Indianapolis classic metal renegades SACRED LEATHER have released the video for “Ultimate Force (Live Leather)”, which is the title track from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. The LP is set for a February 2018 release via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Filmed and edited by Parasol Photographics, “Ultimate Force (Live Leather)” was shot in Indianapolis during the first of two opening sets for NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD and former MANOWAR guitarist ROSS THE BOSS.
The video was directed and produced by Magnus Legrand.
Comments vocalist Wrathchild: “The title track serves as the first passage of the record ‘Ultimate Force’, which chronicles the rise of the Legion of Leather. Led by the Lost Destructor, the Legion congregate in order to harness the Ultimate Force to reign in dominancy, set to the backdrop of an apocalyptic climate.”
SACRED LEATHER was created out of necessity, summoning the spirit of heavy metal forefathers in an age mired in apostasies.
With influences evident to any heavy metal purist, SACRED LEATHER’s music seems to emerge directly from the early ’80s, mixing elegant and nostalgic hard rock/proto metal with the most belligerent side of NWOBHM.
ARGUS & CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC are pleased to announce the release of the “Death Hath No Conscience / Streets of Gold” 7’.
Featuring one new track and the cover of one of Diamond Head’s most famous songs, this beautifully, gatefold-packaged single is released shortly before the fourth apparition of the band on European soil.
As released early this year, ARGUS will travel to Europe with the recently-recruited Justin Campbell on bass and Dave Watson (Icarus Witch / DC Cooper) on guitar.
On April 12 the band will indeed perform at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Holland, but will also have a more “intimate” rendez-vous with fans in Dublin where they will hit the stage on April 10.
Supporting acts for the Irish show are Mael Mordha, Terminus and Void Moon.
Future ARGUS shows include Pittsburgh’s show with label-mates Apostle of Solitude on May 9 .
Pre-orders for the single are already been taken on Cruz Del Sur store (click on the image below), all ARGUS-fans are encouraged to act fast since the quantities are limited.
Very exciting news for all the ARGUS‘ fans in Europe. The band will be back in Europe in April 2015 for at least 2 shows, one of them at the prestigious ROADBURN FESTIVAL! But first the band will hit their European hometown Dublin, where a show is scheduled on April 10th at Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar.
Mighty TERMINUSfrom Belfast has been confirmed as supporting act. Be there!
Back to ROADBURN FESTIVAL, here’s the official statement from the organizers:
“It is our pleasure to announce that Cruz Del Sur recording artists ARGUS will perform at the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Hailing from the Western Pennsylvania ARGUS has been building a reputation as one of the finest bands in the metal underground. Forging a potent mix of epic traditional metal, laced with moody passages and doom flourishes ARGUS brings a stunning double guitar attack, a tight and pounding rhythm section and strong, soaring vocals. Eschewing pure nostalgia for the “old school”ARGUS evokes the spirit of Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Candlemass, Dio, et al all the while bringing their own personal, unique flair to their music. Their most recent release, Beyond the Martyrs was met with praise by critics worldwide and was received rabidly by their fanbase. The band has built a reputation as a tremendous live act having toured Europe most recently in the Autumn of 2013. It is a set not to be missed ! 2015 looks to be a busy year which will see ARGUS releasing a new 7″, ‘Let Now Your Heart be Troubled’ / ‘Streets of Gold’ (to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn 2015) as well as completing their 4th, as yet untitled, album. Says ARGUS“We are honored and humbled to be invited to an event as prestigious as Roadburn and to play alongside so many killer bands. We look forward to meeting you all and to raising the flag of metal over the Green Room !”
The 20th edition of Roadburn Festival runs from April 9 to 12, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Get your tickets HERE.”