Classic Hardcore Punk Pioneers ‘The Lead’ Releases Long-Awaited EP “Again” (feat. Steve Rowe of Mortification)


Classic hardcore punk pioneers of the 1980s, now Christian post-hardcore apostles with a lower case ‘a’ The Lead are back with new music  – “Again” ep is the band’s first recorded new material since 1989’s “Burn This Record”.

“Five years ago, our beloved old friend, the mighty Steve Rowe, recorded a bass line for our EP. Now you can hear the results.”

“Again” is produced and recorded by The Lead, Mixed & mastered by Gary James Noland.

The ep can be streamed from bandcamp.  

1. Dressed in a Robe (Rev. 19) 05:09
2. The World Tomorrow/Adoration 05:46
3. Every Fear Forgiven 04:10
4. The Lead (featuring Steve Rowe) – Heaven is Waiting 06:30

The Lead was one of the very first Christian punk bands to emerge from the fledgling Christian underground in the mid-1980’s. Their career spanned the years 1984 through 1991. The Lead helped pioneer Christian punk music. They were one of the first bands to break the mold of the traditional, Christian music of the early 1980s. Their sound was heavily influenced by the punk rock scene in Southern California.

In the 1980s they recorded prolifically, played three Cornerstone Festivals and briefly toured the eastern half of the U.S. three times. Their style of music changed as the years passed, starting from a base of pure punk into hardcore and then finally crossing over into thrash.

The bands they played with, either as openers or headliners, included Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, MDC, Marginal Man, Cynic, Bloodgood, the Crucified, Believer, Whitecross, One Bad Pig, Deliverance, Vengeance Rising,and Crashdog.

Band members:
Julio Rey – vocals, guitar
Robbie Christie – drums, vocals
Nina Llopis – bass, vocals

“The Lead” EP 1985
“Return Fire” Demo 1986
“Automoloch” EP 1986
“The Past Behind” EP 1987
“Burn This Record”Full-length 1989
“Live” Live album 1990
“The Lead – Automoloch” Compilation 1990
“Hardcore for Jesus” Compilation 2006
‘Wink of an Eye’ Single 2008
“Live + LoFi 84-87 – The Myspace Tracks” EP 2015
“Again EP 2017

Weblinks: Facebook / Website / TwitterBandcamp

Video for Studio Pass Trailer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts