CHASTAIN

CHASTAIN

David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 25 years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music has been centered around his melodic and technically fluent fret board mastery.  For Those Who Dare, the fifth CHASTAIN album and originally released in 1990, showed David forging into new territory with the finest group of musicians he had ever worked with creating not only the most accessible metal record of his career but also the most inventive.  While David remained the principle songwriter, he admitted that the band’s sound wouldn’t have been the same without David Harbour (bass) and John Luke He’bert (drums) supplying their own individual trademarks to CHASTAIN.  Besides David’s virtuoso style the other major attribute to CHASTAIN’s instantly distinct sound is vocalist Leather Leone’s superior and ultimately commanding presence.  Originally brought together by Shrapnel Records’ Mike Varney, Leather quickly established herself as one of the greatest female heavy metal vocalists of all time appearing on all four previous and critically acclaimed CHASTAIN albums – Mystery Of Illusion (1985), Ruler Of The Wasteland (1986), The Seventh Of Never (1987) & Voice Of The Cult (1988).  Ever since his recording debut in 1983, David Chastain has been wowing fans with his innovative and technically superb guitar playing.  For Those Who Dare is a perfect example that David Chastain was not just a great player, but also a talented songwriter and band leader with an exceptional group of collaborators to help make his melodic visions a reality.