Cincinnati, OH's Leather was a heavy metal quartet named after singer Leather Leone, a longtime fixture of the city's rock scene thanks to her membership in local metal champions, Chastain, as well as leadership role in a short-lived all-girl outfit named Malibu Barbie. Teamed up with guitarist Michael Harris (ex-Tyrant, Arch Rival, etc.), bassist David Harbar, drummer John Luke He'Bert (later with King Diamond) in 1989, Leone recorded an album entitled Shock Waves for the Roadracer label, under the supportive supervision of David T. Chastain himself. And a competent, confident, and, most importantly, heavy first effort it was too, only not commercial enough to vault Leather into anything resembling actual stardom or warrant a second album, apparently, since Leone soon resumed her regular frontwoman duties for Chastain.
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