If it’s burly, melodic, and fits together perfectly, it’s probably from Sweden. LEACH certainly are, and their warts-and-all style of thrash-n'-roll is just begging for a throwdown.
'Lovely Light of Life' is their third major rodeo, and straight out of the gate, a mission statement of thrash, hardcore and rock'n'roll . A style and sound they’ve established which stands out from the crowd and are wholly theirs. ‘Lovely Light of Life’ will be released worldwide on May 21st on the American label Brutal Records.
With a mixed variety of relentlessly chugging grooves and anthemic riffs carved out of the foundation of rock itself, LEACH know how to get the pit started and maintain focused until the very last track. This dichotomy illustrates the band’s knack of dynamics, while avoiding the trap of being a one trick pony. To top it off, the production is the right level of crisp and rough-n’-ready - a tip to the skills of Christian Silver at Studiomega (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Soilwork and Dragonforce)
Lovely light of life includes the bonus track “D.O.D”, which features Soilwork vocalist, Björn “Speed” Strid. The bands words on the partnership: “Getting Björn to feature on one of our songs is of course a big deal. Us growing up in Sweden, Soilwork were such a big influence on us, still are. And Björn being the pro he is, absolutely nailed it on the first try. Stoked to have him on one of our songs and definitely something we now can check off our bucket list.”
D.O.D will be released as a stand alone digital single on April 16th, along with the start of the pre-sale for Lovely Light of Life. Pre-Save: https://orcd.co/12zzaaj
When coming from such a rich scene as Sweden, a band cannot help but take some influence from their forefathers, in this case, the insistent energy of Raised Fist, the rock n 'roll parts of latter day Entombed, and the infectious melodies of The Haunted. Also the US gets a look in - with Hatebreed’s snarling bravado, and the thrash-fest of Exodus and Nuclear Assault.
LEACH are a band built for the stage - that much is clear. And with live experiences that stretches from Europe to Dubai - their frantic energy has been proven. They are now excited and willing to take on their work to all corners of the world.
Serenade (For The Broken Brave)
Carry The Stigma
Scorched Earth Tactics
Down For Counting
D.O.D (Feat. Bjorn Strid of Soilwork) (Bonus track)
Anders Nordlander – Bass
Joachim Dahlström - Drums
Markus Wikander - Vocals and Guitar
Photo and Artwork: Anders Nordlander
Label: Brutal Records
Producer: Christian Silver, STUDIOMEGA (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Dragonforce)
Recording: Christian Silver, STUDIOMEGA
Mixing and mastering: Christian Silver, STUDIOMEGA