Following up on the bold statement made by their 2018 debut album, the band founded by late Motörhead guitarist Würzel, LEADER OF DOWN, return with a killer new single “Hitman.” The song features the band’s trademark driving rhythms and gritty distorted guitars, including a brilliant contribution from one of Iron Maiden’s first guitarist, Dennis Stratton, who shines on a late-song solo that gives the song a fantastic finale. Lyrically, “Hitman” takes the listener deep into the mind of the song’s central character, a charismatic if mentally unbalanced murderer for hire. All together, “Hitman” hits its mark with professional precision!
Stratton himself declares, “It was a great pleasure to be asked to provide a solo for ‘Hitman’ and having guested on stage with Leader of Down on a recent UK show it was great to be back with the boys and appear in the video as well.”
The feeling is mutual for the band who add “We were thrilled to have Dennis play on our first single from the album. We can’t wait for you to hear this new record and get back out on the road.”
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Also be sure to catch the song’s energetic video, which features Leader Of Down performing the song along with an appearance by Stratton!
“Hitman” previews the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Screwtape Letters, which takes its title from a tale of demonic correspondence written by Chronicles Of Narnia author C.S. Lewis. The album was mixed by long-time Motörhead producer and Grammy winner Cameron Webb and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Watch for The Screwtape Letters to be released April 8 on CD with a 20-page full-color booklet and on limited edition RED vinyl!
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- Cat’s Eye Night
- Holloway Motel
- The Screwtape Letters
- Dodging The Landlord
- Here’s Johnny
- Let Them Know Your Name
- Whiskey Preacher
- You Might
- Midnight In London
Be sure to catch Leader Of Down supporting NWOBHM legends Tank plus more live appearances planned at high profile heavy metal festivals in March!
For dates and other tour info, visit https://leaderofdown.com