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Press Release: LEATHERWOLF set to release ‘Unchained Live’ album on December 15!

LeatherwolfUnchained-webDecember 2013 – 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).

“Unchained” track listing:
01. Spiter
02. Kill and Kill Again
03. The Calling
04. Rise or Fall
05. Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.)
06. Wicked Ways
07. Hideaway
08. Street Ready
09. Thunder
10. Black Knight (studio bonus)

“Unchained” is the first LEATHERWOLF album to feature the lead guitar duo of Rob Math and Greg Erba who are joined by original members, vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, and long-time bassist Patrick Guyton.


LEATHERWOLF to kick off ‘Unchained 2013’ live campaign, announce U.S. festival and tour dates

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.
Confirmed LEATHERWOLF tour dates include:
06 – Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
20 – Jammin Joes – Arvado, CO
13 – Bobby McGee’s – Chicago Ridge, IL
14 – Penny Pub Road – South Barrington, IL
18 – The Chaffee Flatts Bar & Grill – Chaffee, NY
19 – Shocks – Utica, NY
20 – Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall – McKee Rocks, PA
21 – House of Rock – White Marsh, MD
12 – The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
13 – The 120 Tavern & Music Hall, Pathfinder Metalfest IV – Marietta, GA
21 – Indianapolis Metal Fest – Indianapolis, IN*
28 – The Montage – Rochester, NY*
02 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY*
04 – Bentz Street – Frederick, MD*
05 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC*
19 – Sculley’s Shooters, Skull Fest – North Platte, NE
09 – House of Rock, Rock Harvest II – White Marsh, MD
LEATHERWOLF will issue their “Unchained” live album later this year through an as-of-yet undisclosed label; the follow-up to 2008’s “New World Asylum” was mixed by noted guitarist/producer, Roy Z, whose credits include JUDAS PRIESTBruce DickinsonHALFORDHELLOWEEN andSEPULTURA. Fans can visit the official LEATHERWOLF Facebook page at

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Alone in the Night
Bad Moon Rising
Behind the Gun
Black Jack
Black Knight
Cry Out
Dr Wicked (Rx O.D.)
Endangered Species
Gypsies And Thieves
I Am the Law
Kill and Kill Again
King of the Ward
Live or Die
Lonely Road
Magical Eyes
Never Again
Off the Track
Princess Of Love
Rise Or Fall
Rule The Night
Season of the Witch
Share A Dream
Spirits In The Wind
Street Ready
Take A Chance
The Calling
The Grail
The Hook
The Way I Feel
Tonight’s the Night
Too Much
Tools Of Discipline
Wicked Ways

KNAC: Live Album, 2013 Tour Dates Announced


LEATHERWOLF, hailing from Huntington Beach, CA, have announced tour dates in support of their forthcoming live album,Unchained. The lineup consist of original members vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, friend and bassist Patrick Guyton, and guitarists Rob Math and Greg Erba.

Olivieri states: “We are all excited about this new constellation and the possibilities it holds. 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 musician and producer, Roy Z, whose credits include 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 this LOCATION.

Confirmed tour dates:

  • 4.6 – Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
  • 4.18 – The Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
  • 4.20 – Jammin Joes – Arvada, CO
  • 6.13 – Bobby McGee’s – Chicago Ridge, IL
  • 6.14 – Penny Pub Road – Barrington, IL
  • 6.20 – The Dead Horse Cantina & Music Hall – McKees Rocks, PA
  • 6.21 – House Of Rock – White Marsh, MD
  • 10.19 – Skull Fest – North Platte, NE
  • 11.9 – Rock Harvest II at House of Rock – White Marsh, MD

Additional dates to be announced.


  • Michael Olivieri – vocals, guitar
  • Dean Roberts – drums
  • Pat Guyton – bass
  • Rob Math – guitars
  • Greg Erba – guitars

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REVOLVER: NAMM Metal Jam 2013


While a who’s who of the music industry was descending on California’s NAMM show last month, a pre-party on January 23 kicked off the whole event with Michael Angelo Batio performing followed by an all-star jam including members of Anthrax, Queensryche, Rising Force, Racer X, The Iron Maidens, Holy Grail, Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob, Leatherwolf, Hurricane, and others. Check out some pics from the show in the photo gallery below, courtesy of photographer Stephanie Cabral.

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BLABBERMOUTH: LEATHERWOLF, MSG, HURRICANE Members To Perform At ‘Rockers Against Cancer’ Benefit Show

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Hollywood Sheriff Productions, the Cancer Research Foundation and the Kind For Cures Collective are presenting the second annual Rockers Against Cancer benefit show this Saturday, January 5 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., to help raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The Green Cross LAX andTimothy Leary Memorial Dispensary are also in collaboration as sponsors. This year’s event features 15 bands, including headlinersLEATHERWOLFLORDZ OF ROCKMANDY LION and the HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS. Every event and raffle ticket purchase helps someone fighting cancer. Tickets to the event can be purchased at this location.

This is the second appearance for LEATHERWOLF at the Rockers Against Cancer benefit show and they plan on bringing their legendary triple guitar attack. The bandmembers are Michael OlivieriCarey HoweRob MathPatrick Guyton and Dean Roberts.

LORDZ OF ROCK, an all-star band, features Robin McCauley (MSG),Robert Sarzo (HURRICANE), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNEBILLY IDOLVINCE NEIL), Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis (GUNS N’ ROSES,ALICE COOPER) and Myron Grombacher (PAT BENETARRICK DERRINGER).

Mandy Lion‘s band will feature Jimmy Bain (RAINBOWDIO) and Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSONHALFORD), and Lez Warner (THE CULT).

HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS, a true rock and roll supergroup with a 10-member lineup, features Ira Black (LIZZY BORDENMETAL CHURCH),Andrew Freeman (LYNCH MOBTHE OFFSPRING), Marten Andersson(LIZZY BORDENLYNCH MOB), Lonny Pasillas (EMINENT) and Carlos Bates Cruz (STONEBREED), with special guest appearances by Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOTHOUSE OF LORDS),David Victor (BOSTON), Joe Retta (SWEET) and heavy metal violinistArmand Melnbärdis (ROB ROCKVIO7).

Ira Black has written and produced the song “Rockers Against Cancer” and the video advertisement “The Making Of Rockers Against Cancer” for this year’s benefit. The track and the clip were recorded and co-produced by Robert Daniel Duran at The Sound Bakery and Jereme Ventura of Animus Media in Los Angeles, California.

An advertisement for the event, featuring footage of the recording artists, can be seen below.

The song and advertisement feature:

Ira Black – Guitar
Andrew Freeman – Vocals
Carlos Bates Cruz – Vocals
Marten Andersson – Bass
Scot Coogan – Drums
Bobby Blotzer – Drums
Lonny Pasillas – Drums
Armand Melnbärdis – Seven-string Violin



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NAMM Metal Jam 2013 will take place on January 23, 2013 at the Whiskey A-Go Go in West Hollywood, CA, one day prior to the start of the NAMM Convention in Anaheim. The convention runs from January 24-27.

The concert is being organized by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS) and SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE’s Dave Reffett. Turbin’s band will co-headline the show with MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (NITRO, HOLLAND) and the Metal All-Star Jam, featuring members of: QUEENSRŸCHE, RISING FORCE, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB, LEATHERWOLF, HURRICANE and more.

NAMM Metal Jam 2013 will feature:

Parker Lundgren of Queensrÿche – guitar
Mark Boals of RING OF FIRE, Don Dokken, Rising Force – vocals
Xander Demos of SABBATH JUDAS SABBATH – guitar
Eli Santana of HOLY GRAIL – guitar
Ronny North of RONNY NORTH BAND – duitar
Linda McDonald of the IRON MAIDENS, PHANTOM BLUE – drums
Wanda Ortiz of the Iron Maidens – bass
Courtney Cox of the Iron Maidens – guitar
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob – bass
Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf – vocals and guitar
Ann Boleyn of HELLION – vocals
Steve “Zeus” Johnstad of MAYDAY – vocals
Michael Angelo Batio of MAB, Nitro, Holland – guitar
Dave Reffett of SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE – guitar
Neil Turbin of DeathRiders – vocals
Greg Walls of ex-Anthrax – guitar
Andrew Freeman of Hurricane, Lynch Mob – vocals
Mike Hansen of Hurricane – drums
Tony Cavazo of Hurricane – bass
Michael T. Ross of MISSING PERSONS – keyboards
Mandy Lion of WORLD WAR III, WAR MACHINE – vocals
Diego Valadez of CELLADOR – synth and vocals
Joe Gettler of RAZORMAZE – guitar
Sean Elg of DeathRiders, NIHILIST – drums
Arnold Gonzalez of DeathRiders – guitar
Michael Lopez of DeathRiders – bass
Casey Trask of DeathRiders – guitar


For more information on NAMM Metal Jam 2013, visit Facebook.

Originally posted at BW&BK