LEATHERWOLF Members Involved In Dispute Over Band Name

LEATHERWOLF Members Involved In Dispute Over Band Name

Original LEATHERWOLF drummer Dean Roberts and vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri have slammed the band's former members, Carey Howe, Geoff Gayer and Wade Black, for announcing that they were working on a new LEATHERWOLF studio album for a late fall release.

Said Roberts and Olivieri in a statement: "We just wanted to set the record straight regarding a statement/press release that's been put out there announcing a new LEATHERWOLF studio album featuring former LEATHERWOLF members Carey Howe, Geoff Gayer and Wade Black. Whatever Carey, Geoff and Wade are working on — it will NOT be released under the name LEATHERWOLF! The legal rights to the name LEATHERWOLF lie with the lineup featuring original band members Dean Roberts and Michael Olivieri that recently performed on the Monsters Of Rock cruise and Keep It True festival in Germany.

"It is unfortunate that Carey Howe, the main instigator in all this, is trying to wreak havoc and create the false impression that he, Geoff and Wade are back in LEATHERWOLF, which is not the case. He may have succeeded in hijacking the original LEATHERWOLF Facebook page and YouTube channel, but he will not succeed in hijacking the name LEATHERWOLF as well.

"We ask you to please only consult the official LEATHERWOLF website, www.leatherwolfmetal.com, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/leatherwolfmetal, for any and all news regarding band activities."

Gayer and Howe announced over the weekend that they were working on material for the next LEATHWOLF CD, which was also to feature Black on vocals, Pat Guyton on bass and Dan Bruette on drums. At least three songs have already been written and recorded as pre-production versions: "Restless Fate", "The End" and "Red, White & Black".

LEATHERWOLF released a live album, "Unchained Live", in December 2013. The CD was described in a press release as "the first LEATHERWOLF album to feature the lead guitar duo of Rob Math and Greg Erba who are joined by original members, vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, and longtime bassist Patrick Guyton."


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