David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 25 years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music has been centered around his melodic and technically fluent fret board mastery. Besides David’s virtuoso style the other major attribute to CHASTAIN’s instantly distinct sound is vocalist Leather Leone’s superior and ultimately commanding presence. Divebomb Records is excited to announce it has teamed up once again with CHASTAIN to reissue two more critically acclaimed albums – The 7th Of Never (1987) & The Voice Of The Cult (1988) from their catalog.
Chastain: The 7th Of Never (1987) & The Voice Of The Cult (1988).
CHASTAIN has announced that they will be releasing a new album in 2015. The title of the new album will be “We Bleed Metal.” The group lineup will be the same as on the 2013/2014 albums “Surrender To No One” and “Surrender To No One: Uncut.”
Leather Leone- Vocals
David T. Chastain- Guitars
Mike Skimmerhorn- Bass
Stian Kristoffersen- Drums
Leather says: “Coming back at you…. Running on a higher vibration …….Metal rules us. New material, new excitement and another chance to bleed Metal in your face. The return of an old disease……We Bleed Metal!”
The band will finish the recording later this month in Atlanta, GA.
Leviathan Records Worldwide has just released the new CHASTAIN video “Evil Awaits Us” from the band’s new CD “Surrender To No One.” This marks the first music video from CHASTAIN with Leather Leone on vocals since the classic “For Those Who Dare” video from 1990!
The video was filmed on 3 different continents. David T. Chastain explains, “With the band scattered around the world it took us a little more time than we would have liked but in the end it does justice to the story.” Joining David and Leather on the video are original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and new drummer Stian Kristoffersen. There is also a special appearance by Metal internet sensation Ladyevil. David states “Ladyevil brings her beauty to go with the beast of CHASTAIN. Her transformation from innocence to evil as she moves through the supposedly haunted mansion is exactly what the lyrics foretell. I was told the ghosts were out and about during her video shoot in Brazil!”
Leather adds the final words, “I am so excited to be back out doing the things I love. Seeing myself in another CHASTAIN video was something I thought would never happen again! Thanks to all the fans who have helped make ‘Surrender To No One’ such a success and make me feel wanted again in the world of Metal.”
Leviathan Records Worldwide has just released the first official video off the CHASTAIN Cd “Surrender To No One.” Guitarist David T. Chastain states, “We wanted to get something official up there as soon as possible so we arranged for a lyric video of ‘Rise Up.’ I think it turned out pretty damn good all things considered. There are already quite a few fan videos out there for the new Cd. Some more elaborate than others. We hope to have performance videos for a few of the tracks in the not too distant future. However with members living all over the world it is going to take some ‘studio trickery’ to pull it off. However we have done something similar in the past so it is just a matter of time.”
CHASTAIN’s “Surrender To No One” marks the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. Long considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style, Leather proves on the new CD she hasn’t lost anything from her glory days. Leather was the vocalist on the classic CHASTAIN albums:
Mystery of Illusion
Ruler of the Wasteland
The 7th of Never
The Voice of the Cult
For Those Who Dare
Also returning to the band is original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn. The drums are now being handled by Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan’s Mind, Firewind).
David T. Chastain is one of the preeminent guitarists in the world today. On the metal scene since the early 80s David has released Cds with CJSS, Chastain, Chastain/Harris, Zanister and solo. I recently got the opportunity to interview David about what is going on with him including the release of a brand new CJSS CD entitled “Kings of the World.”
Chastain are back with a Vengeance! IN AN OUTRAGE is the first release for the band in 7 years and marks a return to the classic form that many fans have been waiting for. I recently had the opportunity to pose these questions to the beautiful leather lunged vocalist for Chastain, Kate French.