LEATHERMOUTH (often typeset as LEATHERMØUTH ) was an American
hardcore punk band led by
Frank Iero . The band formed in 2007, and in
January 2009 released their first album XO .
* 1 History
* 2 Band members
* 2.1 Timeline
* 3 Discography
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Leathermouth was formed in 2007 by some friends of My Chemical
Romance 's rhythm guitarist
Frank Iero . Iero had heard a few demo
tracks from the band, and wanted to sign the band to his own
independent label, Skeleton Crew. It was not until the previous lead
singer had failed to write any lyrics that Iero became a member. He
uses the band as a way to vent the frustrations he has with the
current political and social climate; he has additionally stated that
writing the lyrics was a way for him to cope with anxiety and
depression he had felt during his life, with some of the songs written
before the band had even formed. As a member of Leathermouth, this
is the first project where he contributes lyrics and lead vocals since
Pencey Prep (who broke up shortly after
My Chemical Romance was
Leathermouth played their first shows in the summer of 2008
alongside Warship for the Fall 2008 Reggie and the Full Effect
"Farewell Tour". Iero hoped to tour with
Leathermouth when he was not
working with My Chemical Romance.
In October 2008,
Leathermouth signed to
Epitaph Records . Retrieved
on January 20, 2009. as opposed to Frank Iero's label as originally
planned. Iero thought that it would be difficult to promote the album
himself, if released through his own label, with his current
My Chemical Romance and the other bands signed to his
Epitaph Records president,
Brett Gurewitz , was impressed with
the band's "intensity and songwriting of the music." Leathermouth
released their first studio album on January 27, 2009 through Epitaph
entitled XO . Although the album did not chart on the
Billboard 200 ,
it did reach #21 on the
Top Heatseekers chart.
In a 2012 interview with Iero, he revealed that many of the other
band members turned to religion and decided not to be a part of
Leathermouth anymore. Iero also stated he would like to continue
Leathermouth, but is unsure if it will actually happen. He said,
"There's still part of me that would hate not doing that band again.
There's something brewing, but I don't know what it is. I really
wanted that band to go on longer, but Jesus had other plans."
On May 19, 2013
Leathermouth performed at New Jersey's Skate and Surf
Festival along with
Rx Bandits ,
A Day to Remember and
Frank Iero – lead vocals (2007-2010, 2013)
* Rob Hughes – lead guitar , backing vocals (2007-2010, 2013)
* Ed Auletta – rhythm guitar (2008-2010, 2013)
* John McGuire – bass , backing vocals (2008-2010, 2013)
James Dewees – drums , percussion (2008-2010, 2013)
* Andrew Escobar - bass, backing vocals (2007)
* Vincent Averelli - rhythm guitar (2007)
* Steve Oyola - drums, percussion (2007)
* XØ (2009)
* "Bodysnatchers 4 Ever" (2008)
* ^ WOW - Tu
Portal de Música - La otra banda de Frank Iero:
Leathermouth, una banda post-hardcore (a post-hardcore band)
* ^ Kill Your Stereo - Reviews: LeATHERMOUTH - XO:
* ^ A B Artist Info - LeATHERMOUTH Epitaph.com. Retrieved on
January 20, 2009.
* ^ A B Shultz, Brian. "Epitaph Details
Leathermouth (My Chemical
Romance) Debut" Alternative Press . Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
* ^ A B C Harris, Chris. "
Frank Iero Says
My Chemical Romance Fans
Will Be Bummed Out By Leathermouth" MTV.com. Retrieved on January 20,
* ^ Manley, Brandan (2009). "In-Store Session with Vocalist Frank
Iero". Alternative Press . 247, 104.
* ^ Shultz, Brian. "
Reggie and the Full Effect
Reggie and the Full Effect Announce Final Tour;
Leathermouth (My Chemical Romance) and Warship (ex-From Autumn to
Ashes) Supporting" Alternative Press . Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
* ^ "
Leathermouth Debut XO in January" Epitaph.com. Retrieved on
January 20, 2009.
* ^ Karan, Tim. "
Leathermouth Sign to Epitaph" Alternative Press
* ^ "Epitaph to Release
Leathermouth Debut Album 26th January 2009"
Altsounds. Retrieved on January 20, 2009.
* ^ "Artist Chart History -
Leathermouth - Albums" Billboard.com.
Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
* ^ Pettigrew, Jason (October 1, 2012). "Flavor Of The Bleak: A
brief Q&A with My Chemical Romance\'s Frank Iero". Alternative Press .
Retrieved October 1, 2012.
* ^ Strummer, Brittany (January 21, 2013). "
Glassjaw and Rx Bandits
added to Skate and Surf Festival".
Punknews.org . Retrieved February