One Day as a Lion (EP)

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One Day as a Lion EP
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EP by One Day as a Lion
Released European Union July 18, 2008
United States July 22, 2008
United States November 4, 2008 (vinyl)
Genre Rap rock, experimental hip hop
Length 20:20
Label ANTI-
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favourable)[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[5]

One Day as a Lion is the debut EP by One Day as a Lion, the musical duo consisting of Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha on vocals/keyboard and Jon Theodore, formerly of The Mars Volta, on drums. The mixing for the album was done by Mario C.

On July 16 the track "Wild International" was made available to stream on the band's MySpace page.[6] It was also premiered by L.A. radio station KROQ as well as Australian radio station Triple J.[6] The EP was released on July 18, 2008 in Australia and July 22, 2008 in the US. It was also released on iTunes in iTunes Plus format and on's MP3 Download service.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wild International" - 3:47
  2. "Ocean View" - 4:07
  3. "Last Letter" - 3:58
  4. "If You Fear Dying" - 3:57
  5. "One Day as a Lion" - 4:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Top Independent Albums 3
Year Title Peak chart positions

2008 "Wild International" 20 6
"One Day as a Lion"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Opening Week[edit]

One Day as a Lion's eponymous EP places the 28th album of the week selling 17,000 copies in its first week. This sold extremely well for a five track EP.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ The Skinny review
  6. ^ a b "One Day as a Lion's MySpace Page". Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  7. ^ "American singles chart". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  8. ^ One Day as a Lion Norwegian charts portal Retrieved: 2009-07-29

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