LEATHER, the solo band of CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, will release its new album, “II”, on March 21 in Japan via Rubicon Music and on April 13 in the U.S. through Divebomb Records and in Europe through High Roller Records. The vinyl version of the album will be made available on June 29 via High Roller (limited to 500 copies, red or black vinyl).
“II” track listing:
02. The Outsider
03. Lost At Midnite
04. Black Smoke
05. The One
07. Hidden In The Dark
08. Sleep Deep
09. Let Me Kneel
10. American Woman
11. Give Me Reason
Joining the vocal powerhouse in the new formation are Vinnie Tex (guitar), Thiago Velasquez (bass) and Braulio Drumond (drums).
CHASTAIN‘s latest album, “We Bleed Metal”, was released in November 2015. It was the follow-up to the band’s 2013 reunion CD “Surrender To No One”.
Leone has long been considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style, having appeared on the classic CHASTAIN albums “Mystery Of Illusion”, “Ruler Of The Wasteland”, “The 7th Of Never”, “The Voice Of The Cult” and “For Those Who Dare”.
The Leather-fronted version of CHASTAIN recorded five CDs in the mid-to-late 1980s: 1985’s “Mystery Of Illusion”, 1986’s “Ruler Of The Wasteland”, 1987’s “The 7th Of Never”, 1988’s “The Voice Of The Cult” and 1990’s “For Those Who Dare”. After the “For Those Who Dare” tour, David and Leather amicably went their separate ways but kept in touch over the years before reuniting in 2013.
Leather in 2012 released the debut album from her SLEDGE LEATHER project, “Imagine Me Alive”. The CD was inspired in 2010 when Leather called Sandy Sledge to collaborate on the Ronnie James Dio track “Egypt” for a demo tribute recording. Due to the overwhelming response for more material, SLEDGE LEATHER was born and performed at Germany’s Keep It True festival in April 2011.