Legendary American metal vocalist Leather is back with her new album We Are The Chosen. It is US Metal at it's best!
Leather Leone has a mission, and not just recently, but since the beginning of her life as an artist. As a thoroughbred musician, as an exceptional metal vocalist, and above all as an unconditionally positive person, her message has always been, never give up and stay the way you are! You don’t have to look far to find this encouraging credo on her new solo album, We Are The Chosen.
That message features immediately on the opening track "We Take Back Control," and it would be difficult to express her self-confidence and zest for action more unequivocally. The song sets the direction for the whole album, for Leather’s ambitions, and for her future as a committed musician. Her positive lyrics run like a leitmotif through the album’s ten songs and create an atmospherically dense arch up to its programmatic finale "The Glory In The End."
Leather emerged in the early 1980s as a pioneer of the power metal vocals with the band Chastain. After releasing five celebrated metal records with the band during that period, Leather re-emerged again in the 2000s alongside David T. Chastain to release two critically acclaimed albums, Surrender To No One and We Bleed Metal.
In the last few years, she has allowed her creative urges to match and expand her loyal international fanbase, resulting in widely successful South American and European tours, and in the release of Leather II in 2018.
Anchored in her strong writing partnership with lead guitarist Vinnie Tex, and against a backdrop of unexpected Covid-19 lockdowns, the creation of a new album became Leather’s focus from early 2020. We Are The Chosen is the greatly anticipated result.