The Skinny: Leander Rising have released their US debut album, Heart Tamer digitally today on Sony Music. Recorded in Hungary and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, God Forbid, Katatonia, Soilwork, Kreator), with artwork by Robert Borbas (Metallica, Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon) and a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) on the track “Six Feet Under”, this new album is just plain amazing. Check out the free download of the song “Bound To Belong” below.
Based out of Budapest Hungary Leander Rising’s 14-song debut album Heart Tamer delivers a whole new form of aggression, passion and ferocity. Caustic yet eloquent in their cathartic delivery, the band’s debut infuses a molten mix of influences that erupted with force. Originally a solo project for its namesake Leander Köteles, but his first video for the song “Bound To Belong” created an internet buzz throughout Hungary and caught the attention of Attila Vörös, a young and well-known guitarist, who has also toured worldwide with Seattle metal band Nevermore, Attila reached out to Leander via e-mail and their collaboration began. In the beginning Attila only came on to do some guest solos, but as time went on they found their true sound was together.