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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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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