(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The classic heavy metal-inspired Indianapolis band are rising fast as the latest representatives of U.S. traditional metal. This ascent will undoubtedly reach a fevered trajectory with the realization of the band’s first full-length album release.
Ultimate Force was recorded during the fall of 2017 at Earth Analog Studios in Tolono, Illinois, with additional sessions taking place at Beware Sounds And Clandestine Arts Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mixing and mastering was then handled by Sacred Leather lead guitarist Carloff Blitz at Clandestine Arts Recording.
The results more than speak for themselves with Sacred Leather‘s volcanic molten metal output. This was something addressed recently by vocalist Dee Wrathchild (AKA Skeletonwitch drummer Dustin Boltjes):
“Heavy metal represents individualism in the face of conformity and an escape from reality. You can crank it up, bang your head, and you will always have thousands of brothers and sisters in heavy metal that connect with what they are hearing as much as you do. It’s timeless. It’s power. It’s the Ultimate Force.“
SACRED LEATHER are:
HIGHWAY – GUITAR
CARLOFF BLITZ – GUITAR
MAGNUS IRONSLUT – BASS
JAILHOUSE – DRUMS
“Master Is Calling”
“The Lost Destructor / Priest Of The Undoer”