Origin: San Diego, CA, USA
Genres: Doom Metal
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Leather Nun  


"Leather Nun?", I asked myself when a new album by said band appeared on the metal radar. Weren't they some sort of 80's goth band? As it turns out, my memory wasn't far off, as Leather Nun was indeed a cult Swedish goth/garage/punky band during the 80's, but this San Diego trio is not related to that group in any way. This is prime garage doom along the lines of Spirit Caravan, which makes some sense as leader John Sarnie grew up in the Maryland area, home of Wino and the infamous DC doom scene. In fact, this is more than a vague similarity, as Sarnie has Wino's voice and riffs nailed to a T. Since around 2008 the official band name is Leather Nun America, presumably changed for legal reasons.

Current Members

John Sarnie

guitars/vocals

Noel Holloway

bass

John Pasquale

drums

Former Members/Guests

George

bass

Novatoshi

drums

Greg Mason

drums

Mark Markowitz

drums


Discography



(EP) Leather Nun 
2005 Embryonic
  1. Soulless
  2. Indra
  3. Riffer
  4. Inner Sanctum
  5. Redneck Stomp II




(EP) My Congregation 
2006 Embryonic
  1. Leather Nun
  2. Going South
  3. The Process
  4. Dixie Proud
  5. Black Oak
  6. Inner Sanctum II
  • John Sarnie
  • Noel Holloway
  • Novatoshi




All Your Kin 
2006 PsycheDOOMelic
  1. Overdope
  2. Horsehair and Red Silk
  3. Troglodyte
  4. The Hunter
  5. Maryland Winter
  6. The Onkh
  7. Urban Plight
  8. Melmoth
  9. The Oath
  • John Sarnie
  • Noel Holloway
  • Greg Mason




Absence Of Light 
2008 PsycheDOOMelic
  1. Emblem
  2. Portcullis
  3. Ly Loa
  4. Below Zero
  5. Some Might Grow
  6. Tools Of The New Church
  7. Final Resting Ritual
  8. Dark Crusade
  9. Hm Ending
  • John Sarnie
  • George
  • Mark Markowitz




Kult Occult 
2011 PsycheDOOMelic
  1. Murderkkult
  2. Indra
  3. Lasting Dose
  4. White Horse
  5. Anointed with Blood of the Snake
  6. Sacrosanct
  7. Born Cold
  8. Damiana
  9. Leadcatcher
  • John Sarnie
  • Noel Holloway
  • John Pasquale


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