DEBUT EP 'THE ABYSS' OUT NOW
Louder, faster and heavier than anything you’ve heard in a long while.
We are the new breed of an old sound with a twist. Musically and technically amazing, they seriously stand up and can compete with the likes of Satriani, Sabbath and Alter Bridge. To say they are a powerhouse is an understatement. All former students of BIMM and originally hailing from Portugal, Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders have permanently settled in London to shake up the rock and heavy metal scene internationally.
We’re working on the album. It’s been recorded at RAK Studios London and Marshall Amplification. It grabs you by the balls, hoists you up by them and throws you off a cliff. You’ve never heard guitars this mean, massive statement I know.
'THE ABYSS' - DEBUT EP
"Writing this EP has been a sensational experience. It’s the most powerful, boldest and heaviest work we’ve ever done so far. We named it the Abyss due to the dark period of time we’ve been going through, due to the pandemic. However, by diving into an abyss, for us, it doesn’t necessarily mean to hit the ground and die, but to be reborn. If we learn something from life it is that every time we have to face a hard path, we have to find a way of overcoming those obstacles. These tracks are full of rage, insanity, introspective moods, and very personal lyrics. Fall into the glooms of darkness with us."
LOUDER, FASTER AND HEAVIER THAN ANYTHING YOU'VE HEAR IN A LONG WHILE
With a history boasting over half a million streams, 50 live shows and a modest lifetime of musical creation with past acts, London based metal artist Jason Payne took 2020 to embark on a new journey; ‘Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders’. A culmination and reincarnation of his strongest creations, featuring debut singles 'Waking The Damned' and 'The Dark', plus numerous others from an arsenal in waiting. Think Slash, Alter Bridge, Metallica, and many other legendary influences.
2017 to 2020 saw Jason front the British rock outfit Louzada on guitar and vocals, achieving over 300,000 streams across Spotify & YouTube and amassing thousands of worldwide fans, all through a modest discography of just one single, and one EP. The arrival of the worldwide pandemic in 2020 brought about the amicable hiatus of Louzada, resulting in time to put in the focus and determination needed to launch his most ambitious project yet.
Think big riffs, impactful grit-laden vocals, gripping high production music videos, and an energy just screaming to be invited to the live stage, and that's exactly what Jason's debut singles bring...
Released December 2020, the debut single 'Waking The Damned' [https://youtu.be/f_hDsqhQHTQ] became a viral hit amongst rock & metal lovers alike, garnering over 300,000 views / streams to date, multiple worldwide press features, a whole army of new and engaged followers, and this is just the start...
In summer 2021; the second and third harder hitting singles The Dark [https://youtu.be/TIENdwGGGgw] and The Purge [https://youtu.be/tw_KxmTr8xg] have been unleashed, in support of the debut EP The Abyss out NOW, taking the metal madness to a whole new level. Stream / Download now: www.thejasonpayne.com/listen