CHASTAIN – We Bleed Metal 17 (Album Review)

CHASTAIN – We Bleed Metal 17 (Album Review)

Back in 2015, I had the pleasure of reviewing the original version of this and so it came as something of a surprise that David T Chastain had decided to re-record a relatively new album.  In fact, this record is only re-recorded in terms of the guitars and bass, as the vocals and drums are left in tact.  The guitar work is different in tone and the songs seem harder for it.  Some of the…

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Bleeding Metal with DAVID T CHASTAIN (Interview)

Bleeding Metal with DAVID T CHASTAIN (Interview)

Due for release in August is a re-recorded version of the excellent Chastain album We Bleed Metal which I originally reviewed for Decibel Geek in November 2015.  Therefore, I jumped at the chance to speak to one of my guitar heroes, David T Chastain. I began by asking David the most fundamental question, namely what had prompted this re-recording of what is a great album and whether there was something specifically that he wanted to address?…

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Interview: Leather Leone of Chastain

Interview: Leather Leone of Chastain

Legendary metal vocalist Leather Leone (Chastain) gave the scoop to Decibel Geek about her future plans, influences, being a massive Dio fan and getting escorted from tour buses! Decibel Geek:  We Bleed Metal (Chastain‘s latest) is a great album, with fantastic vocals and guitar.  Were there any specific songs that proved difficult to record for this album? Leather Leone: No songs, in particular, were more difficult than another.  The studio is always a challenge for…

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Album Review: Chastain – We Bleed Metal

Album Review: Chastain – We Bleed Metal

Thirty-one years ago, the band Chastain signed to Mike Varney’s Shrapnel Records on a wave of heavy shredders that made the guitar solo a must-have item.  Years later, David T. Chastain re-ignited the molten fires with original vocalist Leather Leone and We Bleed Metal is the second album recorded since Surrender To No One saw them reunite after twenty years apart. The energy of the record is undeniable, with Leone and Chastain leading the charge across a…

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Chastain – We Bleed Metal (November 6, 2015)

Chastain – We Bleed Metal (November 6, 2015)

Chastain is a heavy metal project formed in 1984 by guitarist David T. Chastain and signed by Shrapnel Records. 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…

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