STEEL PANTHER currently mastering new album
STEEL PANTHER are mastering their new studio album for a tentative late 2022 release. The band, which has not yet secured a permanent replacement for its original bassist Lexxi Foxx, has been working on the follow-up to 2019’s “Heavy Metal Rules” for the last few months and recently completed mixing the LP.
At last weekend’s Download festival in the United Kingdom, STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel told the “Mike James Rock Show” about the band’s new album: “It’s coming out as soon as we’re done with it. I don’t know when that’s gonna be. Hopefully soon. I think we’re mastering it right now.”
Eight months ago, Lexxi — whose real name is Travis Haley — told Rocking With Jam Man that he hadn’t spoken with his former bandmates since his exit. “I still talk to the singer a little bit; I have in the past,” he said. “But I think that those scars and I think that the departure, the way that it went down, I think there’s some sore spots. But that’s tough for me to talk about.
“That was something that I’m very proud of — to be that character for such a long period of time, and to play with those cats,” he continued. “They’re all amazing musicians. And I just think that it is different to not have that in my life — I’d been in character for so long — but I have to say it’s a little refreshing as well.”
Fourteen years ago, STEEL PANTHER changed its name from METAL SKOOL to its current moniker and shifted the focus of its act from ’80s metal covers to originals.
Haley, who was an original member of STEEL PANTHER, recently announced the formation of his new band HOLLYWOOD GODS N’ MONSTERS with longtime friend and television celebrity from MTV‘s “Pimp My Ride”, Diggity Dave.