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Brand new single “The Henchman”; The pre-order of the album has started – Metal Planet Music

The TRIPLE AXIS ATTACK has a stellar comeback since the release of LEATHERWOLF’s last mid-summer smasher Hit the dirt.

Not only could the single surprise with a killer line-up including the drummer Dean Robertthe combined mastery of the guitar Rob Math, Luke Man and Wayne Findlay (MSG, MS’ Temple of Rock, Slavior, Vinnie Moore) as good as Barry Sparks (MSG, Dokken, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ted Nugent) wielding the long ax – this also marked the day the new lead singer of LEATHERWOLF Keith Adamiak has proven to be widely acclaimed by fans and critics alike.

Hit the dirt quickly became a huge hit for the band who have been affectionately described as one of the most underrated classic heavy metal bands by fans around the world.

Single coverCopied by a number but then degraded to a flat thing on stage, the triple guitar function was truly embedded in LEATHERWOLF’s DNA from the start, laying the foundation for each of the band’s compositions as a state of mind that cannot be added. .

Their latest single The henchman – literally new old stock from the 80s that had never been finished and recorded before – proves it all once and for all.

From shredding in unison, to triptyching with great confidence, to mounting an outstanding double solo over flowing acoustics – the individual paths taken by three guitars here have been traced with care and extraordinary musicality.

Maneuvering gracefully between demi-ballad and old-school prog aggression that has been the hallmark of American metal – and LEATHERWOLF in particular – newly inaugurated vocalist Keith Adamiak fought an uphill battle against the guitar-led onslaught by Rob Math, with special guest Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO) also contributing to the six-string craze.

However, backed by one of heavy metal’s most incredible young voices with an insane vocal range brimming with rage and tons of soul, he shows true courage and proves a clear winner on the verge. to become a fan favorite.

The henchman is a song that purposely feels like an epic journey through conflicting emotions and therefore benefits greatly from Keith and his strong presence.

It is a musical bridge after all and in many ways: connecting the young to the experienced, the past to the present, but also the outside to the inside, as band leader and drummer Dean Roberts describes it: The henchman it’s about conquering your destiny but doing it with grace and dignity so as not to become the man you’re running from.

Some people go their whole lives without being able to connect deeply enough to understand how to overcome their ego.

But the main reason is that they didn’t know they had to look within. Hopefully this song can help individuals realize that they have the power to be whoever they want and not let past trauma define them..

Lately, The henchman bears an analogy to a caravan of struggles the band went through, and how these were overcome by taking said look within to find the right choices for kill the hunted.

The new range has been built with a clear objective in mind: to form an interconnection over time while making good use of this time traveler effect where you take your current experience, skills and techniques with you as you visit the past.

Team up with an iconic metal producer Randy Burns (Megadeth, Kreator, Helstar)which helped shape LEATHERWOLF’s 1984 debut EP, expanded to a full LP and titled The threatened species for international distribution, and having Tom Baker (Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Pantera) mastering this feature-rich beast of an album were just two of many back-to-back decisions.

kill the hunted will be released on November 11, 2022 in Europe (NIL8 Records in collaboration with Rock of Angels Records/Soulfood Music) and North America (NIL8 records), November 14 in South America (Hellion Records) and November 17 in Japan (Rubicon Music). This is available for pre-order now like a limited set of CDs and t-shirts through the Rock of Angels in Europe and independent merchandising in North America.

Composition of the album:

Keith Adamiak – main voice
Rob Math – guitars
Luke Man – guitars
wayne findlay – guitars, keyboards (MSG, MS’ Temple of Rock, Slavior, Vinnie Moore)
Dean Robert – drums
Barry Spark – bass (MSG, Dokken, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ted Nugent)

Special guest: Joel Hoekstra – guitar (Whitesnake, TSO)

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