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To Release New Album

The Screwtape Letters

On 8th April


British rock heavyweights Leader of Down, who are of course the final band of the late great Würzel (Ex Motörhead) are very excited to announce that following the bands critically acclaimed debut album “Cascade into Chaos” released in 2018, are ready to unleash a second album entitled “The Screwtape Letters” on April 8th 2022, mixed by long-time Motörhead producer and Grammy winner Cameron Webb and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album will be available worldwide through US label Cleopatra Records and will be released on all formats including a special limited edition red vinyl and CD with full colour 20 page booklet, featuring 10 blockbusting tracks with titles such as “Cat’s Eye Night” and “Holloway Motel” that will take no prisoners with their own brand of heavy rock ‘n’ roll.

The new album will be preceded by a single released on March 3rd called “Hitman” which features special guest and long-term friend, ex Iron Maiden guitarist and member of Lionheart Dennis Stratton.

“It was a great pleasure to be asked to provide a solo for Hitman and having guested on stage with Leader of Down on a recent UK show it was great to be back with the boys and appear in the video as well” – Dennis Stratton

“We were thrilled to have Dennis play on our first single from the album, we can’t wait for you to hear this new record and get back out on the road.” - Leader of Down

Dennis talks about Hitman HERE.



  1. Cat’s Eye Night

  2. Holloway Motel

  3. Hitman

  4. The Screwtape Letters

  5. Dodging the Landlord

  6. Here’s Johnny

  7. Let them know your name

  8. Whiskey Preacher

  9. You Might

  10. Midnight in London

Leader of Down are:

Matt Baker – Vocals

Alex Ward – Guitar

Tim Atkinson – Bass

Daniel Akaoui – Drums

Leader of Down’s career so far has seen them headline shows across Europe as well as supporting the likes of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Nitrogods receiving rave reviews for their live shows from around the world. Leader of Down will be supporting Tank on their spring UK tour before headlining the Heavy Metal Mayhem Festival in England, many more shows will follow throughout 2022 and the band have now been added to the Hard Rock Hell Festival in January 2023. The new album will see the band take a new journey as we sail out of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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