the band formed in 1984 by guitarist David T. Chastain, The band was put together in 1984 by Mike Varney, president of Shrapnel for a David T. Chastain solo album. Varney had noticed the shred guitar ability of Chastain, member of the Cincinnati-based band CJSS and, at the same time, he wanted to create an output for the talent of young singer Leather Leone, formerly with the San Francisco band Rude Girl. The first band line-up included Leone, Chastain, CJSS bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and drummer Fred Coury, who would later play in Cinderella.
the heavy metal band that introduced two of the genre’s most underrated talents in David T. Chastain and Leather Leone. Chastain, of course, has made a name for himself as a shred artist and all-around guitar wizard, and Leone has such a distinct and powerful vocal style, She mostly sings in a gruff aggressive style, but occasionally with a melodic voice as on the title track and the ballad “Endlessly”. Those are two great songs.
you can’t go wrong with chastain. This is one of my favourite heavy metal bands and is highly recommended to fans of traditional heavy metal who care about quality and technical ability.
Leather Leone David T. Chastain Mike Skimmerhorn Fred Coury