Hey all! We are pleased to announce that LEATHERWOLF will be making an apperance at Headbangers Open Air Festival 2020 next July. This will be our first show in Northern Germany in over 20 years. For tickets, go to: www.headbangers-open-air.c
Leatherwolf will be returning to Germany for Bang Your Head!!! 2020.
July 16-18, 2020
Alone in the Night’ live at Keep It True. Mixed by Chris Tsangarides. Mastered by Tom Baker.
Headbangers! We are pleased to announce that LEATHERWOLF has been confirmed for the 2018 edition of the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, one of the great early festival season metal events on the calendar (exact date tba). Furthermore, we will be headlining the sold out Metalheadz Open Air down in Bavaria the preceding weekend, Saturday, May 12 to be precise. We are looking forward to playing for all you metal maniacs – May can’t come soon enough!
The Rest of Me
April 6, 2017 – 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 at: https://youtu.be/YkmDk4FdTMc
“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.
As of this morning, a poll at TheTopTens.com currently has Leatherwolf in the #1 slot of Top 10 Best Bands played on KNAC from January 8th, 1986 to February 15th, 1995 ahead of giants Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue and others.
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Southern California metal veterans LEATHERWOLF have announced the addition of guitar virtuoso Joey Tafolla of JAG PANZER fame to the lineup. Tafolla replaces Greg Erba, whose last show with the band was last summer at Germany’s Bang Your Head!!! festival. Tafolla joins original members Michael Olivieri and Dean Roberts, longtime bassist Patrick Guyton, and lead guitarist Rob Math (LIGHTNING STRIKES, PLAYER).
States vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri on his Facebook page: “Ladies and gentlemen! Please welcome the amazing Joey Tafolla as the new guitarist for LEATHERWOLF!! Joey is a great guy and great player! We’re excited to have him a part of the Triple Axe Attack! We thank Greg Erba for his dedication to the band for the last number of years. A fantastic guitarist and an awesome dude!”
In other news, LEATHERWOLF has been confirmed for this year’s ’80s metal extravanganza Hair Metal Heaven, which is set to take place August 25-27 at O’Riley’s in Hull, England. Other bands on the bill include D-A-D, SPREAD EAGLE, SMASHED GLADYS and PRINCESS PANG.
“We are extremely excited to make our return to the U.K. after almost three decades,” says Olivieri. “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!”
A recently released pro-shot video of “Spiter” from the 2015 Keep It True festival appearance can viewed below.