As previously announced „Hard Truckin’ Rock”, the new full-length album by the Metal/Southern Rock band Leash Eye, is scheduled for release on October, 14th in Europe and November, 5th in USA (via MVD). And today the band reveal the artwork and tracklist of the new release.
Front cover illustration of the album was done by Jarek Ochendzan known also as Bisqp. “He has done the artwork for our previous album ‘V.I.D.I’. Our co-operation has been fantastic so far as he is also responsible for the design of our posters, tshirts etc. The meaning of the artwork is clear, obvious and that’s exactly what we wanted to achieve!” – comments band’s guitarist Opath.
Leash Eye – Hard Truckin’ Rock
1. Fight The Monster
2. Me & Mr. Beam
3. The Nightmare Ain’t Over
4. Passing Lane Blues
5. S.B.F. Anthem
6. Been Too Long
7. The Drag
8. On The Run
9. Twice Betrayed
10. The Age Ov Kosmotaur
11. Doin’ it all wrong
12. Never Enough
Leash Eye call its own music as Hard Truckin’ Rock. Technically speaking, it’s a mixture of good old hard rock sound dating back to the 70’s with scents of stoner metal and southern rock tradition. The core of the band’s sound comprises of well embedded rhythm section ,mighty sound of guitars and distorted Hammond organs. The classical hard rocking vocal gives a nice finish to it all. This blend is bottled into one band playing 21st century style hard rock!
The band was founded by three friends, playing for their own enjoyment. As their musical goal, the band decided to follow the same road as the one chosen by Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Kyuss, Tool, Illusion, and Spiritual Beggars. In March 1999, the band recorded 5 songs, which were featured on their promo CD. The change of the lead singer in 2003 triggered also a change of their style – these days Leash Eye stands for melodious hard rock of the 70’s, accompanied by heavy, modern sounds and classic vocals. In Autumn 2009, Leash Eye’s debut album “V.E.N.I”, featuring guest appearance of Riverside’s Michał Łapaja on the Hammond organ, sees the light of day. The album met with the acclaim of both critics and listeners. The year 2010 is marked by intense work on new songs, which are to be included on the band’s new full-length album. Ultimately, 10 out of 13 compositions are chosen and, in the beginning of 2011, the band enter Sound Division Studio in Warsaw to record their 2nd album “V.I.D.I.”, with Behemoth’s Orion as the producer and Vesania’s Heinrich as sound engineer. Until now, the year 2011 was definitely the most successful year in Leash Eye’s career. They won Antyradio’s competition and, as a result, their right to perform at Sonisphere Festival next to Motorhead and Iron Maiden. Also, they represented Poland at Wacken Open Air festival, where they performed as the winners of Polish edition of Wacken Metal Battle. Also in 2011, they released their second full-length studio album “V.I.D.I.”.
And still the best is yet to come. Their third studio album „Hard Truckin’ Rock” is scheduled for release on October, 14th in Europe and November, 5th in USA (via MVD).
Leash Eye – line-up:
Łukasz “Konar” Konarski – drums
Marek “Marecki” Kowalski – bass guitar
Piotr “Voltan” Sikora – keyboards
Arkadiusz “Opath” Gruszka – guitars
Sebastian “Sebb” Pańczyk – vocals