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LEATHERWOLF: California Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Southern California's vaunted heavy metal "triple axe attack" LEATHERWOLF will have its January 28 headlining concert at the Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California professionally filmed for an upcoming 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 is ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Introduce New Guitarist At Free Show

Orange County heavy metal "Triple Axe Attack" LEATHERWOLF has announced a free show on September 2 at the Slide Bar in Fullerton, California. This will be the band's first live appearance in over a year and will mark the live debut of new guitarist Rob Math who takes over for Greg Erba. He joins original ...

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SOUL SIGN Releases Long-Awaited Album

SOUL SIGN, consisting of Bjrn Engln (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine) on bass, Michael Olivieri (LEATHERWOLF) on vocals, Mike Taylor (Robin McAuley) on drums and Rob Math on guitar, released its long-awaited album, "Life In The Dark", on August 3 via iTunes. A physical release is scheduled for October 1 through Grand Mercy Records. The press ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Joins Forces With Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist In RED LAMB

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has joined forces with former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz in a brand new project called RED LAMB. The band's debut release, which will consist largely of the music Spitz previously recorded under the DEUXMONKEY banner with vocalist Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF), ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes and drummer Patrick ...

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Former MANOWAR Drummer RHINO Quits BLACK REIGN

Due to "personal and private issues," former MANOWAR drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl has left BLACK REIGN, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (LEATHERWOLF, CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW, TIWANAKU) and bassist Rich Marks. Commented Renstrom: "Albeit short lived, its unfortunate that Rhino has had to leave. Call it what ...

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Former MANOWAR Drummer Joins BLACK REIGN

Former MANOWAR drummer Kenny "Rhino" Earl has joined BLACK REIGN, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (LEATHERWOLF, CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK, LEASH LAW, TIWANAKU) and bassist Rich Marks. Commented Black: "I've heard a lot about him and they don't call him Rhino for nothing! "We look forward to the future ...

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LEATHERWOLF's MICHAEL OLIVIERI To Perform At Rock & Roll Emporium

The Rock & Roll Emporium will host a special performance by Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar) of the legendary Southern California band LEATHERWOLF on Tuesday, September 21. In conjunction with downtown Huntington Beach's "Surf City Nights", Michael will perform two sets — from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — with ...

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DENIM AND LEATHER Recruits Former VANDERHOOF Singer

DENIM AND LEATHER — a tribute to classic hard rock and heavy metal — has announced the addition of lead vocalist Drew Hart (VANDERHOOF, KAMELOT, TIMELESS HALL), drummer Zak Nilsson (son of legendary singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson) and guitarist Nate McCaslin (AURA SURREAL) to the group's ranks. Rounding out the band is founding member ...

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LEATHERWOLF: 'Live At The Galaxy' DVD Preview Available

Orange County, California metal veterans LEATHERWOLF have been added to the RATT/DOKKEN double bill on August 1 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. The show is part of the annual OC Fair. LEATHERWOLF is scheduled to take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Specially priced 10-dollar tickets can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ: 'I Will Not Stop Playing And Touring Ever Again'

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz was released from the hospital last week after he received treatment for complications from his 2009 heart attack. Spitz is currently hard at work on the debut album from his DEUXMONKEY project, which also features ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes, vocalist Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF) and drummer Patrick ...

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SOUL SIGN To Release 'Life In The Dark' In May

SOUL SIGN, the Los Angeles-based band featuring Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, QUIET RIOT) on bass, Michael Olivieri (LEATHERWOLF) on vocals, Michael Taylor on drums and Rob Math (SEAL, MACY GRAY) on guitar, just completed a short tour of Sweden in support of its upcoming album, "Life In The Dark", due out in May. According to ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Schedules CD-Release Show

LEATHERWOLF vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri has booked a CD-release party for his newly released solo album, "Goodbye Rain", at the Galaxy theatre in Santa Ana, California on May 7. Joining him on stage will be THE M.O.B., a 10-piece band featuring the following musicians: * Michael Olivieri (LEATHERWOLF, HAIL MARY, SOULSIGN) - Vocals, guitars, Keyboards * ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ Issues Update On DEUXMONKEY, Other Projects

DEUXMONKEY, the new band featuring former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes, vocalist Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF) and drummer Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P. ), has finished recording the drum tracks for its forthcoming debut album. Commented Spitz: "I must say Patrick is one phenomenal drummer to witness under the ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist Says New Band Will Feature His 'Sickest, Most Wicked Thrash Metal Riffs'

DEUXMONKEY, the new band led by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, has parted ways with vocalist A.O.H. (SHAOLIN DEATH SQUAD) and drummer Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) and has replaced them with Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES, LEATHERWOLF) and Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P. ), respectively. Commented Spitz: "Bringing in Wade Black as our vocalist ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS: Debut Album Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for the forthcoming self-titled debut album from the Orlando, Florida-based power metal band SEVEN KINGDOMS can be viewed below. The group will enter the studio later this month to begin recording the CD, which will mark the recording debut of new singer Sabrina Valentine and will include a guest appearance by Wade ...

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CRIMSON GLORY Announces Guest Singers For PROGPOWER USA X

Florida-based melodic metal veterans CRIMSON GLORY will be joined by the following special guest vocalists for their headlining performance at the ProgPower USA X festival on September 11, 2009 at the Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia: * Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, LEATHERWOLF) * Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) * Lance King (PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Video Interview Available

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and guitarist Carey Howe of the Southern California metal band LEATHERWOLF prior to the group's June 19 performance at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. Watch the chat below. LEATHERWOLF recently released a new video edit (see below) for the song ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Orlando, Florida-based power metal band SEVEN KINGDOMS will enter Tampa's Morrisound Studios in late July to record its sophomore album. The CD will mark the recording debut of new singer Sabrina Valentine and will include guest appearances by Wade Black (CRIMSON GLORY, LEATHERWOLF) and Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT). The projected track listing for the album ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New 'Dr.Wicked' Video Edit Posted Online

Southern California heavy metal band LEATHERWOLF has posted a brand new video edit (see below) for the song "Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.)", off the group's latest studio album, "New World Asylum". "Dr.Wicked (Rx O.D.)", inspired by the infamous "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, who was released in 2007 after serving eight years in a Michigan prison ...

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LEATHERWOLF: San Juan Capistrano Footage Posted Online

Legendary Southern California band LEATHERWOLF have posted multi-cam video footage (see below) of "Spiter" and "Street Ready" from their March 20, 2009 show with Y&T at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. LEATHERWOLF has been confirmed for the the third annual Rocklahoma festival, set to take place July 9-12, on the Catch The ...

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