Southern California’s long running Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, have released the “Wolfman” video, including footage from the band’s celebrated 2015 Keep It True festival appearance in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The audio track was mixed by legendary producer/engineer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, ANVIL) at Ecology Room Studios in Kent, England and mastered by Tom Baker (JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) at Baker Mastering in Calabasas, CA. The clip can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel:
“Our bass player, Pat (Guyton), originally came up with the idea to do this video since we had a bunch of unused footage from Keep It True XVIII that just sat on the shelves so to speak”, states drummer Dean Roberts. “A few months ago, we hooked up with Chris (Tsangarides) and gave him a song to do a test mix. We were blown away by what he came back with – he’s just awesome! “Kill And Kill Again” off our debut album has always been a favorite of ours to play live so we got together with editor Michael Lyle and had him edit this cool “lupine” footage around the live visuals which makes for a pretty neat concept. I think the fans will get a kick out of it when they see it!”
In other news, LEATHERWOLF will be traveling to Europe later his summer to take part in the three-day 80’s metal extravanganza, Hair Metal Heaven, which is set to take place August 25-27 at Hull City Hall in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. Other bands on the bill include TNT, HOUSE OF LORDS, D-A-D, HARDLINE and DANGER DANGER. States vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri: “We are extremely excited to make our return to the UK after almost three decades. The last time we played Britain was opening up for VOW WOW back in 1989 in support of ‘Street Ready’. Great memories! We can’t wait to finally rock for our British fans again who’ve been asking about gigs for years. See you in August!”
Hair Metal Heaven will mark the European live debut of new addition, guitarist Joey Tafolla (JAG PANZER), who officially joined original LEATHERWOLF members, Michael Olivieri and Dean Roberts, guitarist Rob Math, and long-time bassist Patrick Guyton in January.
LEATHERWOLF, have set a December 15 2013 release date for their new album, “Unchained Live”.
Southern California heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, have set a December 15 release date for their new album, “Unchained Live”.
Engineered by Michael “Kramarica” Kramer, mixed by producer extraordinaire, Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, SEPULTURA, HALFORD), and mastered by Tom Baker (QUEENSRYCHE, JUDAS PRIEST, SEBASTIAN BACH), the album contains several of the band’s biggest classics culled from their highly acclaimed first three albums, including the MTV video singles “The Calling” and “Hideaway”, as well as fan favorite “Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.)” from their most recent studio release, “New World Asylum.”
As an additional bonus, the band has re-cut their 1989 instrumental standout, “Black Knight”, which originally appeared on the “Street Ready” record.
The “Unchained” packaging features striking artwork by noted conceptual designer Martin Deschaumbault (“Assasin’s Creed”) as well as Marc Sasso (DIO, MANOWAR, ROB ROCK).
California Triple-Axe-Attack metal masters, LEATHERWOLF, have launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign today in support of their current ”Unchained” touring activities, which includes a fall tour of the U.S. with VICIOUS RUMORS and SEVEN WITCHES.
Drummer Dean Roberts states, “We’re taking LEATHERWOLF across the USA playing 40+ shows in cities we never played before and in cities we haven’t been to in a very long time. Hitting the road is a costly endeavor and our fan support through IndieGoGo will help us reach more fans and add even more shows.” The IndieGoGo contributions will go towards advertising, PR, transportation, lodging, and merchandise.
Aside from the usual crowd-funding offerings like signed CDs, posters and T-shirts, LEATHERWOLF is offering fans exciting perks likes private music sessions where a band member will fly to your hometown and spend a day with you giving you private music lessons or to talk shop. Another amazing perk is a custom built LEATHERWOLF guitar, similar to the one used by frontman Michael Olivieri.
The IndieGoGo YouTube video, which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/qfWNTQojZyk, also reveals the new “Unchained” cover art by one of metal’s hottest artists, Marc Sasso (DIO, HALFORD, ADRENALINE MOB).
California’s vaunted heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, have announced that they will be joined by bassist Paul Carman on their upcoming run of June dates which gets under way June 13 at Bobby McGee’s in Chicago Ridge, Illinois.
“We’re grateful that our old friend Paul has agreed to step in for our regular bass player, Pat Guyton, who is not able to do these shows with us. We haven’t played with Paul since our last European tour so we’re looking forward to rekindling the old magic, kicking out the jams together and having a great time on the road.”
Paul Carman originally joined LEATHERWOLF in 1986 and appeared on the band’s two major label studio releases, “Leatherwolf” (1987) and “Street Ready” (1989), which spawned the MTV video classics “The Calling” and “Hideaway” as well as perennial fan favorites such as “Thunder”, “Gypsies & Thieves” and “Rise Or Fall”.
Carman joins a rejuvenated line-up consisting of original members, vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, and the explosive guitar duo of Rob Math and Greg Erba. Read the rest of this entry »
April 4, 2013 – Vaunted Orange County, CA heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, featuring Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Rob Math (guitar), Greg Erba (guitar), Pat Guyton (bass), and Dean Roberts (drums), will be kicking off their Unchained 2013 touring activities this Saturday, April 6 at Mirror Image Studios in Anaheim, CA. The four-band bill also includes former Metal Blade recording artists HERETIC as well as SAME VEIN and HYPNOSTIC. Tickets are $10.00.
LEATHERWOLF have also been confirmed as headliners for Pathfinder Metalfest IV in Marietta, GA on July 13 and will appear at both Skull Fest in North Platte, NE on October 19 and Rock Harvest II in White Marsh, MD on November 9, respectively. LEATHERWOLF will join fellow California metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS and New Jersey’s SEVEN WITCHES on the Metal Masters 2013 tour which is currently set to kick off September 21 at the Indianapolis Metal Fest in Indianapolis, IN.
California Triple Axe Attack metal masters, LEATHERWOLF, are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming live album, “Unchained.” Fans will experience an evening of intense metal music spanning the LEATHERWOLF catalog, including MTV video classics “The Calling” and “Hideaway” and fan favorites such as “Street Ready”, “Gypsies & Thieves”, and “Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.).”
The rejuvenated line-up consists of original members vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, long-time friend and bassist Patrick Guyton, and the guitar duo of Rob Math and Greg Erba. “We are all excited about this new constellation and the possibilities it holds”, enthuses Olivieri. “More than anything, we’re looking forward to getting out there and really kicking some ass on stage. I think live is where it’s always been at for us and this group of guys can definitely deliver the goods!”
“Unchained” was mixed by producer extraordinaire, Roy Z ,whose resume includes Judas Priest, Sepultura, Halford, Bruce Dickinson and many others. Though the release date is yet to be announced, fans can download a free MP3 single of “Spiter” from “Unchained” by liking the only official LEATHERWOLF Facebook page at http://facebook.com/leatherwolfmetal.
The band also launched a new official web site at http://LeatherwolfMetal.com where their classic releases are available for purchase as MP3 (320Kbp) downloads . Fans can watch videos, stay informed with the latest news, find tour dates and sign up for the LEATHERWOLF Newsletter.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Apr. 06 – Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
Apr. 20 – Jammin Joes – Arvada, CO
June 13 – Bobby McGee’s – Chicago Ridge, IL
June 14 – Penny Pub Road – Barrington, IL
June 20 – The Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall – McKees Rocks, PA
June 21 – House Of Rock – White Marsh, MD
Nov. 09 – Rock Harvest II at House of Rock – White Marsh, MD
January 23, 2012 – Southern California’s vaunted heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, have scheduled a headline show at the Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main Street, Ramona, CA http://www.ramonamainstage.com/ on Saturday, January 28 where the band will be filming for an upcoming live DVD.
Featuring original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitar), and Dean Roberts (drums) along with bassist Patrick Guyton and new guitarist Rob Math, LEATHERWOLF are celebrating both their 30th band anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of their highly acclaimed major label debut album for Island Records which spawned the MTV single ‘The Calling.’
“We had originally planned to release the ‘Live at the Galaxy’ DVD but with Rob in the fold we’ve decided to re-shoot everything. Rob is a killer player who has brought a lot of new energy to the band and we wanted to capture the new and improved LEATHERWOLF for prosperity”, states drummer Dean Roberts. “We’ve already talked to Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) about mixing and should have everything completed in another couple of months in time for a tentative summer release.”
LEATHERWOLF emerged in the early 80’s as part of the burgeoning Orange County metal scene, playing shows with contemporaries such as METALLICA, SLAYER and STRYPER before signing with local indie label, Tropical/Enigma, for the release of their Randy Burns (MEGADETH, KREATOR) produced eponymous debut in 1984. The band soon caught the attention of Island Records resulting in two further, highly acclaimed releases, ‘Leatherwolf’ (1987) and ‘Street Ready’ (1989). After a lenghty hiatus, LEATHERWOLF re-grouped for a number of shows and issued the ‘Wide Open’ live album in 1999. A new studio album, ‘World Asylum’, followed in 2006, re-issued in 2008 as ‘New World Asylum’ with returning frontman Michael Oliveri re-cutting all lead vocals.
December 6, 2011 – Orange County heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, will be the headline act for tonight’s 1st Annual Rockers Against Cancer Benefit Show at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, CA which also features Roy Z‘s SERPENTS & RAINBOWS (including former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and ROYAL HUNT vocalist, Mark Boals), STONEBREED and OCTANE MOB. More info can be found at http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=72157
This will mark LEATHERWOLF‘s first L.A. live appearance with new guitarist Rob Math who recently took over for Greg Erba. He joins original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitar), and Dean Roberts (drums) along with bassist Patrick Guyton.
LEATHERWOLF are currently mixing their ‘Live at the Galaxy’ DVD which was filmed during the band’s 2009 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. A sneak preview of the song ‘Thunder’ can be viewed on the band’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3K_dO-Fdw .
This will be the band’s first live appearance in over a year and marks the live debut of new guitarist Rob Math who takes over for Greg Erba. He joins original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitar), and Dean Roberts (drums) along with bassist Patrick Guyton.
LEATHERWOLF are currently putting the finishing touches on their ‘Live at the Galaxy’ DVD which was filmed during the band’s 2009 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. A sneak preview of the song ‘Thunder’ has been posted on the band’s YouTube Channel:
In related news, the members of LEATHERWOLF would like to express their condolences to the family and friends of vocalist Chris Adams who passed away last month. Adams joined LEATHERWOLF in 2001 and recorded one demo with the band before partying ways again. Stated drummer Dean Roberts: “Hearing of Chris’ passing comes as a shock to us. Even though he was only part of Leatherwolf for a short time and we lost touch over the years, he helped us develop embroynic versions of a couple of songs, including ‘King of the Ward’, which later ended up on the ‘World Asylum’ album. Rest in peace, brother.”
July 20, 2010 – Orange County metal veterans LEATHERWOLF have been added to the RATT/DOKKEN double bill on August 1 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA. The show is part of the annual OC Fair.
LEATHERWOLF are scheduled to take the stage at 6.30pm. Specially priced 10 dollar tickets can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by using a special password; for more info visit the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/leatherwolfmusic
LEATHERWOLF are currently working on their first ever DVD, ‘Live at the Galaxy’, which was filmed during the band’s 2009 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. A sneak preview of the song ‘Thunder’ has been posted on the band’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3K_dO-Fdw (you can also watch it below). It features the band’s current line-up, with guitarist Greg Erba and bassist Patrick Guyton joining original members Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Carey Howe (guitars), and Dean Roberts (drums).
Since the early eighties vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri, guitarist Carey Howe and drummer Dean Roberts have been cranking out a triple axe attack of melodic metal under the banner of Leatherwolf. Currently rounded out by bassist Patrick Guyton and guitarist Greg Erba the band is enjoying some stateside success performing as part of "Heavy Metal Day" at this summer’s Rocklahoma festival where they will join other classic metal favorites such as Saxon, Anthrax, Overkill and Metal Church. Also of note is that Leatherwolf fans should be pleased to find out that the band is in production of their first ever full length DVD release, while no release date is currently set for the DVD, anyone who has seen and heard the metal veterans live can certainly attest that it will be well worth the wait.