British riff-driven melodic metal “Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders” sign with Split Screen Management. According to the band members, the new EP is coming.
With a history boasting over 300,000 streams, 50 live shows and a modest lifetime of musical creation with past acts, such as Louzada, London based metal artist Jason Payne has taken 2020 to embark on a new journey – Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders. The band’s main influences are the likes of Slash, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Korn, and many other legendary over the years. Burst with energy, their music includes the big riffs and impactful grit-laden vocals.
Jason Payne’s musical journey begun at the age of 9, developing vocal style and musicianship for over a decade, solidifying his experience though years of practice, Rock-School programs, tuition, past bands and international competitions, while taking influence from the likes of Slash, Creed, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and many others, developing his own unique turn on hard-rock originality.
Jason Payne & The Black leather Riders will play at Ignite live stream festival on April 18th. The band has also finished recording their 6-track EP.
The band on signing:
„We’re very excited to join the remarkable Split Screen Management family! We’re looking forward to the future and we’ll grow faster and stronger with the guidance of Split Screen. Stay authentic and stay Metal!”
In December 2020, the band released their debut song Waking the Damned. Payne states: „Waking the Damned represents a chapter in my life that took me to where I’m at today. It’s about being reborn and celebrating the birth of something new. Inspired by the Camus tale “The Myth of Sisyphus”, this song explores the sensation of feeling restrained, misunderstood, trapped and as if your life was already decided and programmed, right from the moment you were born“.