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Below is our complete Leatherwolf news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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Leatherwolf Launches Tour Funding Campaign

California triple axe attack Leatherwolf has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign in support of current ”Unchained” touring activities, which includes a fall tour of the U.S. with Vicious Rumors and Seven Witches.

Drummer Dean Roberts states, “We're taking Leatherwolf across the USA playing 40+ shows in cities we never played before and in cities we haven't been to in a very long time. Hitting the road is a costly endeavor and our fan support through IndieGoGo will help us reach more fans and add even more shows.”

The IndieGoGo contributions will go towards advertising, PR, transportation, lodging, and merchandise. Aside from the usual crowd-funding offerings like signed CDs, posters and T-shirts, Leatherwolf is offering fans perks likes private music sessions. Get details at this location. More...

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Leatherwolf Recruits Paul Carman

California’s triple axe attack Leatherwolf has announced the band will be joined by bassist Paul Carman for an upcoming June run of dates, which gets underway on the 13th at Bobby McGee's in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. The band comments:

“We’re grateful that our old friend Paul has agreed to step in for our regular bass player, Pat Guyton, who is not able to do these shows with us. We haven’t played with Paul since our last European tour so we’re looking to rekindling the old magic, kicking out the jams together and having a great time on the road.” More...

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White Wizzard To Play Rock Harvest II

White Wizzard has been confirmed for Rock Harvest II, a three-day concert which takes place at the House of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland in November.

The second annual Rock Harvest will be running from Thursday, November 7th to Saturday, November 9th in support of the police non-profit organization, Fallen Blue. Other bands performing alongside White Wizzard includes Heathen, Raven, Leatherwolf, Reverence, Circle II Circle, and Silent Rage. White Wizzard will be performing on Thursday, November 7th. Tickets for Rock Harvest II are available now at this location.

White Wizzard is due to release new studio album, "The Devils Cut," on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.

Catch the band live:

May 08 - Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar (w/ Cauldron)
November 07 - White Marsh, MD - Rock Harvest II More...

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Leatherwolf Announces "Unchained" Tour

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 the Unchained 2013 touring activities this Saturday, April 6th at Mirror Image Studios in Anaheim, CA. The four-band bill also includes former Metal Blade recording artists Heretic as well as Same Veinand Hypnostic. Tickets are $10.00.

Leatherwolf has also been confirmed as headliners for Pathfinder Metalfest IV in Marietta, GA on July 13th and will appear at both Skull Fest in North Platte, NE on October 19th and Rock Harvest II in White Marsh, MD on November 9th.

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 21st at the Indianapolis Metal Fest in Indianapolis, IN. More...

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Leatherwolf Filming Live DVD

Southern California's vaunted heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, Leatherwolf, has scheduled a headline show at the Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main Street, Ramona, CA for tonight (January 28th) where the band will be filming for an upcoming live 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 celebrating both the band's 30th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the major label debut album for Island Records which spawned the MTV single "The Calling."

"We had originally planned to release the 'Live at the Galaxy' DVD but with Rob in the fold we've decided to re-shoot everything. Rob is a killer player who has brought a lot of new energy to the band and we wanted to capture the new and improved LEATHERWOLF for prosperity." states drummer Dean Roberts. "We've already talked to Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) about mixing and should have everything completed in another couple of months in time for a tentative summer release."

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Former Manowar Drummer Joins Black Reign

Former Manowar drummer Kenny Earl has joined Black Reign, the band featuring vocalist Wade Black (Leatherwolf, Crimson Glory), guitarist Rick Renstrom and bassist Rich Marks.

Vocalist Wade Black commented by saying: "I've heard a lot about him and they don't call him Rhino for nothing! We look forward to the future with one of the best metal drummers around and I'm happy that he's joined the fold and we will be seeing all of you soon."

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Crimson Glory Announces ProgPower Guest Vocalists

Crimson Glory is pleased to announce that they have confirmed the following special guest vocalists to perform with them during their headlining set at ProgPower USA X:

Wade Black (Crimson Glory/Leatherwolf)
Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle)
Lance King (Pyramaze/Balance of Power)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Chris Salinas (Zero Hour/Power of Omens)
Ronny Monroe (Metal Church)
Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm/Symphorce/Ivanhoe)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Danilo Herbert (Mindflow)
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
David Vanlanding (Crimson Glory/Michael Schenker Group) More...

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Rock Against Diabetes 2008 Rocks Vegas

"Rock Against Diabetes 2008" was held at Club Rox in Las Vegas, Nevada. The club was kind enough to provide R.A.D. with a venue for the two-day event. Many artists gave of themselves to support the cause, which will not be forgotten by all of us that struggle with diabetes on a daily basis.

I got the chance to talk with the event founder and organizer, Darrin Buchanan, and he explained how all of this came about. Two years ago, Darrin's foot died on him virtually over night. He underwent a number of tests and the result was diabetes and that part of his foot would need to be removed. Here is a 36 year old man with a wife and young daughter and he was facing the fight of his life. From that experience Rock Against Diabetes began. The first event was held is Canada and Darrin, in his wheelchair, was keeping the show flowing and the event was a success. A chain of events led to a second surgery to remove more of Darrin's leg from the knee down, and now Darrin would be walking again after 2 years with the help of a prosthetic leg. It was fantastic to see Darrin running around for two days along with his lovely wife Lindsey. They are my heroes! I am sure glad we are on the same team in this daily fight that we diabetics face each day. They give me strength and hope! More...

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Seven Antonopoulos Joins Rock Against Diabetes

Opiate For The Masses drummer Seven Antonopoulos has thrown his services into the hat to take part as one of the drummers in the amazing All Star Band that has been put together over the past few months by Guns N Roses guitarist Bumblefoot (Ron Thal). Seven was approached by the newest sponsors of Rock Against Diabetes - Las Vegas Dirtbag Apparel and Entertainment and was immediately up for the gig.

Seven AntonopoulosAntonopoulos will bring a savage assault on the drums, where a definite heavier edge will be brought to the All Star Band allowing for some very memorable moments to take place. Joining the All Star Band will be a myriad of exceptional muscians including Lez Warner (The Cult), Rafael Moreira (Pink, Paul Stanley, Magnetico), Nate Morton (Paul Stanley, Hannah Montana), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy) and more!

Dirtbag Music and Vegas Fuel are proud to announce KICKING K8 to the Rock Against Diabetes lineup as well as Illinois band DOGS DIVINE whom are currently on tour with LA Guns and Faster Pussycat.

The bands participating in the 2 day Rock Against Diabetes event are: Starving For Gravity, Kicking K8, Dogs Divine, Magnetico, Karneval (featuring Dario Lorina), Leatherwolf, L.A. Guns, Y&T, Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses and his All Star Band. The event will be hosted by Big Brother 8 winner the Notorious Evel Dick Donato and Penthouse Pet of the Year 2008, Erica Ellyson.

There will be tons of live auctions, raffles and giveaways, autograph sessions and more during the 2 days.

Tickets are still available at rockagainstdiabetes.org as well as at the door until they sell out.

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Rock Against Diabetes Announces New Venue

Due to the overwhelming response and growth of the August 23, 2008 Rock Against Diabetes show, the event organizers have decided that the only solution to handle the demand and offer the best experience for fans, was to move from the soundstage to a venue.

The Rox Club has donated their full facility for the Pre-party and the main show on August 23rd at no cost to help Rock Against Diabetes to further raise funds. Tickets for both shows can be purchased online only at rockagainstdiabetes.org.

Here is the latest itinerary for the main event and pre-show bash: More...

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Starving For Gravity to Open Rock Against Diabetes

The 3 month search to find the opening band for Rock Against Diabetes in Las Vegas August 23, 2008 has come to an end, with Orange County's alt-rock band Starving For Gravity coming out on top as the winners. The band was pared down from a massive list that originally submitted their bands to take part, to a Top 45 list that was further trimmed to a Top 10. The Top 10 was then opened to a public vote that saw nearly 8,000 votes from fans made, with a final decision being handed down from the judges participating in the decision process.

Although the band placed a close 2nd in fan voting, they garnered a great deal of praise and respect from the judges in their overall sound as well as commitment to working with their fans for support and promotion,

Starving For Gravity will open the Pre Show Bash on August 22nd at the Rox Club in Vegas, with host Evel Dick Donato being in attendance, and performaces by Magnetico featuring Rafael Moreira, Karneval featuring Las Vegas' own Dario Lorina (Jani Lane Band) and Bumblefoot (Guns N Roses guitarist Ron Thal) and his amazing All Star Band with players such as Paul Mirkovich (Cher), Lez Warner (The Cult), Jeff Berlin, Constantine Maroulis and many others. Tickets are still available for this show (here) and at the door if any tickets are remaining. See the website for direction and address as well as full lineup for the Pre Show Bash.

The band will then open the main Rock Against Diabetes event on August 23rd, featuring acts such as Y&T, LA Guns, Leatherwolf, Magnetico, Richie Kotzen and Bumblefoot and his All Star band. The venue for this event has been moved, as the amount of requests for fan to ba able to take part live grew much too large for Deep Rock Drive to handle at their facility. The new venue will be announced this week, with tickets going on sale immediately following the announcement.

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Leatherwolf, Magnetico Confirmed For R.A.D.

Rock Against Diabetes, the first of it’s kind in delivering a HD interactive worldwide internet broadcast of a charity concert festival, has announced two more acts, Huntington Beach, CA thrashers LEATHERWOLF and L.A. power-trio MAGNETICO, to the roster. The current Rock Against Diabetes lineup of confirmed acts includes:

Bumblefoot and his all-star band
L.A. Guns
Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band

New Blade Guitars endorsee Steve Brand (Rock Against Diabetes Music Director) will also be taking part in the pre-show party gun-slinging for Thal. Tickets go on sale soon for the Club ROX pre-show event.

In other big news, you can now fully support this event, and become part of concert history by attending this one of a kind, fully interactive LIVE concert broadcast FREE. You'll get 8 hours of LIVE music, online-only auctions, interactivity with host Evel Dick Donato, the bands and a ton of other surprise guests, for free (and the opportunity to donate any amount, if any, that you wish). You can also invite your friends for free when you grab your ticket. The change of ticket price to free will happen before May25th. Tickets are currently available at DeepRockDrive.com.

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R.A.D. Announces 2008 Opening Band Contest

To celebrate the bringing of music to a global audience, in an online HD broadcast, Rock Against Diabetes has decided to find the opening on the music social networks of the internet. Myspace, Facebook, Garageband, PureVolume and the multitude of other musical communities will be invited to submit their music, and videos to Rock Against Diabetes to be judged, and pared down to a Top 10, which will be judged by a panel of musicians, promoters, television personalities and industry giants.

The winner of the contest, that begins May 20th, 2008 and concludes with a winner on July 26th, 2008 will receive the following:

1. A slot in the kickoff pre party in Las Vegas at Club ROX on Friday August 22nd, 2008 playing with KARNEVAL, featuring Dario Lorina, MAGNETICO, featuring Rafael Moreira, Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses , and MORE!!!!

2. The opening slot for the worldwide broadcast of Rock Against Diabetes 2008, with LA GUNS, CLIFF MORRISON (Son of Doors singer Jim Morrison), Y&T, LEATHERWOLF, BUMBLEFOOT AND HIS ALL STAR BAND, and a few other acts.

3. To promote your band before, during and after the broadcast on August 23rd 2008.

4. A musical prize package, including band gear, and other critical items to help a new band succeed.

5. The DVD-ready HD footage of their entire performance.

6. Full billing as an act on the show, and a share in all PR and media releases and advertising.

There will be many more things included to sweeten the pot as sponsors come on board.

Here's how it works:

Bands will add Rock Against Diabetes and Deep Rock Drive on Myspace, and Top Friend both. The bands will then email submissions@rockagainstdiabetes.org with the link to their Myspace profile and intent to participate. The bands will upload their tracks and videos to Myspace, and will be judged on ALL content that is on the Myspace to listen to and watch.

A list of ALL the participating bands and links will be put on www.rockagainstdiabetes.org. The panel of judges will trim the list down to the top 10 choices, with those 10 being added to a voting page on http://www. rockagainstdiabetes. org once the Top 10 are determined.

This page will be available by June 1st, 2008.

The confirmed judges to date include:

Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot - Guns N Roses guitarist.
Danny Socolof - Founder of Deep Rock Drive.
Marc Minarik - Designer and Co Founder Minarik Guitars.
John Ostronomy - Co-host from Talking Metal dot com.

The final judges will be announced when they commit to the contest.

There will be a voting system for ALL people to come and vote on the Top 10 bands. These people will all be given the opportunity at that time to get a free online ticket to watch Rock Against Diabetes 2008 live on Deep Rock Drive.

With the public voting accounting for 50% of the decision, and the judges making a decision based on that voting, a winner will be awarded on July 26th, and will share in all PR and media releases regarding this years events.

At this time, it is only open to bands in Continental North America, (unless out of country bands want to arrange for their own travel expenses) and Flights are NOT included until sponsorship is found to cover that expense. All prizes mentioned above and hotel/food will be provided for August 22nd and August 23rd. As more sponsors come on board, and prizes available, they will be announced.

Here are the rules for participation in this contest: More...

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Leatherwolf Launches Guitarist Search

Southern California metal band LEATHERWOLF has launched a search for a new guitarist following the recent departure of Geoff Gayer.

For more information on what exactly the group is looking for, visit the LEATHERWOLF MySpace page.

Fan-filmed video footage of LEATHERWOLF performing the song "Too Much" in Athens, Greece on November 1, 2007 can be viewed here.

LEATHERWOLF's recent shows were the band's first European dates since they reunited with original lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and guitarist Carey Howe earlier in the year. More...

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Leatherwolf Part Ways With Guitarist Geoff Gayer

Southern California metal band LEATHERWOLF have parted ways with guitarist Geoff Gayer. As a result, the group's European tour had to be cut short by one date.

Commented the group: "First of all, we would like to apologize to the Rock House crew in Pescara, Italy and all the fans that were looking forward to seeing us live. We were very much looking forward to playing for you all and ending our trip on a high note. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. Geoff's unacceptable behavior prevented us from carrying on after last night's gig at the Black Horse in Cermenate. We will spare you the details but it was ugly — now we know how the members of UFO must have felt like every time Michael Schenker had one of his 'episodes.'"

"We are on our way back home to Orange County as we speak and will evaluate the situation and go from there. Working with Geoff in his current state is absolutely out of the question yet we are aware that replacing a key member and major creative force will not be easy. Ideally, we'll move on with a local Southern California guitar talent who we can write, rehearse, and gig with on a regular basis and gear up for 2008, which includes playing the Festival de Metal Borocua 5 next May in Puerto Rico."

"Qualified interested parties can contact us via our MySpace page or e-mail us at dean.rob@mac.com (please do not send us any mp3s unless asked!)."

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Hirax Replace Evil At Keep It True Festival

Organizers for Germany's Keep It True IX Festival have announced that Danish metalheads EVIL have been forced to cancel the show due to drummer Freddie Wolf's recent wrist injury that will keep him side-lined for at least four weeks. Los Angeles-based thrashers HIRAX will step in as replacements.

The final running order is as follows::

15:30 - 16:15
16:35 - 17:20
17:40 - 18:25
18:45 - 20:00
20:20 - 21:35
21:55 - 23:10
23:30 - 01:00

The Keep It True IX Festival is scheduled for November 3rd in Dittigheim at Sporthalle. The festival has been sold out since April.

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Leatherwolf Announce European Tour Dates

Legendary Orange County, CA metal band LEATHERWOLF has announced its first European dates since reuniting with original lead vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and guitarist Carey Howe earlier in the year. The reconvened triple axe attack will headline Germany's Keep It True festival and is playing an additional half dozen select dates in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy.

"We are very much looking forward to playing Europe again after doing the Bang Your Head!! festival last summer and we would like to thank all the promoters who are putting their faith in us on rather short notice," states guitarist Geoff Gayer. "We're just coming off our first show with Mike and Carey back and it was amazing how natural it felt to play together again so we'll definitely be ready to kick some serious ass for all our European friends. The setlist will include a good cross section of songs from all the LEATHERWOLF albums, everything from 'Spiter' and 'Kill And Kill Again' to 'Gypsies and Thieves', 'Wicked Ways', 'Behind the Gun' and 'The Grail', so everybody, old school and new school, should be going away happy. Can't wait!"

Confirmed European tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 01 - Underworld Club, Athens, Greece
Nov. 02 - Cult Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
Nov. 03 - Keep It True IX Festival, Dittigheim, Germany
Nov. 04 - Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Holland
Nov. 05 - De Rots, Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 07 - Rock City, Uster, Switzerland
Nov. 08 - Black Horse, Cermenate, Italy

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Krucible Seeks Drummer

American Power/Melodic/Metal band Krucible is seeking a killer drummer. Those interested should leave a message at the
Krucible myspace

Krucible features:

LANCE KING (Balance of Power, Pyramaze) on vocals
ERIC HALPERN (Leatherwolf, Helstar) on guitar
SHANE DuBOSE (promoter of showcase night at ProgPower USA) on bass guitar
DON LaFON (Six Minute Century) on guitar
ADAM RAWLINGS (Victim, Mindcrime) on keyboards

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Leatherwolf Part With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Orange County metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF are currently looking for a new vocalist following the departure Wade Black who fronted the band on their critically acclaimed comeback album, "World Asylum," released last June on N.I.L.8 Records.

"We would like to thank Wade for his contributions to LEATHERWOLF and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," commented the group on the split. "There are no hard feelings between both parties. Unfortunately, certain economic realities and the geographical distance between Wade and the rest of the band turned out to be an obstacle too hard to overcome and made working as a unit that much more difficult."

"We are now looking for someone closer to home, perferably based right here in Southern California. Potential candidates must be able to sing both the Michael Olivieri and Wade Black era songs (guitar abilities a huge plus!), have a valid passport, and be able to go on the road as we have a European tour in the works for spring 2007."

Interested parties get in touch with the band via dean.rob_at_cox.net.

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