from other groups of the Heavy Metal genre in the process. But his success did not end there. Mandy has fronted countless other line-ups with such legendary musicians as George Lynch (Dokken, Lynchmob), Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands, WWIII), James Kottack (Kingdome Come, Scorpions, WWIII), Mikkey Dee (King Diamond, Dokken, Motorhead, WWIII), and the list goes on...

The newest incarnation of WWIII is better than ever! Rick Plester (the Maestro) on guitar, Jon Purpura on bass, and Pete Holmes on drums join Mandy in a fresh lineup that rocks and roars like never before! The current songs are great too. "When God Turned Away" is the latest CD release. It is out on Sony/Reality Records and it contains such Metal masterpieces as "Rise," "Walk with Me," and "The Empire of Ignorance." Pick up a copy of this album at your local record store or contact us for direct ordering information.

Searing and unorthodox, the guitar-slinging of "The Maestro" Rick Plester is both exhilarative and stimulating in its own reich. Rick's guitar solos contain melodic flavors from around the world; Sometimes he is subtle and reserved but without warning he unleashes a flurry of licks and six-string pyrotechnics, executing a unique modal style that soars into a realm of guitar wizardry no one has gone before.

Low frequency devastation rich with thundering undertones and just the right amount of sonic girth to gorge the melodic gap between guitar and drums- That is what Jon Purpura does better than anyone on Earth. Jon Purpura is a true monster with a sound and style all his own and the fact that he effortlessly fills the legendary Jimmy Bain's shoes says it all.

Cannons may fire and bombs may explode, but that's just child's play next to Pete Holmes on drums. Pete's ruthless style and infinite groove harnesses more than enough energy to beat the masses into Heavy Metal submission, quite literally. He is hands down one of the hardest hitting drummers ever and with the finesse of a neurosurgeon and the horsepower of a top-fuel dragster, his playing could not be more perfect for this band.

Leather-clad with his beloved Mollosser to his left and his 2000 LB custom Chevy V8 motorcycle to his right is none other than "The Beast" himself, Mandy Lion. The most dynamic and engaging front man music has ever known, Mandy dominates any concert venue with his uniquely textured voice and ultra-powerful stage presence. His insightful lyrics of imagery and vision relay important messages while painting the reality of the world in which we live. They even made a movie about him... Mandy is the real live Van Helsing and much, much more than the movie could ever be!

-Jeff Burkhardt
(Former road manager for
KISS, Zakk Wylde, Janet Jackson)

Lyrics

Rise

Written By: Mandy Lion

Fear and anguish
Misery and pain
This endless suffocation
An empty mortal game

All will be forgiven
The power now returns
All will not be lost forever
Twisting to emerge

Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
From the grip of domination
Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
Break the chain

Marching in unity
Arising from a sea of blood
The slave becomes the master
The glory of sweet revenge

All will be forgiven
The power now returns
All will not be lost forever
Twisting to emerge

Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
From the grip of domination
Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
Break the chain

Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...

Rise to defy
The enemy of light
Cry out in retribution
And ever-lasting life

All will be forgiven
The power now returns
All will not be lost forever
Twisting to emerge

Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...

Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
From the grip of domination
Rise Up, Rise Up, Rise Up...
Break the chains

Walk With Me

Written By: Mandy Lion

To the will of one innocence will succumb
To die and be reborn
Manifesting as blood and bone
To drink from his creation

Come my love now take my hand
Taste the power and pain
Casting down this mortal shell
Together we live again

Walk with Me
Yes, Walk with Me
Walk with Me
In the after life...

Salvation was denied us
Where the Earth meets the sky
Burning like a fallen star
Into the ocean's tide

The rise and fall of evolution
Witness to the birth
The golden dawn of eternity
Released upon the Earth

Walk with Me
Yes, Walk with Me
Walk with Me
In the after life...

On ancient shores we cast our shadows
Ever trapped in time
Baptized by the burning light
We couldn't see the signs

Searching for sanctuary
Where love never lived
The curse that turns flesh to stone
Forever is the gift

Walk with Me
Yes, Walk with Me
Walk with Me
In the after life...

In the after life...
Come my love...
Take my hand...

The Last Days Of The Empire Of Ignorance

Written By: Mandy Lion

There's nothing like madness to soothe the final blow
The realization an education of eternal design
There's nothing like chaos to question the power of the Empire
The ignorance is a virus that strangles the Earth

The rumors that you've heard aren't always wrong
The planet is governed by the robots of industry
With dedication and contemplation they plan the bitter end
A timeless ritual that never, ever ends

And Hell awaits
And Hell............

You thought that you alone knew the plan
Told to worship idols that were modeled after man
The insanity that runs amok only occupies the mind
The ignorance is a virus that strangles the Earth

And Hell awaits..........

Let The Flesh Rule The Mind

Written By: Mandy Lion

I dominate your will to live
I manifest what you've got to give
Your innuendo awakes my primal need
Your body gives my soul everything it needs

Let the Flesh Rule the Mind
Let the Flesh Rule the Mind

I enslave you and bring you to your knees
Perversion opens up the door
Asphyxiation right to the brink of death
Cheating the undertaker's wings

Let the Flesh Rule the Mind
Let the Flesh Rule the Mind

Show no mercy...
Feel no pain...
Show no mercy...
Feel no shame...

We walk the line at purgatory's gate
Pain is the sweetest, when you tempt your fate
No forgiveness as you fall from grace
Guilty of your own demise

Let the Flesh Rule the Mind
Let the Flesh Rule the Mind

Show no mercy...
Feel no shame...

Let the Flesh Rule the Mind
Let the Flesh Rule the Mind

Discography

WWIII - Self titled
Singles: "Love You To Death"
"Time For Terror"

Mandy Lion / George Lynch collaboration - Sacred Groove
Single: "The Beast"

Mandy Lion's WWIII - When God Turned Away
Singles:"Rise"
"Walk With Me"
"Reason"

Set List

Rise
Walk With Me
Love You To Death
Time For Terror
Fighting For The Earth
Reason
Empire
Lord Of This World
The Cage
Cold Sweat
The Beast
Rust
Do You Believe
Who's The Man