“We’re heading over to Joe Floyd’s new place in the South Bay to track more
vocals with Wade (Black) this weekend. Joe, of course, is the mastermind
behind the legendary Warrior (remember ‘Fighting for The Earth’?) and has
had a hand in modern day classics such as Halford’s ‘Resurrection’ and
‘Crucible’ as well as Bruce Dickinson‘s ‘Accident of Birth’ and ‘The
Chemical Wedding.’ He is a true metal master and we are looking forward to
working with him over the next few days. We also had Eric Halpern from
Helstar come in to lay down a couple of leads and he just smoked! Our
former vocalist, Michael Olivieri, has also contributed some guitar and is
helping out on backing vocals. Awesome!”
“Last but not least, we just got the first final – or close to – mixes in
from Denmark. After doing a test mix of ‘Behind the Gun’ for us, we decided
to go with Jacob Hansen (Raunchy, Rob Rock, Mercenary) at Hansen Studios who
was able to fit LEATHERWOLF into his extremely busy schedule. Jacob is
phenomenal and we are totally stoked with what he’s come up with so far.
Can’t wait for you all to hear these little monsters! Plans are to trek on
over to Denmark tag team-style in December to be present when Sir Hansen
tackles the rest of the songs for the final mixdown and the mastering.
We’ve also started the dialogue with the industry to find the proper outlets
for the album in the different territories. We are shooting for a spring
Also Good news for our European fans and everyone traveling to this:
We are happy to report that LEATHERWOLF have been confirmed for next year’s
‘Bang Your Head!!!’ Festival, scheduled for June 23rd & 24th in Balingen, Germany.
The BYH has been one of Europe’s permier metalfests for many years and we are looking
forward to making the trip. Also appearing on the bill are EUROPE, RIK EMMETT
(playing a night of TRIUMPH music), Y&T, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, L.A. GUNS, VICTORY, COUNT RAVEN, and POWERWOLF
(no relation… ;-)), with a dozen or so more acts to be confirmed.