British Lion

British Lion
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting


Heavy Metal


United Kingdom


Steve Harris divides his time between a frantic touring schedule and writing and recording material for heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and, believe it or not, he’s still able to find the occasional opening in his schedule for other endeavours. In the early 90s Harris was approached with a cassette by guitarist Grahame Leslie. Harris liked the material so much he kept in touch with a few of the guys after the band split. He then ended up writing and recording with a later incarnation of the band. Their self-titled debut ‘British Lion’ dropped in 2012. Seventies rock was one of the major inspirations for the album and there’s a bit of The Who and UFO in there so the songs are more mainstream rock oriented than metal. Following the release of their sophomore effort in early January, British Lion will embark on their first ever US tour, the perfect warm-up for their GMM debut. (#GMM20)